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APRIL

2010

 

Buzz-Worthy

Call for Nominations: 2010 Solo and Small Firm Awards Program

The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its annual 2010 Solo and Small Firm Awards. The annual awards program recognizes dedication to the practice of law as general practitioners or solo or small firm lawyers. Each year the Division honors outstanding solo and small firm practitioners, as well as bar leaders and bar associations at the Division’s Awards Ceremony held at the Spring Meeting. Recognition is given for Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award, Solo and Small Firm Project Award, and Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award.

Winners will be honored at the Division’s 2010 ABA Annual Meeting at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in August. For a list of past winners, please visit our website at www.abanet.org/genpractice.

  • Application deadline has been extended to June 30th. Applications must be submitted by email, fax or postmarked by June 30, 2010.
  • Please read the Awards Summary and Application Instructions before completing this form. To apply for a solo and small firm award complete the attached application and send to genpractice@abanet.org ; fax (312) 988-5711 or visit our website at https://www.abanet.org/genpractice/ .
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognizes attorneys who have wide acceptance as having significant lifetime distinction as solo or small firm practitioners. It recognizes exceptional achievement by solo and small firm practitioners who are widely accepted by their peers as having consistently achieved distinction in an exemplary way. The winners will be viewed by other solo and small firm practitioners as epitomizing the ideals of the legal profession and of solo and small firm practitioners.

Solo and Small Firm Project Award
Designed to reward bar leaders and associations for their successful implementation of a project or program specifically targeted to solo and small firm lawyers.

Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award
Recognizes attorneys who have made significant contributions to educating lawyers or law students regarding the opportunities and challenges of a solo and small firm practice.

2010 Small Firm Awards


The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division’s awards program is underwritten by the generous support of West, a Thomson Reuters business.

Diversity and Young Lawyers Fellowships

Call for Diversity Fellowship Nominations

The American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce the sponsorship of four Diversity fellowships in the Division during the 2010–2011 bar year. The nomination application deadline is extended to April 30, 2010. Visit our website at www.abanet.org/genpractice.

Call for Young Lawyers Fellowship Nominations

The American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce the sponsorship of two Young Lawyer fellowships in the Division during the 2010–2011 bar year. The nomination application deadline is extended to April 30, 2010. Visit our website at www.abanet.org/genpractice.

ABA in the News

ABANow.org was named one of five finalists for Best Law Web Site in the 14th annual Webby Awards. Described by the New York Times as the “Internet’s highest honor,” the Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, established in 1996 by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Nominees were selected from nearly 10,000 entries. In addition to the Webby Award, ABANow.org is also eligible for the Webby’s People’s Voice Award as voted upon by the general public. The ABA Journal won the award in 2008.

ABANow.org, developed by the ABA Division for Media Relations and Communication Services, provides association-focused news, resources, and multimedia. ABANow.org offers a usercentric approach for an audience of news media, ABA members, legal professionals, and the general public.

Judges will select and award the Best Web Site distinction to one of the five finalists on June 14.  Members are encouraged to vote for ABANow.org by visiting http://webby.aol.com/society/law before the April 29 deadline.

 

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