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General Practice, Solo & Small Firm DivisionThe Buzz

 

 

JUNE

2010

 

Buzz-Worthy

House of Delegates Election

The 2010/11 Division Council will elect a new Division Delegate to the House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, August 5–8, 2010. This is a three-year term to be filled through the conclusion of the Annual Meeting in 2013. Nominations must be provided to the 09/10 Division Secretary, Benes Z. Aldana by July 21, 2010. He can be reached c/o ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division at 321 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654. The email address is genpractice@abanet.org; fax number is 312-988-5711. No special form of nomination is required, and self-nominations are acceptable.

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.

Call for 2010 Difference Makers Awards Nominations

The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its annual difference makers awards program to recognize extraordinary lawyers who “make a difference” by breaking down barriers for women, people of color, people with disabilities and regardless of sexual orientation.

These awards have been expanded to honor local attorneys whose dedication has made a difference to the profession or the community where the Division’s Fall Conference is held. However, the winners are not limited to only those in the local community. Rather than only recognizing solo/small firm lawyers or those working in the solo/small firm sections of local and state bars, these awards are intended for any size firm lawyers, educators, judges, etc., who fulfill one of the award categories. Recognition is given for Breaking Barriers, Community Service, Service to the Profession and Pro Bono Service .

Winners will be honored at the Division’s 2010 Fall Meeting and National Solo & Small Firm Conference Awards Ceremony in Austin, TX, on Friday, October 15, 2010.

Applications must be submitted by email to genpractice@abanet.org, faxed to 312-988-5711, or postmarked no later than August 31, 2010.

http://new.abanet.org/divisions/genpractice/Pages/DifferenceMakersAwards.aspx

Please visit the website for more information at www.abanet.org/genpractice.

 

 

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