GPSolo Magazine - July/August 2006

Division News
General Practice, Solo and Small Firm

 GP-MilitarySez

GP-MilitarySez is an e-mail forum for lawyers who are in the military (either on active or reserve duty), who are contemplating a career in the military, or who have questions about legal issues involving the military. Recently formed, it is modeled on Solosez, the ABA’s busiest discussion list. As a cyber-water cooler, GP-MilitarySez offers an opportunity for practitioners to pose questions, offer advice, and share information. Discussion group participants determine the topics for discussion.

You need not be a member of GP|Solo or even the ABA to join the list. Just go to GP|Solo’s military home page to sign up: www.abanet.org/genpractice/military/index.html.

2006 ABA Annual Meeting Highlights

August 3-9
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort
Honolulu , Hawaii

Thursday, August 3

Historical Trial: The Massie Case (CLE). Speakers: David Wienberg, James Starrs, Darlene Shelton, Marvin Dang, David Farmer, and David E. Stannard.

GP|Solo Division Awards Dinner
The Willows Restaurant
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Ticket Price: $60

Friday, August 4

Solo Day: Perfecting the Attorney-Client Relationship (CLE). Speakers: James Calloway, Ross Kodner, Catherine Sanders Reach, and Ben Schorr.

Solo Day: How Not to Commit Malpractice with Your Computer (CLE). Speakers: James Calloway, Ross Kodner, Catherine Sanders Reach, and Reid Trautz.

Military Law Luncheon
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ticket Price: $35

Saturday, August 5

An Elder Law Practice: New Ethical Ideas to Improve Your Practice by Giving Clients What They Want and Need (CLE). Speakers: Jay Foonberg, Parag Patel, and Kenneth Vercammen.

Larry Rice, The Best Seminar for Real Lawyers (CLE).

GP|Solo Division Council Meeting
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Military Dining Out
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort
6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Ticket Price: $85

Sunday, August 6

Solo and Small Firm Breakfast Caucus
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Please visit the Division web page ( www.abanet.org/genpractice) for more information.

Division Bylaws Changed

Throughout the bylaws, the word “Section” was replaced with “Division” to accurately reflect our new status.

The following addition (in italics) was made to 5.8, which clarifies but does not change the substance of the article:

5.8 VACANCIES. If any officer or Division Delegate shall fail to attend two successive meetings of the Council, or the ABA House of Delegates in the case of Division Delegates, that officer’s or Division Delegate’s office shall be automatically vacated unless that officer or Division Delegate is excused for good cause by action or consent of the Council. In the event of any such vacancy or the inability for any reason of any officer or Division Delegate to serve, the Council shall elect a successor to serve until the end of the term of the position for which the vacancy exists (pursuant to 5.7, “Terms” above). Any Division Delegate elected to fill an unexpired term shall hold all House of Delegate offices or positions held by the Delegate whose seat became vacant. If a Division Delegate prospectively knows that he or she will be unable to perform his or her responsibilities for an extended period of time, said Delegate shall inform the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall appoint an Alternate Delegate to represent the Division in all respects until the return to duty of the original Delegate. At its next meeting following said appointment, Council may act to ratify or modify the Alternate Delegate selection of the Executive Committee.

The following addition (in italics) was made to 7.1, which clarifies but does not change the substance of the article:

7.1 NOMINATING COMMITTEE. At any time not later than thirty (30) days after the Annual Meeting of the Division, the Nominating Committee, consisting of five (5) members from the Division membership, shall be formed to make nominations, as necessary, for the positions of Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Members-at-Large of the Council. None of the members of the Nominating Committee may be a candidate for any office, a current officer, a current Council member, or an officer of the Division within the preceding three Association years. The Chair shall designate the first member who shall serve as chair of the Nominating Committee; the Chair-Elect shall designate the second member; the Vice-Chair shall designate the third member; the Secretary shall designate the fourth member; and the immediate Past Chair shall designate the fifth member. When a vacancy occurs thereafter in the Nominating Committee, the Officer whose appointee has created the vacancy shall replace such vacancy. When a vacancy occurs hereafter in the Nominating Committee, the Officer or immediate Past Chair whose appointee has created the vacancy shall replace such vacancy.

Save the Date

2006 GP|Solo Division Fall Meeting
October 18-22
Pfister Hotel
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

 

 

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