A service of the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division
October 2004
Volume 1, Number 1
In this issue...


Dear Section Member:

It is with great pleasure that I want to introduce each of you to our latest membership benefit from the Section - the e-newsletter from each of our substantive practice areas, set forth below. This e-newsletter is a wonderful addition and compliments our already existing Section e-newsletters on technology, the Solo Report and our "New Lawyer" report. To be published quarterly, this e-newsletter can also be found on our webpage and includes articles we believe may be helpful in your daily law practices. Future issues will also include substantive articles on timely issues as well as "checklists" and other materials for your use. Personally, I am delighted to see it being launched today and want to thank very much Stephen Beam, Chair of the Practice Specialty Division and James Schwartz, E-Newsletter Practice Coordinator, as well as each of our Practice Area Coordinators, William Wilhoit, Richard DeMichele, Deborah Wilson, David Lefton and Scott LeBarre, and their e-newsletter editors, Scott Laufenberg, David Wolfe, Steven Hahn, Karla Vogel and Jeffrey Jacobson for a superb job. Congratulations to each of you. I am sure I speak for the entire Section when I say that we look forward to many future e-newsletters.

If you have any comments or questions about this e-newsletter or wish to offer any suggestions or help, please feel free to contact the person who coordinated this entire project, Jim Schwartz. He can be reached at attyjls@aol.com or, at his office, 312-922-2288.

To each of our members, thanks for your continued support and I look forward to seeing each of you in Beverly Hills next week.

Best regards,


Lee S. Kolczun, Chair 


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