A service of the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division
|May 2005 |
Volume 1, Number 3
Dear Section Member:
Below is the Spring edition of GP|Solo Law Trends & News. This e-newsletter is the product of each of our substantive practice areas and contains articles, checklists and other valuable substantive, practical tips and information of benefit to the members of our Section. I am very pleased to report that it has been very warmly received by the members of the Section and we have received many, many notes and emails about how wonderful an addition it is to the Section's on-line publications.
Like the fall and winter issues, this one contains many timely articles, checklists and practical tips on topics of importance to our members. They include topics on new laws and timely issue as well as tips for your help and assistance. We hope they are helpful to you in your daily practice. I strongly urge each of you to take a few moments to read the wonderful work here. Of course, they are yours to download and keep as a reference for the future. As you will also notice, we have added the picture and biography of many of those integrally involved in putting this e-newsletter together. Without their hard work and assistance, none of this could be possible. Also, as a new feature, you have the option of either printing each article separately or there is a link below so you can print the entire newsletter as a .pdf document and then print it out for reading all of the articles at a later time when you are away from your computer.
As I mentioned in the Fall, this e-newsletter will continue to come out quarterly. The next one will be distributed shortly before the Annual meeting. If you are interested in writing an article for it, please contact Jim Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jim is the Coordinator for our Section's five Substantive Group Newsletter Editors and can direct you to the proper editor if you would like to submit an article to be considered for publication in one of these newsletters. I know that Jim is always seeking new writers and is willing to work with volunteers in submitting articles. Also, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about this issue or other things you would like to see in the future, please contact Jim.
On behalf of the entire Section, I want to thank all of those involved in this project, especially, once again, Doug Knapp, our Section's Staff Technology Coordinator. Many hours were spent by the authors, editors and staff in bringing this to you. But, without Doug's help in putting on the website, this would not be a reality. I hope you enjoy it and that it is helpful to you. Please let us know your thoughts about it. I hope those of you who attended the Spring meeting in Miami enjoyed it and I look forward to seeing each of you in the near future. Best regards,
Lee S. Kolczun, Chair
Estate Planning Malpractice: Special Issues in Need of Special Care
Summary Checklist For Financial Planning For An Elderly Client
Mediating Probate Disputes
Checklist For Fiduciary Income Tax Pick-Ups
Profile: Karla Y. Vogel, Estate & Financial Planning Group Newsletter Editor
Karla Y. Vogel, Esq., CLU, ChFC is the founder of the Vogel Law Office and is licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia. Ms. Vogel has over seventeen years experience in the financial services industry, which serves to enhance her law practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, resolution of probate disputes, real estate litigation, and tax controversies. In addition to the practice of law, she arbitrates securities matters as a Panel Arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers – Dispute Resolution. Using her training as a Reconciler from Peacemaker Ministries, Ms. Vogel helps families and businesses resolve interrelational conflicts.
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