A service of the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division
|April 2006 |
Volume 2, Number 3
Dear Division Member:
Below is the Spring issue of Law Trends. As with prior issues, this e-newsletter includes articles, checklists, and other valuable practice information and practical tips, all from each of our substantive practice areas in the Division. This issue also includes an article about the differences between "Outlook" and "Practice Management Software as well as an article about the importance of e-discovery as it pertains to Solo and Small Firm Practitioners. This issue also includes articles providing new in-depth analysis of major changes in the bankruptcy law, checklists for domestic relation cases, a checklist for same-sex estate planning and many more. Thus, I am delighted to attach your Spring edition of Law Trends.
Law Trends is almost two years old. Each edition continues to provide meaningful articles for each of you. We hope this publication continues to be helpful to you in your daily practice. I encourage you to take just a few moments to read the list of articles included. Of course, it is yours to download and keep as a reference for the future. And, as in the past, you can either download specific articles or you may download the entire newsletter by clicking the pdf link located below .
There are many Division members integrally involved in putting this e-newsletter together. Their hard work and dedication are certainly present. I thank them for producing this issue for the Division. Special thanks to Jim Schwartz for heading up the effort and to Doug Knapp and the other staff members for their work in getting Law Trends to you.
I hope each of you enjoy this issue of Law Trends. The publication will continue quarterly and we hope you continue to find it as a source of valuable information. If you are interested in either writing an article for the summer issue or participating in the production of the newsletter or are interested in getting involved in any way, please contact Jim Schwartz, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jim can direct you to the proper practice area if you would like to submit an article to be considered for publication in one of these newsletters or help you get involved in publishing it. 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 or me.
I hope to see you at the Division's Spring meeting in Kansas City.
Dwight L. Smith , Chair
How Clients Can Organize Their Affairs
What Can a Client Do With a Trust?
Advising Same-Sex Couples
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.
The Divorce Client’s Notebook
10 Early Signs Your Client's Going To Lose Custody
Temporary Fee Awards
Profile: David Wolfe, Family Law Group Newsletter Editor
Mr. Wolfe is an associate in the litigation department of Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. in Livingston, New Jersey, where he practices in the real property valuation group, the family law group and in the general litigation group. Mr. Wolfe was formerly an associate in the litigation department at the law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York.
Mr. Wolfe holds multiple positions in the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He currently serves as the Editor of the ABA GP Solo Online Newsletter for Family Law, Juvenile Law and Elder law and is a member of the ABA YLD’s National Conference Team. He is also the Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Committee on Real Property Tax and Procedure.Mr. Wolfe received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2002 and graduated with honors from Cornell University in 1998.
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