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Law Trends & News

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American Bar Association - Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice

Summer 2008

Vol. 4, No. 4

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Chair's Note

Dear Division Member:

Below is the fourth issue of Law Trends for the 2007–08 bar year. As always, this is a very exciting issue, and I am very happy to present it to you. As with prior issues, this e-newsletter will help you simplify your practice beacuse it includes articles, checklists, and other valuable practice information and practical tips, all from each of our substantive practice areas in the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division. This issue also highlights some emerging areas, some interesting checklists, and much more.

In this issue, there are portions of two newly published books, one about giving representation and counseling to small corporations and the other about representing the elderly. These books not only cover most issues attorneys will face while representing small companies and the elderly but also have many forms an attorney will need in that representation. Please take a look at those topics; if you like what you see, you can immediately click through to purchase the books.

With this issue, Law Trends is now completing its fourth year and is certainly a member benefit. We hope you agree that with each edition, Law Trends continues to provide meaningful articles for you, and that this edition, like the others, helps you in your daily practice. I encourage you to take just a few moments to read the list of articles included below. 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.

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. Specifically, I want to thank each of the assistant editors and group coordinators. Each of their names are listed in the body below next to the substantive group. Without their superb efforts, none of this would be possible.

I hope each of you enjoys this issue of Law Trends. Next bar year, the publication will continue quarterly, and we hope you continue to find it a source of valuable information. If you are interested in either writing an article or participating in the production of the newsletter, please contact Jim Schwartz at attyjls@aol.com. Jim has been the editor since its launch four years ago and will continue as editor next year.

I hope to see you at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York!

Best regards,

Keith B. McLennan
Chair, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

Letter from the Editor

Dear Division Member:

I have been editor of LawTrends since its founding. We are now completing our fourth year as a publication. In that time, we have strived to bring you timely and helpful articles and checklists—all to help you in your daily practice.

For a publication like LawTrends to excel, the people working on its behalf must be a dedicated group of volunteers. To be sure, I have had the extreme pleasure of benefitting from the efforts of such a group this year. And so, with this being our final edition of Law Trends for this bar year, I want to take this opportunity to thank the men and women from the Division who have volunteered their time and worked on LawTrends throughout the year. They are as follows:

Assistant Editors

Kathleen Hopkins, Jane Kow, Scott Laufenberg, William Schwab

Practice Area Group Coordinators

Lloyd Cohen, Richard DeMichele, Henry DeWoskin, Kenneth Vercammen, Randi Whitehead

Practice Area Group Newsletter Editors

James Menton, Joan Swartz, Kenneth Vercammen, Randi Whitehead, David Wolfe

Lastly, I also want to recognize Tom Campbell and Susan Wilson of the ABA staff. Without both of them, none of this would be possible. Their dedication and zeal can be seen in the product delivered to you, and I sincerely want to say thank you to both of them for a job very well done.

Without everyone’s incredible help and assistance, none of this would have been possible. I again congratulate each and every one of them and look forward to their continued help next year.

Very truly yours,

Jim Schwartz
Editor

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GP|Solo Division Chair Keith B. McLennan
Practice Area Division Director Jennifer Rymell
Law Trends & News Editor James Schwartz
Assistant Editors Kathleen Hopkins, Jane Kow, Scott Laufenberg, William Schwab
Practice Area Group Coordinators Lloyd Cohen, Richard DeMichele, Henry DeWoskin, Kenneth Vercammen, Randi Whitehead
practice area group newsletter editors James Menton, Joan Swartz, Kenneth Vercammen, Randi Whitehead, David Wolfe

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