In This Issue’s Section News:
The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division’s Diversity Fellows Program is designed to promote ethnic diversity within the Section, recruit members of color, and provide leadership development opportunities within the Section for members of color.
The Section’s Diversity Committee and Membership Board identifies and nominates three lawyers of color who will be appointed by the Chair-Elect to funded fellowship positions within the Section, effective during the following bar year. Upon completion of successful active participation in the first scholarship year, these participants will then be appointed to regularly funded positions within the Section the following bar year, giving consideration to the Section’s existing needs and the participants’ preferences based upon the first year participation.
This year’s Diversity Fellows are Captain William E. Brown of Atlanta, GA; Olu A. Stevens of Louisville, KY; and Edd Vasquez of Washington, DC. Other former Fellows include George Johnson, Amy Lin Meyerson, Laura Farber, Jeannie Hong, Leslye M. Huff, Charlene L. Usher, Major James M. Durant III, Richard M. Macias, and Judy A. Toyer.
For more information on the Diversity Fellows Program and to fill out our online application, please visit http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/diversity/fellows.html.
Applications are due by May 7, 2004.
The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its 2004 Awards Program recognizing dedication to the practice of law as general practitioners or solo/small firm lawyers and also the bar associations and bar leaders working to meet their needs. Available awards include:
AWARDS FOR SOLO AND SMALL FIRM LEADERS
AWARDS FOR BAR ASSOCIATIONS AND BAR LEADERS
For a complete description of the awards and application process, please visit our awards homepage found at http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/awards.html.
Applications are due by April 30, 2004.
ABA GPSolo Section Chair William Hogan invites you to join us for what will truly be a most memorable meeting from April 21–25, at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort located at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains outside of sunny Phoenix, Arizona. The Section will be presenting our Lifetime Achievement—Difference Maker Award to the esteemed General E. E. Anderson. Highlights of the meeting will include an Opening Session on Thursday and the Difference Makers Dinner on Friday, both of which will include significant military guests and addresses by ABA President-Elect Robert J. Grey, Jr. In addition, the Section will be holding numerous committee meetings, hosting a golf tournament, implementing the Section’s public service project—Tolerance Through Education—at a local school, and enjoying a tour of the “Junior Grand Canyon” at a Dolly Steamboat Dinner. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun!
For more information and to register for this meeting, please visit http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/events/04spring/index.html.
ABA 2004 Annual Meeting
For more information and to buy a GPSolo Passport, please visit http://www.abanet.org/annual/2004/home.html.
Solo Day is a half-day program featuring CLE designed specifically for the sole practitioner. Solo Day 2004 includes informative sessions on marketing for solos, avoiding trouble by making your malpractice carrier a part of your team, and teaming with other attorneys WITHOUT losing your clients.
All Solo Day attendees will receive a copy of “We Are a Team”: 99 Tips for Maximizing Your Potential—A list of 99 of the best tips from the Solo Day Program.
Join us after the program for the GPSolo Section’s Diversity Committee Reception.
Don’t forget to bookmark the Section’s Young Lawyers Welcome Page! Our Page provides a wealth of resources at your fingertips—from finding out more about the Section’s benefits, to highlighting recent New Lawyer articles, to providing book suggestions on topics relevant to your level of practice.