Volume 3, Number 1 • November 2004

In This Issue’s Section News:

  • Upcoming Meetings
  • Public Service Program Still in Full Swing
  • 2004–2005 Diversity Fellows Announced

Upcoming Section Meetings

The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division will be traveling to some exciting places this year for our upcoming meetings. Hope you will be able to join us!

WINTER 2005:
February 9–15, 2005
ABA Midyear Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah
Grand American

SPRING 2005:
May 18–25, 2005
Spring Meeting (Joint Mtg. with the ABA Young Lawyers Division)
Miami, Florida
Fontainebleau Hilton

SUMMER 2005:
August 4–10, 2005
ABA Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
Sheraton Chicago

For more information on upcoming meetings and events, please visit http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/events/index.html .


Public Service Programs

The Section Public Service Committee has taken on two projects this year, Tolerance Through Education (featured below) and the We the Jury (to be featured next issue.)

 Tolerance Through Education Initiative
Welcome to School: Helping Kids Belong

The headlines continue concerning hate-motivated attacks against individuals in our communities. As our schoolyards and workplaces continue to become a mosaic of cultures, the need for teaching tolerance remains a timely and important undertaking. You can be an instrumental part of teaching tolerance through education by participating in the General Practice Solo, and Small Firm Division’s national public service project.

For more information and to view the online toolkit, please visit

http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/GP_Solo/main.html.


2004–2005 Diversity Fellows Announced!

The 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 four 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 Fellows are:

  • Elizabeth (Lisa) Castilleja
  • Kevin L. Brown
  • Travis W. Trueblood
  • Rodd C. Walton

To find out more about the Diversity Fellows program and this year’s Fellows, please visit

http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/diversity/fellows.html.


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