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American Bar Association - Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice

JUNE 2010

Vol. 9, No. 2

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Call for Nominations: 2010 Solo and Small Firm Awards Program

The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its annual 2010 Solo and Small Firm Awards. The annual awards program recognizes dedication to the practice of law as general practitioners or solo or small firm lawyers. Each year the Division honors outstanding solo and small firm practitioners, as well as bar leaders and bar associations at the Division’s Awards Ceremony held at the Spring Meeting. Recognition is given for Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award, Solo and Small Firm Project Award, and Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award.

Winners will be honored at the Division’s 2010 ABA Annual Meeting at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in August. For a list of past winners, please visit our website at www.abanet.org/genpractice.

  • Application deadline has been extended to June 30th. Applications must be submitted by email, fax or postmarked by June 30, 2010.
  • Please read the Awards Summary and Application Instructions before completing this form. To apply for a solo and small firm award complete the attached application and send to genpractice@abanet.org ; fax (312) 988-5711 or visit our website at https://www.abanet.org/genpractice/ .
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognizes attorneys who have wide acceptance as having significant lifetime distinction as solo or small firm practitioners. It recognizes exceptional achievement by solo and small firm practitioners who are widely accepted by their peers as having consistently achieved distinction in an exemplary way. The winners will be viewed by other solo and small firm practitioners as epitomizing the ideals of the legal profession and of solo and small firm practitioners.

Solo and Small Firm Project Award
Designed to reward bar leaders and associations for their successful implementation of a project or program specifically targeted to solo and small firm lawyers.

Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award
Recognizes attorneys who have made significant contributions to educating lawyers or law students regarding the opportunities and challenges of a solo and small firm practice.

2010 Small Firm Awards


The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division’s awards program is underwritten by the generous support of West, a Thomson Reuters business.

2010 ABA Annual Meeting

August 5–8, 2010
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA

Schedule at a Glance

Friday, August 6, 2010
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                
Division Information Center  

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.              
Military Law Committee Meeting, Marines Memorial Club                                                                                                                         
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.               
CLE: Solo Day: Practicing the Practice of Law - Part I      

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            
Swearing-In Ceremony for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Marines Memorial Club
                                         
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.              
Keithe E. Nelson Memorial Military Law Luncheon, Marines Memorial Club

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                
CLE: Solo Day: Practicing the Practice of Law - Part II                 
                                                                       
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                
CLE: Historical Trial: The Bank Robbery Trial of Patty Hearst

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                
Joint Reception with the Section of State and Local Government Law, S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien Berthed at Pier 45

Saturday, August 7, 2010

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                 
Annual Meeting of the Division Membership                                 

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.               
CLE: Fuel the Spark: Success in Law and Life                

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.               
CLE: How to Survive a Real Estate Deal                          

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.               
CLE: Taxes and Bankruptcy: Relief Available?                             

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                
GPSolo Division Council Meeting
                                                                       
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                
CLE: The Best Program for Real Lawyers by Larry Rice   

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                
CLE: The New Paradigm Business Model for Lawyers Who Want to Be Loved by Their Clients and Make Plenty of Money Without Worry or Stress

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                
CLE: Maximizing Firm Profits in a Challenging Economy  

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                
CLE: Microsoft Office 2010 for Lawyers: A First Look       

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                
Reception with Section of Litigation – Sponsored by LexisNexis    
Westin Market Street          

Sunday, August 8, 2010
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Breakfast Caucus  

For more information about the meeting and to register, please click here.

SAVE THE DATE
2010 Fall Meeting & National Solo and Small Firm Conference

October 21–23, 2010
Sheraton Austin
Austin, TX

Fall Schedule at a Glance
Welcome Reception: Thursday, October 21
Council Meeting: Thursday, October 21
Committee Meetings: Thursday, October 21–Friday, October 22
Difference Maker Awards Program: Friday, October 22
NSSFC CLE Programs: Friday, October 22–Saturday, October 23

ABA TechEZ Training Tuesdays: Free Technology Training in 15 or Fewer Minutes for ABA Members Only

ABA TechEZ Training Tuesdays provides ABA members with expert technology training in manageable doses—usually 15 or fewer minutes. The training sessions are focused on specific tips, tricks, features, or products. Training is held every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Central, and recordings of the live training are posted soon afterward.

Coming up next Tuesday, June 1: Learn to boost the power of MS Outlook 2007 Contacts by using some of its less obvious features. Contacts can act as a way to organize Outlook information by client, perform CRM functions, start a workflow, add ticklers, and more! Learn to make the most of this powerful function.

ABA members can register to watch the training live next Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. CT, or check the ABA TechEZ Training Library next Wednesday to view the recording. Be sure to visit the training calendar to learn about other upcoming topics.

 

 

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