GPSolo Magazine - January February 2005
General Practice, Solo And Small Firm
GP|Solo Section Welcomes Military Lawyers
In honor of General Earl E. Anderson having received the Lifetime Achievement Difference Maker Award, the Military Lawyers Committee of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division of the ABA is giving away free Section memberships to the first 100 deployed or recently returned military lawyers who respond. The Section also invites those who are interested in military law including, but not limited to, military justice, legal assistance, and administrative law, to join the ABA, the Section, and the Committee. If you have any questions please contact Military Lawyers Committee Chair Alexander White Jr. at 312/603-5533 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Military Lawyers Committee, visit our website at www.abanet.org/genpractice/military/index.html.
Military Law CLE Available Online
The GP|Solo Section’s Military Lawyers Committee offers a variety of military law CLE opportunities online. Programs include “The Interstate Connection: Family Support, Custody and the Service Member”; “Issues in Representing Military Reservists”; “Civil Liberties and Terrorism”; and “Operation Enduring LAMP: USERRA, SSCRA, and Reservists’ Benefits Videotape Package.” To view the offerings, visit our website at www.abanet.org/genpractice/military/index.html.
Nominating Committee Report
The Nominating Committee, consisting of Chair Stephen D. Beam, Wynn A. Gunderson, jennifer j. rose, Stephen B. Rosales, and Paula J. Frederick, submitted the following slate for the election of officers and council members for the 2005-2006 bar year:
For the position of Section Vice Chair, the committee nominates Keith B. McLennan of Collegeville, Pennsylvania. He is a partner in the law firm of Miller, Turetsky, Rule & McLennan and specializes in business, commercial, and intellectual property law. Keith McLennan brings to the GP|Solo Section a wealth of key leadership experience from past leadership positions held in the ABA, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Montgomery Bar Association. In the ABA, he has served the GP|Solo Section as a Director, Coordinator of the Business Law Group and of Section Meetings, Chair of Solo and Small Firm Day, Council Member, Editor of the GP Link Newsletter, and Section Secretary. In the Pennsylvania Bar Association he was the Chair of the PBA’s Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, and in the Montgomery Bar Association he served as President.
For the position of Section Secretary, the committee nominates Robert A. Zupkus of Denver, Colorado. A partner in the law firm of Zupkus & Angel, P.C., he specializes in insurance coverage and bad faith, commercial law, and employment law. Robert Zupkus holds several important leadership positions in the International Association of Defense Counsel. He is a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Membership and has served the GP|Solo Section as a Director, Council Member, Membership Committee Chair, and Steering Committee Member. He has published a number of articles, including “Using Experts Expertly,” which appeared in GPSolo, July/August 2004, volume 21, number 5 ( http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/magazine/julyaug2004/usingexperts.html). He is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.
For the position of Council Member-at-Large, the committee nominates the Honorable Pamila J. Brown of Ellicott City, Maryland. She currently serves as Associate Judge. She has been a member of the ABA since 1980 and has served on numerous ABA commissions and committees, including the Commission on Minorities in the Profession and the Commission on Women in the Profession. Judge Brown has served the GP|Solo Section as a Council Member, Director, Diversity Committee Chair, Membership Committee Member, and Nominating Committee Member. She is a member of the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, the Baltimore Bar Foundation, and the Bar Association of Baltimore City, and she has served the Maryland State Bar Association on numerous committees.
For the position of Council Member-at-Large, the committee nominates Marilyn Harbur of Salem, Oregon. She is Senior Assistant Attorney General with the Oregon Department of Justice. Marilyn Harbur has served the American Bar Association as a member of the ABA House of Delegates, ABA Standing Committee on Constitution and By-Laws, and the ABA Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel. She has served the GP|Solo Section as Council Member, Finance Committee Member, Director, Chair of the Taxation Committee, and Member of the Long-Range Planning Committee.
For the position of Council Member-at-Large, the committee nominates Scott LeBarre of Denver, Colorado. He is a sole practitioner who specializes in employment law, disability rights, and Social Security law. Scott LeBarre has served as President of the National Association of Blind Lawyers since 1995 and is currently the President of the National Federation of the Blind’s Special Interest Division for Blind Lawyers. He was recently appointed chair of the ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. As a member of the ABA Young Lawyers Division, he served as Chairman of the YLD’s first General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Committee. He served as Chairman of the YLD’s first Committee on Lawyers with Disabilities.
For the position of Council Member-at-Large, the committee nominates David H. Lefton of Cincinnati, Ohio. His primary area of practice is probate and estate planning. David Lefton has been an active member of the Ohio Bar Association and Cincinnati Bar Association. He currently serves as District One Representative to the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Board of Governors and is a Section Chair. He has served the GP|Solo Section as Solo Day Committee Member, Group Coordinator, and Financial Services Project Team Committee Member, and he was the committee member responsible for organizing and planning the Diversity Reception at the 2004 ABA Convention.
For the position of Council Member-at-Large, the committee nominates Rodd C. Walton of Marietta, Georgia. He is a major in the U.S. Army and is currently assigned as the Chief of Administrative Law at Headquarters First United States Army. Major Walton is Vice Chair of the ABA GP|Solo Section Military Lawyers Committee and NBA Military Section Chair. He has received two declarations for superior service and performance of duty while in the military.
ABA TECHSHOW 2005
March 31 to April 2
Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
Now in its 19th year, ABA TECHSHOW is still the number-one legal technology conference in the world. This year’s program will include more than 50 educational sessions presented by the country’s top legal technologists. Sessions will be grouped into several tracks focusing on specific areas of legal technology and geared to lawyers from every technology background. Tracks for 2005 will include General Practice and Solo; Tools and Tips; e-Discovery; Applications; Internet; Tech University; Litigation; Malpractice; Advanced IT; and Hot Topics. CLE credit will be attainable for every state in the country.
This year ABA TECHSHOW will also feature Technology Roundtables, small-group sessions focusing on the implementation and feasibility of leading legal technologies. The exhibit area will feature more than 100 of the top vendors in the legal industry. And the Technology Training Institute will give participants the opportunity to learn directly from the vendors how to use their software applications.
GP|Solo Section members will receive a discount of $100 off every registration. To register, visit www.techshow.com. Be sure to input Program Promoter Code PP25. You can also register by telephone: Simply call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 and mention Program Promoter Code PP25. Receive an additional $100 off the price if you register by February 18.