GPSolo Magazine - April/May 2006
GENERAL PRACTICE, SOLO AND SMALL FIRM
Goal Ix Honor Rolls
The GP|Solo Division has just received Honor Roll recognition for its efforts toward diversity from the Goal IX publications of both the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and the Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. We are proud of these honors and hope to build on them in the coming year.
Upcoming Diversity Conferences
GP|Solo is cosponsoring programs with the following diversity-related commissions. For more information, please visit www.abanet.org/genpractice/events.
ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
National Conference on the Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities
May 22 to 23, 2006
Renaissance Washington Hotel
Washington , D.C.
Conference topics will include:
• Is disability diverse or just different?
• Does it pay to hire lawyers with disabilities?
• Best practices in law firms.
ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
National Conference for the Minority Lawyer
June 22 to 23, 2006
The Westin Philadelphia Hotel
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
This unique two-day program for litigators, business lawyers, in-house counsel, sole practitioners, and government lawyers will include practical training to help you:
• Improve your presentation techniques to promote success.
• Facilitate a better understanding of diversity.
• Market yourself by building your credentials.
• Learn how to successfully transition your career.
Solosez Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony
Solosezzers from across the country were sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in ceremonies held January 17 and 18, 2006. Special thanks to Terry Berger for organizing the events and to Ronni Jillions, James Kanski, and Deborah Matthews for serving as moving attorneys.
Congratulations! Member Achievements
Congratulations to Olu A. Stevens (former GP|Solo Diversity Fellow), who was sworn in as president of the Louisville Bar Association.
Congratulations to Jeffrey Allen, who recently passed the QLTT examination for admission to the British Bar and will be enrolled by the Law Society as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Congratulations to Henry DeWoskin, who was recently promoted to Major, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Army, in his reserve capacity.