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MAR 2009

Thomson West
Lawyer Search Guide



  • CLE Teleconference »
    This Land Is Whose Land?
    April 15, 2009 • 1:00 p.m. ET
  • The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2005 Kelo ruling had nationwide repercussions on the issue of the power of local governments to condemn private property to help advance private development of blighted areas. For more information and future CLE programs, please visit http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/cle/.

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  • GP|Solo members receive a special discount on CLE programming 24/7 with WestLegalEdcenter »

    The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, in conjunction with WestLegalEdcenter, presents online CLE programs available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the convenience of your home or office computer. Remember, GP|Solo Division Members receive a special discount on all GP|Solo Online CLE.

    To browse the list of programs or to purchase GP|Solo Online CLE Programs please visit WestLegalEdcenter

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Awards & Nominations

Law Students

  • Broaden Job Search, Maybe Go Solo, Officials Tell Worried Law Students
  • As a growing number of major law firms delay start dates for incoming associates and make record-breaking layoffs (some 2,700 have been announced since February 27), it’s obvious that worried law students have good reason to be concerned about finding work. Read the article in the ABA Journal. More »

  • GP|Solo Has the Information for You to Go Solo!
  • You will find a free download, “How to Get a Job in a Small Law Firm,” articles, and helpful links. http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/lawstudents/ More »

  • Law Student Outreach Program: Taking Control of Your Career
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2009
    12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (lunch will be served to participants)
    Location: North Carolina Central University – School of Law
    640 Nelson Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707 – Great Hall Room
    Sponsored by ABA Sections, Divisions, and Forums in cooperation with the North Carolina Central University School of Law. A variety of topics will include:

    • Where to look for jobs in tough economic times
    • What law firms are looking for in new associates
    • How to develop networking skills
    • What steps to take to pursue alternative or nontraditional careers

    An RSVP is required! Please RSVP to Lisa Morgan, Director of Career Services, at lmorgan@nccu.edu, no later than Today, Tuesday, March 31.

Buzz Book



  • Tenth Anniversary for the SoloSez™ Supreme Court Group Admission »

    This is an advance notice for the upcoming the Tenth Annual Solosez Supreme Court Group Admission. The event is being held on Columbus Day Weekend, October 12 – 14, 2009.

    Our group will consist of a maximum of 24 attorneys to be admitted. The Supreme Court limits us to 12 attorneys per day, so our group will be divided into a Tuesday and Wednesday admission group. The dinner on Monday, however, is for all!
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