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Law Trends & News

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Vol. 7, No. 4



Chair's Note

Dear Division Member:

Below is the final issue of Law Trends for the 2010–11 bar year. As always, this is a very exciting issue, and I am very happy to present it to you. As with prior issues, this publication is designed to help simplify your practice by including articles, checklists, and other valuable practice information and practical tips.

In this issue, there is an article about very recent changes to the Delaware Corporation Act, portions of some books recently published by the Division, including one about sample letters to use to corporate clients, another about handling a commercial real estate transaction, and yet a third about selected forms to use in estate planning. These books cover many issues solo and small firm attorneys encounter on a daily basis, and many also have sample forms to use in the representation of a client. Each book has a link that lets you look at the topics in these books. If you like what you see, you can immediately purchase any of them.

With this issue, GPSolo Law Trends & News is now completing its seventh year and is certainly a member benefit. We hope you agree that with each edition, Law Trends continues to provide meaningful articles for you, and that this edition, like the others, helps you in your daily practice. I encourage you to take just a few moments to read the list of articles included below. Of course, it is yours to download and keep as a reference for the future. And, as in the past, you can either download specific articles, or you may download the entire newsletter by clicking the PDFPDF link.

There are many Division members integrally involved in putting this publication together. Their hard work and dedication are certainly present. I thank them for producing another fine year of Law Trends for the Division. Without their superb efforts, none of this would be possible.

I hope each of you enjoys this issue of Law Trends. If you are interested in either writing an article or participating in the production of the newsletter, please contact Jim Schwartz, our editor-in-chief, at Jim has been the editor since Law Trends was launched seven years ago and will continue next year. I thank him for his work as well

Best regards,
Joseph DeWoskin
Chair, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division


Letter from the Editor

Dear Division Member:

I have been editor of GPSolo Law Trends & News since its founding. We are now completing our seventh year as a publication. In that time, we have strived to bring you timely and helpful articles and checklists—all to help you in your daily practice. I am proud of the quality of articles and tips given this year, and I hope you enjoyed them as well.

Beginning with the next bar year, there will be some exciting changes to Law Trends and the other electronic newsletters each of you receives from the Division. Law Trends, the Technology eReport, Solo, and The Buzz are being combined into one publication entitled GPSolo eReport, which will be sent to you monthly. By combining them and sending them to you monthly, you will receive the very finest materials from the Division on a monthly basis in one email and still have the luxury of either downloading only those portions you want to keep or downloading the entire eReport to read at your leisure.

For a publication like Law Trends, or any of the Division's other publications, to excel, the people working on them must be a dedicated group of volunteers. To be sure, Law Trends has had the very best volunteers, not only this year, but also for all of the years it has been a standalone publication. I have had the extreme pleasure of benefiting from the efforts of such a group. And so, with this being our final standalone issue of Law Trends, I want to take this opportunity to thank the men and women from the Division who have volunteered their time and worked on Law Trends this past year. They are as follows:

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Kathleen Hopkins

Assistant Editors

Brian Annino, Ken Ashman, John Carr, Henry DeWoskin, Todd Frommeyer, Jennifer Hilsabeck, David Kaufman, Evan Loeffler, Lynne Ostfeld, and Ignacio Pinto.

Lastly, I also want to give an extraordinary special thanks to Tom Campbell from ABA Publishing. Without his incredible assistance and guidance, none of this would have ever been possible or have happened. His dedication and zeal can be seen in the product delivered to you, and I sincerely thank him for a job very well done.

I again congratulate each and every person involved with Law Trends this year as a standalone and look forward to working with everyone next year as Law Trends evolves into GPSolo eReport.

Respectfully yours,
Jim Schwartz








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    GP|Solo Division Chair Joseph A. DeWoskin
    Practice Area Division Director Henry DeWoskin
    Law Trends & News Editor James Schwartz
    Law Trends & News Associate Editor Kathleen Hopkins
    Assistant EditorsBrian Annino, Ken Ashman, John Carr, Travis Cushman, Henry DeWoskin, Todd Frommeyer, Jennifer Hilsabeck, Chantis Jenkins, David Kaufman, Travis Life, Evan Loeffler, Lynne Ostfeld, Ignacio Pinto

    Law Trends & News is distributed automatically to members of the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division.

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