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Law Trends & News

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Vol. 7, No. 2

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Chair's Note

Dear Division Member:

Below is the second issue of GPSolo Law Trends & News for bar year 2010–2011. 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 are articles about what a 3L and a dean from a law school expect of each other as the student plans for graduation and seeks a job, an article about the evolution of same-sex marriage, and another about trust fiduciary obligations. Many of the articles in this issue cover situations faced by solo and small attorneys. Also included are checklists an attorney will need in their representation of clients.

With this issue, GPSolo Law Trends & News is now into 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. Each of the assistant editors did a fine job. Without their superb efforts, none of this would be possible.

If you are interested in either writing an article or participating in the production of the newsletter, please contact Jim Schwartz at Jim has been the editor since its launch six years ago. 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:

Below are two articles: the first written by a 3L at Villanova University School of Law and the second by the former Assistant Dean of Career Strategy at the same school. I asked that they be written because several law students seem to be having a tough time finding full-time employment. Given that, I asked the student to describe the types of assistance he is expecting from his law school, and I asked the Assistant Dean of Career Strategy to describe the types of services the school is providing to its students and what the school expects from its students. I intend to have other schools do the same. I hope you find them interesting.

Very truly yours,
Jim Schwartz

One 3L Perspective on Life After Law School Circa 2011 »
By John C. Stellakis

The New Normal for New Law Graduates: A Career Professional's Perspective »
By Elaine Petrossian









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