November 01, 2013

Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division News: Year-End Awards and Notices for 2014

2013 Difference Makers Award Winners

Congratulations to the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division’s 2013 Difference Makers Award winners, who were honored at the 2013 Fall Meeting and Eighth Annual National Solo & Small Firm Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. The Difference Makers Awards recognize extraordinary lawyers who “made a difference” by breaking barriers through community service, through pro bono work, and through service to the profession.

Difference Maker: John M. Rosenberg, Prestonsburg, Kentucky

This award honors an individual who has made a difference of particular importance in the local community where the Division is meeting and where the Difference Makers Awards program is being held.

Making a Difference by Breaking Barriers: Judge Bernice B. Donald, Memphis, Tennessee

This award honors an attorney, living or deceased, who broke down barriers for gender, color, disabilities, or sexual orientation.

Making a Difference Through Community Service: Palmer Gene Vance II, Lexington, Kentucky

This award honors an attorney, living or deceased, who made a significant lifetime contribution to the local community through community service.

Making a Difference Through Service to the Profession: Marcia Milby Ridings, London, Kentucky

This award honors an attorney, living or deceased, who made a significant contribution to the legal profession through service to the profession.

Making a Difference Through Pro Bono Work: Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota (CAIR-MN), Minneapolis, Minnesota

This award honors an attorney, law firm, corporate legal department, government attorney office, or institution in the legal profession that has made an outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.

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