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More Awards for GPSolo Magazine
GPSolo recently received two awards for issues published in 2016: The May/June 2016 “Environmental Law” issue won an APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category “Green: Magazines, Journals & Tabloids”; and the September/October 2016 “Leadership” issue was named a “Top 25 Best Single Issue” in the Tabbie Awards overseen by Trade, Association and Business Publications International. Congratulations to May/June 2016 Issue Editors Joan M. Durocher (convening), Cedric Ashley, James M. Durant III, Ashley Hallene, Christine M. Meadows, and Benjamin K. Sanchez; and September/October 2016 Issue Editors Benjamin K. Sanchez (convening), James M. Durant III, Ashley Hallene, Kathleen J. Hopkins, Christine M. Meadows, and Angela Morrison; along with Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Allen, the entire GPSolo magazine Editorial Board, Managing Editor Robert Salkin, Senior Art Director Tamara Kowalski, and everyone who helped make each issue such a success.
The Division is pleased to announce the following changes to its leadership for the 2017–2018 Bar Year:
Chair: Stephen D. Williams
Chair-Elect: Melanie Bragg
Vice Chair: Richard A. DeMichele Jr.
Secretary: Alfreda D. Coward
Immediate Past Chair: David H. Lefton
Budget Officer: Stephen J. Curley
Revenue Director: Benes Z. Aldana
Division Delegates to the House of Delegates: James M. Durant III, Stephen B. Rosales, and Jennifer A. Rymell
Council Members-at-Large: Joel M. Carney, G. Rawson Stevens, Thomas A. Urquhart, and Melody M. Wilkinson
Board of Governors Liaison: Scott C. LaBarre
Law Student Division Liaison: Jessica MacPhee
Young Lawyers Division Liaison: Esther Hyun
Diversity Fellows: Tamorra Boyd, Lawanda Hodges, Aastha Madaan, and Inti Martinez-Aleman
Young Lawyer Fellows: Jordan Couch and Marie Sarantakis
Call for Nominations for 2018–2019 Secretary and Council Members-at-Large
The following members have been appointed to serve as the Nominating Committee for the 2017–2018 Bar Year: Jennifer A. Rymell (chair), Henry Hamilton III, Alan O. Olson, Richard T. Evangelista, and Thomas P. Tully.
The Nominating Committee will meet during the 2017 Solo & Small Firm Summit in St. Paul, Minnesota, to nominate individuals for the positions of Secretary and Members-at-Large of the Council. In accordance with §4.4 of the Division bylaws, the committee will nominate five Council Members-at-Large to serve four-year terms. Minority applicants are encouraged. The duties, terms of office, and eligibility requirements for each of the positions to be filled are outlined in the Division bylaws, which can be found online at tinyurl.com/y77yso66. To be considered, please complete the online nominating questionnaire. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Wildi at email@example.com.