Amazed! Blown away! Overwhelmed! In total disbelief! There are no words or phrases to adequately express my reaction when I received Anita Miller’s e-mail telling me that I had been selected to receive the Jefferson Fordham Lifetime Achievement Award. I immediately asked for a recount due to the fact that Ben Griffith, who still awaits his payoff, had nominated me. This request was denied, and I planned to come here today and make a few perfunctory remarks until I received Erica Powers’s email asking to publish my reflections on my ABA career in the Section newsletter. I began to think about the past 38 years that I have enjoyed taking part in the activities of our wonderful Section, so I put pen to paper in an effort to dignify these proceedings to the extent possible.
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