People | News | Resources | Awards | Publications | ArchivesIssue 21 for May 2009
Wild Apricot A particularly helpful blog for smaller bar associations. Practical advice and resources on information technology and Web 2.0. Don't be put off that the site is vendor-sponsored -- the content is terrific.
- Elizabeth Derrico
Don't forget to complete your 2009 Bar Activities Inventory survey. Contact Joanne O'Reilly for your user id and password. Your participation is invaluable!
Connecticut Governor withdraws bid to seize $2 million from the legal profession's Client Security Fund. This and other updates from CPR's new resource page for bars.
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The latest issue of Legal Services Now, newsletter of the ABA Division for Legal Services, is now online.
5/14 - 5/16/09
ABA YLD Spring Conference
New Orleans, LA | Hotel Monteleone
Contact: Megan Sheets

5/16 - 5/23/09
ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute
Denver | University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Contact: Jim Lawrence

5/27 - 5/30/09
National Conference on Professional Responsibility/National Forum on Client Protection
Chicago | The Fairmont Chicago
Contact: Center for Professional Responsibility

6/15 - 6/16/09
Second National Conference on the Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities
Washington, DC | Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Contact: Michael Stratton

Renewable Energy: Legal Challenges and Solutions for the Green Economy
Denver | Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center
Contact: Elissa Lichtenstein

6/26 - 6/27/09
NABE Small Bar Conference
Philadelphia | Philadelphia Bar Association
Contact: Yvonne McGhee

7/28 - 7/30/09
NABE Annual Meeting
Chicago | Hyatt Regency
Contact: Tondanisha Nevels

7/30 - 8/1/09
NCBP Annual Meeting
Chicago | Hyatt Regency
Contact: Chrishelle Thomas

7/30 - 8/1/09
NCBF Annual Meeting
Chicago | Hyatt Regency
Contact: Roseanne Lucianek

7/30 - 8/4/09
ABA Annual Meeting
Chicago | Hyatt Regency
Contact: Marty Balogh

9/21 - 9/25/09
6th National Mediation Training for Judges
Atlanta | Georgia State Bar Conference Center

10/1 - 10/3/09
Law-Related Education Leadership Conference
Contact: Tiffany Willey

10/13 - 10/16/09
Judicial Division Traffic Court Seminar
Providence, RI

10/15 - 10/17/09
GP|Solo Fall Meeting & NSSFC
Los Angeles, CA | Biltmore
Contact: Laura Ramirez

State Bars
Oklahoma Bar Association
Gina Hendryx is the bar's new general counsel.

3 Bars Win ABA Diversity Awards
The Memphis Bar, State Bar of Texas, and State Bar of Arizona have won this year's ABA Partnership Awards for diversity programs. The winners will be recognized at the NABE/NCBP/NCBF Joint Awards Luncheon in Chicago in July.
Conference to Spotlight Disabled Lawyers
Registration has opened for an upcoming ABA meeting that will urge big legal employers to promote diversity hiring, especially toward lawyers with disabilities. The meeting will be held June 15-16. CLE certification is pending.
Celebrate Pro Bono
The ABA encourages bar associations to sponsor a legal clinic or information session at a library to commemorate National Pro Bono Celebration Week, October 25-31.
The Economy's Effect on Bars Like Yours
A survey on the economy's effect on bar associations leads a new DBS Web page on economic recovery. The page also examines the economy's effect on IOLTA, how bars are helping overcome the foreclosure crisis, and notes bar Web pages for members on the economy.

The DBS page complements the ABA's economic recovery page, which helps lawyers recover from the financial crisis professionally and personally.

New Home for Innovative Bar Legal Services Programs
The ABA's Legal Services Web site now features select bar journal articles on legal services for the middle class.

Reprint ABA Articles
The ABA Bookstore now features reprintable articles from nearly a dozen ABA publications, including Bar Leader Magazine.

Encouraging Results from New Pro Bono Study
Pro bono is on the rise. Nearly three-fourths of lawyers provide free legal services to the poor, according to a new ABA study.

UPL Survey
A new survey reveals a wide disparity in how states handle unauthorized practice of law.

Help Defending the Judiciary
The Justice Center's fair and impartial courts resource page helps bar associations defend an independent judiciary. A new DVD supporting the effort is also available. Contact Denise Jimenez at (312) 988-5723.

Recession Teleconference Series
From ABA-CLE: a new teleconference series on recession recovery, free to ABA members.

ABA Hotel Promo: Two Stays, One Free Day
Until July 31, more than 800 hotels are giving ABA members a free weekend night for every two visits. Participating hotels include the Westin, W, and Sheraton.

For your members
New Site Fights Fraud
A new ABA Web site helps immigrants victimized by "notarios," predators who pretend to be qualified legal advisors, only to defraud their victims.

Free Webcast on Adult Guardianship Jurisdiction
The ABA Commission on Law and Aging has released a free one-hour Webcast on adult guardianship jurisdiction. The Webcast is entitled "Why States Should Enact the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act."

YLD Wants a Few Good Delegates
The ABA's Young Lawyers Division is looking for delegates to attend the meeting of its policy-making Assembly, to be held at the ABA's upcoming Annual Meeting in Chicago. Delegate names are due May 15.
Nomination Period Opens for Law Day Awards
Nominations are open for the 2009 Law Day Awards. Nominations are due June 12.
Nomination Period Opens for Pipeline Award
The nomination period is open for the ABA's Alexander Award, which recognizes pipeline work by an individual or organization. The nomination deadline is October 1.
Nomination Period Opens for YLD Award
Nominations are open for the 2009 YLD Awards of Achievement. The awards recognize programs that improve the profession and society. Nominations are due June 15.

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