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VOL. 16, NO. 2
News and Perspectives from the ABA Division for Legal Services
Pro Bono
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How the National Celebration of Pro Bono Caught on Statewide in Ohio
By E. Jane Taylor, Esq.

My son works in a business that uses the term "fancy." A person, place, or event is fancy if it is dressy, sophisticated or elaborate. In Ohio, the National Pro Bono Celebration is not fancy; its simplicity, practicality and sleekness have been the keys to its success. Read more...

2013 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference


Facilitating Executive Director Transition: Some Lessons for the Transitioning Executive Director
By Beth Greenland

Executive Director transitions are everywhere these days…as baby boomers age and move on to their "encore" careers, and as talented Execs move up and move around. Read more...

From the Chair...
By Penina Lieber

I am pleased to begin my term as Chair to the Commission on IOLTA. Last year I was given the opportunity to serve as a member where I had the privilege of working with Immediate Past Chair Lora Livingston. Read more...

Grantee Spotlight:
IOLTA Funds Empower Arizona Farmworkers

By Pamela Bridge

Community Legal Services (CLS), now celebrating its 60th anniversary, is Arizona's largest civil legal aid program and a recipient of funding from Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA). Read more...

News and Notes

The Commission on IOLTA welcomes new members Eileen Letts, Cynthia D. Mares, and Jonathan Ross for the 2012 – 2013 bar year. Read more...


Everything You Wanted To Know About PAR Visits But Were Afraid To Ask
By George Wolff

Brooklyn Bar Association LRS Director Roseann Hiebert and Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas Executive Director Jeannie Rollo wear many hats within the LRIS community. Read more...

From the Chair...
By John Norwine

Last month, I updated those in attendance at the LRIS Workshop in Las Vegas on what the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Services is doing for our lawyer referral services. Read more...

2013 National Lawyer Referral Workshop


Preventive Law at the Battalion Level: Exploiting Successful Command Relationships
By Major Charles C. McLeod, Jr.

On July 6, 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Judge Advocate Generals of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, and the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps announced an agreement on a Joint Statement of Principles designed to provide more robust protections for servicemembers and their families with regard to consumer financial products and services. Read more...

From the Chair...
By David G. Ehrhart, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret.)

As I write this column, we are now in the season when we prepare our standing committee's annual plan as mandated by the ABA Board of Governors Program Evaluation and Planning Committee. Read more...