GPSolo Magazine - December 2004

Section News
General Practice, Solo And Small Firm



Save the Date: ABA 2005 Midyear Meeting

February 10-13, 2005
Grand America Hotel
Salt Lake City, Utah

In addition to committee meetings, the following events are being planned for the 2005 Midyear Meeting:

Thursday, February 10

Salt Lake Mystery Train Excursion
Buses will depart Thursday evening from the Grand America Hotel
(ticketed event)

Friday, February 11

Taste of Salt Lake Dine-Around
A restaurant list will be available at the registration desk
(individuals must pay their own way)

Saturday, February 12

Visit to Park City Attractions
(ticketed event)

Dessert Reception in the Chair’s suite
(no cost)

Nominations for 2005 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award

Please nominate a colleague or law firm for the 2005 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award. We encourage you to nominate lawyers of color and women. The deadline for nominations is March 24, 2005. The award will be presented during the ABA Annual Meeting on August 8, 2005, in Chicago, Illinois, at a special luncheon.

For information about past recipients, nomination guidelines, and a nomination form, please visit

The Section Welcomes the 2004-2005 Diversity Fellows

The Diversity Fellows Program is designed to promote ethnic diversity within the Section, recruit members of color, and provide leadership development opportunities within the Section for members of color.

The Section’s Diversity Committee and Membership Board identify and nominate four lawyers of color who will be appointed by the Chair-Elect to funded fellowship positions within the Section, effective during the following bar year. Upon completion of successful active participation in the first scholarship year, these participants will then be appointed to regularly funded positions within the Section the following bar year, giving consideration to the Section’s existing needs and the participants’ preferences based upon the first year’s participation.

Most of the Section’s former Diversity Fellows have remained very active in the Section. A few hold positions on Council, while others are Chairs of Committees. These former Fellows also serve as mentors to the new Fellows. Each new Fellow is assigned a mentor to help guide him or her through the Section and answer any questions.

The 2004-2005 Fellows are:

  • Elizabeth (Lisa) Castilleja
  • Kevin L. Brown
  • Travis W. Trueblood
  • Rodd C. Walton




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