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Young Lawyers Committee


Message From the Co-Chairs




Welcome to the GPSolo Division's Young Lawyers Committee!



The GPSolo Young Lawyers Committee will be meeting during the 2015 Solo & Small Firm Summit: Strategies for Success, September 24-26, InterContinental Boston.



We are also pleased to announce the sponsorship of two Young Lawyer Fellowships in the Division during the 2016-2017 bar year. GPSolo is committed to increasing the participation of young lawyers in Division activities. This program will provide young lawyers the opportunity to become actively and integrally involved in the Division’s meetings and committees. Applications and nominations for both Diversity and Young Lawyer fellowships must be received by March 2016. Successful applicants will be notified in early April 2016.



The Young Lawyers Committee provides a perfect opportunity to participate in events, access information of interest to young lawyers, and meet other members of the Division. We look forward to working with you all in 2015-2016.



Sincerely,



Co-Chairs, Young Lawyers Committee:
Thomas Urquhart thomasaurquhart@yahoo.com
Sopi Mitil smitil@aol.com


About Us

The Young Lawyers Committee is responsible for encouraging the participation of the Division’s young lawyer members and helping young lawyers advance their careers and expand their knowledge.

YOUNG LAWYERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:

We are pleased to announce the sponsorship of two Young Lawyer Fellowships in the Division during the 2015-2016 bar year. GPSolo is committed to increasing the participation of young lawyers in Division activities. This program will provide young lawyers the opportunity to become actively and integrally involved in the Division’s meetings and committees.

Applications and nominations must be received by March 31, 2015.

YOUNG LAWYERS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

Successful applicants will be notified in early May 2015

2015 Young Lawyer Fellows: Amanda McNeil (Killeen, TX) Sahmra Stevenson-Smith (Greenbelt, MD)

For more information about the Young Lawyers Fellowship Program or to complete an Application, be sure to visit our website.


Service Opportunities


KIND - Kids In Need of Defense http://www.americanbar.org/groups/gpsolo/initiatives/kind.html

The ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division has partnered with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) to enable volunteer attorneys to assist unaccompanied children - ranging from as young as three years old to eighteen years old - who otherwise may be forced to represent themselves in immigration court proceedings. If you are willing to provide pro bono services for a vulnerable child to ensure that the child does not face removal proceedings alone or thinking about expanding your practice into the area of immigration the sessions below are for you!

To volunteer for a case with KIND please visit http://supportkind.org/volunteer-form

“If you do not live or work near one of the cities with a KIND project, we still need your help and the training you received through the materials on this page and/or the live KIND training can be applied to programs in your state. Please go to the www.immigrationadvocates.org website, and click on “probono resources” followed by “volunteer guide” for a map listing immigration pro bono projects in your state.”

For more information about KIND please visit http://www.supportkind.org


"101 Series" for Young Lawyers

The ABA Young Lawyers Division’s member-service project, the “the 101 Series”, provides short articles and checklists on how-to topics for young lawyers. The GPSolo Young Lawyers Committee has highlighted some of the most helpful articles for young lawyers who are general practitioners or practice alone or in a small firm. Public Service Tolerance Through Education Initiative Welcome to School: Helping Kids Belong The headlines continue concerning hate motivated attacks against individuals in our communities. As our schoolyards and workplaces continue to become a mosaic of cultures, the need for teaching tolerance remains a timely and important undertaking. You can be an instrumental part of teaching tolerance through education by participating in the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division's national public service project.


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    Co-Chairs:

    Mitil, Sopi
    Urquhart, Thomas

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    2015 Joint Spring Meeting - Honolulu, Hawaii

    April 16, 2015 - April 18, 2015
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    The GPSolo – YLD Connection

    Many YLD leaders, both current and former, have found a home in GPSolo. In their words, here’s why…
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