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  • July 19, 2017

    Nominate a Solo or Small-firm Lawyer for the John Lederer Service Award – Deadline is Aug. 25

    Know a lawyer who exemplifies leadership, spirit, and dedication? Nominate them for the John Lederer Service Award from the Solo & Small Firm Section.

    July 19, 2017 – John Lederer saw it as his mission to help solo and small-firm lawyers master skills and technology to build their practices. Do you know someone who has the same dedication?

    Now is the time to nominate a person, group, or organization exemplifying the late John Lederer’s leadership, spirit, and dedication.

    The 2017 John Lederer Service Award will be presented at the Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 26-28, 2017, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

    Showing Leadership

    Nominees should show leadership in furthering the mission of the Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference – to educate and support solo and small-firm attorneys as they practice law, manage their businesses, and enjoy their lives.

    Nominees must show continued, selfless service to projects, efforts, or organizations of benefit to solo and small-firm practitioners across Wisconsin.

    Nominees should have advanced solo and small-firm practitioners in the areas of technology, legal education, practice management, ethics, or quality of life.

    To Enter a Nomination – Due Aug. 25

    Each nomination should include:

    1. name and contact information for the person making the nomination;
    2. name and contact information of the individual, group or organization being nominated; and
    3. a one-paragraph statement on how the nominee meets the criteria for the award.

    Additionally, up to three letters of recommendation may be submitted from individuals who know of the nominee’s qualifications to receive the award.

    Send nominations by Aug. 25 to Solo/Small Firm & General Practice Section board member Nancy Trueblood via email.

    For more information, contact Nicole Williams Buttery, State Bar Member Services section liaison.

    Past recipients of the John F. Lederer Service Award

    Don’t Miss the Event of the Year for Solos and Small Firms

    For the solo or small firm practitioner, this conference will help you build your business while also improving your life: the 2017 Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 26-28, 2017, at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.

    Earn CLE credits while getting the latest tools and techniques for a successful practice, to manage your business, and to enjoy life.

    For more information, visit the conference’s website, or register on’s Marketplace.

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