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November 2, 2011

GP Solo and Small Firm Division Honor Four Lawyers for Breaking Down Barriers

Difference Maker Award recipients (from left): Awards committee chair Artika Tyner, accepting on behalf of Justice Alan Page, James Bell, Alice Richmond and James Hadden. Pictured at right is GPSolo Division chair Laura V. Farber.

Difference Maker Award recipients (from left): Awards committee chair Artika Tyner, accepting on behalf of Justice Alan Page, James Bell, Alice Richmond and James Hadden. Pictured at right is GPSolo Division chair Laura V. Farber.

Four lawyers who have broken down barriers for women, people of color and people with disabilities, regardless of sexual orientation, have been honored with Difference Maker Awards by the _ General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division. The Division presented the awards at the National Solo & Small Firm Conference in Denver Oct. 21.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Alan C. Page, a justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court, received the Making a Difference by Breaking Barriers award.
  • James Bell, founder and executive director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute in San Francisco, received the Making a Difference Through Service to the Community award. The institute is a national organization that works to reduce overrepresentation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system.
  • James P. Hadden, a lawyer with Maron Marvel Bradley & Anderson in Philadelphia, received the Making a Difference Through Pro Bono Work award.
  • Alice E. Richmond, a Boston lawyer and immediate past treasurer of the _, received the Making a Difference Through Service to the Profession award.

For more information on the Difference Maker Awards, click here.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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