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continued from previous page due to the opportunity they afford for social intimacies and the good fellowship for which the League is renowned. Sumerwell continued that this blending “...required a more complex organization than any other with which we were acquainted and rendered our task extremely difficult. It is the more gratifying, therefore, that we find, after the lapse of so many years, that instead of proving, as was sagely predicted, a bone of contention between conflicting interests, the League has been unselfishly supported on all hands and has rendered a most conspicuous service to lawyers and laymen alike at every point where they have interests in common. Time has proven that a body such as the League was absolutely necessary. We have no means of knowing just what might have occurred without the good offices of the League, but we do know that the League has done its full share in ‘keeping the peace’ and promoting good fellowship during all these years, not only through the formal action of our conventions and in the work of officers and committees, but, more powerfully perhaps, through the personal friendships and confidences springing up in our membership among those who might otherwise have remained indifferent or even hostile. The nonprofessionals that Sumerwell refers to in that first convention were described as “the mercantile agency, the legal directory publisher and the collection manager of the large wholesale or manufacturing concern.” While it is apparent that our League has changed somewhat in the last 97 years since that address, I particularly appreciate Sumerwell’s description of the confidence and fellowship of the members and the resulting cohesion of the apparently divergent interests. My understanding is that my successor may have more to say on that subject. For now, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the League membership for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the ongoing history of the League. Should anyone have an interest in further exploring our rich history, I emphatically recommend Weisman’s treatise. For those wishing to save the trouble searching for this tome, simply corner Richard Sugarmann, another notable treasurer. Thanks for the confidence and friendship! Rick Many Join, but few are chosen The President’s Cup Selection Committee is open to candidate recommendations from all CLLA members. Please review the standards below, and if you have an individual you consider a candidate for the President’s Cup Committee, please forward their name: Summary of the standards for the President’s Cup: • Rendered outstanding service for the League and its membership • Elevated the image of the commercial lawyer or lay members of the League • Helped improve the practice of commercial law or of the business activities of the lay members of the League • Conducted his/her personal, business, and professional life in a way that gained respect from/of his/her community TO Mr. Thomas W. Hamilton,The American Lawyers Quarterly 853 Westpoint Parkway, Suite 710 Cleveland, OH 44145-1532 Phone: 800.843.4000; Fax: 440.871.9997 E-mail: tom@alqlist.com FROM: RE: CLLA PRESIDENT’S CUP RECIPIENT RECOMMENDATION 6Debt3 March/April 2010 Summary of qualifications and reason for this recommendation: _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ MEMBER NAME CITY STATE

Aided by the CLLA’s amicus brief, the court issued an opinion in March. What changes can the industry expect? On March 8, 2010, the Supreme Court issued an opinion on Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz v. U.S., finally offering some clarification on the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005’s amendments to the Bankruptcy Code. When the initial changes were made in 2005, many members of the legal industry were concerned. Debt 3 March/April 2010 7

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