Atlanta Lawyer Paula Frederick to Receive ABA Difference Makers Award
CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2004 – Paula J. Frederick, deputy general counsel for the State Bar of Georgia, will receive a 2004 Difference Makers Award from the American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section. The award will be presented during the ABA Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center.
The award was created in 2003 to honor great leaders, living or deceased, who have made a difference by breaking down barriers for all people regardless of sexual orientation, genders, race or disabilities.
Prior to coming to the state bar in 1988, Frederick worked as a lawyer for the Atlanta Legal Aid Society handling civil legal matters for poor people. She was the first African American president of the Atlanta Bar Association, where she focused on pro bono projects and programs for the city.
Frederick is a member of the boards of directors of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, the Georgia Legal Services Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. She serves on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association.
With more than 26,000 members, the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section provides information and assistance to lawyers in general practice, solo and small firm settings. It is the only ABA section created specifically to help these lawyers succeed and prosper.
With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. 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 in a democratic society.