Las Vegas Attorney Aaron Lovaas Appointed to Vice Chair of ABA Young Lawyer Forum

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Only three months after Lovaas assumed the leadership of the Young Lawyer Forum's Solo and Small Firm Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA, he is appointed as Vice Chair of the entire Young Lawyer Forum.

The American Bar Association comprises the largest association of attorneys in the world and is organized in a system of substantive Sections, Divisions and underlying Committees. At the American Bar Association's 2007 Annual Meeting in San Francisco last August, attorney Aaron Lovaas, a principal in the Las Vegas law firm of Shimon & Lovaas, A Professional Corporation, was named Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Committee of the ABA's Section of Business Law's Young Lawyer Forum (YLF). Now, a mere three months later, Lovaas has been appointed Vice Chair of the entire Young Lawyer Forum, a group of over seven thousand members. The Forum's purpose and mission is to integrate young lawyers into the substantive work of the larger Section of Business Law. While Lovaas' work in the Young Lawyer Forum is a function of the Forum's age criteria (under 40), Lovaas has been practicing law in Nevada for over twelve years. He concentrates his practice in the area of business-related litigation, representing night clubs and entertainment venues, corporations, business owners, banks, construction companies, land developers, insurance companies and individuals from every walk of life.

In addition to assuming the position of Vice Chair of the Forum, Lovaas will also moderate a panel discussion at the Spring Meeting of the Section of Business Law in Dallas, Texas, this April. The program will focus on client development within the solo and small firm environment and will be open to attendance by all of the over ten thousand expected to attend the meeting.

Lovaas has the distinction of being the first Vice Chair of the Young Lawyer Forum to be directly appointed to the position, rather than working through the traditional and more time consuming track. The appointment required the approval of higher levels of ABA leadership.

"Obviously, I am thrilled that I would be appointed to this higher level of leadership in the YLF so soon," remarks Lovaas. "I am excited to represent the Forum and to reach out to its members in helping them achieve their goals within the ABA."

About Aaron Lovaas:
Aaron Lovaas is a Las Vegas native, having earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1992. Lovaas obtained his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Seattle University School of Law in 1995, followed by his Master's in Business Administration from UNLV in 2002. Lovaas was admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Nevada in 1995 and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2000. Lovaas received his Diploma in Trial Advocacy Skills from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in 2002 and practices primarily in the areas of business related litigation, representing night clubs and entertainment venues, corporations, business owners, banks, construction companies, land developers, insurance companies and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.shimon-lovaas.com.

Aaron D. Lovaas            
(702) 388-1011            
aaron(at)shimon-lovaas.com                        
http://www.shimon-lovaas.com

Shimon & Lovaas, A Professional Corporation
3016 W. Charleston Blvd., Ste. 210
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 388-1011    

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