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Duane Morris Partner Sheila Slocum Hollis Named Chair of the Council of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education
September 1, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 1, 2006 - Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that Sheila Slocum Hollis, a partner in the firm's Energy, Environment and Resources Practice Group in its Washington, D.C., office, has been appointed chair of the Council of the American Bar Association's ("ABA") Fund for Justice and Education at www.abanet.org/fje. The position furthers Sheila's commitment both to public service and to the ABA. Her service begins this month.
The Fund for Justice and Education encourages and assists lawyers around the country in their efforts to reach out to their communities and help those in need. The Fund provides critical support and administers millions of dollars in funding to nearly 200 programs that offer legal assistance to those in need and that help protect the legal rights of children, the elderly, the homeless, the disabled and the poor. Some of the programs the Fund supports are reforming the death penalty implementation process, improving the American jury system, increasing diversity in the legal profession, combating domestic violence, providing CLE, training in professional responsibility and addressing international legal issues. These programs encourage lawyers to foster connections with the public and exemplify the Fund's mission of helping people and serving justice in the community.
A prominent and widely respected energy lawyer, Sheila practices in the areas of energy transactional and regulatory law, and international and administrative law before government agencies, Congress and other entities. She focuses on domestic and international energy, water and environmental matters, and represents governmental bodies and the power and natural gas industries. Sheila has extensive energy policy and regulatory experience, having served as director of the Office of Enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and as a trial attorney for the Federal Power Commission. A fellow of the ABA, she has held numerous leadership positions and served on the ABA's House of Delegates, Nominating Committee and the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. She chaired the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, and the Standing Committee on Environmental Law. Sheila was president of the Federal Energy Bar, taught at George Washington Law School for 20 years and was President of the Women's Council on Energy and Environment.
Sheila earned her J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law in 1973 and graduated, cum laude, in general studies and with honors in Journalism from the University of Colorado in 1971. She is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., and Colorado.
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