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AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Robert Peck was elected to the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Peck is president of the Center for Constitutional Litigation. COMMISSION ON TECH AND SCIENCE Troutman Sanders associate Joel Nied was appointed to Virginia’s Hard Sciences Advisory Committee to the Joint Commission on Technology and Science. The commission will recommend ways that the state can benefit from the area’s growing science industries. THE GERMAN SCHOOL The D.C.-based German School has elected Max Riederer, an associate with D.C.’s Dilworth Paxson, to its board. The school was founded in 1961 for kindergarten through high school and is attended by 600 students from 15 countries. GOVERNOR’S TASK FORCE Randall Lutz of the Towson, Md., office of Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz has been appointed to Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr.’s task force to study access to mental health services. Lutz chaired a coalition in the early 1990s that led to the passage of Maryland’s mental health parity law, which led to Maryland becoming the first state to require insurance companies to pay for mental health benefits on the same terms and conditions as other illnesses. SUPREME COURT FELLOWS Four Supreme Court Fellows have been announced for 2003-04. Steven Gensler, associate professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, is assigned to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, where his responsibilities will include analysis and implementation of studies requested by Congress or the Judicial Conference of the United States. Matthew Duchesne, an associate at the D.C. office of Jones Day, is assigned to the Supreme Court, where he will write speeches and brief visiting dignitaries. Linda Bishai, assistant professor of international law and international relations at Towson University in Maryland, is assigned to the Federal Judicial Center, where she will provide assistance with the center’s research and history programs. Scott Carlson, program director for Central and Eastern Europe and judicial reform at the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative, is assigned to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, where he will work with an ad hoc committee on organizational guidelines that apply to corporations. — Dionne McNeff Please send notices of honors or appointments to Eva Rodriguez at [email protected].

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