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AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Mark Agrast, senior vice president for domestic policy at the Center for American Progress, was elected to a three-year term on the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors. Agrast will represent the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities on the board. The board meets at least four times yearly to oversee administration and management of the association. In addition, Randolph May, senior fellow and director of communications policy studies at the Progress and Freedom Foundation, has been elected chair of the ABA’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. His one-year term began after the ABA Annual Convention in August. COLLEGE OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS George Salem, a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Bernard Jeweler, a partner at Ogletree Deakins, have both been elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Membership is by invitation only. The college says it is the highest recognition a labor and employment lawyer can receive from colleagues. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD TRIAL COUNSEL Susan Armstrong, a partner at Troutman Sanders, was named president-elect of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. Armstrong is the first woman to be named to a leadership position in the history of the organization. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE BOARDS OF NURSING Robert Waters, a partner at Gardner Carton & Douglas, was honored by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing with a special award “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of a new model of nursing regulation for the 21st century, the Nurse Licensure Compact 2004.” As legal consultant for the council, Waters helped draft the legislation. — Bethany Broida Please send notices of D.C.-area honors or appointments to Bethany Broida at [email protected].

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