ABA presents merit award to Clearwater’s Rose August 15, 2003 Regular News ABA presents merit award to Clearwater’s Rose The ABA honored Clearwater attorney Donna K. Rose with the annual Sole Practitioner Merit Award August 8 in San Francisco in conjunction with the 2003 ABA Annual Meeting.The annual award, sponsored by the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, recognizes practitioners throughout the country who through their leadership and service to the local and legal communities have shown outstanding dedication to the practice of law.Rose, whose practice centers on family law and federal criminal law, is community outreach chair for the Clearwater Bar and past president of the Pinellas County chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Rose is actively involved through many and varied volunteer efforts since joining The Florida Bar in 1998. During that time, Rose initiated both the Clearwater Bar community outreach reading program and the PCFAWL scholarship program.Rose has served on the board of directors for the Young Lawyers Division of the Clearwater Bar, PCFAWL, and the Clearwater Bar Foundation. She served on the Civil Advisory Group as liaison to the chief judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Rose serves as an assistant editor of the Clearwater Bar’s Res Ipsa, is Civil Practice chair for the Clearwater Bar and co-chaired the Silent Auction for the Clearwater Bar Foundation/Young Lawyers Division. She also participates regularly as a speaker in the Great American Teach In and for Law Day, as a legal services volunteer at the Tampa Campus of University of South Florida, as proctor for the Florida bar exam, in various mock trial competitions, and with Judgement House Halloween activities at Calvary Baptist Church.