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2008 Fall Meeting and National Solo & Small Firm Conference »

September 26th is your last chance to sign up and save $50. Members of GP|Solo and the New Mexico Bar Association, a NSSFC co-sponsor, will also enjoy a discount of $75, in addition to the early bird reduction. For registration info, see http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/events/08fall/register.html

The NSSFC registration gives you –

  1. Four plenary sessions and three are CLE programs
  2. Fourteen CLE sessions
  3. Electronic version of all program materials
  4. Breakfast on Friday and Saturday
  5. Lunch on Friday and Saturday
  6. Several prize drawings

The NSSFC is held concurrently with the GP|Solo and Small Firm Division's Fall Meeting. At no additional cost, Conference attendees are welcome to attend GP|Solo's Opening Reception which is being held at the Governor's Mansion. You are also welcome to attend Division Committee meetings. Here's the Division's committee schedule.

Check out the pages on Facebook and Twitter to find conference schedule and activites in the Santa Fe, NM.

Professional Liability Articles and Materials »

Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company has lauched a new website, Practice Assets™ designed exclusively for its policyholders. The website, www.practiceassets.com is designed to help MLM’s policyholders run more profitable law practice and effectively manage risks associated withtheir profession.

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Scam Targets Solo and Small Law Firms  »

An email to Henry F. White Jr., Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer of the American Bar Association from the New York State Bar Association Law Practice Management Committee details of a potential email scam targeting lawyers, particularly Solo and Small Law Firms engaged in general, commercial or collection practices.

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SOLO Goes Electronic »

SOLO, the Division’s diminutive eight-page newsletter, will soon see a change in format. It will be online-only starting with the fall 2008 issue. GPSolo Division members will receive notice of each issue by e-mail with a link to the online site. The look of the newsletter will also change; the online format will feature an easy-access list of articles and authors, as well as a downloadable pdf and other “quick click” links to past issues, Division information, and the opportunity to voice your comments on the newsletter via e-mail. The content, however—short articles that offer practical tips and advice for the solo and small firm lawyer—remains the same.

New ABA Member Benefit »

ABA members can now receive special discounts on secure online backup by Mozy.

Mozy is a simple and safe way to back up all the important files and documents on your computer. A copy of your data is stored in a secure, remote location for safekeeping, so that in the event of disaster your data is still retrievable. Backups can be configured to run automatically without your personal attention.

Use MozyPro to secure your documents at the office. MozyHome will safeguard the music, videos and family photos on your personal computer.

Discounts are available to ABA members for both the MozyHome and MozyPro solutions. To take advantage of these discounts, please visit www.mozy.com/aba or call 1.877.MozyPro and mention that you are a member of the ABA.

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26th Annual National CLE Conference »

CLE in Colorado is pleased to announce that the 26th Annual National CLE Conference® will be held at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa from January 3 - 7, 2009 in Vail, CO.

By attending the Annual National CLE Conference you can have:

  • Live programs with top-notch speakers
    – among the best lawyers in the country
  • Cutting edge topics
  • 16-22 CLE credits, plus ethics credits
    – accredited in all MCLE states
  • Opportunities for open discussions
  • Networking with fellow attorneys
  • Outstanding resort location
  • Early morning and late afternoon CLE schedule
  • Special Vail lodging and lift-ticket discounts

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Regus™ Virtual Office Contest Winner »

Regus, a corporate sponsor for of  the GPSolo Division sponsored a contest during the month of Sept to win a free virtual office.  The winner, Ms. Diana Hariton Laskaris, Esq., of Chicago, IL , received
The Regus Virtual Office package ( up to $3,424.00 value) which includes:

     •     A prestigious business address
     •     Dedicated local telephone number
     •     Two full days of private office use each month
     •     Full-time receptionist and personalized call handling
     •     Incoming and outgoing fax service
     •     Global business lounge access
     •     Preferred rates on office supplies and services

Congratulations Diana Hariton Laskaris on winning your new virtual office.

Web-based Practice Management is Coming on October 1st.

Clio will be officially launching on October 1st at the ABA Solo and Small Firm Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico!

Managing a successful practice is hard. Clio makes practice management easy with a full suite of tools targeted specifically at the needs of sole practitioners and small firms.

 

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