In This Issue’s Section News:
ABA GPSolo Section Chair William Hogan invites you to join us in San Antonio, Texas, for the 2004 Midyear Meeting, February 5–8, 2004.
Section meeting highlights for Friday, February 6th, include specialized CLE for solo and small firm practitioners, our prestigious Military Law Luncheon, numerous leadership committee meetings, and a Dinner and Texas Two-Step Dance at Sunset Station cosponsored with the Young Lawyers Division.
To register online please visit http://www.abanet.org/midyear/2004/home.html. The deadline for advance registration is January 9th, 2004.
More information on our Section’s activities at Midyear will be posted to our website, www.abanet.org/genpractice, in the coming weeks so please check back with us soon!
2003 Fall Meeting Picture Gallery Now Online!
Check out how much fun was had by all at our Fall Meeting!
Hot Off the Presses . . .
Save time and simplify your office routine! Frequent, effective written communication is vital to the successful practice of law. In today's legal industry, clients expect their lawyers to be responsive, efficient, and cost conscious. Communication with clients has never been more important. The new second edition of this publication will help ease the task of communicating with clients, prospects and others. This book contains numerous communication tools, including: business letters, announcement cards, invitations, survey forms, response cards, press releases, and thank-you notes. Also for added convenience all letters are included on CD-Rom.
Regular price $80.00; General Practice Solo & Small Firm Division Member $65.00
Looking For A Little Credit? CLE Credit That Is!
Other programs available from the Annual Meeting are: Best Practice for Real Lawyers, Business Bankruptcy for the Rest of Us, Environmental Risks and the Small Firm Client, and the Arthur Miller/Helen Thomas program- Media’s Coverage of the Law: What’s Good, What’s Bad and What’s Downright Ugly.
Don’t forget, Section members get an additional discount off WestLegalEdCenter programs! To find out more or to begin ordering these programs visit: http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/westlegaledcenter/home.html
Section Sponsored ABA Connection in January
Diversity Fellows Program
Three lawyers of color are appointed to funded fellowship positions within the Section for one full bar year. Upon completion of successful active participation in the first scholarship year, these participants will then be appointed to regularly funded positions within the Section the following bar year, giving consideration to the Section’s existing needs and the participants’ preferences based upon first-year participation.
The Section’s 2003–04 Diversity Fellows are Captain William E. Brown of Forest Park, GA; Olu Stevens of Louisville, KY; and Edd Vasquez of Washington, D.C. Congrats to our newest Fellows!
If you are interested in applying to become a Diversity Fellow for the 2004–2005 bar year, please contact our Section Director, Alexa Giacomini, at 312/988-5636 or keep checking our website at www.abanet.org/genpractice where an application will be available shortly.
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