General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division News

Vol. 28 No. 3

 

ABA GPSolo Division 2011 Spring Meeting

May 12–14
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Don’t forget to register for the ABA GPSolo Division’s Spring Meeting, co-sponsored by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Meeting highlights include, on Thursday, May 12, a Welcome Reception at the St. Louis Zoo; on Friday, May 13, Committee Meetings, Solo and Small Firm Awards Ceremony, networking event at the Four Seasons Hotel, and Hospitality Suite; and on Saturday, May 14, Past Chair’s Round Table, Council Meeting, and Hospitality Suite.

 

ABA 2011 Annual Meeting

August 4–7
Fairmont Royal York
Toronto, Canada

Please join us at the ABA 2011 Annual Meeting, which will feature ten GPSolo CLE programs.

Thursday, August 4
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Joint Reception
Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street
Join us as we kick off the ABA Annual Meeting with a joint reception at the Hockey Hall of Fame with the Section of Family Law, Section of Science and Technology Law, Law Practice Management Section, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. You will enjoy food, drinks, and interactive entertainment while you meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. The Law Practice Management Section will present its Sam Smith Award. And don’t forget your camera—you can take pictures with the Stanley Cup or purchase your professional pictures in the gift shop. And while you are there, you will have the opportunity to buy a souvenir, anything from a key chain, to your favorite team’s hockey puck, to a sports jersey. You can purchase tickets when you register for the Annual Meeting. We look forward to sharing this great night with you.

Friday, August 5
8:30 am – 10:00 am
CLE

8:00 am – 11:30 am
Military Law Committee Meeting

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Keithe E. Nelson Memorial Military Law Luncheon

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CLE

Saturday, August 6
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Annual Meeting of the Division Membership

8:30 am – 10:00 am
CLE

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
GPSolo Division Council Meeting

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
CLE

Sunday, August 7
7:30 am – 9:00 am
Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Caucus Breakfast
This annual event, an ABA membership initiative for solo and small firm practitioners, is chaired by the Division’s vice chair and co-chaired by its three division delegates to the House of Delegates.

 

ABA GPSolo Division 2011 Fall Meeting and
National Solo & Small Firm Conference

October 20–22
Westin Tabor Center
Denver, Colorado

This year we will continue the meeting format we adopted in 2010. On Thursday, committee meetings will take place all day, followed by our Welcome Reception. Friday morning will be reserved for our Council Meeting. We will then transition from the governance part of the meeting to the National Solo & Small Firm Conference with our Difference Makers Awards Luncheon. The goal of the conference is simple: to learn from one another, forge valuable business relationships, and have fun in the process. You never know when that person sitting next to you will open the door to your next opportunity.  Conference attendees will have plenty of opportunities to network at the Friday reception and at the breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

The conference will offer more than 30 CLE sessions, including several ethics program and a Saturday morning plenary session. CLE program topics will includeFair Credit Reporting Act and Identity Theft,” “Practicing in Federal Court,” “Setting up a Law Office,” “How to Have Happier Clients—Client Satisfaction,” and “iPad, Smart Phones, and 60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes.” This year we will also be webcasting the CLE programs, so if you can’t attend the meeting in person, join us from your home or office by computer.

For more information about the GPSolo Division, please visit the Events and CLE page on our website.

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