Changes to GPSolo Magazine
This issue of GPSolo marks the culmination of a year’s worth of changes to the magazine. The process began with the incorporation of Best of ABA Sections reprints and Technology & Practice Guide content into every issue and continued with a shift from eight issues per year to six, published on a straightforward bimonthly schedule. With the issue you hold in your hands, we are inaugurating our top-to-bottom redesign. We hope that you will like the new, cleaner, more modern look.
We have also branched out with new methods of delivering the magazine. In addition to the print copy, a new e-mail version is being sent to all Division members, including law students. The GPSolo Portfolio e-mail presents links to the same award-winning content as the print version, delivered straight to your in-box. There’s even a link to download a PDF of the full print version to read on your tablet or laptop. And, of course, you can always read the magazine online.
These changes are further examples of the Division’s ongoing commitment to making our member benefits as convenient as possible for busy lawyers. As with our on-demand CLE programming, members can now access the magazine’s valuable content when they want it, how they want it.
We’re eager to hear what you think of our new look and our new delivery options. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GPSolo Bylaw Amendments Announcement
The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division seeks approval from the membership to amend the Division Bylaws at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, August 4, 2012. The vote will be held at the Annual Meeting of the Division Membership at the Swissôtel Chicago. Please note that the revised bylaws were approved by the Division’s Council at the Spring Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 19, 2012.
A copy of the current bylaws, revised bylaws, and a summary of the changes and the additions to the bylaws may be found on the Division’s website. Any questions or concerns should be e-mailed to email@example.com.
More Than 40 Hours of On-Demand CLE Programming
If you did not make it to the National Solo & Small Firm Conference in Denver, Colorado, last fall, you can still view and receive CLE credit from the programs. Topics include foreclosures, family law, consumer law, ADR, setting up a law office, PDFing your practice, and many more. To view the full list of programs and to make a purchase, please visit www.ali-aba.org/CT040 and choose “Online CLE.”
GPSolo 2012 Fall Leadership Meeting and National Solo & Small Firm Conference
Mark your calendar now for the National Solo & Small Firm Conference (NSSFC), which will take place in coordination with the ABA GPSolo’s Fall Leadership Meeting in Seattle, Washington. We are pleased to be joined at this meeting by the ABA Commission on Disability Rights, Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services, and Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. Division committee meetings begin Thursday morning and will run through Saturday morning. You don’t want to miss the Welcome Reception on Thursday evening at the Space Needle, which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On Friday, the NSSFC kicks off; in years past it has attracted more than 200 solos and small firm practitioners annually from across the country and abroad. Attorneys attend this conference to help hone their skills, get caught up on technology, and learn about trends in various areas of the law. CLE credit is offered for training sessions for pro bono representation with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) to assist unaccompanied children, who currently represent themselves, in immigration court proceedings. The final GPSolo 50th anniversary celebration for the year culminates with a gala dinner on Friday evening. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes! The NSSFC and committee meetings wrap up on Saturday with the Division’s Council meeting. We hope you attend to network, to learn tips and tools that will help you succeed in your law practice, and to help you serve your clients. More information may be found on the Division’s website.