SOLO, SMALL FIRM AND GENERAL PRACTICE DIVISION NEWS: Spring Happenings

Vol. 31 No. 2

Sign for Las Vegas Nevada2014 Joint Spring Meeting

May 1–3
ARIA Resort and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

Presented by

  • ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
  • ABA Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services
  • Group Legal Services Association

Why you should attend. This premier event brings attorneys at all levels of practice together for one-on-one idea exchange with some of the most successful professionals in our industry. It is a one-stop source for information on emerging trends and competitive intelligence. Join us in attending plenary, breakout, and roundtable programs, as well as fun activities and valuable networking sessions. This year, we have brought together group and prepaid legal services providers with solo and small firm attorneys to learn how to increase revenue for your firms. And power networking opportunities will be available almost 24 hours every day—it is Vegas after all!

What you will learn. Come learn exciting new ideas to help you better serve your clients and increase your practice base. CLE programs will cover a wide spectrum of legal topics that address issues of group and prepaid legal services, as well as topics of interest to general practitioners. Here is a sneak peek at some of the sessions:

  • Our Technology Tips presentation will include online marketing and website optimization to grow your practice and generate leads you didn’t know you had.
  • The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has undergone significant changes owing to the 2013 Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor, and you need to know the impact on same-sex couples, benefits, and other issues.
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation is always evolving, and you need to know all aspects of continuing compliance with the federal tax code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), as well as other applicable federal and state laws affecting compensation and employee benefit arrangements including the Pension Protection Act and the Affordable Care Act.
  • Consider adding Immigration Law to your practice. This may be the year Congress decides what to do about the millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. You will learn how to serve these clients.
  • At our Family Law Potpourri, you will learn about dissipation of assets prior to separation, grandparents and grandchildren, and client triage.
  • Learn how Group Legal Services Plans can help lawyers generate additional revenue during low-income cycles.

MCLE. 11.0 hours of MCLE credit, including 3.0 hours of ethics credit, have been requested in 60-minute states, and 13.0 hours of MCLE credit, including 3.6 hours of ethics credit, have been requested in 50-minute states.

Join us in Vegas. For more information about our meeting and to register, please visit ambar.org/gpsolospringmeeting.

Call for Applications

ABA GPSolo Diversity Fellowships. We are pleased to announce the sponsorship of four Diversity Fellowships in the Division during the 2014–2015 Bar Year. The program is designed to promote diversity within the Division and the ABA while providing leadership development opportunities within the Division for women, attorneys of color, and those with disabilities and persons of differing sexual orientations and gender identities.

ABA GPSolo Young Lawyer Fellowships. We are also pleased to announce the sponsorship of two Young Lawyer Fellowships. GPSolo is committed to increasing the participation of young lawyers in Division activities. This program will provide young lawyers the opportunity to become actively and integrally involved in the Division’s meetings and committees.

Applications and nominations for both Diversity and Young Lawyer Fellowships must be received by April 15, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified in June 2014. For more information about these fellowship programs, visit tinyurl.com/b9gdf83.

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