Division Meetings

Vol. 1, No. 3

 

Fall Meeting & National Solo and Small Firm Conference

October 20–22, 2011

The Westin Denver Downtown Hotel

Denver, CO

 

To register for the in-person meeting, please click here.

To register for the webcast, please click here.

 

New this year! You can attend in person, virtually, or via access to the video recorded offerings after the conference ends. If you register for either the conference or the webcasting, you will get a code that will give you access to more than 20 hours of CLE to use at your convenience during the next 18 months. There is no reason not to participate!

 

The Fall Meeting and National Solo & Small Firm Conference will help you to hone your skills and provide excellent services to your client, regardless of your area of practice, whether you are a solo, a small firm lawyer, or a general practitioner. Through diverse and high quality programming, the conference is designed for new and experienced lawyers looking for substantive and practical programming.

 

CLE

Here is a quick overview of some of the CLE offerings at the meeting:

• Tips in Technology

• Ten Ways WordPerfect Can Make You Better, Stronger, Faster

• RESPA, Dodd-Frank, and Consumer Financial Protection for Real Estate Practice

• Residential Foreclosure Update

• Taxes: How Do They Affect Lawyers?

• Credit Scores, Credit Reporting, and the FCRA

• How to Get More Clients Out of Legal Plan Participation

• What Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Need to Know About the Professional Discipline System

• Veterans Disability Compensation

• Bankruptcy for Nonbankruptcy Lawyers

• 60 Technology Tips in 60 Minutes

• Setting Up a Law Office

• Ethics and Internet/Website Use

• Technology for the Solo or Small Office

• How to Avoid Electronic Malpractice

• How to Have Happier Clients

• An Introduction to Special Education Law

 

Diversity, Pro Bono, and Public Service Opportunities

The Division has a special focus on public service, pro bono, and diversity efforts this year. Pulitzer Prize winning author of Enrique’s Journey, Sonia Nazario, is the keynote speaker at the Division’s prestigious Difference Makers Awards Luncheon celebrating extraordinary lawyers who make a difference by breaking down barriers for women, people of color, and people with disabilities, regardless of sexual orientation.

A special training session will be offered by the Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) organization to allow attorneys to assist unaccompanied children, some only three, four, or five years old, who currently represent themselves, in immigration court proceedings. If you are thinking about expanding your practice into the area of immigration or are willing to provide pro bono services for a vulnerable child, this session is for you.

We will also offer a program in collaboration with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center in the Denver area, which assists attorneys in becoming certified to obtain business from the government. Further, we will put on a CLE program to assist minority- and women-owned solo and small firm practices (as well as all solos and small firm lawyers) in using strategies to attract business from corporations, traditionally big firm clients.

For the Division’s Public Service Project, attendees will be able to donate needed items for the Literacy Coalition of Colorado. Click here for more information on items and the LCC.

Of course, this conference involves more than just programming. The two-day conference is chock-full of networking opportunities with a Welcome Reception, Women’s Roundtable, Diversity Roundtable, breakfasts, lunches, and hospitality suite.

Don’t wait! Register now for the wide variety of CLE sessions and events. We look forward to seeing you in October! To register for the in-person meeting, please click here. To register for the webcast, please click here.

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