2012 ABA Midyear Meeting
February 2–5, 2012
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA
Dennis Archer, ABA Past President and former GPSolo Chair and Laura Farber, Chair GPSolo at the 50th Anniversary Kick-off Reception.
At Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, LA, the Division kicked off its 50th Anniversary Celebration with a joint reception after the Young Lawyers Fellows Debate. Dennis Archer, ABA Past President and former GPSolo Chair, spoke at the end of the debate, after which the reception began. As for the Military Lawyers Committee events, we swore in four people to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III and ABA Executive Director Jack Rives made brief comments at the beginning of the Keithe E. Nelson Memorial Military Law Luncheon. They were followed by our keynote speaker, Chief Judge Baker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. The Division finished its activities with the Solo and Small Firm Breakfast Caucus, at which many top ABA leaders addressed the Solo and Small Firm Community of the ABA. They included ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, ABA President-Elect Laurel Bellows, ABA House of Delegates Chair Linda Klein, ABA House of Delegates Chair Nominee Robert Carlson, ABA President-Elect Nominee Jim Silkenat, and ABA Executive Director Jack Rives.
(in conjunction with the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section)
Charleston, South Carolina
Don’t forget to register for the ABA GPSolo Division’s Spring Meeting with several joint activities with the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Meeting highlights include a joint Welcome Reception with TIPS followed by a Dinner Party celebrating the Division’s 50th Anniversary at a historic plantation on Thursday, May 17; on Friday, May 18, CLE, Committee Meetings, Solo and Small Firm Awards Ceremony, Public Service Project; and on Saturday, May 14, Committee Meetings, and Council Meeting.
ABA GPSolo has reserved a number of rooms at the DoubleTree Guest Suites at a reduced rate, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis until Monday, April 23, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. (EST). To receive the special room rate of $210, which includes complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, please contact the hotel directly at 843-577-2644 or 877-408-8733 and identify yourself as an ABA GPSolo Spring Meeting attendee. It is recommended that you confirm your reservation early in order to guarantee your preferred dates. Please check with the hotel to confirm the cancellation policy for individual guestroom reservations.
Save the Dates!
ABA Annual Meeting
August 2–5, 2012
Fall Meeting and National Solo & Small Firm Conference
October 11–13, 2012