Vol. 1, No. 6


For CLE teleconferences that GPSolo produces and coponsors, please visit the Events & CLE page.



Division CLE


More than 40 hours of GPSolo on-demand CLE programming are available!

If you did not make it to the National Solo & Small Firm Conference in Denver, you can still view and receive CLE credit from the programs. Topics include foreclosures, family law, consumer law, ADR, immigration, setting up a law office, PDFing your practice, and many more. To view the full list of programs and to purchase any programs, please visit and choose “Online CLE.”


Four Free CLE Programs for All ABA GPSolo Members!

  • Immigration Hearings 101: A Complete Tool Kit for Representing Children in Immigration Court Part 1
  • Immigration Hearings 101: A Complete Tool Kit for Representing Children in Immigration Court Part 2
  • The Changing Face of the Legal Profession: How Commoditization and Specialization Is Permanently Altering the Practice of Law
  • Leveraging Technology for More Efficient ADR


Division Teleconferences

For CLE teleconferences that GPSolo produces and cosponsors, please visit the Events & CLE page by clicking here.


A Forever Home for Fido: Animal Custody Issues in Adoptions, Divorces, and Disasters

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Central
Faculty: Yolanda Eisenstein (Moderator), Barbara J. Gislason, Adam P. Karp, and Randy Turner

For more information and to register, click here.


Crop and Livestock Insurance Law From the Ground Up

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Central
Faculty: Cari B. Rincker (Moderator), Beth Angus Baumstark, William K. Crispin, Brion B. Doyle, Julie I. Fershtman, Charles D. Lee, Michael D. Martin, and P. John Owen

For more information and to register, click here.


Did you miss a live teleconference? Don’t worry: you can still listen to it!

Ethical Strategies for Keeping Your License to Practice Law: Keeping Off the Naughty List
(Online Course)

Product Code: CET11EGPCDR
Faculty: Mary L. Cibella, Scott K. Tozian


Client Satisfaction and a Paid Lawyer: Your 2012 New Year's Resolution (Online Course)

Product Code: CET11CSPCDR
Faculty: Melanie Bragg and Ann M. Guinn


The Accidental Nonprofit Lawyer (Online Course)

Product Code: CET11TANOLC
Faculty: Lynn Howell, Amy Lin Meyerson, Michael E. Malamut, Lisa A. Runquist


Other CLE

ABA Free CLE Premier Speaker Series: A New ABA Member Benefit

The Future of Class Actions

Monday, January 23, 2012
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. CT
1.5 CLE credits requested

The two most significant class-action decisions from the Supreme Court in the past 10 years came out this term. What do these cases mean, what happens next, and what changes do they portend for class-action litigators on both sides of the “v.”? Learn about the future of class actions through a discussion about the landmark Supreme Court decisions in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion and Wal-Mart Corp. v. Dukes.


Program Moderator

Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, President, American Bar Association

Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III is Member-in-Charge of the Northern Kentucky offices of Frost Brown Todd LLC, a regional law firm with offices in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Indiana. He currently serves as President of the American Bar Association, for a one-year term which began on August 8, 2011.


Distinguished Faculty

Mark Perry, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, DC

An accomplished appellate lawyer, Mr. Perry has briefed and argued many cases in the US Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals. He has served as chief appellate counsel to Fortune 100 companies in significant securities, employment, and patent appeals.

F. Paul Bland, Jr., Senior Attorney, Public Justice, Washington, DC

Mr. Bland has argued or coargued and won more than 25 reported decisions from federal and state courts across the nation, including cases in five of the federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and at least one victory in nine different state high courts.


ABA Members can now earn free continuing legal education credits through ABA programs featuring today’s most influential legal practitioners. The ABA introduces a free monthly CLE Premier Speaker Series. Earn up to 18 hours of CLE credit as part of your ABA membership. The CLE Premier Speaker Series is just one of the ways that we’re increasing the value of membership and advancing the legal profession. Click here for more information and to register for the Nov. 21 program.


The 26th Annual National on White Collar Crime

Cosponsored by ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

February 29–March 2, 2012
Miami Beach, FL

Each year the National Institute brings together judges, federal, state, and local prosecutors, law enforcement officials, defense attorneys, corporate in-house counsel, and members of the academic community. The attendees include experienced litigators, as well as attorneys new to the white collar area. Attendees have consistently given the Institute high ratings for the exceptional quality of the Institute’s publication, its valuable updates on new developments and strategies, as well as the rare opportunity it provides to meet colleagues in this field, renew acquaintances and exchange ideas. Click here for more information.





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