Division Announcements

Vol. 2, No. 4

 

Congratulations

The ABA Center for Professional Development Partner Appreciation Awards has recognized Lynn Howell, ABA GPSolo Programs Board Chair, as a Stellar Member. The Stellar Member award honors a member who made outstanding efforts to support CLE initiatives. Congratulations Lynn!

 

Brown Bag Sessions

As a Division member, you have complimentary access to GPSolo’s Virtual Brown Bag Sessions, which are short, informal educational events on timely topics held entirely by teleconference. The sessions are held monthly and normally last one hour during lunch hours. Due to the informal nature of the programs, and the fact that accompanying written materials may not always be prepared and distributed, the Division does not offer CLE credits for these programs.

 

Going Solo: Practical and Useful Tips for Starting and Running a Solo Practice

December 12, 2012

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Central

Please join us to hear tips generally not shared at most presentations regarding the issues you need to consider when starting a solo practice. We will discuss how to bring clients in the door, billing and collection, practical and cost-effective technology tips, and how to enjoy the practice of law and the management of a solo practice. Patricia Yevics, Director of Law Office Management Assistance for the Maryland State Bar Association, will be the featured speaker.

Learn more about how you can benefit from this program and obtain answers to other frequently asked questions.

 

Past Brown Bag Session topics included:

  • Words With Friends, Acquaintances, and Potential Clients: Practical Tips & Potential Pitfalls for Lawyers Who Blog or Want to Get Started
  • Are you Running Your Practice Like a Business?
  • A Primer on the Debt Collection and Credit Reporting Acts: The Basics That Every Practitioner Should Know
  • Everything You Need to Know About Successfully Representing Traffic and DUI Clients—Trial Tips for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers
  • Technology Tips to Manage, Grow, and Enhance Your Practice
  • Is Your Client in a Divorce Eligible for Equitable Relief as an “Innocent Spouse”?
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Grab Bag
  • Retirement Saving During Tough Economic Time
  • A View From the Bench: The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer in the Courtroom
  • Promoting Diversity in the Legal Profession 
  • Technology Tips, Tricks and Tools to Succeed as a Solo and Small Firm

You can access these sessions and more on the Division’s website.

 

You Can Enter for a Chance to Win an International Trip for Two!

Enter ABA’s “And Justice For All” Facebook Sweepstakes for a chance to win an international trip for two to explore the ABA’s social justice programs in action! The winner will choose among the Solomon Islands, Kyrgyzstan, or Jordan to meet participants in ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative and enjoy local tourist attractions. Plus, there are 40 more prizes, including $500 gift cards, smartphones, and more! Prizes will be awarded weekly, so enter early for the best chance to win. The sweepstakes runs November 1, 2012, through November 30, 2012. Visit www.ambar.org/ABASweeps to enter and read the Official Rules.

 

For Only $1 per Month, ABA GPSolo Members Can Access Total Attorneys’ Robust Practice Management Software

We are excited to announce a new program available to ABA GPSolo Members!

For only $1 per month, ABA GPSolo members can access Total Attorneys’ robust Practice Management Software. The cloud-based system includes a client portal, case management tools, time keeping, invoicing, document management and much more.

As one of the founding members of the Legal Cloud Computing Association, Total Attorneys Platform provides attorneys with a unique collection of safeguards and features to deliver services online or work remotely. Total Attorneys enables law firms to deliver online services, including automatic jurisdiction and conflict checking, online retainer agreements and quotes, in a completely secure environment.

 

Ready to get started? Click here to set up your account.

 

For more than a decade, Total Attorneys has been helping thousands of solo to small law firms run their practices more efficiently. They hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and are a proud Sponsor of the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.

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