Please visit the Events & CLE page on the Division's website for CLE teleconferences that GPSolo produces and cosponsors by clicking here.
Upcoming GPSolo CLE
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Central
The faculty will discuss a myriad of employment and labor law issues affecting US farms and ranches. The discussion will include the following:
- Use of unpaid labor (e.g., internships, apprenticeships, community volunteers, mentorships, “work shares”) for farms and community supported agriculture (CSA)
- Exemptions under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Migrant and Seasonal Agriculture Worker Protection Act (MSPA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for using family members as employees
- In-kind compensation for farm workers (e.g., food, housing)
- Various immigration issues including work authorization, I-9 compliance, and H2A applications
- Compliance with FLSA, MSPA, and Agriculture Worker Protection Act (AWPA)
- Preseasonal and seasonal responsibilities of the employer-farm or ranch
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Employee handbooks
- “Ag Gag” legislation and handling undercover surveillance on the farm
Faculty: Cari Rincker (Moderator), Rachel Armstrong, Kimberly Clarke, Edward Cox, Karen Eichman, Maggy Gregory, Jennifer Jambor-Delgado, and Arthur N. Read
To register for the teleconference, please click here.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Central
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (2013) makes permanent the $5 million inflation adjusted estate tax exemption and portability (which permits a surviving spouse to use a prior deceased spouse's exemption). For the vast majority of Americans, the federal estate tax is now irrelevant. This will change the face of estate planning (and, for professionals, the practice of estate planning) in dramatic ways. Planning that most clients have done needs to be evaluated and perhaps changed. The way wills are drafted will change. The use of life insurance and insurance trusts will never be the same. With the fear of the federal estate tax gone, practitioners can no longer charge to the same degree for estate tax planning work. Efficiency and practice management are more important than ever to profitably serve fee-sensitive clients. This webinar will explore the new estate planning paradigm and offer practical insights into how you can modify your documents and planning to work best in this brave new estate planning world.
Faculty: Jonathan Blattmachr and Martin M. Shenkman
To register for the teleconference, please click here.
GPSolo Members—Free CLE
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)
Past GPSolo CLE—Available Online
Product Code: CET13TFACDR
Faculty: Maureen Beacom Gorman, Dawn Cassie, Rene LaForte Guess, and Joseph “Casey” Mangan
Product Code: CET12LESCDR
Faculty: Dr. Daniel J. Marson, Bruce F. Rogers, Rebecca C. Morgan
Product Code: CET11TANOLC
Faculty: Lynn Howell, Amy Lin Meyerson, Michael E. Malamut, and Lisa A. Runquist
Product Code CET12UGPCDR
Faculty: Maureen Cunningham, Charles R. Gallagher III, Traci B. Taylor
Product Code: CET12UGPCDR
Faculty: Steven O. Weise, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Product Code CET12RMPCDR
Faculty: Karen Spencer (Moderator), Miriam Brewer, and Mark J. Plotkin, Partner
Product Code: CET12LFMCDR
Faculty: Cari Rincker (Moderator), Dr. Stan Benda, Derrick Braaten, Jason Foscolo, Professor Neil Hamilton, Professor Erin Hawley, Leon J. Letter, Professor Jesse J. Richardson, Jr., Professor Patricia Salkin and Richard E. Schell
Product Code: CET12CRGCDR
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
Product Code: CET12FHFCDR
Faculty: Yolanda Eisenstein (Moderator), Barbara J. Gislason, Adam P. Karp and Randy Turner
ABA FREE CLE Premier Speaker Series
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. For more information, visit www.ambar.org/premierCLE.
April 4–6, 2013
Technology has introduced a “new normal” for legal professionals by helping them practice more effectively, efficiently, and deliver better client service. Lawyers are attracting new clients on social media, managing more documents in the cloud, and meeting new client expectations using the education provided by ABA TECHSHOW.
As a member of the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, we want to make you aware of ABA TECHSHOW and the substantial discount we can provide you on registration. Standard registration costs $1,050, but when you use GPSolo’s Event Promoter Discount Code, EP1306, standard registration will cost $895. If you register before the March 11 early bird deadline, you will receive an additional discount of $200―all for a low cost of $675! Simply download the registration form and include this unique Event Promoter Discount Code, EP1306, to receive the rate.
Learn and network with legal technology experts from across the country, April 4–6, 2013, at the Hilton Chicago. Click here for up-to-date information on ABA TECHSHOW 2013, the best event for bringing lawyers and technology together.