Division Announcements

Vol. 2, No. 12

 

Solo/Small Firm Forms Library

Gain instant access to convenient forms, letters, checklists, and agreements developed specifically with the solo/small firm practitioner in mind. Written by some of the top legal professionals in their field, the material in the GPSolo Division's Forms Library is organized by practice area, making it quick and easy to find the forms you need. Click here to find out more.

 

Brown Bag Sessions

SAVE THE DATE

Brown Bag Session

Taking the Mystery and  (Some) Misery Out of Starting and Developing a New Solo Practice

August 21, 2013

12:00 p.m. Central Time

 

Past Brown Bag Session topics included:

  • The Latest Developments in Chapter 13
  • Estate Planning and Tax Law 101 Primer
  • The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA): What Every Lawyer Needs to Know
  • Cybersecurity and the Solo, Small Firm Lawyer
  • What Solos and Small Firms Need to Know About Avoiding Ethics Complaints and Malpractice Claims
  • How to Make Money with Group Legal Plans
  • Going Solo: Practical and Useful Tips for Starting and Running a Solo Practice
  • Peace and Protection
  • 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

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

 

Solo and Small Firm Awards Presentation: New Date!

Please join us to honor the Solo and Small Firm Award recipients at the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Division’s Military Lawyers Committee Dining Out on August 9, 2013, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award honoree is Llewelyn (“Llew”) G. Pritchard, a partner at the Seattle, WA, law firm of Helsell Fetterman LLP.
  • Project Award honoree is Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Small Business Law Center in San Diego, CA.
  • Trainer Award honoree is Lynn A. Howell, a solo practitioner in Gulfport, FL.

 More information may be found here. Click here to register for the event.

 

Council Election

The 2012–2013 Division Council will elect a new Council Member-at-Large at the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA, on Saturday, August 10, to fill a vacant position created by Herman "Sparky" Gierke's resignation. The vacant position’s term will conclude at the 2015 ABA Annual Meeting. Nominations must be received by the Division Secretary, Stephen Rosales, by July 25, 2013, via hand delivery; mail c/o ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, 321 N. Clark Street, 18th Fl., Chicago, IL 60654; email at gpsolo@americanbar.org; or fax at 312-988-5711. No special form of nomination is required, and self-nominations are acceptable.

 

House of Delegate Election

The 2013–2014 Division Council will elect a new Division Delegate at the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA, on Saturday, August 10, to fill a three-year term, which will conclude at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting. Nominations must be received by the Division Secretary, Stephen Rosales, by July 25, 2013, via hand delivery; mail c/o ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, 321 N. Clark Street, 18th Fl., Chicago, IL 60654; email at gpsolo@americanbar.org; or fax at 312-988-5711. No special form of nomination is required, and self-nominations are acceptable.

 

Call for Council Agenda Items

Please submit your final council agenda items and reports for the 2012–2013 Council Meeting. All agenda items should be submitted by July 29, 2013. Use the Council Agenda Report Form to submit your report.

The Division Councils (2012–2013 and 2013–2014) will meet during the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting on Saturday, August 10, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.in the Golden Gate Hall B, B2 Level, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA. Click here to read more.

 

Difference Makers Awards Program

Applications are due by August 15, 2013.

Review the Awards Summary and Instructions before submitting your Award Application.

The ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (ABA GPSolo) announces a call for nominations for its annual Difference Makers Awards Program to recognize extraordinary lawyers who “make a difference” by breaking down barriers for women, people of color, and people with disabilities, regardless of sexual orientation.

The annual Difference Makers Awards Program recognize extraordinary lawyers who “make a difference” by breaking barriers through community service, through pro bono work, and through service to the profession.

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