General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

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may 2008

Chair's Note

On the heels of the revelry of the 2008 Spring Meeting in New Orleans we round the corner and head for the finish line of another bar year I can’t help but think that we can still accomplish a great deal by the Annual Meeting in NYC, August 7-12.  More »


Awards & Nominations

Committee Highlight

  • GP|Solo Public Service Committee »
  • Public service is the Division’s opportunity to serve the public via educational efforts as well as the delivery of legal services to low and moderate income people.  The committee works with the incoming Chair of the GP|Solo Division to develop and implement a public service theme or program with one or more projects to be done at the Spring and Fall Meetings.  The committee chair is responsible for making a local contact in the city where the meeting is to take place and to make arrangements for the project to be performed.… More »
  • All GP|Solo committees are staffed by volunteer members just like you! To get involved, visit now.

Law Students

  • 2008 Spring Meeting Law Student Event »
  • GP|Solo is fortunate to have a large number of law student members, and we certainly want to show our appreciation to them! At the GP|Solo’s 2008 Spring Meeting in New Orleans, a special presentation entitled “How to Get a Job in a Small Firm” was held at Loyola University New Orleans’s College of Law. Law students from all over the state heard from a panel of members discuss their experiences as a solo and small firm lawyer and the qualifications that they look for in an applicant.  Listen to the Panel (May 1, 2008 – WAV, 359MB)  More »
  • Featured Article
    Small Firm – Big Experience »
    By Dawn Richards
  • Maybe you’re not quite ready to give up your entire summer. Maybe you’re enrolled in a few summer classes to get those extra credits for early graduation. Whatever your situation, there is no substitute for the experience you will gain in working for a small firm. By small, I don’t mean thirty to fifty attorneys, but, rather, less than ten. In particular, I mean a firm where one attorney is on maternity leave and the remaining four attorneys are covering her workload. Or, a firm where 2 or 3 members are tied up with public defender work, preventing them from carrying a private caseload.… More »

Buzz Book

  • Convincing the Judge: Practical Advice for Litigators »
    By Cecil C. Kuhne III
  • Learn what judges like and do not like and how to deal with the judge throughout the entire litigation process. This book distills the advice of judges to practitioners appearing in their courtrooms and provides practical advice on case management, all phases of trial, and appeals. It also explains the judicial role and suggests tips for dealing with a difficult judge. Each chapter includes valuable practice tips and specific examples for enhancing your litigation skills.… More »


Buzz Tip

  • This Month's Tip
  • Every year the GP|Solo Division provides CLE, books and articles on a range of issues affecting solo and small firm practitioners and the Main Street lawyer.
  • Have you ever wondered how we insert the bar in GP|Solo?
    It is really easy! Just click the shift key and the back slash key at the same time.

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