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Annual Meeting Information »

ABA Annual Meeting in New York, NY, August 7 - 12, 2008.
Advance Registration ends July 8, 2008.

With over 30 programs and counting, you are sure to find one that will assist in the development of your practice. For up-to-date information about the GP|Solo CLE programs and the 2008 Annual Meeting Schedule of Events, please visit the GP|Solo Annual Meeting website.

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Call for Nominations: GP|Solo Delegate to HOD »

The 2009 Division Council will elect a new Division Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting in New York City, August 7-10, 2008. This is a three-year term to be filled through the conclusion of the Annual Meeting in 2011.
Nominations must be provided to the 2008 Division Secretary, jennifer j. rose, in writing at least ten (10) days prior to the beginning of 2008 ABA Annual Meeting. She may be contacted c/o the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division at 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598. The e-mail address is; fax number is (312) 988-5711. No special form of nomination is required, and self-nominations are acceptable.

GP|Solo CLE  »

Upcoming CLE Programs:

JULY 16 : What We've Learned from the Real Estate Crisis (So Far) , is an ABA Connection,one-hour CLE teleconference, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST. The program is sponsored by the ABA Journal, Membership and Marketing, and the Center for Continuing Legal Education.
     This ABA Journal article and teleconference will assess the legal aspects of the real estate crisis, especially the litigation it has spawned and the legal matters lawyers are handling for clients who are buying, selling or just trying to hang on to property. Among those topics will be the spike in foreclosure work and how lawyers are adapting provisions of the recent federal legislation revising bankruptcy law to the current situation.

SEPTEMBER 17: Wrangling Over Water Rights, is another ABA Connection,one-hour CLE teleconference, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST.
      Sponsored by the ABA Journal, Membership and Marketing, and the Center for Continuing Legal Education, this article and teleconference will explain how the legal fights over water are already developing in legislatures, regulatory agencies and the courts, at both the state and federal levels, and how those battles differ from region to region. Although the law has governed access to water for centuries the legal system may not be prepared to sort out the issues that are developing now.

For more information and to register for these or other upcoming GP|Solo cosponsored CLE, visit

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National Solo and Small Firm Conference »

The Third Annual National Solo & Small Firm Conference, hosted by the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division , is October 3 – 4, 2008 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
GP|Solo hotel headquarters are Hotel Santa Fe and The Hacienda at the Hotel Santa Fe.
Make your resevations now, call the hotel directly at 505.982.1200 or 800.825.9876 and mention the ABA General Practice 2008 Fall Meeting to get the special low rates of $179 Hotel Santa Fe single/double or $229 Hacienda single/double. In order to receive the discounted room rate be sure to make your reservation by Monday, September 1, 2008 at 5:00pm CST.

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New Member Advantage Benefit — Hewlett–Packard »

ABA members can now receive special discounts on commercial products and services at Hewlett-Packard, a leading technology provider offering computers, printers, imaging systems and more.
Besides discounts, members can take advantage of HP’s team of more than 125 technical sales experts who can help you select the right products and services for your business. Whether you need to price a new printer or want advice on designing a scalable network or storage solution, the technical sales team can help—through telephone consultation, live chat or free online classes.
For more information, please visit To purchase HP products and take advantage of special ABA membership discounts, please visit or call 1-800-888-8450 and mention code ABA1.

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