General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

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American Bar Association - Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice

Nov 2008


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Cost Recovery »

Online Research Costs: Are They Recoverable?

Per the October/November 2008 issue of GPSolo, Joan Burda discusses the question of whether lawyers may bill clients for online research (OLR) fees. The GPSolo Division in April 2008 conducted a survey of their membership to learn more about their cost recovery practices. Approximately 50% of respondents recover costs for OLR. To learn more about this survey and information on how you can determine if you can recover costs, please go to the GPSolo Resources page at

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26th Annual National CLE Conference »

CLE in Colorado is pleased to announce that the 26th Annual National CLE Conference® will be held at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa from January 3 - 7, 2009 in Vail, CO.

By attending the Annual National CLE Conference you can have:

  • Live programs with top-notch speakers
    – among the best lawyers in the country
  • Cutting edge topics
  • 16-22 CLE credits, plus ethics credits
    – accredited in all MCLE states
  • Opportunities for open discussions
  • Networking with fellow attorneys
  • Outstanding resort location
  • Early morning and late afternoon CLE schedule
  • Special Vail lodging and lift-ticket discounts

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Sponsor Highlight: Clio »


The Future is Here: Web-based Practice Management

Web-based practice management is finally here with Clio. Clio is the smarter, easier, and more effective way to manage your practice. Specifically designed for solo practitioners and small law firms, Clio allows you to track matters, clients, leads, to-dos and other key elements of your practice from a simple, easy-to-use web interface. Securely access your data anywhere – from your PC, your Mac, and even your iPhone.

Clio is also proud to sponsor the ABA GP|Solo division. As a GP|Solo member, you are eligible for a 25% discount on your first 6 month subscription to Clio. With Clio there is no upfront investment – you only pay $49/month per attorney and $25/month per support employee.

Take advantage of this exclusive offer to GP|Solo members and sign up today for a free 30-day trial of Clio!

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