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Economic Recovery Resources »

  • Find the latest information from the ABA on how to get through the economic downturn. Our Economic Recovery Resources portal contains resources and tips on a variety of topics from job searching, to practice management, to professional development and more.

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ABA National Conference on the Employment of Lawyers With Disabilities »

This groundbreaking program aims to: encourage large legal employers, particularly corporations and law firms, to sign pledges to promote diversity and inclusion within the workplace with an emphasis on hiring and retaining lawyers with disabilities; develop best practices for promoting disability diversity and inclusion; and identify legal employers and work settings that are models for the legal profession. CLE certification is pending. The conference is part of the ABA’s diversity commitment to open the legal profession to lawyers with disabilities.

Date: June 15–16, 2009
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, D.C.
For more information, visit the conference’s webpage at:

2009 GP|Solo Spring Meeting  »

ABA GP|Solo Spring Meeting Is Cancelled

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at, the human swine flu outbreak continues to grow in the United States and internationally. In response to the intensifying outbreak, the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division Leadership has decided to cancel the Spring Meeting scheduled in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, from May 7–9, 2009.

The Division Leadership discussed the varying information available about the outbreak, but ultimately decided that cancellation of this meeting is in the best interest of our members. Contingency plans for the committee meetings, the awards luncheon, and the council meeting are being discussed, and more information will be posted to the website soon.

If you have already confirmed your hotel or meeting registration, an email with detailed cancellation information has already been sent to you. If you did not receive this notice, please go to our website at or contact Laura Ramirez, GP|Solo Meetings Manager, at or 312-988-5659.

For more information, please go to GP|Solo Spring Meeting Cancellation Information

2009 ABA GP|Solo Annual Meeting »

ABA 2009 Annual Meeting
Swissotel Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
July 30–August 2, 2009

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2009 GP|Solo Fall Meeting and National Solo & Small Firm Conference  »

2009 GP|Solo Fall Meeting and National Solo & Small Firm Conference
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
October 15–17, 2009

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Sponsor Highlight – Tabs3™ and PracticeMaster™ »

Software Technology, Inc. (STI) is excited to be a sponsor of the ABA GP|Solo Division!  STI, the maker of Tabs3 Billing and PracticeMaster Practice Management Software, has been at the forefront of developing software for law firms for 30 years. Tabs3 is one of the most widely used time and billing products in the United States and has been an industry leader since its introduction in 1979. Tabs3 helps you get your bills out faster and increase your productivity. Tabs3 is thrilled about our new Credit Card Authorization feature available in Version 15. Tabs3 clients can receive special negotiated rates, as low as 1.42%.

Tabs3 is also designed to integrate with PracticeMaster, the emerging leader in practice management software.  Among its many features, PracticeMaster provides an easy way for firms to create a firm-wide calendar, search for conflicts of interest, and organize case and contact information. For more information go to  A free trial of our software is available!

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