General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

A service of the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division


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JUL 2009


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  • The ABA GPSolo Council has voted to change the Division’s logo to the ABA unified logo system. You will begin to see the new logo starting in August.

2009 ABA GP|Solo Annual Meeting »

Join us in Chicago for the Association’s premier event, the 2009 ABA Annual Meeting! Whether you have been in practice for three months or 30 years, in solo practice or employed by a small firm, the ABA Annual Meeting is the place to be. The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division will put on some excellent CLE programming and will provide wonderful networking opportunities.

Don’t miss these ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm activities!
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  • Fourteen GPSolo CLE programs held at the Presidential CLE Center – Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Committee business meetings
  • Keithe E. Nelson Memorial Military Law Luncheon
  • Swearing-In Ceremony for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Caucus Breakfast – Free!
  • Networking with your colleagues at the Hospitality Suite

Location Changes

Friday July 31, 2009
The Military Law Committee Meeting, Swearing-In Ceremony, and the Keithe E. Nelson Memorial luncheon locations have been changed. The events above, formerly at the Swissotel, will now be held at the Mid-America Club on the 80th Floor, 200 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601.

Sunday August 2, 2009
The Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Caucus Breakfast has been moved to Crystal Ballroom A, Green Level, West Tower, Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Advance Registration Deadline: Although the Advance Registration deadline has passed, you can still register online.

GP|Solo Headquarter Hotel information
Swissotel Chicago
323 East Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60601

Room Rates:
Classic S/D $199, Swiss Executive Corner Rooms S/D $250, One-Bedroom Executive Suite $400
For your convenience, go to to register online, purchase event tickets, and secure your hotel reservation.

You must register for the ABA 2009 Annual Meeting to receive housing. A list of official ABA hotels, rates, amenities and locations can be found at Reservation requests should be directed only to Travel Planners, by registering online at or by using the registration form posted on the site.

CDS/Travel Planners will acknowledge your reservation request in writing within 72 hours (three business days) of receipt of your ABA registration. Hotels will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Choice of accommodations will become more limited as the deadline for registration approaches. For housing and hotel specific questions, please call Travel Planners at 800-221-3531 or send an email to

A credit card with a valid expiration date (August 31, 2009, or later) is required to guarantee your hotel reservation. A customary one night’s deposit may be charged to your credit card days before your arrival (depending on hotel policies). Please consult your housing confirmation, which you will receive from CDS/Travel Planners, the official ABA Registration and Housing Bureau, for your hotel’s specific policy.

ABA Headquarter Hotel
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

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House of Delegate Election »

The 2009–2010 Division Council will elect a new Division Delegate to the House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30–August 2, 2009. This is a three-year term to be filled through the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in 2012.

Annual Council Agenda Book »

The GP|Solo Division’s council agenda book will be available online the week of July 27, 2009 at in the Leadership Portal. Please print the agenda book for your review and bring with you to the meeting. The Division Council will meet during the Annual Meeting on August 1, 2009, at the Swissotel Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

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

October 15–17, 2009
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles , California

  • The National Solo and Small Firm Conference, offering more than 20 CLE sessions and four plenary sessions
  • Young Lawyers Institute offering six CLE programs for law students and new lawyers
  • Committee business meetings
  • Welcome reception
  • Difference Makers Awards Dinner cosponsored by West, a Thomson Reuters business

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