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Buzz Meetings

Midyear Meeting

We hope that you will attend the American Bar Association 2010 Midyear Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held February 3–9, 2010, in Orlando, Florida.

There is no registration fee for the Midyear Meeting. Attendees can register for the Midyear Meeting several different ways: online , by fax, by mail, or onsite at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. The deadline for advance registration is January 18, 2010.

GPSolo Midyear Meeting Schedule at a Glance

Friday, February 5, 2010

Keithe E. Nelson Memorial Luncheon
CLE – Smart Soloing: Effective Strategies for Diverse Lawyers
Hospitality Suite

Saturday, February 6, 2010

CLE – The 5,000-Year-Old Formula: Negotiation From Moses To Next Monday Morning – The Rules Haven’t Changed
SoloSez Dinner
Hospitality Suite

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Breakfast Caucus

For more information, visit http://new.abanet.org/divisions/genpractice/Pages/default.aspx.


Got Questions? Get Answers!

The 24th annual ABA TECHSHOW educates lawyers and legal professionals through three days of CLE sessions and a two-day expo. Attendees from all knowledge levels learn legal technology tips that cover basic and advanced technology. Fifteen dedicated tracks cover the most relevant legal topics and issues, and the expo features the latest products from more than 100 vendors.

As a member of the American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, you can save $150 off the standard registration rate for ABA TECHSHOW when you register by February 19, 2010. Download your organization’s registration form with a unique Event Promoter Discount Code, EP1019, to receive the rate.

Don’t miss your chance to network with legal professionals from across the country, March 25–27, 2010, in Chicago during ABA TECHSHOW. If you have questions, come get answers at www.techshow.com.

27th Annual National CLE Conference: CLE and SKI!

Cosponsored by the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division


January 6–10, 2010 Vail Mountain Marriott Resort & Spa

Nine Practice Areas

  • • Bankruptcy
  • • Civil Litigation
  • • Employee Benefits
  • • Family
  • • Health
  • • Intellectual Property
  • • Labor & Employment
  • • Real Estate
  • • Tax

Top Notch Legal Education, Invaluable Networking Opportunity, Enjoy World Class Skiing, and Luxurious Resort Accommodations!

  • • 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 colleagues
  • • Outstanding resort location
  • • Early morning and late afternoon CLE schedule—plenty of recreation time
  • • Special Vail lodging and lift-ticket discounts! (Available from January 3–11, 2010.)

Earn CLE While You Ski!

The Law Education Institute was established in 1980 by Attorneys James J. Podell and Peggy L. Podell for the purpose of presenting outstanding continuing legal education programs. Long active in bar activities, Jim and Peggy developed the National CLE Conference® into one of the pre-eminent programs in the country. Insistence on high-quality speakers and programming assures that this conference will be both a substantive learning experience and a leisurely, relaxing vacation. Don”t miss this unique networking opportunity!

Visit www.lawedinstitute.com for more details.

CLE Teleconferences

December 2009

The Six Systems Every Law Firm Owner Needs for More Freedom, More Money and More Happy Clients | (CET9TSS) | Thursday, December 10, 2009 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

In this fast-paced presentation, Alexis Martin Neely will guide you through her experience of leaving the big law firm life and starting her own firm with limited financial resources, while she was the breadwinner in her family and had a baby at home with another on the way. She’ll share the trials, tribulations, and rewards of growing her practice from scratch into a million-dollar-a-year law business in just three years and how every solo and small firm and family law practitioner can follow the proven blueprint for success she developed and has now successfully taught to more than 150 other lawyers.

Speaker: Alexis Martin Neely, Family Law Planning Institute, Los Angeles, CA
To register, please visit: http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/t09tss1.html.

January 2010

The New Federal RESPA Rules | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Moderator: Aurora Austriaco, Austriaco & Associates, Chicago, IL
Speakers: Richard J. Patterson, Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance, Rocky Hill, CT
 Susan Pesner, CaticPesner Kawamoto Conway, McLean, VA
 Peter Birnbaum, Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., Chicago, IL

Counseling Clients on the New FTC Regulations Regarding the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising | Thursday, January 21, 2010 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Moderator: Priya Marwah Doornbos, PMD legal, Ypsilanti, MI
Speaker: Kevin Houchin, Houchin & Associates, Fort Collins, CO

February 2010
Current Issues in Mortgage Foreclosures | Thursday, February 4, 2010 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Moderator: Christopher Brown, Begos Horgan & Brown, LLP, Westport, CT
Speakers: Amy Clark Kleinpeter, Clark Kleinpeter Law, Alhambra, CA
Kenneth Yudell, Aronauer, Re & Yudell, LLP, New York, NY


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