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2010 Fall Meeting & National Solo and Small Firm Conference

October 22–23, 2010
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol
Austin, TX

The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division would like to thank the attendees for coming to the ABA GPSolo Division Fall Meeting & National Solo and Small Firm Conference at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, from October 21–23, 2010.

The meeting was very successful with a welcome reception at the famous restaurant Threadgill’s, and 24 CLE programs taking place of Friday and Saturday. We had speakers from all over the country, as well as two from Mexico. We ended the CLE with a closing plenary on 60 Tips in 60 minutes. The grand prize was a free registration to the 2011 Fall Meeting and a one-night hotel stay, which was presented to Constance Popcheff of Indianapolis, IN. Thank you to everyone who visited the exhibitors.

The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division also collected several items for Project Transitions, the Meeting’s service project. The Division collected a large bag of toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, lip balm, soaps, etc.) three blankets, seven sheet sets, four bottles of Tide, and four bottles of Dawn dish soap. We also collected gift cards that valued in total more than $450 from Lowes, Sears, Walmart, CVS, HEB, Best Buy, etc.

View photos of the event on Facebook.

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2011 ABA Midyear Meeting
February 10–13, 2011
Hyatt Regency
Atlanta, GA

2011 Spring Meeting
May 12–15, 2011
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

2011 ABA Annual Meeting
August 4–7, 2011
Fairmont Royal York
Toronto, Canada


A Primer on U.S. Immigration Law: Issue Spotting, Hypotheticals, and Deciding to Become an Immigration Attorney
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Central

Immigration law has become the most dynamic and complex area of U.S. law today. From statute to local office policies, to the effect of competing political interests, substance and procedure change often. Understanding the field can take many years.

In one CLE, learn the major concepts in immigration law with a view toward issue spotting to better refer prospective clients or to help you decide whether you may wish to practice immigration law yourself.

Topics covered include:

  • family and business immigration
  • visas, green cards, admissions
  • removal proceedings
  • waivers and other relief

Alice Yardum-Hunter, (Moderator), Alice M. Yardum-Hunter, a Law Corporation, Encino, CA 
Russell Abrutyn, Associate, Marshal E. Hyman & Associates, Troy, MI
Amy Novick, Of Counsel, Haynes Immigration Law Firm, Washington, DC

For more information and to register: http://www.abanet.org/cle/programs/t10usl1.html.


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