2011 ABA Midyear Meeting
Please join us for the 2011 ABA Midyear Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The Division will hold activities such as CLE programs, a law student outreach gathering, the Keithe E. Nelson Memorial Luncheon, and the Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Caucus Breakfast.
The Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Caucus Breakfast will be held on Sunday, February 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The Solo and Small Firm Lawyers’ Caucus is open to all members interested in advancing the opportunities of solos and small firm attorneys in the legal profession. This event is the perfect opportunity to meet other ABA members and network with colleagues; examine issues being addressed by the ABA that are of interest to and impact solos and small firm attorneys; discuss issues of concern to solos and small firm attorneys; announce ABA candidacies; meet with declared ABA candidates; and learn more about the Division activities and programs so you can increase your involvement. Be sure to register for this free event!
Schedule at a Glance
Friday, February 11, 2011
8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Military Lawyers Committee Meeting
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Swearing in Ceremony
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Keithe E. Nelson Memorial Military Law Luncheon
10:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Book Publications Board Meeting
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting
3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
ABA Leadership Coalition for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers
10:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Breakfast Caucus
To register, click here for the 2011 ABA Midyear Meeting
Save the Date
2011 ABA GPSolo Spring Meeting
Four Season Hotel St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the ABA GPSolo Division’s Spring Meeting, cosponsored by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Meeting highlights include:
Thursday, May 12—a Welcome Reception
Friday, May 13—Committee Meetings, Solo and Small Firm Awards Ceremony, networking event at the St. Louis Zoo, Hospitality Suite
Saturday, May 14—Committee Meetings, Council Meeting, Hospitality Suite
ABA GPSolo has reserved a number of rooms at a reduced rate, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis until Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. (CST). To receive the special room rate of $169, which includes complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, please contact the hotel directly at 314-881-5800 and identify yourself as an ABA GPSolo attendee. It is recommended that you confirm your reservation early in order to guarantee your preferred dates. Please check with the hotel to confirm the cancellation policy for individual guestroom reservations.
2011 ABA Annual Meeting
Fairmont Royal York
January 5–9, 2011
Vail Mountain Marriott Resort & Spa
Eight Practice Areas:
• Civil Litigation
• Employee Benefits
• Intellectual Property
• Labor and Employment
• Real Estate
This event will feature top-notch legal education, invaluable networking opportunities, world-class skiing, and luxurious resort accommodations! Moreover, the programmers’insistence on high-quality speakers and programming assures that this conference will be both a substantive learning experience and a leisurely, relaxing vacation. Earn CLE While You Ski!
• Live programs with top-notch speakers—among the best lawyers in the country
• Cutting-edge topics
• 16–19 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 2–12, 2011
Don’t miss this unique networking opportunity! Please be sure to use this special link for ABA GPSolo members!
ABA TECHSHOW® 2011
Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together
Legal technology has become an essential aspect to legal careers and for 25 years. ABA TECHSHOW has shown how technology can improve the way you practice law. Join us April 11–13, 2011, in Chicago for our silver jubilee as we celebrate our 25th year of bringing lawyers and technology together.
As a member of ABA GPSolo, we want to make you aware of ABA TECHSHOW and the substantial discount we can provide you on registration. The standard registration fee for ABA TECHSHOW is $1,025, but our discount automatically decreases the price to $875. If you register before the February 25 early bird deadline, you will receive an additional discount of $200—you will attend for a low cost of $675! Simply download this registration form and include this unique Event Promoter Discount Code, EP1120, to receive the rate.
Don’t miss your chance to network with legal professionals from across the country, April 11–13, 2011, in Chicago during ABA TECHSHOW. If you have questions, come get answers at www.techshow.com.
CLE Teleconference: Ethical Pitfalls for Solo and Small Firm Attorneys
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Central
The program will address ethical issues of concern to solo and small firm attorneys, including the types of situations most likely to turn into ethical issues for these attorneys. See how complying with ethical requirements not only keeps you out of hot water with your bar, but also strengthens your client relations.
Topics will include:
- Ethical violations commonly seen by solos and small firms
- Model ethics rules in the courtroom, including how they work if discrimination may be involved in the proceedings
- Ethical rules related to the sale of a law practice
- Ethical issues related to using technology
James L. Schwartz (Moderator), James L. Schwartz & Associates , Chicago, IL
Jeffrey M. Allen, Principal, Graves & Allen, Oakland, CA
Paula J. Frederick, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
Hon. Jennifer A. Rymell, Judge, Tarrant County Court at Law #2, Fort Worth, TX
For more information and to register, please visit www.abanet.org/cle/programs/t10eps1.html