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Buzz Meetings


May 12–14
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

On behalf of the Division we invite you to attend the 25th Anniversary of the Spring Meeting. The meeting will be held May 12–14, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. Click here for more information about the meeting and to register.


The housing deadline has ended. Please contact Nicole Nikodem if you still need housing for the meeting.

Schedule of Events at a Glance

Thursday, May 12

5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Opening Session

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception: 25th Anniversary of the Spring Meeting at the St. Louis Zoo

Friday, May 13

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Solo and Small Firm Awards Luncheon Awards sponsored by West

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Networking Poolside Reception with The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) at Four Seasons Hotel

7:00 p.m. SoloSez Dinner

10:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. Hospitality

Saturday, May 14

8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Public Service Project—Food Outreach

8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Arch Tour (purchase your tickets on Friday morning at the Registration Desk)

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Past Chairs Round Table

12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Council Meeting and Lunch

10:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. Hospitality


For CLE teleconferences that GPSolo produces and cosponsors, please visit the Events & CLE page.

Internet Marketing: An Opportunity to Level the Playing Field
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Central

Mark Merenda (Moderator), President, Smart Marketing, Naples, FL
Allison C. Shields, President, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc., Long Island, NY

CLE credit has not been requested for this program. Many states do not offer credit for programs on marketing topics. Please be aware that each state has its own rules and regulations, including its definition of “CLE.”

To register for the program, click here.


August 4–7
Fairmont Royal York
Toronto, Canada

Registration is open for the Annual meeting. You can register by clicking here.

Joint Reception with Family Law, GPSolo, LPM, SciTech, and TIPS

Thursday, August 4, 2011
7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

You can purchase tickets when you register for the Annual Meeting.

Join us as we kick off the ABA Annual Meeting with a joint reception with the Section of Family Law, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division, Law Practice Management Section, Section of Science and Technology Law, and Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section at the Hockey Hall of Fame. You will enjoy food, drinks, and interactive entertainment while you meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. The Law Practice Management Section will be presenting their Sam Smith Award. And don’t forget your camera—you can take pictures with the Stanley Cup or purchase your professional pictures in the gift shop. While you are there, you will have the opportunity to buy a souvenir: anything from a key chain to your favorite team’s hockey puck to a sports jersey. We look forward to sharing this great night with you. See you there!


October 20–23
Westin Tabor Center
Denver, Colorado


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