Division News
General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

New Division Director

The GP|Solo Division is pleased to welcome its new Director, Kim Anderson. She wasn’t on board yet when we went to press with our Officer and Delegate cheat sheets in the October/November 2007 issue, but we didn’t want to let her off the hook so easily—so below you’ll find all the information you’ll need to embarrass her at the Midyear Meeting in Los Angeles:

Who Is Kim Anderson?
Staff Director

• Formally, Kimberly Anderson.
• Born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago (near Midway Airport) and currently lives in the South Loop. Ventured to New York City after college and lived there for 1.5 years.
• The second youngest of four girls. Her father exposed them to monster truck races, Cubs games, University of Illinois football games, toy trains, etc.
• Extensive association background with diverse positions at the American College of Healthcare Executives and SmithBucklin Corporation, the world’s largest association management company.
• Will earn her MBA in June 2008 from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business with concentrations in leadership/change management and entrepreneurship. Received a B.A. in Corporate Communications from Northern Illinois University. At NIU, Kim drove a white and aqua ’61 Chevy Impala, which was originally owned by her grandmother. It was truly a boat on wheels.
• Received two certifications: CAE (Certified Association Executive) and CMP (Certified Meeting Professional).
• Married for eight years and counting to Kurt. Caretaker of Ernie, a smooth-hair fox terrier, for six years. (To the disappointment of Kurt, Ernie is a woman’s best friend.)
• Board member for the Kellstadt MBA Association.
• Enjoys live music and favorite concert thus far is Bruce Springsteen at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Also a frequent patron of the New Orleans Jazz Festival (looking forward to the Spring Meeting).
• You may be able to see her in the Batman movie to be released later this year. She was an extra for a two-day shoot. 

March 13 to 15
Hilton Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Now in its 22nd year, ABA TECHSHOW is still the world’s premier legal technology conference, offering three days of educational sessions in legal technology to lawyers, paralegals, administrators, and IT managers—novices and experts alike. This year’s program will include more than 60 educational sessions presented by the country’s top legal technologists, and more than 120 technology vendors will display their goods and discuss their services during the two-day exposition.

Educational sessions will be grouped into 16 tracks focusing on specific areas of legal technology and geared to lawyers from every technology background. Tracks for 2008 will include Solo/Small Firm; Client Relationships; Records Management; Show Me How; Mobile Technology; E-Discovery; Litigation; and many others. Mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) accreditation will be requested for this program from every state (including California and Pennsylvania) with MCLE requirements for lawyers.

On Friday, March 14, solo and small firm lawyers can take advantage of special programming designed just for them. Experience two solo/small firm tracks, other great technology programming, and admission to the Friday luncheon—all for the standard one-day rate.

GP|Solo Division members are eligible to receive a discount of $200 off every registration. To register, visit www.techshow.com and select Program Promoter Registration. Be sure to input Program Promoter ID PP826. Receive an additional $100 off if you register by February 1.  

Save the Date!
GP|Solo 2008 Spring Meeting
May 1 to 3
Royal Sonesta Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

Nominating Committee Report
The GP|Solo Division Nominating Committee met during the 2007 Fall Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The full text of the Nominating Committee Report can be found on the Division website at www.abanet.org/genpractice/nominating.

Copyright 2008

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