Section News


In This Issue’s Section News:

Save the Date: 2004 GPSolo Section Spring Meeting
ABA GPSolo Section Chair William Hogan invites you to join us for what will truly be a most memorable meeting from April 21–25, at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort located at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains outside of sunny Phoenix, Arizona. The Section will be presenting our Lifetime Achievement—Difference Maker Award to the esteemed General E. E. Anderson. In addition to the gala dinner on Friday to fete our award winner, the Section will be holding numerous committee meetings as well as hosting a golf tournament. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun!
( Did we mention most of the rooms at the Resort have their own hot tubs and that the Resort’s golf course was rated as the No. 1 public golf course in Arizona? Rooms/casitas start at $122!)

For more information on this meeting, please visit


GP/Solo Section Young Lawyers Page

Judge Jennifer Rymell, Chair of the Section’s Young Lawyers Committee, invites you to visit the Section’s newest resource for our young lawyers. Our Young Lawyers Welcome Page provides a wealth of resources at your fingertips . . . from finding out more about the Section’s benefits, to highlighting recent New Lawyer articles, to providing book suggestions on topics relevant to your level of practice.
Please visit the Young Lawyers Page at
And don’t forget to bookmark!

Hot Off the Presses…
Letters for Litigators NEW!
Essential Communications for Opposing Counsel, Witnesses, Clients, and Others

Daniel I. Small and Robin Page West

Save time and simplify your office routine! This publication includes numerous letters that can help simplify the task of communicating with opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, the court and others. As an added benefit, all letters contained in the book are also included on CD-ROM.

As electronic communication via quick e-mails and voicemail becomes the norm, and paper letters the exception, it becomes increasingly important not to lose sight of the importance of documenting the file and maintaining a professional tone. These letters simplify and expedite this effort, whether they are sent in paper form or via e-mail. Don't reinvent the wheel. Start with these letters instead.

238 pages + CD-ROM
ISBN: 1-59031-268-6
Regular price $80.00; General Practice Solo & Small Firm Division Member $65.00

Order Now!

Contest—Win a Free Copy of Letters for Litigators
E-mail a paragraph to us at explaining what it is about your desire or need for this book that makes you the person most deserving of receiving a free copy. Entries will be judged and a winner selected. Please send your entry by March 1, 2004. If possible, please also include a digital photograph of yourself, and we will run the picture and your winning entry in the next issue of GPSolo New Lawyer.

Please put the words “New Lawyer Book Contest” in your subject line. Include your name, postal address, and phone number with your entry. All entries become the property of the American Bar Association. Results will be published in the next issue of GPSolo New Lawyer.

2004 Atlanta Annual Meeting
Passport & Solo Day Information

ABA 2004 Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
August 5–8, 2004

Omni Hotel at CNN Center
The GP|Solo Section is pleased to announce the availability of Section Passports!
Passports include admission the Section’s Friday CLE programs as well as to all LPM and Litigation Section CLE programs at no additional cost!
(Admission to Solo Day excluded.)

$150 for Section Members
$175 for non-Section members
$100 YLD, govt. and judges
$0 law students

While in Atlanta be Sure Not To Miss…
Solo Day 2004
"We Are a Team": 99 Tips for Maximizing Your Potential
Featuring three educational sessions:

  • Go TEAM!!!! Marketing for Solos
  • How to Avoid Trouble: Making Your Malpractice Carrier Part of Your Team
  • Slippery Slope or Innovative Idea? Teaming With Other Attorneys WITHOUT Losing Your Clients

Solo Day attendees will receive a copy of "We Are a Team": 99 Tips for Maximizing Your Potential (a list of 99 of the best tips from the Solo Day Program).

Price Information
$125.00 includes copy of Thomas Kane's Letters for Lawyers.
$ 75.00 without the book

For more information on registering for the meeting and purchasing Passports or Event Tickets please visit:

GPSOLO T&PG December 03 Issue
How to Set Up a Law Office

The December issue of the GPSolo Technology & Practice Guide is now online at This month’s topic is “How to Set Up a Law Office.” From Jim Calloway and Ellen Freedman’s article on “The Planning Phase” to David L. Master’s article on “Setting Up the Paperless Office,” this issue will advise you step-by-step on how to get started. This issue also provides recommendations on what kind of hardware and software products are best suited for your needs (and budget!)

Section Members get a discount for TechShow!
March 25–27, 2004
Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
Offers more than 50 education sessions in eight different tracks and a two-day expo featuring the latest cutting-edge technology.
Sign up by February 26, 2004 and receive a $100 discount off the $795 registration fee.

General Practice members using program promoter code PP25 receive an additional $100 off!


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