Volume 4, Number 3
August 2006

Table of Contents
Past Issues

Division News

 Save the Date!

GP|Solo Division Fall Meeting
October 18-22, 2006
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pfister Hotel (Room Rate is $140 a night)




Practice Builders

Miss a recent Practice Builders teleconference?  Purchase the following Audio CD packages from the ABA Web Store:
Exercise Your Options I: Evaluating, Selecting and Budgeting Case Management Software
Exercise Your Options II: Researching, Testing, Implementing, and Training for Case Management Software 
Maximizing CMS: The Rx for Preventing Client Complaints and Malpractice


 Solosez Threads

Solosez is an email discussion list for solo and small firm lawyers. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Solosez has grown to be by far the ABA's busiest list.

For a taste of what Solosez has to offer, check out the popular threads on Solosez's website. Last month's threads were:


• Law Office Dress Codes
• Digital Letterhead
• Are Solo Attorneys Losers?
• Second Annual Official Solosez Haiku Competition
• Using A Cell Phone As A Main Phone Line


GP-MilitarySez is an email forum for lawyers who are in the military (either on active or reserve duty), who are contemplating a career in the military, or who have questions about legal issues involving the military. Recently formed, it is modeled on Solosez, the ABA’s busiest discussion list. As a cyber-water cooler, GP-MilitarySez offers an opportunity for practitioners to pose questions, offer advice, and share information. Discussion group participants determine the topics for discussion.

You need not be a member of the GP|Solo Division or even the ABA to join the list. Just go to GP|Solo’s military home page to sign up.

CLE: Discount on GP|Solo Programs through WestLegalEdcente

Updated Your Profile and Receive a Special Discount on all GP|Solo Online CLE!

 Update your current profile or sign up for a free profile and, as a GP|Solo Division member, you’ll receive a special discount on all GP|Solo Online CLE. These online CLE programs are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the convenience of your home or office computer. With WestLegalEdcenter you now have immediate access to the largest, most current collection of online CLE programs available on the Internet. CLE programs are available in live webcast and previously-recorded online programming, in both video and audio formats. The WestLegalEdcenter also provides unmatched innovative features such as links from program materials to Westlaw® and a CLE tracker service for easy and seamless management of CLE attendance and usage. To view the Division’s listing of courses, please visit WestLegalEdcenter today!


West is a primary sponsor of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division.


 NAF-GP|Solo ADR Preference and Usage Survey Result

Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey Results Now In!

In late 2005, the GP|Solo Division and the National Arbitration Forum collaborated on a survey designed to discover members’ needs and preferences regarding negotiation, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The survey results report, entitled ADR Preference and Usage (PDF 160K), is now available online. Thank you to all our members who participated in the survey and to the National Arbitration Forum, a sponsor of the GP|Solo Division, for their continued support.

Business Law Solo and Small Firm Survey

The ABA Section of Business Law is considering the formation of a Solo/Small Firm Practitioner Forum to better serve the needs of business lawyers practicing in firms with fewer than ten attorneys. If you practice in any area of business law, the Section would appreciate your feedback on the core elements of this initiative.  Please click here to launch a brief survey that should take no more than 5 minutes of your time.  Thank you in advance for your participation in this study.





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