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American Bar Association - Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice

May 2008

Vol. 7, No. 2

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    Reports to House of Delegates Due, Law Firm Merchant Account™, Office Depot Discount, book spotlight ,and Spring 2008 issue of SOLO.



Office Depot Discount »

Office Depot is the newest company to join ABA’s Member Advantage Program.

ABA members can save up to 35 % off Office Depot’ Web prices on items like furniture, copy and print, supplies and technology.

What does this mean to you? The typical adult spends more than $400 a year on office supplies. Apply the ABA discount to that figure, and you have a sizeable amount of savings. With the supplies needed for an average law firm, ABA members stand to save even more!

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Reports to House of Delegates Due! »

Instructions are now available for filing reports with recommendations and informational reports to the House of Delegates for the 2008 Annual Meeting in New York, NY.Reports with recommendations are due Wednesday, May 7, 2008, and informational reports are due Friday, June 6, 2008.

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Law Firm Merchant Account »

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Book Spotlight »

How to Build and Manage an Estates Practice »

Specifically tailored to the unique needs of the estates and trusts lawyers, this updated second edition of "How to Build and Manage an Estates Practice" focuses on making your practice better. Written as a "book of ideas," you'll find guidance on marketing, effective client communications, fee agreements, and ethics, including the updates to the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Whether you're a solo practitioner or a lawyer at a large firm, you'll find the tools you need to make a difference.

The Law Practice Management Section is providing a 15% discount, exclusively for SoloSez members. Just enter discount code, PEP8ISSD, when purchasing this book between April 18 and May 18.

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Spring 2008 Issue of SOLO »

The Spring 2008 issue of SOLO newsletter focuses on Pro Bono and community service. The among the articles included are Pro Bono Mythbusters, the results of a Division survey and helping the poor.

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