General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

A service of the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

Technology eReport

American Bar Association - Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice

Nov 2008

Vol. 7, No. 4


  • MacNotes »
    Mac security and the law office.
  • SurvivingEmail »
    How to look like an absolute fool on mailing lists.
  • Sites for Sore Eyes »
    Find out where to shop for new hardware.
  • ProductNotes »
    Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Mini Stick, The Chillow and Sound Oasis Sound Systems, and Sony’s eReader and Amazon’s Kindle.
  • DivisionNotes
    Cost Recovery, Call for 2009 Solo and Small Firm Program Awards Nominations.



Cost Recovery »

Per the October/November 2008 issue of GPSolo, Joan Burda discusses the question of whether lawyers may bill clients for online research (OLR) fees. The GPSolo Division in April 2008 conducted a survey of their membership to learn more about their cost recovery practices. Approximately 50% of respondents recover costs for OLR. To learn more about this survey and information on how you can determine if you can recover costs, please go to the GPSolo Resources page at

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Call for Nominations! »

Nominations are open until February 2, 2009

The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its annual 2009 Solo and Small Firm awards.  The annual awards program recognizes dedication to the practice of law as general practitioners or solo or small firm lawyers.  Each year the Division honors outstanding solo and small firm practitioners, as well as bar leaders and bar associations at the Division’s Awards Ceremony held at the Spring Meeting. Recognition is given for Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement, Solo and Small Firm Project Award and Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award. 

Program Summaries & Application Instructions for the 2009 Solo and Small Firm Awards Program are now available.

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