Section Notes

ABA Annual Meeting in Atlanta

ABA 2004 Annual Meeting August 5–8, 2004
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
, Atlanta, Georgia
The GPSSF Section will have its headquarters at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center when the ABA holds its Annual Meeting on August 5–8, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. Join us for a weekend of Section and ABA activities, including important committee meetings, outstanding CLE opportunities, and myriad social activities and networking opportunities. If you have not been to an ABA Annual Meeting, this would be a great time to see what one is like. All sections will have programs and activities. And the ABA itself will have a series of CLE programs, administrative activities, and social events to occupy your time.

Future GPSSF Section Meetings

2004 ABA Annual Meeting: August 5–8, 2004
Omni Hotel at CNN Center,
Atlanta, Georgia

2004 Fall Meeting: October 13–17, 2004
Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

2005 ABA Midyear Meeting: February 9–15, 2005
Hotel to be announced, Salt Lake City, Utah

2005 Spring Meeting: May 18–25, 2005
Fontainbleau Hilton, Miami, Florida

Section Leadership
Chair: William Hogan, Boston, Massachusetts
Chair-Elect: Lee Kolczun, Lorain, Ohio
Vice Chair: Dwight Smith, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Secretary: John Macy, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Another Successful ABA TechShow

For those of you who missed the ABA Techshow in Chicago last March, cheer up, you can go next year. The show was excellent. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from numerous outstanding presentations by knowledgeable speakers on technology about important developments respecting the practice of law. If you missed this one, plan on making the show next year. Those who went will undoubtedly want to return. GPSSF co-sponsors TechSho

Another Successful Annual Dispute Resolution Conference
In April the ADR Section presented its annual Dispute Resolution Conference. As usual it was highly successful, bringing together speakers and topics of interest to dispute resolvers and to lawyers representing clients in disputed matters. Look for calendaring information for next year’s program. GPSSF co-sponsors the annual Dispute Resolution Conference

Outstanding GPSSF Spring Meeting in Phoenix

The GPSSF Section held its Spring Meeting at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, in April. During the meeting the Section presented its first Lifetime Difference Maker Award to General Earl Anderson (Ret.), in recognition of his outstanding contributions to his country and its military services and to his profession. General Anderson received his award at a dinner held in his honor. Dinner was well attended by GPSSF leaders and section members and by representatives of the leadership of the ABA. Congratulations to General Anderson for many jobs well done. General Anderson is true American hero, a genuinely nice guy, and a model for all of us to follow.

Visit Our Website

The GPSSF Section has a website at It is part of the ABA website. The GPSSF website offers information about: (1) the time, date, and location of Section meetings; (2) Section activities; (3) membership; (4) publications, including books available for sale and electronic copies of the Section’s magazines and newsletters.


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Contact Information

ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL, 60610
Phone: 312.988.5648
Fax: 312.988.5711

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