August 01, 2016 Division News

Solo, Small Firm And General Practice Division News: A New Mission And Vision

GPSolo Mission/Vision Amendment Notice

The GPSolo Division hereby provides notice of its intent to change its mission and vision. Please note that the Division’s Council has approved this revision. The proposed change is to revise the Mission/Vision Statement to the following:

The American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division is the National voice for solo, small firm and general practice lawyers, military and government lawyers, providing them with a welcoming, diverse and inclusive ABA home. We offer each practitioner a portal to the full resources of our Division, ensuring platforms, programs and collaborations that support and advance them not only in their legal practices but also in their personal lives.

Any questions or concerns should be e-mailed to

2016 Solo & Small Firm Summit

Co-Sponsored by

Cincinnati Bar Association and

Northern Kentucky Bar Association

September 29 to October 1
The Westin Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

The purpose of this Summit is to give you an opportunity to explore tools and resources needed to be an effective practitioner. By networking and sharing your knowledge with others, you will receive a unique perspective on what it takes to be more successful.

  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) training. Learn how representing a minor child is different from representing an adult. The KIND training will cover basic issues you need to consider and keep in mind when meeting with and representing minor children through different stages of their case. The program will give a broad overview of the child representation process, not specific only to immigration issues, and also will include ethical considerations when representing children.
  • Difference Makers Awards Luncheon. Enjoy lunch and honor our Difference Makers Award winners.
  • Regional Bar Leaders Dialogue. GPSolo is proud to serve as the voice and advocate for the solo and small firm practitioner and is undertaking several initiatives aimed at supporting those practitioners’ needs. One of these initiatives is the Regional Bar Leaders Dialogue, a roundtable of local and state bar leaders sharing ideas and discussing best practices in serving solo and small firm practitioners. Everyone is welcome!
  • Green Room. Have you been feeling a little “green” in certain areas of technology, social media, or online marketing? Stop by our “Green Room” and sit with an expert for a one-on-one session.

For more information about these programs and to register today, go to Save $100 if you register by September 7, 2016.

GPSolo Magazine Honored

GPSolo magazine’s May/June 2015 (32:3) issue, “Bumps in the Road for Young Lawyers,” has won an EXCEL Award from Association Media & Publishing. The issue won the Bronze Award in the category “Best Single Topic Issue” for a magazine with a circulation from 10,001 to 20,000. Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Allen; Issue Editors Ashley Hallene (convening issue editor), Andrew C. Clark, Joshua Paulin, Alice E. Richmond, and James Schwartz; the entire GPSolo magazine Editorial Board; Staff Editor Robert Salkin; Senior Art Director Tamara Kowalski; and everyone who helped make this issue such a success.