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SOLO, SMALL FIRM AND GENERAL PRACTICE DIVISION NEWS: Spring Meeting, Call for Applications

2017 Joint Spring Meeting

May 17 to 20
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Scottsdale, Arizona

Presented by ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; ABA Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services; Group Legal Services Association (GLSA).

It’s not too late to register for the 2017 Joint Spring Meeting, which promises to be spectacular. Come and enjoy a Western Welcome Reception Hoedown at the new Copper Canyon events center. Enjoy a Southwestern Cookout including Abuela’s Sizzling Fajitas. Enjoy a small, quaint, intimate setting with Peter Blauner, a writer for Law and Order. Because we feel it is important to be the best you that you can be, you don’t want to miss the “Mind and Music over Matter: The Wellness CLE,” including yoga, meditation, ecstatic dance, and hotel wellness staff.

For more information on all the exciting programing at the Joint Spring Meeting, go to ambar.org/gpsolospringmeeting.

Call for Applications: Diversity and Young Lawyers Fellowships

GPSolo is pleased to announce the sponsorship of four Diversity Fellowships and two Young Lawyers Fellowships during the 2017–2018 Bar Year.

The Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to promote diversity within the Division and the ABA while providing leadership development opportunities within the Division for women, attorneys of color, and those with disabilities and persons of differing sexual orientations and gender identities.

The Young Lawyers Fellowship Program is designed to provide young lawyers the opportunity to become actively and integrally involved in the Division’s meetings and committees with leadership development opportunities.

Applications and nominations for both Diversity and Young Lawyers Fellowships must be received by April 28, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified in early June 2017.

For more information about these fellowship programs, visit our website at americanbar.org/groups/gpsolo/initiatives.html.

Don’t forget about these FREE GPSolo Member Resources

Hot Off the Press Series. GPSolo’s Hot Off the Press series, featuring new book publication releases and authors, is held entirely by teleconference as a Division member benefit at no additional cost. The sessions are held bimonthly (starting in January) on the third Wednesday of the month, and they normally last one hour during lunchtime. The content of the program is based on the author’s book published by ABA Book Publishing. Past sessions include: The Lateral Lawyer: Opportunities and Pitfalls for the Law Firm Partner Switching Firms; The Debt Collector’s Handbook; Be a Better Lawyer: A Short Guide to a Long Career; How to Capture and Keep Clients; Marketing Strategies for Lawyers; The Business Guide to Law: Creating and Operating a Successful Law Firm; and more!

Brown Bag Sessions. These sessions are short, informal educational events on timely topics organized by committees and held entirely by teleconference as a Division member benefit at no additional cost. They are held monthly and normally last one hour during lunchtime. Past Brown Bag Session topics include: Anatomy of a Client Relationship: How to Attract and Keep Quality Clients; Proxies in Nonprofit Membership Organizations: Proximate Cause of Conflicts; 7 Success Secrets for Mastering Your Cash Flow; and Competitively Managing Firm Challenges in a Buyer’s Market.

The Division does not offer continuing legal education credits for these programs.

You can access past sessions on the GPSolo Division website at any time: americanbar.org/gpsolo.