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December 20, 2018 Division News

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Midyear Meeting 2019

Midyear Meeting 2019

Las Vegas

Midyear Meeting Programs, Friday, January 25, 2019

GPSolo has some exciting events scheduled during the ABA 2019 Midyear Meeting at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada. There is no registration fee to attend the Midyear Meeting; however, a registration fee may be required to attend certain events. Additionally, you must register through the ABA to secure a hotel room at the ABA rate.

Innovate Your Practice for Success CLE Sessions: FREE

GPSolo’s top new authors will provide unique insights on some of the legal industry’s hottest topics. Register for each individual session or for all of them today! Are you still undecided? Preview these programs by listening to the authors’ podcasts in our podcast library:

Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Gain an Edge in Questioning and Selecting Your Jury

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jeffrey T. Frederick, Ph.D.

Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visual
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Kerri L. Ruttenberg

Advising the Small Business: Forms and Advice for the Legal Practitioner, Third Edition
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Jean L. Batman

The Business Guide to Law: Creating and Operating a Successful Law Firm
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kerry M. Lavelle

Leveraging the ABA Author Experience and Luncheon
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Presented with ABA Publishing, this fun and interactive non-CLE program is designed for ABA published and prospective authors who want to distinguish their books through marketing. These resources will help you succeed in your career as an author. You will learn:

  • Guidelines to leverage your author experience to enhance your practice.
  • How to effectively promote yourself as an author.
  • Marketing services offered by the ABA for its authors.
  • Tips to identify other marketing resources to implement.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Kristi Staab, MBA, Chief Rock Star, Executive Coach

Kristi Staab is an international speaker, author, trainer, and consultant who has been coaching and developing individuals, teams, and organizations to excellence in the areas of leadership, sales, and success for nearly 25 years, helping them be more, do more, and achieve more.


Keithe E. Nelson Memorial Military Law Luncheon
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This bi-annual event honoring the life and legacy of Major General Keithe E. Nelson (USAF, Retired), the ninth judge advocate general, has become a forum for presentations by distinguished speakers on military law subjects. All military and civilian attorneys are invited, and it is not necessary to be an ABA member to participate.

Keynote Speaker: Brigadier General Malinda E. Dunn, USA (Ret.), Executive Director, American Inns of Court Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia

Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) Present and Powerful Speaker Series Wine and Cheese Reception: FREE
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Presented with the ABA Law Practice Division
Keynote Speaker: Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist, and bestselling author. Seven of her 12 published books have been New York Times bestsellers, including A Return to Love, considered a must-read for all spiritual seekers. Her newest book, A Politics of Love: Handbook for a New American Revolution, will be published in 2019. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and Real Time with Bill Maher. In 1989 she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. To date, Project Angel Food has served more than 11 million meals. Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance.

Get a sneak preview of this session! Marianne recorded a podcast as a preview of her session. Go to to listen to it.

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