September 25, 2018 GPSolo Division News

Division Meetings

2018 YLD & GPSolo Fall Conference: Tradition Meets Innovation

2018 YLD & GPSolo Fall Conference: Tradition Meets Innovation

2018 YLD & GPSolo Fall Conference: Tradition Meets Innovation

Presented with ABA Young Lawyers Division
October 24 – 28, 2018
Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina
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Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29414
Phone: 877/756-2121 or 843/722-0600

Reservations may be confirmed by calling the hotel and referring to the GPSolo or YLD Division meeting for the discounted rate. Otherwise, you can go to and use the online code GPSOLO18.

A special ABA rate of $244 single/double including complimentary WiFi has been negotiated. Occupancy tax is currently 14% (subject to change). Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis until Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:00 P.M. Central Time. We highly suggest confirming your reservation as soon as possible. After the cutoff date or after the block has been filled, rooms may still be available but will be sold at prevailing rates.

Government rate: A limited number of rooms have been contracted at the government rate. The government rate is available for government employees only with a valid government ID. Please contact Sherri Napue at or 312/988-5640 for details.

Conference Highlights

  • Mark Britton, founder of AVVO, will talk about disrupters in the legal profession and how lawyers can succeed in an ever-changing society.
  • Thomson Reuters and Google will have hands-on, interactive workshops for all attendees.
  • Attend a powerful Diversity program and discussion at the Mother Emanuel AME Church with a survivor of the 2015 church shooting, community leaders, and legal professionals.
  • Join an interactive panel discussion on legal innovation and technology—with special guest Judy Perry Martinez, ABA President-Elect.
  • Learn about the Charleston legal community with a Legal History Walking Tour and program J. Waties Waring and the Dissent That Changed America, presented by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel.

Special Events

Note: Special events are not included in the meeting registration rate.

Wednesday Night Dinner
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: Pawpaw, 209 East Bay Street
Cost: $100 per person

Early arriving conference attendees and their guests are invited to join us for dinner at Pawpaw on Wednesday evening. Pawpaw is situated in downtown Charleston, with a southern-inspired menu, craft cocktails, and boutiques wines. The restaurant is brought to life with historical exposed brick, hardwood floors, live wood fire grill, and contemporary ambiance.

Get a Seat at the Table:
Join Your Colleagues for This One-of-a-Kind Networking Event

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Various
Cost: Individual / On Own

Network and enjoy an evening out with your peers. Hosted by one of GPSolo’s Fall Conference committee members, the Dine Around is a great way to meet new colleagues, make new friends, and join a stimulating night of conversation and discussion. When you arrive at the conference, the registration desk will have a list of several restaurants and the host of the dinner. Simply sign up for one of them. Limited seating. Only 6–12 people per dinner.

Friday Awards Luncheon with Motivational Speaker Jack Canfield
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 12:15 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.
Location: Francis Marion Hotel
Cost: $50 per person

Motivational speaker Jack Canfield will highlight his success principles and parlay them into our lives and practices. If you are not familiar with Jack, he is not only a motivational speaker/success coach, but he is also an American author, seminar leader, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur. He is New York Times Bestselling Author of The Success Principles and co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has more than 250 titles and 500 million copies in print in more than 40 languages.

If you register for the conference, you will have a chance to speak with Jack one-on-one. His book The Success Principles will be available for purchase on-site, which may be signed by him. Jack recorded a podcast as a preview of his session; click here to listen to it. You should also sign up for his notifications!

Like Jack says: Come ready to play full on!!!

A Lowcountry Evening at Lowndes Grove
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 6:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.
Location: 266 St. Margaret Street
Cost: $95 per person

The Lowndes Grove is a plantation house built about 1786, with spectacular views of the Ashley River in Charleston. As Charleston is home to a U.S. Air Force military base, we will be packing and shipping boxes of essentials for deployed military personnel. Enjoy an evening of food, fun, dancing, and networking.

2019 Joint Spring Meeting

Presented with ABA Section of Litigation
May 1 – 4, 2019
Marriott Marquis
New York, New York

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