April 12, 2018

Traffic tickets, immigration, cybersecurity among topics at ABA GPSolo Joint Spring Meeting

CHICAGO, April 11, 2018 — Legal professionals will gather to discuss a wide range of subjects at the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division’s 2018 Joint Spring Meeting April 25-28 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.

A highlight of the three-day conference will be the presentation of achievement awards to veteran lawyers Frank Neuner (of New Orleans), Neal Sonnett (of Miami) and Ernest Svenson (of St. Louis) during the Solo & Small Firm Awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 27, in the Waterbury Ballroom at the hotel.

What:  
2018 Joint Spring Meeting
             Sponsored by the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
             Group Legal Services Association and 
             ABA Standing Committee on Group & Prepaid Legal Services  

When: 
April 25-28

Where: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
             500 Canal St.
             New Orleans

Program highlights include:

“Make That Traffic Ticket Trash Your Firm’s Gold Mine”
– Traffic tickets throughout the United States are handled vastly different from state to state and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Presenters will discuss how lawyers can best represent ticket holders and keep up to speed with all the changes in an efficient and collaborative matter. Thursday, 11 a.m.-Noon.

“The American Dreamers: Current Legal Issues for Child Immigrants”
– Immigration policy, politics, and processes impact our communities in many ways. Often, those impacted the most are children. This can then in turn impact local courts, schools, and communities. In this session, panelists will examine current immigration policies and how they impact children and our communities. Thursday, 2-3 p.m.

“Cybersecurity Y2K18 Review”
–In this panel discussion, moderated by IP and business risk mitigation leader Mary Juetten, four cybersecurity experts will discuss imminent threats to cybersecurity for attorneys and law-related business managers. Drawing from their experiences across a variety of technology company and law practice management enterprises, they will then review popular, under-the-radar and upcoming technologies designed to help legal services providers better secure their businesses. A.I., Bitcoin, cost management, data breach insurance, VPN and encryption, and other issues unique to solo, small and emerging law businesses will also be discussed.  Friday, 8-9 a.m.

A complete meeting agenda can be found here.

This event is free and open to the members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org.

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