Vol. 1, No. 5


For CLE teleconferences that GPSolo produces and coponsors, please visit the Events & CLE page.



Division CLE


Missed the National Solo and Small Firm Conference? Don’t worry! You can still access the great programming!


You can still access the program offerings after the conference. If you register to attend in-person, webcasting, or just didn’t have time to do either. You can have access to more than 20 hours of CLE to use at your convenience during the next 18 months. There is no reason not to participate!

Here is a quick overview of some of the CLE offerings at the meeting: • Tips in Technology • Ten Ways WordPerfect Can Make You Better, Stronger, Faster • RESPA, Dodd-Frank, and Consumer Financial Protection for Real Estate Practice • Residential Foreclosure Update • Taxes: How Do They Affect Lawyers? • Credit Scores, Credit Reporting, and the FCRA • How to Get More Clients Out of Legal Plan Participation • What Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Need to Know About the Professional Discipline System • Veterans Disability Compensation • Bankruptcy for Nonbankruptcy Lawyers • 60 Technology Tips in 60 Minutes • Setting Up a Law Office • Ethics and Internet/Website Use • Technology for the Solo or Small Office • How to Avoid Electronic Malpractice • How to Have Happier Clients • and An Introduction to Special Education Law.


To register for the archived programming, click here.


Four Free CLE Programs for All ABA GPSolo Members!


  • Immigration Hearings 101: A Complete Tool Kit for Representing Children in Immigration Court Part 1
  • Immigration Hearings 101: A Complete Tool Kit for Representing Children in Immigration Court Part 2
  • The Changing Face of the Legal Profession: How Commoditization and Specialization is Permanently Altering the Practice of Law
  • Leveraging Technology for More Efficient ADR


Division Teleconferences


For CLE teleconferences that GPSolo produces and cosponsors, please visit the Events & CLE page by clicking here.


A Forever Home for Fido: Animal Custody Issues in Adoptions, Divorces, and Disasters

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Central

Faculty: TBA

For more information and to register, click here.


Crop and Livestock Insurance Law From the Ground Up

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Central

For more information and to register, click here.


Did you miss a live teleconference? Don’t worry: you can still listen to it!


Client Satisfaction and a Paid Lawyer: Your 2012 New Year's Resolution (Online Course)

Product Code: CET11CSPCDR

Faculty: Melanie Bragg and Ann M. Guinn


The Accidental Nonprofit Lawyer (Online Course)

Product Code: CET11TANOLC

Faculty: Lynn Howell, Amy Lin Meyerson, Michael E. Malamut, Lisa A. Runquist


Other CLE


ABA Free CLE Premier Speaker Series: A New ABA Member Benefit


Powerful Public Speaking In and Out of Court

Monday, December 19, 2011

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Eastern


1.5 CLE credits requested

Faculty: Faith Pincus, Pincus Professional Education, Los Angeles, CA

Rick Levin, Levin Riback Law Group, P.C., Chicago, IL


ABA Members can now earn free continuing legal education credits through ABA programs featuring today’s most influential legal practitioners. The ABA introduces our free monthly CLE Premier Speaker Series. Earn up to 18 hours of CLE credit as part of your ABA membership. The CLE Premier Speaker Series is just one of the ways that we’re increasing the value of membership and advancing the legal profession. The first program on November 21, “Trying High-Profile Cases in Today’s Media Environment,” will include attorney David Boies, chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, who was named by Time magazine last year as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” No stranger to high-profile cases, Boies was counsel to the US Department of Justice in its landmark antitrust case against Microsoft Corp., and has won record settlements for clients such as American Express and Oracle. In addition to Mr. Boies, our distinguished panel will also feature: Randall M. Kessler, founding partner, Kessler & Solomiany; Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn of the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas; Judge Gene E.K. Pratter of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University (and a featured commentator on CNN). For more information and to register for the Nov. 21 program, click here.


The 29th Annual National CLE Conference

Cosponsored by ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

January 4–8, 2012

Snowmass, CO


All presentations are live, and feature some of the best lawyers, judges, and professors from throughout the country. The early morning and late afternoon schedule provides 16 to 22 hours of continuing legal education credit per program, while at the same time allowing you ample time to enjoy Snowmass Village. Click here for more information.


The 26th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime

Cosponsored by ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

February 29–March 2, 2012

Miami Beach, FL


Each year the National Institute brings together judges, federal, state, and local prosecutors, law enforcement officials, defense attorneys, corporate in-house counsel, and members of the academic community. The attendees include experienced litigators, as well as attorneys new to the white collar area. Attendees have consistently given the Institute high ratings for the exceptional quality of the Institute’s publication, its valuable updates on new developments and strategies, as well as the rare opportunity it provides to meet colleagues in this field, renew acquaintances, and exchange ideas. Click here for more information.





Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together! Legal professionals are increasingly engaging their audience with social media, managing documents more efficiently in the “cloud” and operating a law firm virtually. Technology is changing the modern day practice and ABA TECHSHOW® is dedicated to helping you understand what technology will best suit your needs. We want to make you aware that, as a member of the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division, you have access to a substantial discount on ABA TECHSHOW registration. The standard registration for ABA TECHSHOW costs $1,025, but our discount automatically decreases the price to $875. If you register before the February 17 early bird deadline, you will receive an additional discount of $200—you can attend for the low cost of $675! Simply download this registration form and include the unique Event Promoter Discount Code EP1206 to receive the rate. Learn and network with legal technology experts from across the country, March 29–31, 2012, at the Hilton Chicago. Visit for up-to-date information on ABA TECHSHOW 2012, the best event for bringing lawyers and technology together.


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