|Solo/Small Firm Practitioner
All About You!
(Solo and Small Firm Conference)
By Pat Yevics
This Year and Even Better
“Fun, Fitness & Stamina: Principles and Strategies for the Healthy
Lawyer” (hosted by the MSBA’S Lawyers Assistance Program) – Times
will again be scheduled for blood pressure tests and massages. In addition,
the Spot will be staffed by professionals who can answer questions on stress
management, nutrition and health. This is a great opportunity to make certain
that your lifestyle is promoting peak professional performance.
for Every Practice Need
for the Tech of It Track – Practical and useful topics to help practitioners
make choices about new technology or use current technology more effectively.
Perfect Track – Topics to help you improve office practices.
Legal Topics Track – Five legal-specific topics, held in conjunction
to Start a Solo Practice Track (co-sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section) – Specific
and practical topics for practitioners who are new to solo practice or
thinking about going solo.
on Success: Worth Repeating
Speech – The ability to communicate effectively can increase your
chance at success regardless of your practice area or where you practice.
Our keynote speaker is from Dale Carnegie, and he will give 12 tips on
how to improve your communication skills. This is a small part of their
extremely effective “High Impact Presentation Skills Program.” You
will gain information that you will use every day of your life.
These are vendors who provide services and products specifically for the
solo and small firm practitioner. Meet with them and have your questions
These were a big hit last year and will be again this year. Vendors will
raffle off prizes each hour throughout the day.
Food, Great Sessions, Low Price – The same price as last year and
the best value for your education dollar. Reduced price for additional
attendees from the same firm. This is a great opportunity for your paralegal
or office manager to attend to help you with the job of being more productive.
Time – It is being held on Saturday so that solo and small firm practitioners
will not have to take valuable time away from the office and clients.
All About You – All sessions and topics are designed specifically
for the solo and small firm practitioner. The speakers are solo and small
firm practitioner or have experience working with solo and small firm practitioners.
This is information that you can use on Monday when you get back to your
You Can Use Again and Again – The written materials are worth the
price of admission. We ask all speakers to prepare materials that will
be useful even for attendees unable to attend a particular session. Last
year, there were over 500 pages of materials.
Reinventing the Wheel – You can network with other solos to discuss
common issues and perhaps come up with solutions to some of your own problems.
You will also have the opportunity to meet with speakers to get more specific
to Register –
You can register securely online at www.msba.org.
Garage Sale –
MICPEL will have many materials from previous courses as well as other publications
on sale at reduced prices just for this program.