Making the Solo Conference Even
By Pat Yevics
While the full Solo and Small Firm
Conference on Saturday, November 6, 2004, is geared toward the more
experienced practitioner, there is little time to address the needs of the
new solo practitioner.
In an effort to make the Solo and Small
Firm Conference even more helpful for all practitioners, we are offering a
Pre-Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2004, at
the BWI Marriott. This Pre-Conference will address two important areas:
“How to Start a Solo Practice” and “Technology for the
The topics for “How to Start a Solo
Practice’ include Business Aspects of Starting a Solo Practice, How to
Avoid Grievance and Malpractice, and Practical Tips to Start Out Right. On
Saturday, new solos can attend a session on technology and marketing to
help them with their practice. The topics for “Technology for the
Technically-Challenged” are Finding Your Comfort Level: Basics Without
Jargon, Software and What It Does, Using the Internet and E-mail.
For many years, we have been asked to have
a program for those practitioners who are not as comfortable with
technology as they should be. They have told us that they sometimes feel
overwhelmed in some of the technology programs. We would like to reach out
to those attorneys by offering a session in which they will feel
comfortable enough to ask questions. We hope that this will ease some of
their anxiety, thereby making them more comfortable with attending
Saturday’s conference, where they will find even more information.
Each session can accommodate only 50
attendees. The programs are designed to present topics that will prepare
attendees for the Solo Conference, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6 at the BWI Marriott.
The cost for either of the Friday programs
is $50. Remember, there are only 50 seats available for each session, so
register early. The cost to attend both Friday and Saturday is $135, a
discount of $10 off the regular registration cost for both days. You must
register for both sessions at the same time to receive the discount.
Registration is available online and the full brochure will be mailed
after Labor Day.