Bar Bulletin

August, 2004

 SOLO/SMALL FIRM PRACTITIONER:

BY PAT YEVICS  

Making the Solo Conference Even Better
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 Technically-Challenged”.

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.

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