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Law Practice Division: Solo and Small Firm Interest Group

Law Practice Division:
Solo and Small Firm Interest Group


Who We Are

The LP Solo and Small Firm Interest Group exists because solo and small firm attorneys are the fastest growing segment of practicing lawyers within the ABA and you guys rock! You are the intersection of law and entrepreneurship. The LP Division of the ABA wants to be bring value to your ABA membership by being the go-to resource for your legal practice and business.

Message From the Chair



The LP Solo and Small Firm Interest Group is a gateway for solo and small firm attorneys into the Law Practice Division (LP) and the the American Bar Association as a whole. Solo and small firm attorneys comprise of over 60% of LP's membership and we assist solo and small firm attorneys in all aspects on their business.

We know solo and small firm attorneys are incredibly busy professionals who, often times, get bogged down in the day-to-day operations of their practice. The goal of our special interest group is to help you, as lawyers and business owners, in a variety of areas by sharing tips, articles and proven strategies and systems you can implement that will allow you to run your practice more efficiently. We will also compile the resources of the ABA and others materials to assist with the maintenance and growth of your practices.

We want you to visit our site and find ideas you can easily implement in your business. We will cover areas like technology in your practice, business development, using social media, creating efficient workflows and procedures.

In order to provide you with what you need for your business, your feedback and suggestions will be valuable.


Are your trust accounting processes sufficient?

If you are in doubt as to whether you are at risk for disciplinary action regarding mishandling of client funds, here is a mini checklist and items you can start implementing today:
  1. Do you maintain separate client ledger for each client’s money held in trust?
  2. Does your invoice include an accounting summary of your client’s trust funds?
  3. Do you accept credit card payments for retainers deposited into your IOLTA account?
  4. Do you know what a 3-way trust account reconciliation is and how to do one?
  5. Where do you deposit flat-fee payments? Not all flat fees are created equal.

Read more here: http://www.attorneyatwork.com/pass-trust-account-audit/

Join Us


Leadership

Chairs:

Gibson, K
Washington, Rochelle

Vice-Chairs:

MacMullan, Scott
Vega, Gabriela

Committee Roster  


Newsletters and Publications


The ABA's New CLE Value Pass

The ABA's New CLE Value Pass
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Some blogs and other sites to explore


How are you doing with your online marketing?

Where are your clients coming from? A review on Yelp? A Google search from a smartphone? Today more and more potential clients are turning to the web to make their decision. Some trends in client development and ethical ways to establish your presence in the real and virtual world.
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Solos - You are bigger than you think


Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

ABA/LP Midyear Meeting 2014

February 6, 2014 - February 7, 2014
The ABA/LP Midyear Meeting is coming home to Chicago! Join the entire ABA and fellow LP members, and become more involved in the Section. View the schedule to see which volunteer committees will be meeting to work on LP initiatives. Now is the perfect time to join a committee and volunteer your time and resources to help LP continue serving the legal profession.
 
Section Events

    Going Paperless: Don’t Burn Time and Money

    09/21/2016-09/21/2016

    Want to take your firm paperless? Not quite sure how to do this? This session will go into details in terms of the two most important aspects of taking a firm down the paperless path. The first, and easiest, is the technology to use, whether you are a solo, a small firm or a bigger one. We will ...

    Moneyball for Lawyers: How Legal Analytics Is Transforming the Business and Practice of Law

    09/29/2016-09/29/2016

    This webinar will showcase Legal Analytics based on litigation data. Attorneys at law firms and in-house now have access to insightful data about courts, judges, parties, and opposing counsel, enabling data-driven decisions about choice of outside counsel and litigation strategy and tactics. Analytics ...

    Law Practice Division Fall Meeting 2016

    10/05/2016-10/07/2016
    Royal Sonesta Hotel
    New Orleans

    The LP Fall Meeting is a great opportunity to learn essential CLE and get involved in Law Practice and cannot be missed! Members of Law Practice are encourage to participate in CLE, Committee Meetings, and networking events. We'll see you in New Orleans! ABA Law Practice Division members receive free ...

Modified by Austin Groothuis on November 17, 2014

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