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Register now for 7th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference

Solo Small Firm Conference

Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride
You may be a Solo or Small Firm lawyer, but you are NOT alone. The Illinois State Bar Association will present the 7th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference from Oct. 27-29 at the Springfield Hilton. Last chance to catch the Conference in Springfield before it moves to a new location! Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride will be the featured plenary speaker. Register by August 25 for the Early Bird discount! Earn up to 12 hours of MCLE credit, including all 6 hours of PMCLE credit. “Get Connected” to your peers, the latest in technology, and current practice updates at this year’s Conference. Learn how to:

  • Avoid the biggest business mistakes lawyers make
  • Market your practice on a tight budget
  • Properly manage non-lawyer assistants
  • Use social networking and understand the related ethical issues
  • Prepare for technology backup and disaster recovery

  • Use cloud based storage
  • Practice law remotely
  • Use Fastcase, ISBA’s free online legal research tool
  • Implement security best practices in your office
  • Handle, communicate, accept and reject clients based on ARDC opinions and rules
  • Create a website in 60 minutes
  • Improve your legal writing
  • Avoid malpractice through the use of practice management software
  • And so much more!

Network with the speakers, ISBA leadership, conference exhibitors and, most importantly, your peers from across the state, because sometimes the most important learning happens during the conversations held between sessions. Special thanks to our sponsors for making this conference possible:

  • Bank of America
  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
  • Immediate Past President Mark D. Hassakis, Hassakis & Hassakis, Mt. Vernon
  • St. Louis University School of Law

    Conference registration is online only at www.isba.org/soloconference/2011reg. Early Bird Pricing: $275 ISBA Member / $550 Non-Member Visit the Conference website for information about the Registration Pricing, Meal/Social Functions, and more. Hotel Information The deadline for making your room reservation at our special rate is Oct. 5. The Conference will be hosted at the Hilton Springfield located at 700 East Adams Street in downtown Springfield. A limited number of rooms are blocked at the Hotel through Oct. 5 at the Conference rate of $95 single/double per night. Registrants can arrange their hotel accommodations online or by calling the hotel directly at (217) 789-1530; be sure to ask for the ISBA rate.

    Posted on July 6, 2011 by Chris Bonjean