June 23-25 is the date for the annual OBA Solo and Small Firm Conference. The Early Bird registration deadline is June 1 and then the price goes up, with a possibility that the conference will fill and close registration. There’s a lot of information available on the SSF Conference site, including my story about the conference, the complete schedule in PDF, a link to online registration and printable registration forms.

Ross Kodner and David Masters will be our special guests, but there will be many great speakers from among our membership. Presentations will cover subject matter as diverse as estate planning, time management, legal issues about drug testing, common law marriages, small claims proceedings, victim’s protective orders and more. These are all focused on the needs of the small firm lawyer. We’ll have copies of David’s book, The Lawyer’s Guide to Adobe Acrobat, 2nd Edition, for sale.

We’ve been holding our conference annually since 1998. Many states are hosting them now. I’ll be speaking at the Missouri Bar’s Solo Conference in June. See their agenda. The Vermont Bar just held their first such conference a few weeks back. If your state doesn’t have one, think about becoming the person who helps bring this type of fun and important educational activity to your state.