In my prior post I mentioned the ABA GP/Solo Division. The division sponsored a National Solo and Small Firm Conference last week. Ross Kodner and I co-chaired the event. Ponca City, Oklahoma attorney Brian Hermanson was a speaker. Ross and I spent a lot of time working on this and it was a pleasure. Ross has done a nice blog post about the conference if you want more details. At this time the plan is to do it again next fall in Stowe, Vermont. I have to make special note of ABA staffer Laura Ramirez. Imagine having a huge project dumped in your lap when it was already one of your three or four busiest times of the year. And then imagine having to deal with me and Ross almost every day for weeks! Thanks also to the GP/Solo division leadership for supporting the venture and Alexandria, VA attorney, Deb Matthews for serving not only as a track leader, but generally filling in when we needed help.
But right around the corner is the Maryland Bar’s 8th Annual Solo and Small Firm Practice Conference on November 11, 2006. They have some nationally known speakers like Sharon D. Nelson, John Simek, Carolyn Elefant and the ABA’s tech guru, Catherine Sanders Reach of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. My friend, Pat Yevics of the Maryland State Bar, organizes the conference. Fellow conference organizers, I do see another idea really worth stealing — a "Sanity" track. I like it. For more information, look over the conference schedule.