September 27, 2013

Mark your calendar and make plans now to attend the 9th Annual WSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference in Vancouver, WA on July 24-26, 2014 at the Vancouver Hilton. This program, co-sponsored by the WSBA Solo and Small Practice Section, is Washington’s premier program for solo and small firm attorneys.  It will feature outstanding speakers, an attractive variety of topics, an informative exhibit area, and three days of networking opportunities.

October 3, 2012 (updated from August 7, 2012)

The 7th Annual ABA GPSolo National Solo & Small Firm Conference will be in Seattle this year!  The dates are October 11-13, 2012. The Conference is an educational and professional forum that will discuss legal developments in the law that impact solo, general practitioners, and small firms. The Conference is designed to engage and inform attorneys at all levels of practice. Attendees will gain practical knowledge from an expert faculty comprised of well-known nationally acclaimed speakers. 

As members of the WSBA Solo and Small Practice Section, you can attend this event for the special sponsor rate of $275. You do not need to be a member of the ABA.

There will also be a free Expo with great vendors from legal software to legal insurance and beyond. If you can’t make the conference the Expo will be open. Free to all, please just register onsite in the Westlake Boardroom.

More information and registration.

August 7, 2012
The ABA Leadership Fellows program provides opportunities for lawyers in under-represented groups such as racial/ethnically diverse lawyers, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, to participate in leadership roles within the ABA Section of Litigation.  The primary objectives of the program are to attract, retain and develop talented diverse lawyers, foster a culture of diversity and inclusion, to further demonstrate the Section's commitment to ensuring equal opportunity in the profession and to create a pipeline of future leaders of the Section.  Check out the website to learn more and to apply for this program.

July 30, 2012

As of July 30, 2012, the Section has 749 members.  The Section is the 9th largest WSBA Section. 

July 12, 2012

At the Executive Committee Meeting on July 12, 2012, Jennifer Willner was confirmed to serve another year as Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Section.  Contact Jennifer with ideas, suggestions, and comments at  Marijean Moschetto is the Chair-Elect, Bruce Gardiner, Treasurer and Marya Santor, Secretary.  The next Executive Committee meeting is September 13, 2012 at the WSBA offices. 

Read the Section's 2011 Annual Report.  The 2012 Report will be out soon. 

July 5, 2012

There is an upcoming CBA Canadian Legal Conference taking place in Vancouver, BC on August 12-14th.  Visit their website for more information.