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Prior CLE Programs/Materials


The Solo and Small Firm is committed to providing high-quality, timely CLE programming for its members. The programs are generally held from September - May each year over the breakfast or lunch hour and include topics such as: networking, trust accounts, courtroom advice, law office technology resources and more.

2012-13 Programs

August 6, 2012 | Solo and Small Firm Section Happy Hour in Duluth, MN

October 5, 2012 | Ethical Implications of the Digital Age

October 5, 2012 | Texts, Lies and Backup Tapes: What You Must Know about E-Discovery to Prove Your Case and Avoid Big Mistakes

October 24, 2012 | Real Estate Trifecta: Making More Murky Matters Mundane

December 5, 2012 | Solo or Small Firm, But Not Alone! – Tips on Hiring and Enabling Staff (Contract, Part-time or Full-time)

January 24, 2013 | Maintaining Your Solo-Small Law Firm Practice in Today's Legal Climate

February 21, 2013 | Solo-Small Firm Section Caribbean “Don’t Worry, Be Happy" Hour

March 15, 2013 | Help, I Still Have Hearsay Problems!

March 28, 2013 | Motions in Limine - Live Demonstration with Judge's Feedback

May 10, 2013 | Solo & Small Firm Section Appreciation Event and Annual Meeting


2011-12 Programs

August 8, 2011 | Solo and Small Firm Section Happy Hour in Duluth, MN

August 25, 2011 | An Afternoon with Ed Poll: How to Manage Client Expectations & Coach's Corner (Case Studies for Solo and Small Firms)

September 22, 2011 | REVENUE: Make It, Book It, Bill It, Collect It

October 27, 2011 | Building Your Brand Without Breaking Your Bank

November 2, 2011 | Autumn Networking Social
(co-sponsored with the Practice Management & Marketing Section)

December 6, 2011 | Going Solo and Small Boot Camp

January 27, 2012 | Real Estate Basics: Making Murky Matters Mundane

March 9, 2012 | The Art of Effective Motion Practice | Part 1: Litigation Series

March 16, 2012 | How to Get Your Evidence In: What's Admissible and What Isn't, and What to Do About It | Part 2: Litigation Series

March 30, 2012 | Appeals: Can I Appeal? Should I? How? | Part 3: Litigation Series

April 19, 2012 | The Proper Use of Interns in Your Legal Practice

May 30, 2012 | Solo & Small Firm Section Annual Meeting, Elections and CLE - How to Find Wealth in Your Solo and Small Firm Practice


2010-11 Programs

December 15, 2010 | Solo and Small Firm Section Holiday Social

January 25, 2011 | Tools You Can Use Today To Grow Your Practice

  • Click here to watch to a recording of the "Tools to Grow Your Practice" program.

February 23, 2011 | The End of an Era: Closing Down Your Practice

  • Click here to watch to a recording of the "End of an Era" program.
  • Click here to view tips from the "End of an Era" program and click here to view a checklist from the "End of an Era" program.

March 30, 2011 | An Introduction to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

April 29, 2011 | Hanging Your Own Shingle: The Practical and Ethical Considerations of Starting a Solo Firm

May 25, 2011 | Solo and Small Firm Twins Game Social (Register early. A limited number of tickets are available.)

June 2, 2011 | Annual Meeting, Elections and CLE Program
Small Firm Practice Issues Affected by Insurance: Are we really in good hands?

In 2009 - 10, the section hosted the following programs. When supplied, the program materials are posted. To view a list of all previously sponsored section CLE programs, click here.

To view upcoming CLE programs, click here.




- Last Updated 02/28/2014 -

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