Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section
Programs & Attendance

Month/Year

Speaker/Topic

February 2012 Brian M. Deutsch, Gaslowitz Frankel, LLC
Richard M. Morgan, Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C.
D. Lynn Russell, Russell & Herrera, P.C.
Marsha Schectman, Atlanta North Psychotherapy Center
“The Use of Collaborative Law in Resolving Probate, Trust & Guardianship Disputes”
January 2012 Bill McDermott, CEO, McDermott Financial Solutions
"Using Bank's Technology & Treasury Management to Improve Your Cash Flow"
November 2011 Clark A. D. Wilson, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC
"THE AMERICA INVENTS ACT: The Most Significant Patent Law Reform Since 1952 and How It Affects Your Clients"
October 2011 Justin Miller, Independent Small Business Consultant
"Supercharge Your Practice: 10 Tips to Improve Your Business"
October 2011 Linda Zuk, President, Registered Corporate Coach & Facilitator, Fast Forward Process www.fastforwardprocess.com
"Ten Laws for Creating Work/Life Balance" How To Maintain A Personal Life While Succeeding With Your Practice
September 2011 Joseph C. Scott, Vice President and General Manager,
CompuLaw LLC/Deadlines.com

"Calendaring as a Risk Management Strategy"
September 2011 Bob Littell, Chief NetWeaver and Principal, Littell Consulting Services
"NetWeaving - Building Your Practice While Helping Others Build Their Careers and Businesses"
August 2011 Douglas Ashworth, Director,
Transition into Law Practice Program for the State Bar of Georgia
"What You Should Know About the State Bar of Georgia's Transition Into Law Practice Program"
August 2011 Vivian D. Hoard, Taylor English Duma LLP
"Tax Tips for Your Law Practice"
July 2011 L. Katherine Adams-Carter, The Adams-Carter Law Firm P.C.
"Attorney Liens - What You Need to Know"
June 2011 Ashley Hayes, Strategic Communications Specialist and Amanda Rosseter, Strategic Communications Specialist
"The Art of Strategic Communications (PR) for Lawyers"
June 2011 Marc Howard, Pope & Howard, PC, Janis Rosser, Law Office of Janis L. Rosser, P.C. and Robert Wildstein, Bodker Ramsey Andrews Winograd & Wildstein
"Tips for Lawyers Newly On Their Own: A One Hour Q & A"
May 2011 Open Networking Meeting
April 2011

Rita Payne, Director, Fee Arbitration Program, State Bar of Georgia
"The State Bar of Georgia's Fee Arbitration Program"

March 2011 Mark Kaplan, Restructuring Profit Advisors, LLC
"What to do When Your Client Has a Troubled Business"
February 2011 Junko Horvath, Investment Advisor, MV Financial Group
"Winning Long-Term Investment Strategies in 2011"
January 2011 Robert G. Wellon, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Past President, Atlanta Bar Association and Founding Member of the Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
"State of the Bar: O, for the Love of My Dog"
December 2010 Leslie Walden, It's Time To Get Organized, LLC
"Staying On Task"
November 2010 Steven W. Brown, District Manager, Green Flag Profit Recovery by Transworld Systems Inc.
"10 Tips to Improving Your Cash Flow: A Primer on A/R Collection"
October 2010 Jennifer E. Dunphy, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, VayuMedia, LLC
"Practical Tips to Promote Your Firm In Person and Online"
September 2010

Christopher T. Graham, Founder and Managing Shareholder,
The Private Client Law Group
Ricky B. Novak, President, Strategic 1031 Exchange Advisors
"Tax and Asset Protection Strategies to Cover Your Clients' Real Estate Ass(ets)"

August 2010

Clark A.D. Wilson, Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC
"Why Businesses (and Therefore You) Care About That New Bilski case?  If You Want to Protect Innovative Business Methods, You Should..."

June 2010 Michael S. Blake, CFA, Director of Valuation Services, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP
"Valuation Cross-Training for Attorneys"
May 2010 Ilyce R. Glink, The Ilyce Glink Show, Newstalk 750 WSB
Melissa D. Johnson, CNN
"Keys to Brand Development and Using Social Media"
April 2010 Nancy Sobin, Financial Advisor, New England Financial
"Health Insurance Options for Small Practices"
April 2010

Rocky Ball, Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Cameron Carty, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Michael Laura, Wealth Management Specialist, Merrill Lynch
"Seizing Opportunities in Today's Global Market"

March 2010 The Honorable James G. Bodiford, Judge, Superior Court of Cobb County
"Presiding Over High Profile Cases"
March 2010 Scott E. Atwood, Stout Walling Atwood LLC
"Practical Employment Law Tips for Small Firms"
February 2010 Johannes S. Kingma, Partner, Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP
"How to Avoid Common Malpractice Traps Arising From the Current Economic Decline"
February 2010 Speakers:
L. Katherine Adams-Carter, The Adams-Carter Law Firm, P.C.
Robert N. Dokson, Ellis Funk, P.C.
William S. Goodman, Goodman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson, LLP
William J. Piercy, Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
"Mediation and Arbitration for the Small Firm Practitioner"
January 2010

Adele Gipson, CFA, CFP, CPA, Consolidated Planning Corporation
Mike McCool, CFP, Consolidated Planning Corporation
"Roth IRA Conversions:  Tax Planning, Retirement Planning and Estate Planning Opportunities"

January 2010 Mike C. Hammock, Atlanta Legal IT, LLC, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
"Mobile Computing: Accessing Your Mail, Files and Applications From Any Device"
November 2009 Douglas M. Isenberg, The GigaLaw Firm
"Domain Name Disputes"
October 2009 Christopher T. Graham, The Graham Private Client Law Group
"Chasing Assets Hidden in Business Entities"
September 2009 Open Networking Meeting
September 2009

Marcy Cowan, President, ActionCOACH of Dekalb
and Angela Whalley, ActionCOACH of Dekalb
"5 Key Steps for Business Owners to Survive and Thrive in a Tough Economy"

August 2009 Robert S. Huestis, Robert S. Huestis, P.C.
"Ethical and Other Issues in Of-Counsel Positions"
August 2009 Jackie Hutter, The Hutter Group, LLC & Patent MatchMaker
"Size Doesn't Matter: How Innovative Small Firms and Solos Can Use Social Media Marketing to Win New Clients on a Shoestring Budget"
July 2009 David F. Golden, Troutman Sanders
"Tax Considerations for Attorneys Running a Law Practice"
July 2009 John Markson, President, Markson HRC
"Retirement Plans for Solo Practitioners and Small Firms"
June 2009 Warren R. Hinds, Sole Practitioner
"Some Timely and Timeless Tips for Avoiding Malpractice Claims and Disciplinary Complaints"
June 2009 Robin Hensley
"It's a Sorry Dog That Won't Wag It's Own Tail"
May 2009 Representative Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, 85th Georgia Legislative District
"Annual Legislative Update"
April 2009 Jay Dowlen, First Vice President, CB Richard Ellis
"What the Small Firm/Solo Needs to Know About Leasing Office Space"
April 2009 Janis L. Rosser, Rosser Law P.C. and Robert G. Wellon, Attorney at Law
"Collections for Lawyers: How to Collect in a Down Economy"
March 2009 Cammie Hauser, Atticus, Inc.
"Who's In Charge?" How to manage your practice without it managing you!
March 2009 Janet Atwood, Corporate Risk Advisor
"Insurance Pointers for Small Firms: Malpractice and Other Insurance You Need"
February 2009 Lenne` Espenschied, Legalease Seminars, Inc.
"Three Things You Can Do To Improve Your Drafting Skills Today"
February 2009 The Honorable T. Jackson Bedford, Jr., Superior Court of Fulton County
"Professionalism"
January 2009
Paula G. Frederick, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia
"Ethics"
November 2008 C. Murray Saylor, Jr., The Saylor Law Firm, LLP
"Year-End Tax Planning"
October 2008

The Honorable Karen C. Handel,
Georgia Secretary of State
"Protecting the Security and Integrity of
Georgia's Elections"

September 2008 Mike DePadro, FindLaw
"Creating an Effective Online Presence"
August 2008 Steven J. Best
"The Green Office"
August 2008 Lauren Lamar Barrett and Stacy Rieke
"National High School Mock Trial Championship"
July 2008 Nancy Duhon, Duhon Technology Solutions, LLC
"Technology Updates"
July 2008 "Open Networking Meeting: Meet Fellow Members and Promote Your Practice"
June 2008 Natalie Kelly, Director, Law Practice Management Program, State Bar of Georgia
"Law Practice Management"
June 2008 Debbie Brown, D & B Consulting, Inc.
"Career Counseling and Executive Career Coaching"
May 2008 Stephanie Stuckey Benfield
“Legislative Update”
April 2008 Art Italo
“Marketing”
April 2008 Rob Hassett, Bill Ragland and Bill Needle
“Intellectual Property Rights of Lawyers”
March 2008 James St. John
“Voice Over Internet Protocol”
March 2008 Tom Magill
“Cancer Saved My Life”
February 2008 Jackie Berkelhamer and Michael McCool
“Critical Points to Ponder for Retirement”
February 2008 Paula Frederick
“Ethics”
January 2008 Blanca Blaney
“HR Issues”
January 2008 Judge T. Jackson Bedford, Jr.
“Professionalism”
November 2007 Wendy L. Kinney
“Network & Referral Marketing”
October 2007 Justice Carol W. Hunstein, Supreme Court of Georgia
“Judicial Elections”
September 2007 Harold D. Berger
“Year-End Tax and Benefits Planning for the Sole Practitioner”
September 2007 Carmela Tafoya
“The Connection Between Bottom Line Profits and Stronger, Leaner, Healthier Bodies”
August 2007 Luz Borrero, City of Atlanta
“City of Atlanta Operations”
August 2007 Tara MacMillan, Navigant Consulting
“Gathering Intelligence on People and Assets”
July 2007 Andrew Katz and Donald Singleton
“Internet Marketing for Lawyers”
July 2007 Robert C. Port
“Everything I Learned About Investing, I Learned In Court”
June 2007 Pam Myers, State Bar of Georgia
“Disaster Recovery”
June 2007 EllenMalow
“Negotiaton Tactics –Spotting and Countering Them”
May 2007 Stephanie Stuckey Benfield
“Legislative Update”
April 2007 Shannon M. Sprinkle
"A Georgia Lawyers' Guide to Practice, Not Malpractice"
April 2007 Chris Arrendale, Best Law Firm Solutions
"Handheld Devices for Lawyers" Blackberry,Treo, Blackjack, Other?"
March 2007 Elizabeth B. Chandler
“Observations on the New City of Attorney of Atlanta”
March 2007 Janis L. Rosser
“Collections for Small Firm Attorneys and How to Collect for Your Clients”
February 2007 Richardson R. Lynn,
“Hiring Law Clerks and What Small Firm Lawyers Should Know About Law Students and New Associates”
February 2007 Sherry Neal
“Office and Personal Organization”
January 2007 Roundtable Discussion on Fees and Retainers
 January 2007  Steve Hardy
“New E-Discovery Rules”
 November 2006  C. Murray Saylor, Jr.
“Year-End Tax Planning”
October 2006 J. Vincent Cook
“Speaking to American Values: Winning the Debate for Fair and Impartial Courts”
October 2006 Colin Blalock
“Body Language”
September 2006 Wendy L. Kinney
“Ready...Set...Go Make Money presenting "Networking Aerobics: Cardiovascular Activity for Your Wallet”
September 2006 Andy Sheldon and Anthony Cochran
“Stress Management”
August 2006 Brendan Antunez
 
August 2006 Rochele Hirsch
“Color for Energy and Influence: Your Personal Feng Shui Tool!”
July 2006 Keith Duncan
“Medical Insurance Options for Small Practitioners in a Changing Environment”
July 2006 Mark Harper
“E-Filing Requirements”
June 2006 David Shavzin
“Reaching Your Long-Term Objectives…Approaching Your Practice as a Business”
June 2006 Roundtable Discussions
“Fee Collection, Technology, Work/Life Balance and   Marketing”

 

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