State Bar Association to hold Solo and Small-Firm Conference in two locations

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Event to focus on ethics, marketing, technology

For Immediate Release
February 24, 2016
Contact: Kate Coscarelli
Senior Managing Director of Communications
New Jersey attorneys working on their own make up over one-third of the private bar. And nearly two-thirds of the state’s attorneys work in firms with just a handful of colleagues.
In the coming weeks, the New Jersey State Bar Association will reach out to those attorneys when it hosts the Solo and Small-Firm Conference in two locations.
“The legal profession is facing a sea change about what the future will hold. Solo and small-firm attorneys are and will be at the front lines of those changes and the NJSBA takes seriously what is happening in our practices so that we will provide our colleagues with the necessary tools to succeed,” said NJSBA President Miles S. Winder III.
The conference is part of the bar association’s efforts to help solo and small-firm attorneys and has become the leading such event in New Jersey. Last year, over 400 practitioners took part and this year’s event will be held March 5 in Parsippany and March 19 in Cherry Hill. Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the event.
“This is a day focused exclusively on the business and practice needs of our solo and small-firm colleagues and it offers a chance for them to meet, pick up tips from experts and discuss the biggest challenges in the field,” said Tim Anderson, chair of the association’s Solo and Small-Firm Section.
The day begins with an early-morning boot camp, offering a rapid-fire look at ways attorneys can reinvigorate and ethically market their practice and concludes with a networking reception.
In between, attendees can earn up to six continuing legal education credits at seminars that cover trust and business accounting, information technology solutions, getting paid, and tips and trends in ethics and professionalism issues.
The event will also feature the presentation of the Solo and Small-Firm Attorney of the Year Award. This year's recipient is NJSBA Secretary Kimberly A. Yonta whose work spearheading efforts to help lawyers in transition has been a valuable contribution to all lawyers, but especially to solo and small-firm practitioners.