8th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference

March 19-20, 2015, at the Hilton Riverside NOLA

ONSITE REGISTRATION ONLY!  $350 for up to 14.5 CLEs.  Satisfy the yearly CLE requirement with two hours of carryover. You know that you want to go!

** Legal assistants may attend for $100/day! 

Click here for the conference schedule.  Click here for speaker info.

  • Two jam-packed days! Four topic tracks & 45 speakers on substantive law, law office management, legal tech, ethics, professionalism, quality of life, marketing, & the business end of small law offices.
  • Meet small office practitioners from around the state.
  • Free legal tech advice from exhibitors and consultants. 
  • Fabulous reception on Thursday night.
  • Breakfast and lunch on both days.
  • Get your business buzz going with tips from the experts! 
  • And parking is only $10/day on site

IT'S ALL HERE!  Don't miss it!

HOW TO REGISTER:  ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  Registration is possible at the conference with $350 check and completed registration form.  
ACCOMMODATIONS:  The LSBA recommends that attendees requiring accommodations use as soon as possible to locate reservations at your price range and at the hotel of your choice.  (As of 1/14/15, many nearby room options exist through  

Have some questions?  Read the FAQs (frequently asked questions) for more information.

STILL not convinced?  Some reviews from some 2014 attendees: 

"Best one stop shop for the solo practitioner."

"What you need to know is here."

"This conference changed the way I practice."

"Excellent.  Just excellent."

"Nice to meet others with similar office issues as I do.  Even better to find solutions for them."

"This is clearly THE conference to attend."


Ari Kaplan, Esq.: Ari's high energy presentations will undoubtedly up your marketing game and get the business end of your law practice humming.  A prolific author, Ari's first book The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development (Thomson-West, 2008) was called by the New York Law Journal, a “must-have treasure box of marketing ideas,” and CEOs have described his new book, Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace (Wiley, 2011), also released in Japanese, “an essential guide” that “expertly showcases the multitude of opportunities the digital age has brought to the professional services market.” After practicing for nine years with firms in New York, he is now a leading industry analyst in the legal community. He has been the keynote speaker for events in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and throughout the U.S., and has shared ideas with students and professionals worldwide.  Ari has also received multiple Apex Awards for feature writing, and has been recognized in the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, the New York Post, the ABA Journal, Above the Law, the National Jurist, the Chicago Lawyer, and the California Recorder, among other publications. He also served as a legal commentator for CNET Radio and has been interviewed on CNN, WGN-TV Chicago, CBS Interactive’s BNET, WMGT-41 Macon, and Good Morning San Diego.  He hails from the George Washington University Law School and has his B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston University. He is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., not to mention a LIttle League coach and an Ironman triathlon finisher (IMLP 2013).
Michael Rubin, Esq.: Mike's presentations are "must see" events which leave you with things to think about.  He is a man of many talents.  He heads the Appellate Practice Team of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC, and is a past-President of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Bar Association of the U.S. Fifth Circuit, and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is also an author of, co-author of, and contributing writer to more than a dozen legal books and over forty articles.  He has presented over 400 major papers in the U.S., Canada, and England on legal ethics, finance, appellate law, real estate, and legal writing. Mike’s latest legal book, on Louisiana finance and real estate, is THE LOUISIANA LAW OF SECURITY DEVICES, A PRÉCIS (Lexis/Nexis). Mike has dipped his hand in fictional writing with his first novel, a legal thriller, entitled THE COTTONCREST CURSE, published by LSU Press and released nationally in September, 2014. Publishers Weekly calls THE COTTONCREST CURSE a “gripping debut mystery”; the Southern Literary Review praises it as a “thoroughly researched” thriller that “takes readers on an epic journey” written in style of “literary fiction”; and the Chicago CBA Record says not only that the “story is gripping, the writing is masterful,” but also that “Rubin has struck ‘gold’ in his debut novel.”

Catherine Sanders Reach:  She's baaack!  By popular demand!  A seasoned LSBA Solo & Small Firm Conference presenter, Catherine will bring new topics and tips which you find immediately uesful to your practice.  Catherine is the director of the Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association (& former director of ABA's acclaimed Legal Technology Resource Center).  A prolific author, Catherine has also written for Law Practice Magazine, Law Technology News and GPSolo Magazine.  In demand, she speaks at bar events throughout US and Canada via live presentations, webinars and podcasts.  She is currently an ABA TECHSHOW planning board members and is on the editorial board for the Law Technology News.

Additional questions can be directed to Shawn L. Holahan, Esq. (; 504.619.0153); Practice Management Counsel.


CANCELLATION POLICY:  Cancellations must be received in writing no later than Mon., Mar. 9, 2015.  Timely refund requests will be paid in full, except for a $25 adminsitration fee. No refunds will be made after Mon, Mar. 9, 2015. 
Louisiana State Bar Association
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New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600