LSBA's Ninth Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference


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LSBA's 9th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference

February 25-26, 2016; Hyatt Regency New Orleans (601 Loyola Ave., next to the Dome)


Right now, ONLY $350 for your entire CLE requirement with carryover for 2017 (13.5 CLE credits)

(**after 2/22/16, conference fees are $350 on site**)

Breakfast, Lunch and Thursday's Reception Included

**Legal assistants may attend for $100/day



The ONLY Conference Dedicated to the Small Office Practitioner!!

Two jam-packed days!  Four topic tracks with nearly 50 speakers on substantive law, law office management, legal technology, ethics, professionalism, quality of life, marketing and the business end of law!  It's all here in one conference! 

Meet small office practitioners from around the state. 

Obtain free legal tech advice from exhibitors and consultants on site.

Get marketing tips from the experts.

Relax at the fabulous reception on Thursday night.

Breakfast and lunch both days will be provided.


HOW TO REGISTER:  Registration is possible online (click the registration button at the upper right hand corner) OR by completing the registration form and mailing the form to us.

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. 

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

Still not convinced?  Some reviews from some 2015 attendees:

"This conference provides excellent relevant programing for the solo practitioner."

"Well done!"  "Excellent balance and informative."

""Informed speakers.  Great balance of programming for the solo practitioner."

"The BEST CLE there is."

Some noted speakers:

Judy Perry Martinez, a Louisiana native, has been a lawyer for over 30 years but with interesting twists and turns. Her steady rise through legal ranks after Tulane Law School began at the New Orleans law firm of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn where she was a commercial litigator for 21 years and partner.  In 2003, she took a position with Northrop Grumman, a major aerospace and defense company with 65,000 employees worldwide, and eventually served as its Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer.  Earlier this year, Judy retired from Northrop Grumman to pursue another full-time career – this time in public service.  Her latest achievement has been as Chair of the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services which has taken the lead in the ABA’s effort to educate the legal profession regarding the need for affordable legal services.  She has brought together the keenest heads on the issue, and has positioned the Commission to lead the way in the improvement of the delivery of, and access to, legal services in the United States.  The Commission’s work is focused on helping lawyers break the mold of traditional legal services to include innovation, legal technology, the encouragement of new models for regulating legal services and educating tomorrow’s legal professionals, while fostering the development of financially viable models for delivering legal services that meet the public’s needs. 

Will Hornsby, thirty-five years ago, armed with little more than his IBM Selectric, hung out his shingle on the day he was admitted to practice. As he says, no one suggested that this was a good idea. He explains that after eight years of an unremarkable practice and in need of affordable health insurance, he saw an ad in a newspaper and applied for a job at the ABA in Chicago, where he serves as Staff Counsel to its Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. His focus?  The marketing of legal services – which is why he will be at the conference.  Will has written a couple of books and a handful of law review articles, with titles like Gaming the System: Approaching 100% Access to Legal Services through Online Games. He has posted 1,084 tweets of amazing insights, which as near as he can tell, are read by dozens (@willhornsby). He is a frequent speaker at programs and conferences around the country.  Will serves as a chair of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Hearing Panel, is a member of the steering committee of the Justice Entrepreneurs Project incubator, and is an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He loves Louisiana cooking and will graciously accept any and all restaurant recommendations.

Cancellations  must be received in writing no later than Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.  Timely refund requests will be paid in full, except for a $25.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be made after Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

Any questions?  Contact us: 

Shawn L. Holahan

Practice Management Counsel

Kristy Nunez

Practice Management Counsel Assistant


Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600