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  • September 19, 2018

    Get Tips for Your Mobile Lawyer Toolkit at Solo & Small Firm Conference in October

    What do a law office, home office, car, courtroom, meeting space, coffee shop, beach, and law library have in common? Thanks to today's technology, they're all places you can work. Learn tips to help you practice from anywhere at the Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 25-27 in Wisconsin Dells.
    WSSFC 2018

    Sept. 19, 2018 – Practicing while mobile is a now necessity. How should you handle mobile hotspots? What’s a great password manager? How do you deal with keeping all your devices charged and ready to go?

    Get answers at "The Mobile Lawyer Toolkit" CLE session on Friday, Oct. 26, at the 2018 Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

    Learn about the best tools and tricks to make practicing on-the-go easier and more efficient from Brent Hoeft of Hoeft Law LLC and FirmLock Consulting LLC, as well as State Bar of Wisconsin Practice411 Manager Christopher Shattuck.

    “Given our current state of technology, clients expect lawyers to always be on the clock,” Shattuck said. “We’ll outline the tools and technologies that will allow you to efficiently practice from anywhere.”

    Shattuck offers these tips for mobile professionals:

    1. Do you have multiple devices that connect to a USB port, but not enough port spaces on your device? Use a USB Hub Adapter.

    2. Are you having difficulties viewing all of your applications and browsers on your screen? Use a wireless second screen to efficiently organize your work.

    Plenaries and CLE

    At the Solo & Small Firm Conference, you'll learn practice tips, earn CLE, EPR, LPM, and LAU credits, and make new connections. Discover how you can feel better, work smarter, and reduce strain in an atmosphere of learning, networking, and fun.

    Choose from 32 CLE sessions in four tracks: Substantive Law, Practice Management, Technology, and Quality of Life/Ethics. Sessions discuss topics such as protecting your practice from cyber threats, everyday ethical issues, organizing your practice, setting client boundaries, and updating your firm website.

    Plus, free access to recorded sessions after the conference ends means the chance to earn even more CLE credits.

    Plenaries include:

    • Five Key Skills to Improve Your Negotiation Effectiveness

    • Women in the Law – A Candid Discussion

    • Gadgets, Gizmos, and Widgets

    • What You Need to Learn Now to Prepare for 2023

    • How to Avoid Disciplinary and Malpractice Claims

    Expo, Networking, Luncheons, Receptions, and More

    There’s more to the conference than plenaries and CLE seminars. You'll find plenty of opportunities for networking and fun:

    • On Thursday, visit the Legal Expo for lunch – compliments of Habush, Habush & Rottier, S.C. – while gathering great information on tools, services, and ideas from exhibitors.

    • Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soda, thanks to WILMIC and West Bend Mutual Insurance, at the reception on Thursday.

    • Sign up for one of multiple dine-arounds at local restaurants where you'll meet and network with fellow conference-goers.

    • Celebrate the recipient of the John Lederer Service Award at lunch on Friday.

    • Relax and enjoy the hospitality suite and refreshments sponsored by Krekeler Strother S.C.

    Plus, Support Legal Action of Wisconsin by bidding on items at the Silent Auction throughout the day on Thursday.

    First-time Attendees Save $50 on Registration

    First-time registrant? Take $50 off the regular tuition rate of $349. Plus, register by Oct. 3 to save an additional $50.

    Become an Ultimate Pass Gold subscriber and get free tuition, or use the Ultimate Pass Silver, which gives you 50 percent off tuition.

    There’s four ways to register:

    • On WisBar’s Marketplace (credit card or Ultimate Pass only)

    • By phone: (800) 728-7788 (credit card or Ultimate Pass only)

    • By fax: (608) 250-6020 (credit card or Ultimate Pass only)

    • By mail: State Bar PINNACLE Registrations, P.O. Box 7158, Madison, WI 53707-7158 (check, credit card, passbooks, or Ultimate Pass)

    Already registered? Be sure to join the conference’s Facebook page for updates about the event.

    At the Kalahari Resort – Register by Sept. 24 for Best Rate

    Bring your family for a mini-vacation at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Ideally located in the heart of Wisconsin, the Kalahari Resort features a 27-hole golf club, spa, dining, retail shopping, movie theater, and waterparks. To reserve your room, call (877) 253-5466 by Sept. 24 for the best rate – and be sure to mention you’re with the 2018 Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference.

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