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  • Work Smarter with Tips from the 2019 Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference

    What do you need to enhance your practice? Learn tips and insights for your solo or small-firm practice at the 2019 Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 24-26 in Wisconsin Dells.
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    Oct. 16, 2019 – With CLE topics in four areas, there’s plenty of opportunity to learn and enhance your practice next week at the 2019 Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference (WSSFC), Oct. 24-26, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

    At WSSFC, lawyers can attend CLE topics in four tracks: Substantive Law, Practice Management, Technology, and Quality of Life/Ethics.

    Earn CLE, EPR (ethics or professional responsibility), LPM (law practice management), and LAU (lawyers’ awareness and understanding) credits while networking with other solo and small-firm attorneys.

    WSSFC’s four CLE tracks provide more opportunities to learn ways to boost your practice and save time. Find out more about how to:

    • develop a clear vision for your firm;

    • refocus your perspective and win your case;

    • find the data you need and create more useful business analysis;

    • obtain a minority-owned special business designation;

    • gain ideas for working smarter, not harder;

    • benefit from tech, practice management, and life hack tips;

    • learn about techniques to revitalize your public speaking skills; and

    • get problem-solving tools for improving interoffice communication.

    Jeff Krause

    The Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference provides many opportunities to learn from many skilled and experienced presenters. Pictured: Jeff Krause speaking at the 2018 event. He will present "Moneyball for Lawyers: Using Big Data to Build a Major League Practice" at this year's conference.

    Seeking to expand your practice? Try out the Substantive Law Track, with sessions on issues that are changing the legal landscape in Wisconsin. Sessions include:

    • the growing industrial hemp industry in Wisconsin;

    • liquidating a farm through bankruptcy or receivership;

    • drafting a solid offer to purchase;

    • becoming active in the national immigration debate as you navigate its intersection with your practice;

    • listing homes on vacation rental sites or preventing your neighbor from doing so;

    • accepting (or rejecting) public defender appointments;

    • complying with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; and

    • using smart contract technologies.

    Plus, free access to recorded sessions after the conference ends provides the chance to earn even more CLE credits. See the schedule on wssfc.org to learn more.

    Networking WSSFC 2018

    The Wisconsin Solo/Small Firm Conference offers many opportunites network with your peers.

    Plenary Sessions, Expo, Networking, Receptions, and More

    At this year’s plenary sessions, learn how you utilize statistical analysis to improve your firm’s profitability, and gain fascinating insight into the secrets behind a master magician’s tricks to pick up techniques for tackling your own fears and tough goals. You’ll also learn about:

    • persuading judges and juries;

    • gadgets, gizmos, and widgets; and

    • the fine art of getting paid ... ethically.

    In addition to attending plenaries and CLE sessions, you can:

    • visit the Legal Expo for lunch on Thursday – compliments of Habush, Habush & Rottier, S.C., and FindLaw – 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;

    • try your chance for prizes with the Passport to Prizes. Have your passport signed by every exhibitor in the Legal Expo for the chance to win awesome prizes, like free tuition to next year’s conference and PINNACLE® gift certificates;

    • sign up for one of multiple dine-arounds at local restaurants where you'll meet and network with fellow conference-goers, or enjoy family fun night with free bowling and more;

    • start your day Friday with a deluxe continental breakfast, compliments of Hupy and Abraham, S.C.;

    • celebrate the recipient of the John Lederer Service Award at lunch on Friday; and

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

    Stacy Schlemmer at WSSFC 2018

    Appleton attorney Stacy Schlemmer shows her Passport to Prizes winnings from WSSFC 2018: a certificate for a Books Unbound® title from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®.

    How to Register

    To register:

    • Online: WisBar’s Marketplace (credit card or Ultimate Pass only)
    • Phone: (800) 728-7788 (credit card or Ultimate Pass only)
    • Fax: (608) 250-6020 (credit card or Ultimate Pass only)
    • Mail: State Bar PINNACLE Registrations, P.O. Box 7158, Madison, WI 53707-7158 (check, credit card, passbooks, or Ultimate Pass)

    At the Kalahari Resort 

    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:

    You can even come early and stay later with special room rates at the Kalahari from Oct. 22 to Oct. 29.

    Where to Find Out More

    Visit wssfc.org for more information on:

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