About the Conference

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Solo and small-firm attorneys are the aces of the legal world. We’re inspired by your bravery and pioneer spirit in piloting your firm. But you shouldn’t have to fly solo on your course to success. That’s why we created the Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference, and this year we’re all going to the cloud(s)!

WSSFC is your virtual co-pilot, helping you navigate a smaller firm’s everyday challenges – whether it’s keeping up on multiple practice areas or managing the business side of your office. We’ll help you stay safe while staying grounded. The first travel-free Solo and Small Firm Conference is here! Join us in the cloud for your most memorable conference yet.

So join us at WSSFC 2020 as we take off on a journey of learning, networking, and fun!

Choose Your Own Adventure!

With six powerful plenaries and 32 individual breakout sessions, WSSFC features customizable education, networking, and opportunities to make business exchanges.

Stay tuned for more details on plenary sessions and full CLE schedule details.

Tuition Options

  By August 28 By September 25 After September 25
Member $279 $309 $329
Nonmember $379 $409 $429
Ultimate Pass Silver $139 $154 $164
Ultimate Pass Gold FREE FREE FREE
Law Student FREE FREE FREE

CLE, EPR, LPM, and LAU Credits

WSSFC will be submitted to the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for up to 17.0 credits, including 13.0 CLE, 9.5 EPR, 6.0 LPM, and 3.0 LAU credits*.

*Effective July 1, 2017, lawyers can earn up to 6.0 hours of Law Practice Management (LPM) and up to 6.0 Lawyer Awareness and Understanding (LAU) credits toward the 30 hours of approved CLE required during a reporting period. See SCR 31.02 (3) and (4) for more information.

Additionally, earn even more credits watching select complimentary webcast replays in November and December.

Wisconsin Law Foundation Scholarships – Apply Today!

The Wisconsin Law Foundation will award up to seven scholarships to the Conference. To be eligible, members must be past participants of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Diversity Clerkship Program and within their first five years of practice. These scholarships are made available from the WLF’s Fund to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion. To apply, email Kim Burns at kburns@wisbar.org.

2020 WSSFC Planning Committee

Executive Committee

Nancy L. Trueblood
Conference Chair
Trueblood Law Firm LLC
Wauwatosa

Kate Knowlton
Chair-Elect
Knowlton Law Group LLC
Wauwatosa

Nerino J. Petro, Jr.
Past Chair
The Erickson Group
Belvidere, IL

Timothy Clark
PINNACLE Seminars Division Manager
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Barbara Moddes
PINNACLE Program Planner
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Plenary Committee

Kathleen A. Brost
Legacy Private Trust Co.
Neenah

Johanna R. Kirk
Kirk Law Office LLC
Superior

Jeffrey S. Krause
Affinity Consulting Group
Waterford

Sarah L. Ruffi
Ruffi Law Offices, S.C.
Wausau

Christopher Shattuck
LOMAP Advisor
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Nancy L. Trueblood
Trueblood Law Firm LLC
Wauwatosa

Substantive Track

Sara M. Drescher
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Milwaukee

Kate Knowlton
Knowlton Law Group LLC
Wauwatosa

Practice Management Track

Jeffrey S. Krause
Affinity Consulting Group
Waterford

Sarah L. Ruffi
Ruffi Law Offices, S.C.
Wausau

Technology Track

Brent J. Hoeft
FirmLock Consulting LLC
Madison

Nerino J. Petro, Jr.
The Erickson Group
Belvidere, IL

Quality of Life/Ethics Track

Paul F. Angel
Angel & Angel, S.C.
Dodgeville

J. David Krekeler
Krekeler Strother, S.C.
Madison

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Program Planners

Barbara Moddes
Committee and Content
bmoddes@wisbar.org

Megan Meyer
Speakers, Hotel, Logistics
mmeyer@wisbar.org

Erin Everett
Marketing and Publicity
eeverett@wisbar.org

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

    WILMIC 
    Habush, Habush & Rottier 
    Daniels Capital 
    Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC 
    Krekeler Strother, S.C.  
    Minnesota Lawyers Mutual 
    Professional Insurance Programs  
    State Bar of Wisconsin Solo Small Firm and General Practice Section  
    Thomson Reuters 
    TrustPoint 
    West Bend Mutual 
    ABA Retirement Funds  
    Affinity Consulting  
    ALPS  
    American Cancer Society  
    Boyle Fredrickson  
    Bultman Financial Services  
    The Computer Center

     
    Technology Track Sponsor

    eCourt Reporters  
    GilsbarPRO  
    Gingras Thomsen Wachs  
    Hupy & Abraham, S.C.  
    Lawclerk  
    LawPay  
    Legal Research Center  
    LocalIQ  
    NOMOS Marketing  
    RKM  
    RyTech, LLC  
    Smith Keane LLP  
    Smith.ai Virtual Receptionists  
    Spotlight Branding  
    TRP Design Group  
    University of Wisconsin Law School  
    Wisconsin Court System  
    Wisconsin Judicare  
    Wispact  
    Woman Warrior Lawyer  
    Bakke Norman  
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Contact Us

General Info:
Barbara Moddes
bmoddes@wisbar.org
(800) 444-9404 ext. 6157
(608) 250-6157
 
Exhibitors/Sponsors:
Karen Richter
krichter@wisbar.org
(800) 444-9404 ext. 6132
(608) 250-6132
State Bar of Wisconsin