About the Conference

​​​​The 2021 Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference (WSSFC) is all about meeting you where you’re at.

Designed to address the specific challenges that smaller firms face, W​SSFC gives you the space to learn, network, and troubleshoot among peers. It’s where you can come to get tips on what to do as your practice grows or to meet new people and expand your connections. It’s where you can get reliable updates on legal developments in multiple practice areas. It’s where you can share what you wish opposing counsel would stop screwing up or where you can find solutions for the things that are keeping you up at night.​

For quality content delivered in a flexible, convenient format, join us October 28-30, 2021, online!

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Tuition Options​

 By October 1Standard Tuition
State Bar of Wisconsin members$319$349
Staff of State Bar members, WALA members$319$349
Ultimate Pass Gold subscribers$0$0
Ultimate Pass Silver subscribers$159.50$174.50
Law Students​$0$0

CLE, EPR, LPM, and LAU Credits

WSSFC will be submitted to the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for up to 16.5 credits. You will sign in each morning and customize your schedule to meet your needs. Depending on the sessions attended, you can build a CLE schedule from the following credit options available.

U​p to 16.5 overall credits will be offered. Mix and match your CLE credits from a mix options comprised of 14.0 CLE, 7.5 EPR, 6.0 LPM, and/or 3.5 LAU.​

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

Who Will Benefit:

  • Solo Practitioners
  • Small Firms
  • Medium Size Firms
  • Paralegals
  • Legal Administrators
  • Attorneys looking to open a law firm
  • Law Office Tech Staff

Ten Reasons to Register

Stay up-to-date with the latest legal trends in this constantly evolving legal industry. Explore the challenges of the legal industry through insightful discussions and add a variety of skills and techniques to your toolbox. The Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference can help you build and maintain your practice. Register​​ today!​

​Larger firms will benefit from these, too!

  1. Avoid missteps that can lead to OLR grievances, malpractice claims, or even trouble with the feds
  2. Find out whether expanding into GAL work is right for your practice
  3. Discover how you and your legal administrators can offer clients alternative billing while still remaining profitable
  4. Take advantage of a complimentary 20-minute consultation on your firm’s website* (Limited number – sign-ups TBA!)
  5. Connect or re-connect with your peers who can provide guidance (and referrals!) throughout the rest of the year
  6. Keep lawyering on…find out how others are continuing to adapt their practice to the challenges brought on by COVID-19 pandemic
  7. Get time back for you and your staff! Discover how to identify and eliminate wasted time or resources in your office
  8. Dive deep into Microsoft 365 – the suite of tools you most likely use and underutilize every day​
  9. Go paperless! Or at least bring your office as close to the brink of being paperless as possible by knowing the power of today’s PDF software​
  10. Return to your office armed with proven strategies, tactics, and techniques!​​

WSSFC 2021 Planning Committee

Executive Commi​ttee

Kate Knowlton
Conference Chair

Brent J. Hoeft

Nancy L. Trueblood
Past Chair

Megan Meyer
PINNACLE CLE Program Planner

Barbara Moddes
PINNACLE CLE Program Planner

Plenary Committee

Kathleen A. Brost

Johanna R. Kirk

Jeffrey S. Krause

Christopher Shattuck

Nancy L. Trueblood

Substantive Law Track

Kate Knowlton

Melissa A. Spindler

Practice Management Track

J. David Krekeler

Erin R. Ogden

Technology Track

Brent J. Hoeft

Nerino J. Petro, Jr.

Quality of Life/Ethics Track

Paul F. Angel

Sarah L. Ruffi​


    ​​​​​​​​​​​Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Bultman Financial  
    Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.  
    Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance  
    Professional Insurance Programs  
    West Bend Insurance of Wisconsin  
    Wisconsin Law Foundation  
    Spotlight Branding  
    State Bar of Wisconsin Solo Small Firm and General Practice Section  

Contact Us

General Info:
Barbara Moddes
(800) 444-9404 ext. 6157
(608) 250-6157

Crystal Brabender
(800) 444-9404 ext. 6132
(608) 250-6132