The MBLA invites and encourages all our members to attend the 2015 Solo & Small Firm Summit: Strategies for Success Presented by the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division September 24 – 26, 2015 at the InterContinental Boston,  Boston, MA

As a member of a co-sponsoring entity of the Summit, a discounted registration rate is available (save up to $100 for ABA members and up to $200 for non-ABA members) by including code GP1509CS when you reserve your seat today! Be sure to take advantage of the early bird rate and register before 8/26.

Conference attendees will enjoy:

 concise, all-in-one environment for networking with colleagues, a legal marketplace (expo), and idea sharing.

  • The Difference Makers Awards Luncheon with featured keynote speaker JUDY SMITH, America’s #1 crisis management expert and the inspiration for ABC’s Scandal.
  • Programming focused on tools and resources to help solo and small firm attorneys become more effective practitioners.
  • Opportunities to connect with other attendees during 8 networking events.

Additional sessions include:


Stephen Fairley, CEO, The Rainmaker Institute, LLC

Learn secrets about law firm marketing and business development strategies particularly for solo or small firm attorneys. Stephen Fairley is the CEO of the nation’s largest law firm marketing company specializing in lead conversion for small to medium size law firms.


Debbie Foster, Partner, Affinity Consulting Group

You will be able to cut through the flood of tech decisions as a solo or small firm attorney and learn the five essential technologies that will help make your life easier: practice management software; document automation software; legal specific time/billing/acct software; document management/search software; and finally, utility software.


Lori Stiegel, Senior Counsel, ABA Commission on Law and Aging
Stephen Rosales, Chair, ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, and Attorney, Rosales & Rosales

Using prominent cases of elderly being exploited, Lori Stiegel will focus on ethical issues that may arise with greater frequency as the U.S. population lives longer and faces an increased likelihood of diminished capacity. Additionally, GPSolo Chair, Stephen Rosales, will illustrate why this issue is important to solo and small firm practitioners.

Conference Information: 
Detailed information about the Summit is available at