The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section
of the State Bar of Texas

Our section devotes its energies primarily to the interests of lawyers who practice as solos and in small firms. We have been active for more than 40 years. Our section publishes a Digest and co-sponsors an annual Institute for general practitioners as well as other CLE programs. Our section has played a leadership role in several State Bar initiatives. Members of our Council are active on State Bar Committees, Task Forces, and the State Bar Board of Directors. We are active and serious advocates of policies and practices important to small firms, and we report on issues important to all lawyers.

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The General Practice Digest
Our 36th year to cover the essentials of 16 areas of law.

Document Bank
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Section Directory
Use this link to the Directory after you have set up your account.

Practice Tips

Policies and politics that affect the small firm.

Important dates for the section and the Bar.

Chair's Letter

Members of the Section Council are listed
here. Please contact us and let us know your concerns.


e-mail the Chair

email the webmaster

The Winter 2015-2016 General Practice Digest is Online
If you are a member you you may read it online or download a copy. Click the link above or to the right and go to the sign-in page.

What would you do if...
... the opposing party filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in which the proof offered was obviously legally insufficient? Do you have to file a response anyway to avoid a default?

... your client let his daughter go live with her mother in Florida for a little over a year. When he hires you to sue to get the child back, the mother files to have the case moved to Florida as the convenient forum and counters for custody and a support modification. Despite your efforts your client loses jurisdiction on the custody issue to Florida. Does he also have to try the support issue in Florida?

... your client wants to sue the City because a policeman, during a traffic stop, turned his cruiser around to face oncoming traffic. Because of the glare from his lights an on-coming vehicle was blinded and veered off causing damages. Will your claim survive a defense of sovereign immunity?

... your client's husband has died with a will but she has asserted homestead rights, family allowance rights and a claim against his separate bank account. His children by a prior marriage now say she has been put to an election and that the choice violated the forfeiture clause. Do you win this one?

The answers are in the
   For more tips remember to go to our
Practice Tips page.

Section Directory
You said you wanted it, so we've done it. Members have indicated that they would like to know others in the Section so they can link to particular practice areas, interests and expertise or make reliable referrals in places where they may not know anyone. It's completely voluntary to participate and the information confidential to other Section members. Click this link to get started.

Document Bank
We have implemented a document bank. If you have a pleading, brief, form or checklist that you would like to share with the other members of the GPSolo Section, post it here.

Special notice about email
Distribution of our Digest is exclusively online. We send you an email notice when a new Digest is published,
so that you can review it or download it on your time and we don't fill your email box with a large PDF. Remember, when you paid your dues, you agreed to receive email from us unless we hear from you to the contrary. Every once in a while we get a spam complaint from one of our members. Please don't do that. Just notify the webmaster and he'll take you off the list. If you complain that we are spammers to your ISP, you simply jeopardize the notice to others, and we will remove you from the website database.

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