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.

We show up. Join us.
Go to
this page, follow the instructions and links and sign up online. Or download this form from the State Bar and send it in.

The General Practice Digest
Our 34th year to cover the essentials of 16 areas of law.

Document Bank
Give some help; get some help.

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

Essentials for the General Practitioner
This was a very successful additional CLE program we started last year co-sponsored with Texas Bar CLE. We will repeat it this year in San Antonio (December 9) and Lubbock (January 28). Stay tuned for details.

General Practice Institute
This has been our signature CLE program that we sponsor with Baylor Law School. It will be put on next April 24.

The Fall 2014 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 trial court renders judgment, you file a notice of appeal and then the trial court enters a second judgment? Do you have to give notice of appea again?

... your client gets behind on a home loan and restructures the payments with the lender. Because the value of the home has gone down, the loan to value ratio exceeds the constitutional allowance. Does your client have a cause of action?

... your opponent tries to get cel phone records entered into evidence without the proper authentication under the Rules of Evidence. Can he/she do that?

... in a modification of support action, your client gets hit with attorney's fees for the opposing party and the amicus for the children payable as child support?

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

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.

Digest | Issues | Calendar | Chair's Letter | Council | Links | Tips | Bylaws