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

Issues
Policies and politics that affect the small firm.

Calendar
Important dates for the section and the Bar.

Chair's Letter

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

Links

Contacts
e-mail the Chair

email the webmaster


The Winter 2014-2015 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.

Essentials for the General Practitioner
This was a very successful additional CLE program we started last year co-sponsored with Texas Bar CLE. We have repeated it once this year in San Antonio (December 9) and it was a rousing sucess. We will do it again in Lubbock on January 28, 2015. You can download the brochure here.

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.

What would you do if...
... the family court terminates your client's parental rights and the appeal court affirms but fails to detail the evidence as to why. Do you have an appealable case?

... you represent a father whose parental rights are terminated under a mediated settlement and he now claims he was under duress during the process. Do you have a case?

... your client has suffered roof damage but the insurance company will not inspect before more storms threaten. Your client fixes the roof and the insurance company refuses to cover the cost of repair. Did the insurance company act in good faith?

... your client wants to contest a will that gives the estate to her brother, but she has received some jewelry out of the estate. Under the code is she barred from contesting the will because of that gift?

The answers are in the
Digest.
   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.


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