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

The Spring 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 Can the Bar do for You?
This was the question Lisa Tatum posed to Section chairs shortly after the Bar Convention of 2013. The response of our Section chair has received a lot of attention and has been sent to the candidates for Bar President-Elect for a response. It is here.

What would you do if...
... you come up with a new argument or theory to present on appeal after you file your brief. Can you raise it?

... your client owns property on land approved for development. Then the city declares a moratorium on development. Do you have a remedy?

... your client files files an application to be appointed guardian of an aging parent. The guardianship is turned down. Can your clinet get attorney's fees? Does anything change under the new Estates Code?

... your client discovers his business has created a health hazard and takes immediate steps to remediate without waiting for the consent of his liability carrier. Can he still get coverage?

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 went online in 2005. Since that time we have notified our members by email when the new Digest is ready for download. We typically do not have spam complaints, but a couple of years ago a handful of our members have registered spam complaints with their ISP's on account of our notice about the new Digest being ready. If you do not want email notices, please tell our webmaster before you complain to your ISP; we'll be glad to take you off the notice list. If you register a spam complaint before you tell the webmaster you jeopardize the right of the other members of the Section to receive notice and you will be removed from the website database.

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