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.
Many of you have received one or more requests from the State Bar "Transparency Task Force" for input. Before you respond, you should be aware that controversy has arisen concerning the actions of the Task Force and its relationship to counsel and the parties in a public information lawsuit pending in Travis County. The controversy is set out in comments made at the last State Bar Board meeting on April 27. A video of the entire meeting is here. The Task Force part of the discussion starts at 1:31:44 into the video with the comments of Scott Stolley of Dallas.
These materials are online. Go to this link and click on the materials you are interested in.
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. The Directory is currently down for maintenance, but will be back up soon better than ever.
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. You will also find papers presented at April's General Practice Institute at Baylor Law School.
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