2014 Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference - October 23-25 at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.
2014 Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference - October 23-25 at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.

2014 Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference

For solo and small firm practitioners, there is one conference dedicated to helping you build your business while also improving your life – the 2014 Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.

Online registration is now available for the Oct. 23-25 conference, which offers:

  • Three pre-conference sessions
  • Four plenary sessions
  • Thirty-two education and training sessions on four tracks
  • Opportunities to socialize with your friends and colleagues
  • Webcast replays of select sessions
  • The John Lederer Solo and Small Firm Service Award presentation

Save $50 with Early Registration pricing!

Register by Thursday, Sept. 15th to receive discounted tuition.

If you're looking to book overnight accommodations, remember to cite State Bar of Wisconsin and the conference to get specially negotiated room rates. Rates will be honored for rooms from 10/20/14 through 10/27/14.

What's Different About This Program

The Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference is back in 2014 in the family friendly Wisconsin Dells. With sessions in practice management, technology, ethics/quality of life, and substantive law, the overall layout will be very familiar and we hope very relevant.

This year's conference will have a special focus on business skills for lawyers with pre-conference sessions devoted to growing your practice, a plenary session on financial personalities, and breakout sessions geared toward practical tips and skills for running an efficient office.

Produced by the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Solo/Small Conference has grown in stature and importance over the years because it works - helping members achieve a balance between professional success and personal sanity.

“Practice Law. Manage Business. Enjoy Life.”

Thank you for your interest in the Conference. We hope to see you in October!

Plenary speakers offer something for everyone (including your spouse)!

Opening Plenary: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:45 - 2:00 PM

One Big Happy Family: How We Communicate at Work and Home to Maximize Possibilities

“One Big Happy Family” is the most entertaining communication and teambuilding seminar you will ever attend. You'll laugh like never before and come away with ideas and strategies that will make all of your relationships - professional and personal - stronger than they've ever been.

  • Make changes to improve your business culture and strengthen your team dynamic
  • Learn what to say to improve employee engagement and productivity
  • Learn how to resolve conflicts, or better still, avoid them before they begin
  • Get communication strategies for creating seamless and enjoyable (yes!) change management
  • Understand how to improve communication in an age-diverse workforce

Rex Havens

Plenary: Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:30 - 10:00 AM

Financial Personality and the Practice of Law

Your financial personality is shaped by where you were born, when you were born, to whom you were born, and to what you were born. This presentation by Financial Counselor and Consultant, Connie Kilmark, will describe the way family history, peer and ethnic culture, and neurobiology intersect to form your and your partners' (both intimate and legal) financial personalities. All attendees and their spouses or significant others are encouraged to attend.

  • Gain insights into your how your financial personality impacts your practice and personal life
  • Become aware of your partners' financial strengths and weaknesses
  • Learn steps to avoid most common pitfalls of solo and small firm life

Connie Kilmark

Plenary: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 - 8:20 AM

Gizmos, Gadgets, and Widgets

This fast-paced conference favorite is sure to bring a smile to your face by offering you a look at the lighter side of technology, including tips and overviews of the gizmos and gadgets that are most useful for your law practice and your life!

Nerino J. Petro
Bryan M. Sims

Closing Plenary: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:50 - 12:05 PM

What NASCAR, Jay-Z & the Jersey Shore Teach About Attorney Ethics

The seemingly unrelated topics of art, sports, and modern culture all carry interesting and valuable messages for attorneys. In this one-of-a-kind seminar, Mr. Teicher explains how various elements of popular culture provide poignant lessons that help us understand and appreciate the rules of professional conduct. Whether it's being aware of misconduct or maintaining competence, Mr. Teicher delivers an innovative, captivating seminar that teaches valuable lessons about attorney ethics and professionalism.

Stuart I. Teicher

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2014 Sponsors

Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund
Boyle Fredrickson
Digital Intelligence
Hupy & Abraham
Laufenberg, Jassak & Laufenberg
Lawton & Cates
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance
Professional Insurance Programs
West Bend Mutual
ABA Retirement Funds
Bultman Financial Services
C.H. Coakley & Company
Dockendorf Legal Medical Consulting
GilsBar PRO
Krekeler Strother, S.C.
Mercer Consumer
Tobin Solutions
Trust Point Inc.
WealthCounsel, LLC

Become a sponsor or exhibitor by contacting Karen Richter at (608) 250-6132 or via email.

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