Solos Moving Forward Together Summit

Event Description

Deadline to Register: May 15, 2019

All-Day Summit: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Morning Refreshments and Registration: Begins after 8:00 am;
  • Presentations/CLE Programs' Timeframe: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm;
  • Networking Happy Hour Social: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

A partnership between MSBA Solo & Small Firm Section, HCBA Solo & Small Firm Section, RCBA Solo/Small Firms, MSBA Practice Management & Marketing Section, MSBA Greater MN Practice Section, and MWL Solo and Small Firm Practitioner Group.

Summit Description: 

Join us for Solos Moving Forward Together, a new conference event created by the Solo & Small Firm sections of MSBA, HCBA, RCBA and MWL along with the MSBA Practice Management & Marketing and Greater Minnesota Practice Sections!  We've put our heads together to find great presenters on topics our members care about -- and we've added workshops, short talks, and opportunities to socialize over food and beverages.  Come to learn/discuss, stay for the excellent company of your fellow solos & smalls, and leave with a few new friendships.  Remember, you're not in this alone. 

CLE credits and free parking included. Hope to see you there!

Location and Venue: 

8400 Tower Normandale Lake Office Park Campus | Conference Room: 8400 Training Room – 1st Floor | 8400 Normandale Lake Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55438    

MN CLE Credits:

5 Standard, 1 Elimination of Bias, and 1 Ethics CLE Credits applied for | Event Codes: Varies and TBD   

Remote Participation: 

Remote attendance is NOT available. 


All MSBA | HCBA | RCBA | MWL* Members: $30.00 
Non-Members:  $50.00 
Law Students:  $20.00 

*MWL Members - Contact Geen Mui  for discount code

Presenters and Proposed Schedule: (subject to change) 

8:00 am: Breakfast/Coffee/Tea with Networking and Registration Begins

9:00 - 10:00 am: Welcome (Karin Ciano and Morning Plenary Session
5 Ways to Improve Your Life and Your Law Practice” – Jess Birken

10:05 am: Morning Breakout Sessions
Breakout A -
Unskew Your SKUs: Stop Guessing, Use SKU Metrics for Pricing and Planning - Margaret Barrett
Breakout B -
First Year Startup Tasks: Physical v. Virtual Offices - Andrew Ayers, Inna Telkova, Tanner Moe

11:05 am: Mid-morning Breakout Sessions
Breakout C -
Managing the Busy Times - Hiring Staff, Contractors, Outsourcing – Panelists Susan Mundahl, Heather Olson, Sommer Spector, Heather Gilbert, Michael Frasier; Moderator: Kimberly Hanlon
Breakout D -
Filling up the Slow Times – Marketing, Networking, Referral Panels, Freelancing, Unbundled, etc.Andrew Ayers and ARAG

12:05 pm: Summit Break and Lunch Provided

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Afternoon Plenary Session (Elimination of Bias Credit application)
Did You Know? The Subtle Ways Implicit Bias Affects Your Practice” - Kristin Haugen

2:05 pm: Afternoon Breakout Sessions – ED Talks or Workshop
Breakout E – ED Talks
Get Video on Your Website This Weekend - Robert Korman
Thinking Visually – Because Clients Do - Madeline Buck and Inti Martínez Alemán
Breakout F -
Creating a Workflow on Client Intake - Matt Ludt

3:00 pm: Mid-afternoon Breakout Sessions – ED Talks or Workshop
Breakout G - (Ethics Credit application)
Ethical and Business Considerations Re: Attorney Coverage for Succession/Emergency/Vacation Planning - Paul Floyd and Nick Ryan
Breakout H – ED Talks
Podcasting - Susan Mundahl and David Braddock
Means Testing to Serve Moderate-Income Clients - Amy Rotering
Secrets of Successful Study & Mastermind Groups - Heather Gilbert

4:00 - 5:00 pm: Concluding Plenary Session
 "10 Things To Do Before You Go to Your Next Event" - Matt Ludt

5:00 pm: Remarks (Karin Ciano) | Prizes | Networking Happy Hour 

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form .
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Geen Mui | 612-278-6346 

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Geen Mui via phone or email:  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Normandale Lake Office Park
8400 Normandale Lake Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55437