CLE Program

General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Conference


Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Conference Room
6 Billings St
Randolph, MA, 02368

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Program Options:


MBA Law Student Members : $75.00
MBA New Admittee Members : $75.00
MBA Members : $100.00
Non-member : $150.00

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11:30 a.m.: Registration

Noon-1 p.m.: Running our Law Practices on the Run: Safely and Ethically (Working Lunch)

Explore the ethical considerations surrounding cloud-based mobile computing to reduce costs and provide improved client-services with a specific focus on:

  • Web-based e-mail;
  • Google Docs, Dropbox; and 
  • Tablets, iPads and smart phones.

1-2 p.m.: Serving Our Clients in the Modern Legal World: Business Models for the Future

Learn about about several different business models that will allow you to effectively and efficiently modify your practice -- today and into the future.

2-2:15 p.m.: Networking Break

2:15-3:30 p.m.: Fundamental Ethical Issues--Protection for All

Explore professional responsibility issues for the solo or small firm, including:

  • Changes to and requirements of contingent fee agreements;
  • Ethics of social media; and
  • Accepting and declining, withdrawing from and closing cases.

3:30-4:45 p.m.: Judges on Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration

Learn how negotiation, mediation and arbitration can better serve your clients’ needs and interests as well as the common ethical pitfalls that create impasse.

4:45-5:30 p.m.: Networking-- New Ideas and Approaches

Acquire new skills and tactics from the perspective of a sole practitioner, small-firm attorney and general practice associate.

5:30 p.m.: Networking Reception

The Second Annual General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm Symposium was developed by the GPSSF Section Council under the leadership of Chair John DiSciullo, Esq. and  Vice Chair Scott D. Goldberg, Esq.

The GPSSF Symposium has been pre-approved for CLE credits in New Hampshire and Rhode Island.


Scott D. Goldberg, Esq., Program Chair
The Goldberg Law Firm, Lexington
Rodney S. Dowell, Esq., Program Co-chair
Board of Bar Overseers, Boston
Alan J. Klevan, Esq., Program Co-chair
Law Offices of Alan J. Klevan, Framingham
Robert J. Ambrogi, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Robert J. Ambrogi, Gloucester
Gabriel Cheong, Esq., Panelist
Infinity Law Group LLC, Quincy
Jennifer R. Clapp, Esq., Panelist
Clapp Family Law, LLC, Wellesley Hills
Jared D. Correia, Esq., Panelist
Hon. John C. Cratsley (ret.), Panelist
JAMS, Boston
Hon. Dennis J. Curran, Panelist
Thomas E. Dwyer Jr., Esq., Panelist
Dwyer LLC, Boston
Paul L. Feldman, Esq., Panelist
Davis, Malm & D'Agostine PC, Boston
Eric J. Parker, Esq., Panelist
Parker Scheer, Boston
Frank J. Riccio, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Frank J. Riccio, Braintree
Matthew P. Trask, Esq., Panelist
Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C., Framingham
Hon. Maria C. Walsh (ret.), Panelist
JAMS, Boston
Terence J. Welsh, CPCU, AIS, Panelist
President, Massachusetts Bar Association Insurance Agency
Jeffrey D. Woolf, Esq., Panelist
Board of Bar Overseers, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

The Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section

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