I had a great time finally getting to meet fellow Solosezzers in New Mexico for the 2008 Fall Meeting (of the ABA GP|Solo Division) and National Solo & Small Firm Conference! I didn't get a chance to explore the wonderful surroundings that Santa Fe had to offer, but the great people more than made up for my confined surroundings! Thanks to Lisa Solomon, Carolyn Elefant, Jennifer Rose, David Kaufman, Eugene Lee, Gil Shuga, Duke Droulliard, CJ Stevens, Scott Barer, Andy Simpson, Ross Kodner, Nerino Petro, Sharon Campbell, and many others for making the conference and meeting a wonderful time for me as a first-time attendee! I look forward to many more exciting meetings and conferences in the future!
For those of you who couldn't attend, you can find tweets tagged with #NSSFC for a few of us that tweeted the conference. I also attended my first meeting as a member of the GP|Solo Magazine Editorial Board. I look forward to working with my fellow Board members to continue the fine tradition of the magazine!
Now I'm back in Houston and getting ready for a long week of work followed by another ABA meeting and conference the following week, this time in Anaheim, CA, on behalf of the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral & Information Service. The 2008 National Lawyer Referral Workshop will be held in conjunction with our Committee's meeting, so I look forward to seeing friends I made at last year's Workshop in New Orleans!
I close by saying that for any attorney who is longing to expand their network and influence, being active in bar associations is a sure way to achieve that goal! As a leader within local, state, and national bar associations, I have benefited from my those activities. I encourage all attorneys to reach out and make a difference in their worlds!