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Solos Moving Forward Together Summit

May 17@8:00 am-5:00 pm


Friday, May 17, 2019

All-Day Summit: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

*Morning refreshments and registration begins after 8 am;
*Presentations and programs are between 9 am to 5 pm;
*Lunch is provided and networking included; special meal requests must be made in advance.
*Happy hour social at Kincaid’s from 5 pm to 6 pm.

Location & Venue:
Normandale Lake Office Park Campus 8400 Tower |
Conference Room: 8400 Training Room – 1st Floor |
8400 Normandale Lake Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55438
Parking: Open Ramp – 8400 Tower

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!

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


*Total registration cost includes lunch, CLE presentations, breakfast, social appetizers and refreshments. Registration questions? Contact gmui@mnbars.org.


Pending application –
6 Standard CLE credits,
1 Elimination of Bias CLE credits

**One easy registration with sign-in sessions the date of event.

There will be no teleconference available.

Session Topics, Presenters and Proposed Schedule: (subject to change) 

9:00 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 PlanningMargaret Barrett
Breakout B –
First Year Startup Tasks: Physical v. Virtual OfficesAndrew 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 pm: Afternoon Plenary Session (Elimination of Bias Credit)
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
E1) Get Video on Your Website This WeekendRobert Korman
E2) Thinking Visually – Because Clients DoMadeline Buck and Inti Martínez Alemán
Breakout F –
Creating a Workflow on Client IntakeMatt Ludt

3:00 pm: Mid-afternoon Breakout Sessions – ED Talks or Workshop
Breakout G –
Succession/Emergency/Vacation PlanningPaul Floyd and Nick Ryan
Breakout H – ED Talks
H1) PodcastingSusan Mundahl and David Braddock
H2) Means Testing to Serve Moderate-Income ClientsAmy Rotering
H3) Secrets of Successful Study & Mastermind GroupsHeather Gilbert

4:00 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 

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.