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2014 Solo & Small Firm Conference
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2014 Solo & Small Firm Conference
2014 Solo & Small Firm Conference

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8/14/2014 to 8/16/2014

When: 8/14/2014
4:30 PM
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Honey Creek Resort
12633 Resort Drive
Moravia, Iowa  52571
United States
Christy Cronin

Phone: 515-697-7874

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 8/13/2014
Please click here for a printable registration form.

Registration for the 2014 Solo & Small Firm Conference is now open. Taking place at the alluring Honey Creek Resort in Moravia, Iowa, this event offers solo and small firm practitioners the opportunity to attend a CLE geared directly to their type of practice. That's right! A whole conference dedicated to you.

Although the conference is targeted towards solo and small firm practitioners, this doesn't mean you can't bring the family along. The resort has plenty to offer guests (golfing, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, spa services, etc.) and the ISBA is also inviting attendees and their families to join in on a variety of receptions where relaxation will be the number one agenda item. The Solo & Small Firm Conference allows you to take a vacation and receive valuable information on how you might be able to improve your practice. Not too many seminars offer attendees this chance so take advantage of it.

Also, on Saturday, August 16, the Two Person Best Shot Golf Tournament is taking place at The Preserve on the resort grounds and Solo & Small Firm Conference attendees are encouraged to sign-up for this lively golf event.


4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Welcoming BBQ Reception on the Patio (families welcome)


7:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Breakfast (families welcome)
9:00 - 10:45 a.m.
The Practice vs. The Business - Your Freedom Lies in Understanding the Difference The Value of Strategic Planning - Making the Practice Work for YOU Instead of Vice Versa
Speaker: Robert Clements, E-myth Benchmark/Henderson Business Brokers
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Reaping the Financial Benefits-Selling or Transitioning a Practice (Business)
Speaker: Robert Clements, E-myth Benchmark/Henderson Business Brokers
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration - families welcome)
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
Making your Point - Communication with Clients, Counsel, and Staff
Speaker: Kyle Price, Dale Carnegie
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Keeping Up - Using Laptops and Tablets at Hearings
Speaker: H. Edwin Detlie
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Bringing it Home - Fee Agreements and Collections
Speakers: Mark R. Gray and Christopher Low
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Rainmaking - Practice Development Using the Internet
Speaker: Jeremiah Terhark, Webspec Design, LLC
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Small Groups & Reception on the Patio 

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast (families welcome)
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
It's Why You Do, What You Do That's Important

Speaker: Nick Critelli, Critelli Law, P.C.

1:00 p.m.
Guided fishing and hiking tours plus boat rental available for attendees and their families
(ISBA is not responsible for costs associated with fishing or boat rentals. Hiking tour is free of charge.)
Guided fishing fee (includes half-day excursion, equipment and bait supplied, and cleaned fish): $300 for 1 or 2 people (additional $50 for a third of fourth person).


Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after August 13th will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.

YLD Members - $225
ISBA General Practice Section Members - $235

Please use promo code general when registering to receive the $235 fee. This is for ISBA General Practice Section Members only. If wanting to join this section ($15 fee), please contact the ISBA's Membership Department at 515-697-7870 (must already be an ISBA Member).

ISBA Members - $250
Non-ISBA Members - $335

Not available at this time


Honey Creek Resort website
Standard room - $99 (+ tax)

Two bedroom cottage - $314 (+ tax)
Two bedroom cottage with bunk - $314 (+ tax)

Boat Rental
Spa Services
Other Outdoor Activities


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