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					                          1ST ANNUAL
SOLO & SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE
 PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE BAR




                                                                             West Virginia Continuing Legal Education
 friday and saturday
 october 26 - 27, 2007       CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
 glade springs resort
 daniels, west virginia      Earn 14 of your live WV MCLE & at least 3
                             Ethics/L.O.M. credits at one time!

                             Learn from 5 top national and several
                             prominent state speakers!

                             Receive all written materials on CD for FREE!

                             FREE breakfast and lunch for attendees
                             both days compliments of our sponsors!

                             Play 18 holes of golf on the Cobb course for
                             $30.00 with a FREE cart!



    2007
      WWW.WVCLE.ORG
                             Special registration rate for support staff!

                             Best room rate of the season: $110.00* for
                             single or double occupancy for conference
                             attendees! *(Plus tax & resort fee)
          **MEET THE SOLO & SMALL FIRM EXPERTS**                                             **CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS**

West Virginia Continuing Legal Education is excited to provide our seminar attendees         • Earn 14 of your live WV MCLE
the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our Solo & Small Firm experts.                         credits & at least 3 Ethics/L.O.M.
                                                                                               credits at one time!
We have dedicated two 55-minute segments at the end of each day for attendees to
                                                                                             • Learn from 5 national and several
meet with the following experts, on a first-come first-serve basis, to discuss challenges,     prominent state speakers!
concerns, and any questions you might have relating to their area of expertise.
                                                                                             • “Early-Bird” registration fee only
Bring your technology, management, and financial questions to these sessions.                  $215 – compliments of the West
                                                                                               Virginia State Bar!
                 Ross L. Kodner is president and founder of MicroLaw, Inc. He is the
                 unprecedented five-time winner of the Technolawyer Contributor of the       • Special registration rate for
                                                                                               support staff!
                 Year award from the Technolawyer Community. Mr. Kodner is also a
                 visiting Professor on Law Practice Automation at both Marquette             • FREE breakfast and lunch for
                 University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School.             attendees both days compliments
                                                                                               of our sponsors!
                 Sharon D. Nelson is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. She is
                                                                                             • Receive ALL written materials on
                 co-author of the ABA book, The Electronic Evidence and Discovery
                                                                                               CD for FREE!
                 Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines. Ms. Nelson recently
                 launched a new ABA podcast series entitled, “The Digital Edge:              • Play 18 holes of golf for $30.00
                 Lawyers and Technology.” (Available Sat. only)                                with a FREE cart!

                                                                                             • Best room rate of the season:
                 John W. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. He is
                                                                                               $110.00 (plus tax & resort fee) for
                 a certified forensic technologist who provides credible and                   single or double occupancy for
                 comprehensive court testimony as an expert witness. Mr. Simek is              attendees!
                 also co-author of the book, The Electronic Evidence and Discovery
                 Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines. (Available Sat. only)

                 Gary L. Swingle is the President of A&F Financial Advisors and A&F               Who is a solo/small firm
                 Insurance Advisors. Mr. Swingle represents clients before the IRS and                 practitioner?
                 assists attorneys in tax, financial planning, and litigation support
                 services. He was the past president of the WV Board of Accountancy
                                                                                             You are – even if you only are thinking
                 and the Law Firm Services Association.
                                                                                             about this kind of practice. In a solo/small
                                                                                             firm, you face big challenges; and,
                 Steven S. Robey is Arnett & Foster’s member in-charge of tax
                                                                                             unfortunately, you don’t have the support
                 services for clients. He has over 30 years of public accounting
                                                                                             systems enjoyed by those in larger firms.
                 experience, the last twenty six of which have been concentrated in
                                                                                             The good news is that the rewards can be
                 taxation. Mr. Robey is a Certified Valuation Analyst and is the
                                                                                             just as big as the challenges, by
                 Chairman of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee.
                                                                                             overcoming the management and
                                                                                             technology issues. This program will show
                 Cindy S. McGhee is the Senior Vice President of A&F Financial
                                                                                             you how to do just that!
                 Advisors. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the
                 WV Society of CPAs where she served as President of its Charleston
                 chapter. Ms. McGhee is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor and a
                 Certified Retirement Services Professional.                                     Why is this program good
                                                                                                          for you?
                 Britt L. Knuttgen is the President and Legal Technology Coordinator
                 of Automated Horizons with over ten years of experience as a litigation     This is the only such program in the region
                 paralegal and law firm network administrator. She has extensive             directed to the needs of all solo and small
                 experience conducting training on legal-specific software and               firm lawyers and staff. It is the perfect
                 specializes in tailoring custom technology solutions for law firms.         opportunity to combine a firm retreat to
                                                                                             help develop your practice with a relaxing
                                                                                             family getaway. You will also have the
                                                                                             opportunity to schedule time with our
                                                                                             experts to discuss any challenges you may
                                                                                             be facing. If starting or joining a small
                                                                                             practice has only been a dream up until
                                                                                             now, we offer a jump-start to your new
                                                                                             adventure.
        DAY ONE AT A GLANCE                                                                                  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2007
                      TRACK 1: TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT**                                                  TRACK 2: SUBSTANTIVE LAW & ETHICS**
7:00 a.m.    Registration & Breakfast (FREE for all seminar attendees!)                 ** Sponsored by THOMSON WEST**
8:15 a.m.    Welcome and Introductions
8:20 a.m.    Turning Chaos into Cases: Case Management Systems Are                      David and Goliath: Taking On "Big Corporations" With Small Firm
             Power Tools for Your Practice*                                             Resources
             The most significant legal technology of the last decade is the low-cost   Litigating consumer claims under the W. Va. Consumer Credit and Protection Act, The
             case management system. We’ll walk through their capabilities to show      Fair Debt Collection Act and at Common Law.
             your small firm how to “turn chaos into cases!”                            RALPH C. YOUNG, ESQUIRE
             ROSS L. KODNER, ESQUIRE                                                    Hamilton Burgess Young & Pollard PLLC, Fayetteville, West Virginia
             MicroLaw, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
             BRITT L. KNUTTGEN, PRESIDENT
             Automated Horizons, Roanoke, Virginia
9:25 a.m.    Organizational and Tax Planning Issues for the Small Firm*                 Election Law 101: Representing a Political Candidate
             • Operational Structures for a Law Firm and the Advantages and             • The lawyer’s role in a political campaign • Becoming a candidate • Filing to run for
             Disadvantages of Each • Operating Agreements for the Multi-Owner Law       office • Eligibility issues • Running the campaign • Contributions and fundraising
             Firm • Personal and Business Tax Aspects for a Lawyer and a Law Firm       • Allowed expenditures• Political advertisements • Prohibited activities • Judicial
             • Client Advances: Hard and Soft Costs Tax Issues                          candidates • Representing election officials • Excess campaign funds
             STEVEN S. ROBEY, C.P.A., C.V.A.                                            TERESA W. HELMICK, ESQUIRE
             Arnett & Foster PLLC, Charleston, West Virginia                            Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Charleston, West Virginia
10:25 a.m.   EXHIBITOR BREAK                                              **Sponsored by ALPS**
10:45 a.m.   A New Outlook on Outlook: Twisting, Turning and Tweaking Preparing and Trying the Complex Case
             it for Your Practice*                                          MARVIN W. MASTERS, ESQUIRE
             This course will help you optimize Outlook’s communication and The Masters Law Firm, LC, Charleston, West Virginia
             scheduling tools for maximum productivity.                     GEORGE M. SCOTT, ESQUIRE
             ROSS L. KODNER, ESQUIRE                                        Spencer, West Virginia
             MicroLaw, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11:50 a.m.   LUNCHEON (FREE for all seminar attendees!)                  **Sponsored by A&F FINANCIAL ADVISORS / ARNETT & FOSTER PLLC**
             Negotiating with the NFL and Team Owners
             James (Bus) Cook, a native of West Virginia, is the founder of B.C. Sports, Inc. He has practiced in a solo or small firm his entire career. Mr. Cook has
             negotiated contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars for professional athletes including Brett Favre, Steve McNair, Randy Moss, Jay Cutler, Adalius
             Thomas, and Calvin Johnson.
             JAMES (BUS) COOK, ESQUIRE
             BC Sports, Inc., Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1:30 p.m.    Technology as THE Equalizer: Using Multimedia Persuasion The Lawyer as an Employer*
             to Level the Playing Field*                              • How to Conduct Employment Interviews • How to Develop an Employment Policy for
             •Timelines - Multimedia Persuasion to Settle or Try the Case •Multimedia Your Firm • How to Handle Employee Disciplinary Issues
             Demand Packages • Medical Illustrations • Using Multimedia to Tell the KAREN HAMRICK MILLER, ESQUIRE
             Story (Mediations, Openings, Closings)                                   Miller Weiler & Walters, Charleston, West Virginia
             L. DAVID DUFFIELD, ESQUIRE             CHAD S. LOVEJOY, ESQUIRE
             JASON J. STEMPLE, ESQUIRE              THOMAS P. BOGGS, ESQUIRE
             Duffield & Lovejoy, Huntington, West Virginia
2:25 p.m.    PDFing in Your Practice: A Lawyer's Guide to Adobe Acrobat Representing Professional Athletes:
             and PDF Tools*                                             From Negotiation to Final Contract of Calvin Johnson
             The PDF file format has become the standard for e-filing of court          James (Bus) Cook will speak about the challenges and complexities associated with
             documents in the Federal Courts. Can the State Courts be far behind?       negotiating the multi-million dollar contract of the #2 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
             Learn how to turn your Word and WordPerfect documents into secure          JAMES (BUS) COOK, ESQUIRE
             PDFs, and a plethora of other PDF tips, policies and procedures.           BC Sports, Inc., Hattiesburg, Mississippi
             ROSS L. KODNER, ESQUIRE
             MicroLaw, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3:20 p.m.    EXHIBITOR BREAK
3:40 p.m.    The Paper LESS Office: Shattering the Paperless Office Myth Oil and Gas Leases: A Primer and Hot Issues
             with a Process that Works!*                                 • Relationship of the Term and Rent and Royalty Clauses • The Primary Term and
             Learn to save time and money by using a low-cost “scan everything”         Delay Rent • The Extended Term • Propelling into Extended Term • Maintaining
             approach that stores externally-received documents with internally-        During the Extended Term • Temporary Cessation • Shut-in Provisions • Royalty on
             generated work product.                                                    Oil and Gas • Proceeds Clauses • Market Value Clauses • Flat Well Rental • Entireties
             ROSS L. KODNER, ESQUIRE                                                    Clauses and Nonapportionment Rule • Deduction of Post-Production Expenses
             MicroLaw, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                       J. THOMAS LANE, ESQUIRE
                                                                                        Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love LLP, Charleston, West Virginia
4:35 p.m.    MEET THE EXPERTS: Schedule a time to meet with one of our Solo & Small Firm experts to discuss any questions you might have!
5:30 p.m.    ADJOURN                *Qualifies for Ethics/LOM credit             **5 minutes are scheduled within each presentation to account for transition time between tracks

6:00 p.m.    RECEPTION FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES AND GUESTS                                     **Sponsored by WESBANCO**
        DAY TWO AT A GLANCE                                                                               SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2007
                        TRACK 1: TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT**                                                TRACK 2: SUBSTANTIVE LAW & ETHICS**
7:00 a.m.    Registration & Breakfast (FREE for all seminar attendees!)                   ** Sponsored by THOMSON WEST**
8:00 a.m.    Making it Rain: Electronic Marketing for Solo and Small Firms*                      Developing a Family Law Practice
             The Internet has ushered in a whole new marketing arena, which many lawyers ANDREW S. NASON, ESQUIRE
             have failed to capitalize on. Learn how to harness the power of electronic  Pepper & Nason, Charleston, West Virginia
             marketing and "make it rain" in your law practice.                          DELBY B. POOL, ESQUIRE
             SHARON D. NELSON, PRESIDENT                                                         Clarksburg, West Virginia
             JOHN W. SIMEK, VICE PRESIDENT
             Sensei Enterprises, Fairfax, Virginia
8:55 a.m.    Financial Strategies for Attorneys, Their Families, and Their Clients
             • Wealth Accumulation: How Much Do You Need to Save for Retirement and How Should You Go About Saving What You Need • Qualified Retirement Plans
             and Other Savings Vehicles • Investment Strategies: How to Properly Diversify and Allocate Your Investment Assets • Risk Management/Insurance Issues the
             Attorney Needs to Consider
             GARY SWINGLE, PRESIDENT
             CINDY S. McGHEE, VICE PRESIDENT
             A&F Financial Advisors LLC, Charleston, West Virginia
9:50 a.m.    EXHIBITOR BREAK                                             **Sponsored by CLAYMAN & ASSOCIATES**
10:10 a.m.   The Mobile Lawyer*                                                                  Title Insurance: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know
             Setting up a mobile office                                                          **Sponsored by First American Title Insurance Company**
             ROSS L. KODNER, ESQUIRE                                                             ANDREW H. MILLER, ESQUIRE
             MicroLaw, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                                Flynn Max Miller & Toney LC, Huntington, West Virginia
11:05 a.m.   Electronic Evidence in Everyday Cases*                                              Avoiding Ethical Problems with Trust Accounts*
             How can you effectively use computer forensics in everyday cases? Bring your        **Sponsored by ALPS**
             own questions – our experts are here to help you figure out how to deal with        CHARLES A. JONES, III, ESQUIRE
             electronic evidence competently, but with a budget in mind.                         Office of the West Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Counsel
             SHARON D. NELSON, PRESIDENT
             JOHN W. SIMEK, VICE PRESIDENT
             Sensei Enterprises, Fairfax, Virginia
12:00 p.m.   LUNCHEON (FREE for all seminar attendees!)                   **Sponsored by FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY**
1:30 p.m.    Saving Time and Money with the New Voice Recognition and                            Structured Settlements for Personal Injury Awards and Related
             Digital Dictation Software*                                                         Ethical Considerations*
             In recent years there have been amazing technological advancements in               • What is a Structured Settlement? • Who is Eligible to use a Structured
             speech recognition, as well as digital dictation / transcription that have become   Settlement? • Your Ethical Responsibility to Educate Your Clients on
             power tools for attorneys. You can navigate with it, create voice commands to       Structured Settlement Annuities • Pros and Cons of Structuring a Settlement
             automate standard tasks, and more. You can even control your whole computer         Award: For the Client (and for the Attorney's Fee) • How to use a 468(B)
             with it, including launch applications, navigate the internet, send and receive     Settlement Fund
             email, control the mouse by voice, and almost any other task you can think of.      GARY SWINGLE, PRESIDENT
             BRITT L. KNUTTGEN, PRESIDENT                                                        A&F Financial Advisors LLC, Charleston, West Virginia
             Automated Horizons, Roanoke, Virginia
2:25 p.m.    Ethics in the Electronic Era*                                                       How Bankruptcy Affects Domestic, Personal Injury, Real Estate,
             Your electronic advertising, your handling of e-mail, your case management -        and Other Areas of the Law
             there are so many mines waiting to explode. Our experts will help you navigate      ANDREW S. NASON, ESQUIRE
             this dangerous territory by showing you an astonishing list of examples of          Pepper & Nason, Charleston, West Virginia
             ethical considerations, which you need to know to avoid inadvertently stepping
             on a mine in the electronic minefield in which we all now practice!
             SHARON D. NELSON, PRESIDENT
             JOHN W. SIMEK, VICE PRESIDENT
             Sensei Enterprises, Fairfax, Virginia
3:20 p.m.    EXHIBITOR BREAK
3:40 p.m.    50 Hot Legal PC Tips, Gadgets and Websites in 50 Minutes*                           Stress Management for the Stressed Lawyer
             The best tips you'll ever hear about legal technology information you can take  PROFESSOR FOREST BOWMAN
             back to your firm and use NOW! From word processing tips to Palm-sized gear, Jackson & Kelly Professor of Law Emeritus
             how to pay for technology purchases to "Surviving Windows" to protecting your West Virginia University
             system from disasters to spending as little as possible on maximum impact legal
             research to technology "FAQs."
             ROSS L. KODNER, ESQUIRE
             DAVID DUFFIELD, ESQUIRE
             BRITT L. KNUTTGEN, PRESIDENT
4:35 p.m.    MEET THE EXPERTS: Schedule a time to meet with one of our Solo & Small Firm experts to discuss any questions you might have!
5:30 p.m.    ADJOURN
             *Qualifies for Ethics/LOM credit                                     **5 minutes are scheduled within each presentation to account for transition time between tracks
Solo and Small Firm Speakers
 WVCLE Solo & Small Firm Speakers
James (Bus) Cook, a native of West Virginia, is the founder of         Gary L. Swingle is the President of A&F Financial Advisors and
B.C. Sports, Inc. Except for two years, he has practiced in a solo     A&F Insurance Advisors. Mr. Swingle represents clients before the
or small firm. Mr. Cook has negotiated hundreds of millions of          IRS and assists attorneys in tax, financial planning, and litigation
dollars worth of contracts for professional athletes including Brett   support services. He is a member of the American Institute of
Favre, Steve McNair, Randy Moss, Jay Cutler, Adalius Thomas,           CPAs, the WV Society of CPAs, and was the past president of the
and Calvin Johnson.                                                    WV Board of Accountancy and Law Firm Services Association.

Ross L. Kodner is president and founder of MicroLaw, Inc. He is        Marvin W. Masters earned his B.S. in Engineering and his J.D.
the unprecedented five-time winner of the Technolawyer Contribu-        from WVU. Mr. Masters is an attorney who concentrates on the
tor of the Year award from the Technolawyer Community. Mr. Kod-        areas of personal injury, civil litigation, complex litigation, class ac-
ner is also a visiting Professor on Law Practice Automation at both    tion litigation, products liability, and consumer protection. He was
Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin        the past president of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Law School.          **Brought to you by the WV State Bar**            and is the founder of The Masters Law Firm in Charleston, WV.

                                                                       Cindy S. McGhee is the Senior Vice President of A&F Financial
Sharon D. Nelson is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.          Advisors LLC. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs
She is co-author of the ABA book, The Electronic Evidence and          and the WV Society of CPAs where she served as President of its
Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines. Ms.              Charleston chapter. Ms. McGhee is a Certified Trust and Financial
Nelson recently launched a new ABA podcast series entitled,            Advisor and a Certified Retirement Services Professional. She
“The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology.”                            has extensive experience in wealth management services.

                                                                       George M. Scott began his career as the Roane County Pros-
John W. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.        ecuting Attorney, a position that he held for 8 years. He served as
He is a certified forensic technologist who provides credible and       Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit from 1972-1987 and was later
comprehensive court testimony as an expert witness. Mr. Simek          appointed to the WV Supreme Court of Appeals. Judge Scott is
is also co-author of the ABA book, The Electronic Evidence and         the former President of the WV Judicial Association and is Of
Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines.                  Counsel at Carey, Scott and Douglas in Charleston, WV.

Professor Forest (Jack) Bowman is the Jackson Kelly Emeritus           J. Thomas Lane is a partner of Bowles, Rice, McDavid Graff &
Professor of Law at the WVU College of Law. Professor Bowman           Love, where he is a member of the Executive Committee and
is a former Executive Director of The WV State Bar and served as       the Energy Practice Group. Mr. Lane has been the President of
the first Administrative Director of the Supreme Court of Appeals       the Charleston City Council since 1987. He serves as the Robert
of WV. He is a nationally recognized lecturer and has conducted        T. Donley Adjunct Professor of Law at the WVU College of Law
CLE seminars in thirty states and two Canadian provinces.              where he teaches a course in Coal, Oil and Gas.

                                                                       Karen H. Miller has been in a small firm private practice since
Ralph C. Young is a trial lawyer whose practice emphasizes             1982 representing corporations and businesses in the area of
personal injury, insurance and consumer matters. Mr. Young has         labor and employment law. She has taught Labor Relations and
frequently appeared before the West Virginia Supreme Court of          Personnel Administration for several years at the University of
Appeals. He is a partner in the law firm of Hamilton, Burgess,          Charleston. Ms. Miller is a partner at Miller, Weiler & Walters in
Young & Pollard, in Fayetteville, West Virginia.                       Charleston, West Virginia.

Steven S. Robey is the Arnett & Foster’s member in-charge of           L. David Duffield is an attorney who practices primarily in person-
tax services for clients. He has over 30 years of public accounting    al injury, death cases, burn injury, defective products, automobile,
experience, the last twenty six of which have been concentrated        truck and motorcycle accidents, workplace injury, insurance claims
in taxation. Mr. Robey is a Certified Valuation Analyst and is          and bad faith insurance claims. Mr. Duffield is the former Chair
the Chairman of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Tax              of the WV State Bar’s Technology Committee. He is a founding
Committee.                                                             partner with Duffield & Lovejoy in Huntington, West Virginia.

Teresa W. Helmick is an attorney who primarily concentrates in
the areas of government affairs, election, and campaign finance,        Andrew H. Miller is a member of the firm Flynn, Max, Miller &
commercial and mineral real estate. Ms. Helmick has drafted            Toney. His practice is focused upon real estate matters, including
legislation passed by the West Virginia Legislature on a variety       commercial and residential transactions and the planning of com-
of topics including election law, campaign finance and corporation      mon interest communities, and in the areas of banking and estate
law. She practices law at Steptoe & Johnson in Charleston.             planning and administration.

Chad S. Lovejoy concentrates on civil litigation, personal injury,     Andrew S. Nason is a partner with Pepper & Nason in Charles-
death cases, burn injuries, defective products, vehicle accidents,     ton, West Virginia, where his practice focuses on Bankruptcy and
workplace injury, and insurance claims and bad faith insurance         Family Law. He has also worked on the Ad Hoc Rules Committee
claims. Mr. Lovejoy is Chair of the WV State Bar’s Technology          for the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of West Virginia.
Committee and Vice President of the Cabell County Bar. He is a         Mr. Nason is the former Chair of both of the West Virginia State
founding partner with Duffield & Lovejoy in Huntington, WV.             Bar’s Bankruptcy and Family Law Committees.

Delby B. Pool has been in a solo or small firm concentrating            Britt L. Knuttgen is the President and Legal Technology Coor-
in family law matters for more than 20 years. She received her         dinator of Automated Horizons with over ten years of experience
B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her law degree from the            as a litigation paralegal and law firm network administrator. She
WVU College of Law. She has been recognized in Best Lawyers            has extensive experience conducting training on legal specific
in America since 1998. Ms. Pool is also a member of the ABA as         software and specializes in tailoring custom technology solutions
well as the American Academy of Matrimonial Law.                       for law firms.
                         LODGING INFORMATION
          West Virginia Continuing Legal Education has negotiated a special room rate of $110.00 per
          night (plus tax & resort fee) for attendees of the Solo & Small Firm Conference. The rate
          applies to single and double occupancy reservations. We are pleased to extend a special room
          rate of $110.00 for individuals up to two nights prior and two nights following the meeting dates
          subject to availability. Individual guests will be responsible for making their own reservations.

          Reservations may be made by calling (800) 634-5233 and asking for the West Virginia
          Continuing Legal Education (WVCLE) room block.

          Cut Off: All reservations must be placed with Glade Springs Resort by September 25, 2007. At
          that time any unreserved rooms from the WVCLE block will be dropped.

          Check-In / Check-Out: Check-in time is after 3:00 p.m. EST and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
          EST. Guests arriving prior to 3:00 p.m. will be accommodated as rooms become available.

          Resort Service Fee: A 10% service fee is added to the nightly room rate. This fee assists in
          providing several resort services, such as shuttle service, in-room coffee, trail maintenance,
          access to indoor basketball, fitness center, among others. Service fees are also distributed to
          certain employees, including room attendants and shuttle drivers. Rates are subject to state
          and local taxes in effect at the time of the event, currently totaling 9%.

 West Virginia Continuing Legal Education graciously wishes to acknowledge and thank our
2007 SOLO & SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE SPONSORS


                        THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE BAR
                        PLATINUM SPONSOR


                           A&F FINANCIAL ADVISORS / ARNETT & FOSTER
                           GOLD SPONSOR

                           FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY
                           GOLD SPONSOR

                           THOMSON WEST
                           GOLD SPONSOR

                           WESBANCO
                           GOLD SPONSOR



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                                                                                Automated Horizons
                CLAYMAN & ASSOCIATES                           Neurological Case Management Associates
                SILVER SPONSOR
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       PLEASE CHECK ONE OF EACH OF THE 12 OPPOSING SESSIONS THAT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND:
       TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT TRACK                                                                              SUBSTANTIVE & ETHICS TRACK
1      [ ] Turning Chaos into Cases: Case Management Systems Are Power Tools for Your Practice            OR      [ ] David and Goliath: Taking On “Big Corporations” With Small Firm Resources
2      [ ] Organizational and Tax Planning Issues for the Small Firm                                      OR      [ ] Election Law 101: Representing a Political Candidate
3      [ ] A New Outlook on Outlook: Twisting, Turning and Tweaking it for Your Practice                  OR      [ ] Preparing and Trying the Complex Case
4      [ ] Technology as THE Equalizer: Using Multimedia Persuasion to Level the Playing Field            OR      [ ] The Lawyer as an Employer
5      [ ] PDFing in Your Practice: A Lawyer’s Guide to Adobe Acrobat and PDF Tools                       OR      [ ] Representing Pro Athletes: Negotiation to Final Contract of Calvin Johnson
6      [ ] The Paper LESS Office: Shattering the Paperless Office Myth with a Process that Works!         OR      [ ] Oil and Gas Leases: A Primer and Hot Issues
7      [ ] Making it Rain: Electronic Marketing for Solo and Small Firms                                  OR      [ ] Developing a Family Law Practice
8      [ ] The Mobile Lawyer                                                                              OR      [ ] Title Insurance: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know
9      [ ] Electronic Evidence in Everyday Cases                                                          OR      [ ] Avoiding Ethical Problems with Trust Accounts
10     [ ] Saving Time and Money with the New Voice Recognition and Digital Dictation Software            OR      [ ] Structured Settlements for Personal Injury Awards and Ethical Considerations
11     [ ] Ethics in the Electronic Era                                                                   OR      [ ] How Bankruptcy Affects Domestic, Personal Injury, Real Estate, and Other Areas
12     [ ] 50 Hot Legal PC Tips, Gadgets and Websites in 50 Minutes                                       OR      [ ] Stress Management for the Stressed Lawyer


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    Dinner: _____ x $35 per ticket for Friday evening dinner (registrants & guests)
    Guest Meals: _____ $15 Fri. Breakfast _____ $25 Fri. Lunch _____ $15 Sat. Breakfast _____ $25 Sat. Lunch                            $___________ GRAND TOTAL
    No tuition refunds will be made unless the cancellation is received five business days prior to the conference. Refunds
    are subject to a $50 processing fee. Preregistered attorneys who cannot attend will receive available CDs of the program
    and written materials. Substitutions are always welcome. For additional information, contact the WVCLE office by e-mail
                                                                                                                                     Register online: www.wvcle.org
    wvcle@wvu.edu or call (304) 293-7255. Please make checks payable to West Virginia Continuing Legal Education.

                                          This seminar is worth 14.0 WV MCLE credits, including up to 12 Ethics/LOM credits
                               West Virginia Continuing Legal Education presents its…
                    1st    Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference
                                             October 26 - 27, 2007
                                  Glade Springs Resort - Daniels, West Virginia

           FEATURED SPEAKER                                             CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
                 James (Bus) Cook, a native of          • Earn 14 of your live WV MCLE & at least 3 Ethics/L.O.M. credits at one
                 West Virginia, is the founder of         time!
                 B.C. Sports, Inc. Except for two       • Learn from 5 national and several prominent state speakers!
                 years, he has practiced in a solo      • “Early-Bird” registration fee only $215 – compliments of the West
                 or small firm. Mr. Cook has              Virginia State Bar!
                 negotiated hundreds of millions of     • Special registration rate for support staff!
                 dollars worth of contracts Brett       • FREE breakfast and lunch for attendees during both days of the
 Favre, Steve McNair, Randy Moss, Jay Cutler,             conference!
 Adalius Thomas, and Calvin Johnson.                    • Play 18 holes of golf for $30.00 with a FREE cart!
                                                        • Best room rate of the season: $110.00* for single or double occupancy
                                                          for attendees! *(plus tax & resort fee)



                                                                              MCLE INFORMATION

                                                        This seminar is worth 14.0 WV MCLE credits, including up to 12
                                                        Ethics/LOM credits.
                                                        WVCLE has applied for credit for the Solo & Small Firm Conference in Ohio,
                                                        Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, Missouri and North Carolina.
                                                        MCLE approval may be requested in California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa,
                                                        Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and
                                                        Wisconsin. Application forms for attorneys to obtain Pennsylvania credit are
                                                        also available. If you are a member of one of these Bars, please notify us
                                                        when you register so we may assist you in complying with your MCLE
                                                        boards.


      The Resort at Glade Springs is conveniently                             IF YOU NEED AN ACCOMMODATION
   located just south of Beckley, West Virginia, near   If you have a disability that requires special accommodations, please contact the
           Exit 125 on I-64 or Exit 28 on I-77.         WVCLE office at (304) 293-7255 at least two weeks prior to the program date.



  West Virginia Continuing Legal Education                                                                          Prsrt. First Class
  WVU College of Law                                                                                                 U.S. Postage
  Post Office Box 6130                                                                                                    PAID
                                                                                                                       Permit 34
  Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6130                                                                              Morgantown, WV


         “Early-Bird”
       Registration only
              $215!
      Until October 10th


A 2-day conference for less than
  the cost of a 1-day seminar!

				
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