Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section

The Information Exchange
A Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section Publication
In This Issue
Upcoming Section Events
Linda Zuk Discusses Work/Life Balance at the October Breakfast
The Section Hosts Fall Social with the Cobb County Bar Association
Justin Miller Offers 10 Tips to Improve Your Business
The Information Exchange is Looking for Articles of Interest
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November 2011
Newsletter Editor: 
Clark A.D. Wilson
Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section Board of Directors
Chair: David M. Lilenfeld
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: L. Katherine Adams-Carter
Secretary: James A. Attwood
Treasurer: David G. Richards
Immediate Past Chair: Scott E. Atwood

The Hon. T. Jackson Bedford, Jr.
Timothy M. Curtin
Monroe J. Feldman
Frank G. Goldman
Ronne G. Kaplan
William J. Piercy
Rachel Platt
Beth E. Rogers
Thomas L. Walker
Robert G. Wellon
Clark A.D. Wilson

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Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for this upcoming Section event!
Please check your emails and for updates.
Details are subject to change.
Section Breakfast
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7:30 am

"THE AMERICA INVENTS ACT: The Most Significant Patent Law Reform Since 1952 and How It Affects
Your Clients"
Speaker: Clark A. D. Wilson
Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC 
Location: Buckhead Club
3368 Peachtree Road NE
Please register online or return the registration form.
Due to the holidays there will be no November luncheon, December Breakfast or December Luncheon.  We will resume our regular monthly meetings in January.
Linda Zuk Discusses Work/Life Balance at the October Breakfast

At the October 20, 2011 breakfast meeting the Section welcomed Linda Zuk from Fast Forward Progress, who spoke about maintaining Work/Life Balance.  For those who were too busy working to attend, work-Life balance does not mean an equal balance in all areas of your life.  Your best individual work-life balance will vary over time, often on a daily basis. The right balance for you today will probably be different for you tomorrow. There is no perfect, one-size fits all, balance you should be striving for.
The best work-life balance is different for each of us because we all have different priorities and different lives. At the core of an effective work-life balance definition are two key everyday concepts: daily Achievement and Enjoyment.  Focusing on Achievement and Enjoyment every day helps you avoid the "As Soon As" trap, the habit of planning on getting around to the joys of life and accomplishment "as soon as...."  A good working definition of Work-Life Balance is: "Meaningful Daily Achievement and Enjoyment in every area of my life: Work, Family, Friends and Self."  Achievement doesn't have to be the completion of an entire project.  You can experience achievement when you complete a part of a project. 

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The Section Hosts Fall Social with the Cobb County Bar Association
The Section had a social with the Cobb Bar Association on October 26th hosted by First Citizens Bank at their beautiful new building on Cumberland Boulevard.  In between the terrific food, drinks and orchestra, those in attendance enjoyed quality networking, casual socializing and great fall weather.
Justin Miller Offers 10 Tips to Improve Your Business at the October Luncheon

At the October 27 lunch meeting, the Section welcomed Mr. Justin Miller, and independent small business consultant from  Mr. Miller presented "Supercharge your Practice: 10 Tips to Improve your Business."  For those who could not attend, here is a summary. 

1. Figure out when/why/how to hire staff because you did not start a business to work all day. Specifically, trajectory dictates if/when you will need help.  So, evaluate the amount of work coming in versus the amount of time you have.  Then, plan strategically and Act!
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A limited number of unemployed lawyers may attend SP/SF Section events at no charge.     If you would like to attend one of our events, please email      Tanya Windham.

Section members may now place free classified ads in our Newsletter. Please email Clark Wilson for further information.
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- 1 large window and one inside office
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- Class A+ building (Resurgens Plaza) at
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Includes: use of reception area, conference room, large break room, copier/scanner, fax, internet, unlimited long distance.

Conveniently located in Buckhead adjacent to MARTA; easy access to 400/75/85. Walk to restaurants & Lenox Mall. 

Contact: Debra Schwartz or Jay Rollins, 404-844-4130.

Space for Rent
Morningside - Ansley area
Available Offices: 2 small approx. (10x12) and 1 large (18x15) window office available for rent in converted house on 2nd floor.  Phones, high speed dsl, parking, etc. Some referral & association cases possible. Negotiable.
Contact: Monroe Feldman, 404-881-0800
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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Palmetto Dunes Ocean Resort: 2BDR, 2BATH recently refurbished villa: sleeps 8.   Flat screen TV in lounge (55"), two more in bedrooms (42" and 36"), WiFi throughout.
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Contact: Clark Wilson, (770) 984-2300
The Information Exchange is Looking for Articles of Interest
typewriter newsThe Information Exchange is looking for articles of interest to the SPSF Section. 

If you would like to submit an article for publication, please email the editor, Clark Wilson.