General-Solo-Small Firm Practitioners Section

This section provides its members with programs designed to further the professionalism, prestige and effectiveness of the practitioner. Members receive notice of legislation and other issues affecting them through the section’s newsletter.

Chair
Law Office of Samuel J. Gowin
341 Smith Circle
Tunnel Hill, GA 30755
(423)266-3131
Immediate Past Chair
Salu & Salu Law Firm, PLLC
2129 Stateline W., Suite A
Southaven, MS 38671
(662)342-7007

Pay Raise for Court Appointed Work Set for Committee

The TBA bill calling for an increase in pay for court appointed attorney will go before the House Civil Justice Subcommittee next week. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Stewart, D-Nashville, HB1025 would raise compensation to a minimum of $100 per hour. The companion bill in the Senate, SB1009, is sponsored by Sen. Lee Harris, D-Memphis. It has been referred to the Judiciary Committee and is expected to be considered in the coming weeks. Court appointed attorneys have been working at the same rate since 1994 and have the lowest compensation rate in the nation. Use TBAImpact or contact subcommittee members directly to express your views.

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UnWrap New Ideas at Law Tech UnConference

New features and new topics are available at this year’s Law Tech UnConference set for Feb. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Nashville. New topics include marketing, Gmail and Dropbox pitfalls, and social media bootcamp. Bring your support staff from noon to 2 p.m. to give them a chance to visit our sponsors for free. New to our Law Tech UnConference? Learn more about this unique “open-house” concept of delivering CLE.

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