Today and tomorrow, I plan to attend what promises to be a helpful event hosted by the State Bar of Arizona.

The Solo and Small-Firm Conference will be at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale, and it includes an impressive lineup of speakers and presenters. In fact, the afternoon breakouts, which are divided into “Substantive” and “Law Practice/Technology” tracks, present me with a difficult decision.

More information on the conference, including the speaker roster, is here.

Well, since I won’t be there to garner MCLE credit, I may just hop back and forth. I’ll let you know how that goes.

The event launches Thursday morning with remarks by Arizona Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch. She’s followed by speakers, some nationally known, on topics such as surviving bad economic times and ethical marketing tips.

Friday morning includes conference co-chairs (Kathleen McCarthy, Lynda Shely, Susan Traylor and Paul Ulrich) presenting “61 Tips in 60 Minutes.” I’ll be counting—and looking at my watch—to see if they bring that in on time and under budget.

Breakout sessions will include topics such as: Internet marketing, fee agreements and getting paid, reducing paper in your law office, and small-firm financial management.

(The conference materials indicate that there will be a continental breakfast. But I have it on good authority that French toast will make an appearance one of the mornings. Attend to find out which.)

I’ll post a story and some photos next week. But I’ll also tweet from the event, using the hashtag: #SBAsolo

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