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Just Two Days Left for Early Bird Price


The Law Practice Management and Technology for the Small Firm seminar will be held June 22, but the great early bird price of $125 (you must be a member of the Solo & Small Firm Section) is over at the midnight, Friday, June 8.

Section members can still attend for a mere $175 after that. Special speaker Ellen Freedman will lead sessions on Getting Paid, The Paperless Office, and Ethical Marketing on a Budget. ABA best-selling author, David Maxfield, will share tips from his book, The Lean Law Firm, and national cybersecurity expert Tim Mullen will help you prepare your firm against cybersecurity attacks. Lunch is included in the price. Come network with your fellow lawyers at this one of a kind event, or join the live Webcast from your own computer.

Not a member of the Section? Join by contacting Emily Worley or visit for details on joining.

Don’t miss the Solo & Small Firm Half-Price Seminar


Become a member of the Solo & Small Firm Section and take part in the Law Practice Management and Technology for the Small Firm seminar on June 22 for half off the registration price. Topics include the paperless office, cybersecurity and marketing. A networking lunch is included. Membership in the Section is just $20 and includes access to the Section’s popular listserv. For information on how to join the Section, go to or contact Emily Worley at Register for the conference (live or webcast) online.

Using Format Painter in Microsoft Word


Most know how to copy and paste text in Microsoft Word. However, sometimes, after pasting a section of text, it does not always look like the other sections.


The "Format Painter" feature, available in versions Microsoft Word 2010, 2013, and 2016, allows you to copy the formatting of one section and "paint" that formatting to another section.

Click here for "Format Painter" tips from Microsoft. (After clicking the link, look for the Microsoft Word link and then click to discover the see other tips for Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, etc.)

This tip is courtesy of Brett Burney, special guest speaker at the 2017 Solo & Small Firm LPM-TECH Conference, held in Columbia last Friday.  Do you have questions or want to learn more about the Solo and Small Firm Section, contact Section Liaison Courtney Troutman or PMAP Assistant Emily Worley.

2016 Solo and Small Firm Section Award Winner Announced


Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan, PA of Kingstree was awarded the 2016 Solo and Small Firm Section Award during the Bar’s LPM-TECH Conference on Friday, Sept. 16, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The firm was recognized for its outstanding service to the community during the October floods as well as its continued involvement in Bar programs and leadership positions. Members of the firm include Ernest J. Jarrett, W.E. Jenkinson III, Jennifer R. Kellahan, W. Evan Reynolds and J. Thomas Thompson. Read more on the Bar's website.

[caption id="attachment_1757" align="aligncenter" width="440"]p7417 Pictured in photo from left to right: W. Evan Reynolds, W.E. (Billy) Jenkinson, III, Ernest (Ernie) J. Jarrett, Jennifer R. Kellahan, J. Thomas (Tom) Thompson, (attorneys from Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan, P.A.) David Wyatt, Solo and Small Firm Section Chair------Photo by John Mann Event Photography[/caption]


PMAP TECH TIP: Outdated or Missing Contacts?


Do you have outdated or missing contacts in your address book? Evercontact works with Gmail, Google Apps, Outlook, Office 365, iPhones and CRMs like Salesforce and Highrise to automatically create and update contacts from email signatures and send them to your address book. This tip is courtesy of Catherine Sanders Reach, special guest speaker at the 2016 Solo & Small Firm's LPM-TECH Conference, held in Columbia last Friday. If you would like to become involved in the Solo & Small Firm Section, be sure to join on your license fee statement at the end of the year. For questions, contact section liaison Courtney Kennaday at or PMAP assistant Emily Worley at