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Upcoming LPM Meetings

  • March 22-24, 2007 - ABA TECHSHOW
    Sheraton Hotel & Towers - Chicago, IL

  • May 3-5, 2007 - LPM Spring Meeting
    Colonial Williamsburg Lodge - Williamsburg, VA

  • August 9-11, 2007 - ABA LPM Annual Meeting
    Westin St. Francis - San Francisco, CA

  • October 18-20, 2007 - LPM Fall Meeting
    Westin Rio Mar Beach Golf Resort & Spa - Rio Grande, PR

  • October 20-22, 2007 - ABA Women Rainmakers Retreat
    Westin Rio Mar Beach Golf Resort & Spa - Rio Grande, PR

  • February 6-12, 2008 - ABA LPM Midyear Meeting
    Los Angeles, CA

  • May 15-17, 2008 - LPM Spring Meeting
    Hotel Santa Fe & The Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM

What Others are Reading

Law Practice Magazine:

  1. My ABALaw Firm Mavericks Go For Broke: Traditional Thinkers Need Not Apply
  2. My ABABookmarks: Review of Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over: How Organizations Use Stories to Drive Results
  3. My ABAWhy Do Law Firms Resist Innovation? 10 Reasons

Law Practice Today:

  1. The Top Ten Causes of Malpractice and How You Can Avoid Them [PDF]
  2. How Hard is Your Tech Dollar Working? The Real Return on Your Investment [PDF]
  3. Wireless Insecurity

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The Early Bird Registration Deadline Ends Tomorrow!

Be sure to register by Friday and save $200 on the full conference registration price. Save $100 more just for being a member of LPM!

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ABA TECHSHOW 2007 promises to bring three exciting days of programming and networking from March 22-24, 2007 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Other highlights of ABA TECHSHOW include:

  • The Honorable Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, will give the ABA TECHSHOW 2007 Keynote Presentation on Thursday, March 22. Learn more by visiting www.techshow.com.
  • On Friday, March 23, a special Solo/Small Firm Day, co-sponsored by ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, will highlight two tracks with eight educational sessions designed with the solo and small firm lawyer in mind. The sessions will cover various topics including client development, e-discovery, information management, going paperless, billing and more! A special one-day rate of $295 is available. Save an additional $50 on this daily rate when registering by February 16!
  • Three days of CLE programming with 16 topical tracks!
  • Two days of Expo featuring over 100 legal technology vendors!
  • ABA LPM Section track providing law practice management tips and Vendor tracks offering product demonstration and information.
  • Don't forget about Book Bucks - $20 Coupon, the complimentary thumb drive, and giveaways!

Hotel rooms are going quickly! Be sure to make your reservations now! The Sheraton is sold out. Other hotels in the nearby area have rooms available. Visit www.techshow.com/hoteltravel/ for links to nearby hotels.

See the program schedule for details about CLE sessions. For more information, visit www.techshow.com.


 LPM Section News

Young Lawyers Mentoring Fellowship Program

As part of its continuing efforts to reach out to young lawyers, the ABA LPM Section offers a Leadership Mentoring Program to attract and mentor future leaders of the Section. Imagine the opportunities to meet and network with some of the country's foremost experts on topics related to the business of practicing law -- marketing, management, technology, and finance -- as well as career and work/life balance issues.

Section leaders choose at least two candidates each year to serve two-year terms. The appointees will have the opportunity to attend Section meetings and serve on important committees which affect the strategic direction of the Section and its service to members. LPM holds quarterly Section meetings, including at the ABA Annual and Midyear meetings, and offers a generous reimbursement policy. Applications are accepted throughout the year. For more information and to apply, visit www.lawpractice.org/yl .


 LPM CLE Teleconference Series

These CLE programs are available via teleconference and live audio web cast. Expand your knowledge from the comfort of your office chair--today's practical and affordable way to earn CLE credits. LPM members receive $65 off regular tuition rates of $150.

Upcoming LPM Teleconferences

Thursday, March 15, 2007 ~ 1:00pm-2:30pm ET
Structuring a Retirement Program for Senior Lawyers

Retirement today needs to be seen as more a journey than a destination, one which can benefit clients, the firm and the transitioning attorney. Law firms throughout the country can help their senior attorneys learn new skills and competencies as they reduce their practice commitments, enabling them to contribute extended value to clients and the firm in new ways, while minimizing the costs to clients and the firm, and ensuring a smooth transition for the clients.


 Carpe Librum

Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law

Product Code: 5110577
LPM Member Price: $74.95
Nonmember Price: $ 84.95

Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law
by Jeffrey L. Nischwitz

Today's reality is that success in the practice of law requires business solutions, and this book provides the ideas, strategies, and tactics to help you take your legal career and law firm to new heights of business success. Think Again! is about creating a client-centric law firm and delivering great client service, differentiating your law firm from other firms, and developing the specific skills and strategies needed for effective and productive relationship building and business development results.

The innovative but practical advice on building an exceptional law firm begins with how to empower your people, build successful teams, and add value to your service. You'll also learn the secrets of effective selling through existing relationships, how to take advantage of everyday opportunities, and consistent and reliable ways to bring new clients into the firm. Finally, learn the seven "BEs" of business development -- seven vital ways your firm needs to "be" to affect change and achieve results.

Learn More


 Make the Most of Your LPM Membership

Practice Core Groups

LPM has four practice core groups that discuss the four core areas of law practice management - marketing, management, technology and finance. All LPM members are encouraged to join a practice core group. Topics and information specifically pertaining to each core area is shared and discussed at LPM meetings and via the member-only list serves. Gain perspective, share knowledge, pose questions, and utilize the resource the core groups have to offer. Members are able to join more than one practice core group and membership is free. Select a core group when visiting myABA* and updating your member profile.

Renew Your Member Dues Online*

LPM wants to make sure that you continue to receive all the benefits of a section member. Be sure to renew your membership if you have not already done so, by February 28, 2007 to avoid being dropped from membership for non-payment. You can manage your ABA and Section membership more efficiently online. Go to www.abanet.org and log on to myABA* where you can:

  • Pay ABA and/or Section dues online via credit card
  • View your 2006/07 membership invoice
  • Add or drop Section memberships
  • Print payment confirmation and receipt

LPM Section benefits include:

  • Complimentary Law Practice magazine subscription
  • Complimentary e-issues of Law Practice Today
  • Complimentary e-issues of LawPractice.news
  • Discount for ABA TECHSHOW
  • Discount on LPM books and publications
  • Networking opportunities
  • and More!

*Please note that Members and Associates will need to have their ABA ID# and password to access their online invoice.    

More Practical Information by E-Mail.  Did you know that LPM provides even more useful content by e-mail each month, and it is all included with your membership?  Law Practice Today, the Section's popular webzine, delivers a new edition at the beginning of each month, with topical articles on all aspects of the business of practicing law.  Law Practice.news, the Section's monthly e-newsletter, provides up-to-date information on all LPM programs, publications, and events.   In addition, as new programs and publications become available, LPM members are provided with full details.  To update your e-mail address and preferences with ABA, visit www.abanet.org and select "Member Login," or phone 1-800-285-2221.


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