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ABA TECHSHOW ® Registration is now open!

Registration for ABA TECHSHOW® is now open and available.  Don't miss the opportunity to receive complimentary full-conference access by registering now! The first 50 people to register for the full-conference will be entered into a drawing to receive a complimentary registration for this year's ABA TECHSHOW.  The winner will be contacted and announced on www.techshow.com, and their registration fee will be reimbursed. 

ABA TECHSHOW, the world's premier legal technology conference and exposition, will be held f rom March 22-24, 2007 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and promises to bring three exciting days of programming and networking. More than 1500 participants are expected to attend ABA TECHSHOW to take advantage of the more than 60 legal technology programs and training sessions offered in sixteen topical tracks.  Lawyers are able to earn up to 3 days of CLE credit! Over 100 technology vendors featured the latest in legal technology products and services.  

In addition, on Friday, March 23, 2007, a special Solo/Small Firm Day will highlight two solo and small firm tracks and several educational sessions geared toward the solo and small firm lawyer. A low-priced, one-day rate is being offered to attend ABA TECHSHOW and the Solo/ Small Firm Day on Friday. A one-day rate is also available for Thursday, March 22, day of programming.

The ABA LPM Section and Vendor tracks will continue to be offered at next year's event. Don't forget about Book Bucks - $20 Coupon, the complimentary thumb drive, and giveaways! Register early and save up to $300! For more information, visit www.techshow.com.

LPM Fall Meeting 2006 in Vancouver

The LPM Fall Meeting was a huge success! Over 100 LPM members and leadership gathered in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 12-14, 2006 at the Westin Bayshore Resort. There were three days of meetings, receptions, networking, and fun activities for members to come together to share ideas, create programs, conduct LPM business, and meet and mingle with colleagues.

The LPM Section met in conjunction with the Pacific Legal Technology Conference (PLTC). This gave LPM members a chance to meet some fellow Canadian and Northeastern U.S. lawyers while discussing legal technology issues. Dr. John Izzo spoke on Thursday afternoon during the plenary session and was very informative.

Throughout the meeting, LPM members attended the practice core group committee meetings to discuss issues concerning marketing, management, technology and finance; the Marketing and Membership Meeting; Women Rainmakers; and the Section Council Meeting to a name a few. Everyone enjoyed the off-site dinner at Telus World of Science, and the exclusive access to the ever-popular Body Worlds 3 exhibit and to The Mitchell Odyssey Foundation: Eureka! exhibition gallery was amazing!. All in attendance absorbed a lot of information, were able to bond with colleagues, and truly enjoyed their time in Vancouver! If you missed this meeting, you must join us for the next one!

To view the onsite guide for the LPM Fall Meeting, visit www.lawpractice.org/fallmeeting/.

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 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.

E-Learning for Law Firms

A 90-minute Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
TOMORROW--Thursday, October 19, 2006
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern

E-learning is a powerful, efficient, and effective way to enhance attorney training. A successful e-learning program will improve client services and relationships as well as the practice of individual lawyers. Since e-learning allows lawyers to train as needed, attorneys can fulfill training requirements while meeting client expectations and commitments.

Join our faculty of professional development experts for an overview of e-learning, an examination of its benefits and a discussion of the steps required to implement e-learning. Our panel will provide examples of how e-learning can be applied successfully to lawyer training and development as well as variations that can meet the needs of any legal environment.

After attending this program and reading the accompanying course materials, you will be able to:

  • discuss how e-learning can improve your practice and client services
  • identify procedural and staffing issues for e-learning support
  • develop content for e-learning programs
  • start an e-learning program at your firm
  • help staff balance training requirements with billable hours and client needs

Attend this program to discover how the newest frontier in law firm training and development can improve your practice.

Peter Glowacki , Director, ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, IL

Tracy LaLonde, Consultant with 13 Years of Experience in Training & Development in the Consulting and Legal Industries, Chicago, IL

Register now and view more details on this program. »

Call the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221 for information or to register by phone.

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 Upcoming Events

Technology Solutions for the Mississippi Practitioner

LPM Disaster Relief Task Force in connection with the Legal Electronic Document Institute is co-sponsoring the bi-annual seminar hosted by the Mississippi Bar's Technology Committee entitled, "Technology Solutions for the Mississippi Practitioner" on Thursday, November 2, 2006 at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson. Lawyers and firms recovering from last year's hurricane damage, along with others, will learn more about the use of technology to prepare for and recover from emergencies that the firm may experience when dealing with such disasters. The speakers include nationally know experts on legal technology and law office management. Sessions focus on e-discovery, Adobe Acrobat, wireless connectivity, case management and an overview of what to purchase for your law office. A MS Supreme Court representative will discuss the court's electronic filing/case management initiative. Breakfast (roundtable) and lunch included. $15.00 pre-registration. Up to 8 CLE hours. Pre-registration ends October 31.

For more information, visit https://www.msbar.org/seminar.php.

Other Upcoming LPM Meetings:

February 8-10, 2007 - ABA LPM Midyear Meeting
JW Marriott Hotel - Miami, FL

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

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 Carpe Librum

The Lawyer's Guide to Records Management and Retention

©2006
CD-ROM
Product Code: 5110342
LPM Member Price: $149.95
Nonmember Price: $179.95

The Lawyer's Guide to Creating Your Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Software Package, 2006 Edition
by Linda Pinson

Now the American Bar Association brings you the easiest way to create a business plan yet - and it's been designed especially for lawyers! The Lawyer's Guide to Creating Your Business Plan, 2006 Edition is a complete, easy-to-use, customized Windows-based software package that is the fastest, easiest way to research and write a winning business plan for a law firm. This software provides detailed instructions and law firm examples to guide you step-by-step as you create your firm's business plan. The program customizes and formulates all your financial spreadsheets and does all the calculations for you. The end result is a professional business plan that brings your thoughts together in an organized manner, sets a single strategic direction for your firm, and helps you determine your financial needs.

BONUS: Also included, in PDF format, is Linda Pinson's award-winning book--Anatomy of a Business Plan--which has helped over 1 million business owners to date!

Learn More

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 Make the Most of Your LPM Membership

Navigating the ABA Website

The ABA provides an online directory at www.abanet.org/directory available to all ABA members. The directory allows ABA members to look up leadership and names of colleagues, section and committee assignments, and contact information online.

Need to update your E-mail address at the ABA? Do it in three easy steps:

  1. go to abanet.org
  2. click on myABA
  3. edit your E-mail address by clicking on edit my Member Profile

You can also:

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

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

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