Keith Richards has opined, “To make a rock ‘n’ roll record, technology is the least important thing.” In the business of law practice, though, nothing could be more important.
On January 1, 2010, after serving as a partner at a larger law firm, I realized the dream of starting my own law firm. Hyde Law Firm, P.A. --which focuses on family law, personal injury, and real estate--has grown steadily since that time in great part because of technology.
Technology levels the playing field for small law firms in two ways. First, you can compete in the marketing game without having a big-firm budget. Thoughtful approaches to websites, blogs, and social media can create a strong presence. Second, list-serves and other electronic forums offer small-firm practitioners the benefit of big-firm fellowship and shared perspective.
It is critical, therefore, to stay on the cutting edge of legal technology. I have found no better way to do this than by being a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM). LPM’s publications and platforms help me select office equipment, navigate the Web, and interact with colleagues. LPM has become my law partner!
Meetings & CLE
ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference
Your Reputation is paramount, and knowing how to let the world know about the good work you do is mission one. Much of that business is tied to Referrals—by happy clients, colleagues and networks that can keep new business flowing. And how you Rank means different things to different attorneys and practices—when and where does it matter? Join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 3rd biannual ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference, November 8-9, as we look at R3—and the core elements that go into true business development success.
Register by 9/6/11 and be entered into a drawing for an iPad2!
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LPM Law Video Awards!
LPM is hosting the inaugural Law Video Awards during its 3rd Bi-annual ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference. This first ever “Law Video Awards” will recognize excellence in video marketing for law firms and other legal organizations.
We’re seeking video submissions for the LPM Law Video Awards on the best law firm videos. Videos are categorized in the following:
Large Firm (100 employees or more)
Small Firm (fewer than 100 employees, including solo practices)
Legal Consultant/Vendor (open to any legally-related organization)
Short Video (open to all videos less than 1:30 minutes in length)
The ABA/LPM Annual Meeting is this week! Get the most from your trip to Toronto by attending LPM Meetings, CLE Programs, and Social Events that LPM has prepared for you. The practice of law is on the move, how are you going to keep your firm ahead of the changing trends? The ABA/LPM Annual Meeting will prepare today’s attorney for tomorrow’s practice.