October 2003
ABA Law Practice Management Section Monthly e-Update
In This Issue:
Highlighted Feature: Section Fall Meeting Recap
Section Briefs: Partnering with our Friends to the North
Carpe Libra:
Persuasive Computer Presentations: The Essential Guide for Lawyers
In the Spotlight: Section Chair Highlighted in October ABA Journal
Tip of the Month: The Power of the Right-Click
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Section Fall Meeting Recap
LPM Chair Susan Boswell was honored at the Women Rainmakers Reception

LPM Chair Susan Boswell welcomed several new members and guests to the Fall Meeting in her hometown of Tucson, AZ, earlier this month. LPM members enjoyed the Arizona sunshine while they rolled up their sleeves and got down to Section business. To read more about the Fall Meeting and visit our picture gallery, click here.


Section Briefs
Partnering with our Neighbors to the North
 LPM is a co-sponsor of the 2nd annual Pacific Legal Technology Conference to be held November 7, 2003, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference features 18 hours of bottom-line, practical educational courses, in multiple tracks, on how lawyers, legal administrators, legal assistants, researchers, and legal IT staff can use legal technology to achieve demonstrable results that impact the bottom line. Attendees can attend the mock trial that will demonstrate how technology can be applied at all points during a trial -- from the Opening, to Direct and Cross-Examination, to the Jury Summation. This mock trial will take place before a British Columbia Supreme Court judge and a jury composed of law students -- who will offer their own insights on what worked and didn't work -- following the rendering of the verdict.

To register, and for detailed session and trade show information, visit www.pacificlegaltech.com.

   
ABA TECHSHOW® Gets a Facelift
Have you visited the new ABA TECHSHOW web site? It's not too early to log on and check out the tracks and session titles for LPM's premier 3-day legal technology conference. Register before February 26, 2004, and capture a $100 early bird discount in addition to your LPM member discount. The new site features sessions by tracks, by date, and by time. Sign-up for ABA TECHSHOW e-news on the homepage to stay abreast of the latest news and developments on ABA TECHSHOW 2004, right up to the first day of the conference! For complete information on ABA TECHSHOW visit www.techshow.com.
 
In The Spotlight

Congratulations to LPM chair Susan Boswell for being highlighted in the October issue of the ABA journal. Susan offers sage advice for law firms on how to flourish in hard times. Look for the article and Susan's picture on page 16.

In The Spotlight focuses on the accomplishments of LPM Members. To submit your or a colleague's name and achievement for recognition, please contact Sarah Oaks at oakss@staff.abanet.org.

 

 Tip of the Month: The Power of a Right-click

In many programs various options or features are available with a simple right mouse click, including formatting and configuration settings. These options and features are "context sensitive" -- in other words, you will be presented with a list of choices that are relevant to the item, field, or text you are right-clicking on. For example, in Outlook, right-clicking on an e-mail in the Inbox presents options to Open, Print, Reply, Reply All, Forward, etc. Right-clicking on a blank spot on your calendar will allow you create new appointments and configure the calendar. You can right-click on almost everything -- try it!

Another good use of the right-click is when you locate a PDF or other file on the Internet you want to download to your computer rather than opening it at the source. To download the file, right-click on the link or icon and then select "Save Target As."

Dan Pinnington, Lawyers Professional Indemnity Company

 
Carpe Libra

Seize a book! LPM's publishing division is the oldest in the ABA, and with more than 85 titles, it is also one of the largest. This month's selection:

 Persuasive Computer Presentations: The Essential Guide for Lawyers
by Ann E. Brenden and John D. Goodhue

Persuasive Computer Presentations: The Essential Guide for Lawyers provides lawyers with the tools to create effective computer presentations that can be used during opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, appellate arguments, and at trial. Also covered is how to effectively use computer presentations outside the courtroom for meetings with prospective clients, in-house presentations and marketing, seminars, office meetings, electronic meetings, mediation, and presentations before trial.

A CD-ROM containing five sample presentations is included with the book, including those presentations referred to in the book, containing over 250 slides in all. Corel Presentations 9 software is also included on the disk -- a powerful presentation program allowing the user to quickly create Web-ready slide shows, multimedia presentations, and interactive demos.
Click here for more information on Persuasive Computer Presentations: The Essential Guide for Lawyers and other books published by LPM.

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