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April 2009 Issue | Volume 35 Number 3 | Page 14
FRONTLINES

NEWS FROM THE LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SECTION

Following another successful ABA TECHSHOW® in Chicago, the Law Practice Management Section turns its attention to increased educational programming throughout the spring and summer. With a wide variety of options for live programs and our continuing slate of teleconferences, LPM members have several upcoming opportunities to learn from the profession’s top experts on management and related topics. As always, we want your feedback—be sure to tell us how the Section can best serve you!

Helping your firm adjust to the recession. As regular readers know, LPM has addressed a number of topics relating to the economic downturn in Law Practice magazine, Law Practice Today webzine and CLE programming. The Section has compiled a directory of these resources on the Web at www.abanet.org/lpm/resources/home.shtml.

Also, visit the ABA resource center on the topic at http://www2.americanbar.org/economicrecovery.

The Big Easy welcomes LPM and YLD! Conference and hotel registration is now open for the Joint Spring Conference hosted by the ABA Law Practice Management Section and the ABA Young Lawyers Division, May 14-16, in New Orleans. This joint conference will offer members the chance to meet with hundreds of other lawyers in a beautiful spring setting, and the conference includes both a full slate of CLE programs and the opportunity to get involved in planning for future programs. Among the educational programs LPM will offer at the conference, with emphasis on young lawyers’ needs, are the following:

  • Mind Your Own Business (Increasing Your Value to the Firm)
  • Ethics of Web 2.0 Marketing (Rules and Opinions on Social Networking)
  • Mobile Technology (Devices,Web Sites, and Tools for Productivity)
  • Your Practice and the Tough Economy (Taking Charge of Your Practice)

Complete details are available at the LPM Web site, www.lawpractice.org.

Upcoming CLE at your desk. LPM’s “Third Thursday” CLE teleconferences are becoming an increasingly popular way to obtain an hour of CLE credit on hot topics in law practice management. We have extended our capacity to serve a larger audience with these monthly seminars, so please mark your calendars for these upcoming programs:

  • On April 16, LPM presents Making the Most of the Technology You Already Have, with recommendations on ways to stretch your technology budget.
  • On May 21, LPM presents Developing Your Personal Marketing Plan .
  • On June 18, LPM presents Outlook 2007 for Lawyers .

Look for detailed information about these programs via e-mail and on the Section Web site.

ABA and LPM members receive substantial discounts on Third Thursday teleconference programs. For complete details and to register, please visit www.lawpractice.org/cle.

G et away to more LPM meetings and events. Do you know that all LPM members are invited to the Section’s quarterly meetings? Whether an up-coming meeting is in your state or you would like to see a new city and develop an expanded network of colleagues, join us for one of the Section’s upcoming meetings. (See the Events calendar be-low.) And stay tuned for news on West Coast and East Coast events, including 2010 meetings in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Visit the LPM Web site for more information about these opportunities.

About the Author

Contact Larry C. Smith, Director of the ABA Law Practice Management Section, and visit www.lawpractice.org for the latest LPM Section news.

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