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July/August 2007 Issue | Volume 33 Number 5 | Page 16
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LPM Section News & Events

In addition to providing ongoing practical assistance with the business of practicing law, the Law Practice Management Section continues to provide leadership to the profession and the Association with respect to professional responsibility.

Among the Section’s recent efforts is a resolution encouraging the ABA House of Delegates to adopt a policy applying to law practice management the sustainability principles set forth in prior statements of ABA policy. Complete information about this effort is available at www.lawpractice.org.


Act now on fall educational and networking opportunities.

There is still time to register for two outstanding new conferences offered this fall by the LPM Section.


ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop in Puerto Rico.

In conjunction with the LPM Section Fall Meeting to be held October 18-20, 2007, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop will take place on October 20-22 at the Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa. The workshop will provide an interactive forum developed to give valuable insight and enhance the performance of the mid-career woman lawyer. Participants will be able to network with other successful lawyers, engage in focused topical discussions with knowledgeable legal professionals, and learn how to utilize tools to help assess the participant’s career, client relationships and personal lifestyle require-ments in order to maximize rainmaking capabilities. The registration fee for LPM members is $495; the standard rate is $595. Book your room today—they are going quickly! Visit the ABA Women Rainmakers website for more information.

The Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference.

A few weeks later, LPM will offer a comprehensive two-day program for attorneys, law firm executives and marketing directors, to take place on November 8-9, 2007, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Highlights include:

  • Return to Bates v. Arizona—the Ongoing Ethics Debate. This session will feature Van O’Steen from Bates and a distinguished panel of national marketing ethic experts.
  • The Diversity Dilemma. This special program will focus on legal profession diversity initiatives and their impact on the bottom line and structure of firms and in-house departments.
  • From “No Comment” to “No Problem.” Developing a media strategy for handling a crisis and growing your business.
  • Wasted Time, Wasted Spending. Law firms continue to be ineffective in their business development spending. This session will discuss how to budget, hire and spend.
  • Technology Marketing. Advice on topics such as Web sites, contact management—and every “virtual place” in between.
  • 10x10 Extreme Marketing. Ten speakers. Ten topics. Ten minutes each.

Visit the Law Firm Strategies Marketing Conference website for more details.

Join LPM at the ABA Annual Meeting.

Be sure to join us in August for the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. In addition to presenting valuable CLE programs, we will host member receptions on Thursday, August 9 (with the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division), and Friday, August 10 (the Sam Smith Award Reception). Also, be sure to visit the LPM display at the ABA Expo, and learn more about Section benefits. For meeting details, visit the ABA Annual Meeting website.

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