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September 2007 Issue | Volume 33 Number 6 | Page 14
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LPM Section News & Events

LPM Section News & Events. Don’t miss your chances to make the most of your LPM membership!

As the Law Practice Management Section begins a new association year led by Chair Vedia Jones-Richardson, members have even more opportunities to become more actively involved, in ways that directly benefit your practice. Among upcoming events for the fall are the Section Fall Meeting, the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop and the Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference. Also, the LPM Practice Core Groups are launching additional opportunities for interactive involvement. Don’t miss your chances to make the most of your LPM membership!

Fall Meeting in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. If you missed catching up with colleagues at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, join us at the LPM Fall Meeting at the Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Rico, October 18-20. One of the highlights of the meeting will be workshops on how inclusiveness benefits your firm and its success. To register, visit www.lawpractice.org/meetings/fall/2007. The hotel reservation deadline is September 17, 2007, and the meeting registration deadline is October 5.

ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop. In connection with the LPM Fall Meeting, the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop will be held October 20-22, also at the Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa. The workshop will provide an interactive forum developed to 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 use tools to assess the participant’s career, client relationships and personal lifestyle requirements in order to maximize rainmaking capabilities. The registration fee for LPM members is $495 and the standard rate is $595. Be sure to book your hotel reservation soon—rooms are going quickly! Visit www.womenrainmakers.org for more information. 

The Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference. LPM is offering a comprehensive two-day program for lawyers, law firm executives and marketing directors, November 8-9 in Washington, D.C.  Conference highlights include the following:

  • Return to Bates v. Arizona—The Ongoing Ethics Debate

  • The Diversity Dilemma
  • From “No Comment” to “No Problem”: Developing a Media Strategy for Handling a Crisis and Growing Your Business
  • Wasted Time, Wasted Spending (How to Budget, Hire and Spend)
  • Technology Marketing
  • A 10x10 Extreme Marketing Program (10 speakers. 10 topics. 10 minutes each.)

The registration fee for LPM members is $545, and for ABA members $595. The standard rate is $795. Visit www.lawpractice.org/marketing conference for details.

LPM Annual Meeting is a success. LPM programs were a great success at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco in August. In addition to five well-received CLE programs and a presence at the ABA Expo, the Section sponsored several receptions, including the annual Sam Smith Award reception, at which the Sam Smith Award was bestowed on longtime ABA leader Jay Foonberg. The Sam Smith Award was established in 1999 and recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of law practice management. Foonberg has received several awards from the ABA for his accomplishments throughout the years and is the ABA’s all-time best-selling author with books like How to Start and Build a Law Practice. Also at the LPM Annual Meeting, the Section voted to update its bylaws to support a revised annual strategy and planning process.

For complete details, please visit the LPM Web site.

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