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April/May 2008 Issue | Volume 34 Number 3| Page 12
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LPM Section News and Events

What's New in LPM?

What's new, from Director Larry C. Smith.

Spring has sprung! Following the success of ABA TECHSHOW® in March, the Law Practice Management Section continues its commitment to helping lawyers and firms improve the practice of law, through ongoing CLE teleconferences, a bevy of superb new Section publications and, of course, the upcoming LPM Section Spring Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Attendance At ABA TECHSHOW® Exceeds 2,000. The 22nd annual ABA TECHSHOW, held March 13-15 in Chicago, was one of the LPM Section’s largest and highest-rated conferences in recent years. The conference featured three days of CLE, a sold-out technology expo, and the first James I. Keane Award for excellence in e-lawyering. (See story on page 5.) Marc Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center keynoted the conference with a discussion of Internet privacy issues and an analysis of the investigation that led to New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s resignation from office.

Registration Still Open For LPM Spring Meeting in Santa Fe. Registration remains open for the LPM Spring Meeting, to be held at the Hotel Santa Fe in scenic and historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 15-17, 2008. The meeting will include innovative programming on Living a Life in the Law, exploring the value of successful life management as an essential component of success in law practice management. In addition to sharing success stories among all meeting attendees, members will have opportunities to engage in small group discussions and individual coaching sessions. Complete details on the LPM Spring Meeting, including online registration and hotel/travel information, are available at www.lawpractice.org.

ABA Annual Meeting Returns to the Big Apple. Even before the Spring Meeting concludes, members will want to act quickly to meet early registration and hotel deadlines for the ABA & LPM Annual Meeting, to be held in New York City, August 7-9. Our headquarters hotel is the Sheraton New York. LPM will offer two days of CLE programming and will sponsor an ABA Showcase program on the issues and implications surrounding Outsourcing Legal Services Abroad. Complete details and online registration are available at www.abanet.org/annual/2008.

Young Lawyers Mentoring Fellowship Program Deadline. June 1 marks the application deadline for the LPM Section’s Leadership Mentoring Fellowship Program. Through this program, the Section invites ABA young lawyers to become more involved in leadership, with available reimbursement for participation in Section leadership meetings. Imagine the opportunities to meet and network with some of the country’s foremost experts on topics related to the business of practicing law—marketing, management, technology and finance—as well as career and work-life balance issues. Appointees will have the opportunity to attend Section meetings and serve on important committees that affect the strategic direction of the Section and its service to members. For more information and to apply, visit www.lawpractice.org/yl.

Visit the LPM Forums. Have a question about a marketing, management, technology or finance issue in your practice? LPM Practice Core Groups and other substantive committees have begun actively exchanging resources and tips on practice management issues via the LPM Forums, the Section’s new Web discussion boards. Visit the LPM Forums through the link in the left-hand navigation bar of the LPM Web site at www.lawpractice.org.

New LPM Books. Through the Client’s Eyes: New Approaches to Get Clients to Hire You Again and Again, 3rd Edition, by Henry W. Ewalt and Andrew W. Ewalt.

This updated edition of the two-time best-seller is for every attorney who has struggled with the love-hate traits inherent in the practice of law. Used as a comprehensive guidebook, you’ll learn how to better cultivate your existing client relationships without compromising your own interests —and increase your bottom line.

The new edition has been substantively expanded to address distinct issues for law firms, solos, government attorneys and corporate counsel.

Order at www.ababooks.org

About the Author

Larry C. Smith is the Director of the ABA Law Practice Management Section. Visit www.lawpractice.org for the latest LPM Section news.

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