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January/February 2009 Issue | Volume 35 Number 1 | Page 18
FRONTLINES

News from the Law Practice Management Section

Happy New Year to all of our members and subscribers! As 2009 dawns, lawyers and firms are looking for better and more efficient ways to manage their practices profitably, while still upholding the highest standards of client service. This is an ideal time to take advantage of the expertise in the Law Practice Management Section—and to make it work for your practice. Pursue some of the opportunities mentioned here, and see immediate results in your productivity and service. As always, let us know how we can help you succeed!

Boston Midyear Meeting. The LPM Midyear Meeting is scheduled for February 11-14, 2009, in Boston, in connection with the ABA Midyear Meeting. The LPM Section headquarters hotel is the Marriott Copley Place, conveniently located near other ABA meetings and sightseeing opportunities. Registration is free, so plan to join your Section colleagues for programs, business meetings and networking. For complete information, visit the LPM Section Web site at and the ABA Web site.

Third Thursday teleconferences. On January 15, LPM presents the teleconference Document Management Systems: The “Must Have” Tool for Every Practice, along with a preview of the hot legal technology topics to be addressed at ABA TECHSHOW® 2009. On February 19, LPM will present a program on effective law practice marketing—an especially relevant topic during the current economic downturn.

ABA and LPM members receive substantial discounts on Third Thursday teleconference programs. For complete details and to register, click here.

ABA TECHSHOW 2009 conference and hotel registration now open. Conference and hotel registration are now open for ABA TECHSHOW 2009, to be held at the Hilton Chicago, April 2-4. ABA TECHSHOW is the leading legal technology conference in the U.S. designed primarily by lawyers for lawyers and other legal professionals. A top highlight this year is a keynote presentation by renowned legal technology author Richard Susskind. Whether you are a partner, associate, paralegal, litigation support specialist, librarian, IT professional or law firm administrator, ABA TECHSHOW offers plenty: multiple tracks of educational programming, networking events and an expo hall featuring well over 100 exhibiting companies. ABA and LPM members receive substantial discounts. See pages 9-11 for more details from Laura Calloway, this year’s conference chair.

Again this year, the James I. Keane Memorial Award for excellence in e-lawyering will be presented during the conference, too. For information about this award, click here.

For complete information and to register for ABA TECHSHOW.

Ask the LPM staff! Want more information about Section programs and publications, and how to get more actively involved? Contact the LPM headquarters staff in Chicago. The staff will be pleased to answer your questions and put you in touch with other members with similar interests.

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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