January/February 2003  Volume 29, Number 1

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COVER STORY
The Choice Is Yours

by Steven Keeva
When it comes to their careers, lawyers tend to have blind spots where choice is concerned. Here's advice on the questions you need to ask to help illuminate what matters most to you-and make good decisions.
o There's More to the Law Than Law
by Wendy R. London
o From Rust Belt to Sunshine
by Theda C. Snyder
o Journey with No Limitations
by Stewart Levine
o On the Road: Helpful Choices You Can Make Today
by Steven Keeva


Focus on the Positive: Transitions Within the Profession

by Katherine Foldes
The headlines may feature dissatisfied lawyers who have left the law, but many lawyers have found happiness by changing their careers within the profession. Here are four lawyers' stories of transition.
o Inspiration: Resources That Will Help Inform Your Career Choices

Stress By High Salary

by Sheila Nielsen
Money isn't everything. Consider what your firm can do to make life better for its lawyers. Think staffing flexibility.

Seven Legal Technology Predictions for 2003

by Dennis M. Kennedy
From taking control of technology budgets, to upgrading old software, to refocusing law firms' Web presence, big decisions await firms this year. Check the forecast.

What's Hot and What's Not in the Legal Profession

by Robert Denney Associates
Practice areas. Geographic locations. Marketing strategies and tactics. This popular marketing consultant's report on current trends will keep your finger on the pulse of the legal services market.


Editor's Page

- Merrilyn Astin Tarlton on taking charge.
Chair's Message - John Tredennick on changing horses midstream.
Your Future - Member A TECHSHOW® planner, new books and staff spotlight.
Fresh Out - Susan Saltonstall Duncan on quality service.
New Column! Managing - The first of Marcia Pennington Shannon's new columns focuses on polishing your supervisory skills.
Bookmarks - A thought-provoking handbook for improving your ads, and a compelling call for simplicity in business management.
First Person - He's back! G. Burgess Allison takes on the Microsoft settlement.
 



nothing.but.net: WiFi: A Web Without Wires

by Rick Klau
Efforts to provide Internet access using radio spectrum are growing like gangbusters.

Feature: Lighten Your Load: Lose the Laptop and Go Wireless

by Steve Koontz
New software turns handheld gadgets into viable practice tools.

E-Definitions: It's a Worldwide Computing Scourge

by Mark Tamminga
E-mail's dark side has roared to the foreground and become a plague.

Feature: Seven Legal Technology Predictions for 2003

by Dennis M. Kennedy
The gap between "technology haves" and "technology have-nots" continues to grow. How to get on the right side? Check the forecast.

Product Watch

by Storm Evans
The latest legal technology news in the lpm-newproducts@abanet.org inbox.


What's Hot and What's Not in the Legal Profession

by Robert Denney Associates
We've got it: The latest trends report on the highs and lows in the legal market.

Practice Development Clips

by Larry Bodine
Multimedia sorcery and other marketing magic.


Partner Compensation: Creating a Performance-Boosting Scorecard

by August J. Aquila
Here's a fresh formula for paying partners to hit specific goals yearly.

Fresh Out: Focus on the Quality of Your Service

by Susan Saltonstall Duncan
Advice for new lawyers on how to execute winning client service strategies.

New! Managing: Resolve to Become a Better Supervisor

by Marcia Pennington Shannon
Do a better job by fine-tuning these top supervisory skills.