In January, the Law Practice Management Section reluctantly bade farewell to long-time employee Tim Johnson. From January 1994 to January 2012, Tim was a major force behind the Section’s growth and stature, as well as its publishing arm, during his productive and precedent-setting tenure.
Under Tim’s guidance, LPM’s publishing staff grew, as did the annual number of books published and the variety of content offered. Tim also leveraged every emerging technology to enhance our publication delivery methods. In short order, LPM knew it hit its mark when competitors began marketing LPM titles. Tim’s dedication and innovation burnished LPM’s quality and reputation with every project it undertook.
Due largely to Tim’s contributions, LPM remains the premier publisher in practice management topics. In addition, his professional and personal rapport with LPM authors earned him their respect and best efforts, which allowed the publishing team to thrive, productively putting out publications containing the highest quality content possible.
The Section is truly better for having had Tim at the helm. His legacy is a long and impressive number of titles that are part of LPM’s publishing canon. Thank you, Tim, for all you accomplished for the Section. LPM wishes you the best in your new endeavors, and we hope to see you at our upcoming meetings.
SPRING MEETING IN CALIFORNIA
LPM is preparing to go west—to Napa Valley, CA—for the Spring Meeting (May 3-5). Such a beautiful setting cannot but inspire an exciting meeting with myriad educational and network-growing opportunities.
During the meeting, the Membership Committee will host a reception for newcomers and attorneys from local bar associations in the Napa Valley area. They will join LPM at our meeting, so plan on making new connections with prospective Section members. LPM is taking every opportunity available to showcase all its benefits, activities and tools to help members grow their respective practices.
TECHNOLOGY: EMBRACE IT AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS
Technology has forever changed the practice of law. In meeting the challenge, LPM offers lawyers the most recent technology education and awareness that they cannot afford to miss.
The Education Board will present the following topics at the spring meeting: Law Firm Data Breaches, Developing Your iPractice: How Lawyers are Using iPads and the iPhone, Virtual Lawyering, and Legal Ethics. LPM’s programs on iPads, LinkedIn and data protection are bestsellers. Our technology education curriculum continues to keep pace with ever-evolving technology and the impact it has on the practice of law. If you unable to attend a meeting, you can still receive your CLE online at lawpractice.org.
LPM’s PRESENCE GROWS
LPM’s connectivity grows! Our Section is succeeding daily in disseminating our content and other highly sought-after resources. In 2011, we had 2,800 Twitter followers. At the start of 2012, we have more than 8,200 followers. We continue to spread the word, and the results are showing. It’s all in the numbers.