Section Continues to Achieve Its Mission Through Important Entity Work

Volume 38 Number 5

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About the Author

Pamela McDevitt is the director of the Law Practice Management Section in Chicago.

Law Practice Magazine | September/October 2012 | The Recruitment and Retention Issue
The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) has joined the LPM Section, bringing together two of the profession's strongest voices on technology issues. The LTRC has provided ABA members with practical technology guidance and resources for more than 20 years. The Center provides attorneys with resources about the latest technology obstacles and opportunities. As an ABA member benefit provided by the LPM Section, the LTRC will continue to produce the annual Legal Technology Survey Report and will expand its already extensive website of legal technology resources. The LTRC also hosts free monthly online legal technology tips webinars and recently launched a new legal technology blog, Law Technology Today. Learn more about the LTRC at lawtechnology.org.

The  ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop is coming soon to Lake Tahoe, Nev.  The ABA Women Rainmakers Board has put together a three-day interactive working environment that promises to bring attendees to another level of their professional growth. Attendees will build on existing rainmaking strengths and work with other attendees to share different areas of expertise. The workshop includes keynote presentations, interactive work sessions and individual coaching sessions. In today's competitive environment, rainmaking presents new opportunities for women to leverage their unique business development skills. Focusing on real-world rainmaking issues, under the direction of experts and using a highly innovative, interactive and simulation-driven design, participants will work in groups to design and execute a response to a request for proposal including a written business development plan and presentation. Extensive feedback and analysis will be given by a panel of marketing coaches and in-house counsel. The attendees will meet daily with a personal board of directors, comprised of women from diverse professional backgrounds and similar levels of career achievement, to discuss challenges and gain insight. There is also an opportunity for attendees to receive one-to-one and group coaching. I encourage you to visit the program's website to learn more: lawpractice.org. 

The ABA Annual Meeting was a big success for LPM and provided an opportunity for education and networking second to none. LPM offered programs on time management, cloud computing, iPhones and personal branding. Partners of major firms from across the country met in a forum for managing partners. The program focused on how to be a more effective leader in a law firm. It discussed the challenges of managing lawyers. The interactive session examined the important role of the managing partner and other firm leaders in initiating change, building consensus and focusing on long-term strategic goals and objectives. The program drew on survey data collected from over 700 managing partners over the past 10 years. The program provided practical guidance on how to build a more profitable, cohesive and sustainable law firm. Thanks to all who made the program a success.

The Section thanks all the people who are involved and encourages others to join in.

LPM wants to connect with our members, so watch, follow, connect and "friend" the Section through our social media. LPM's Twitter account had over 10,000 followers at the time this column was written, so if you are not following us, please do!

     

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