January 2011 | Glass Ceiling or Hot Air?
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ABA TECHSHOW 2011

FEATURES: GLASS CEILING OR HOT AIR?  

Dealing With Obstacles That Women Face Along the Career Path

Edited By John D. Bowers

We asked women members of the ABA Law Practice Management Section for advice on suggested approaches to surmount barriers women may face when it comes to career advancement. The response resounded, "Do not accept the glass ceiling!" Read on to find out what they prescribe.

Women Say They're Still Banging Their Heads on the Legal Industry Glass Ceiling

By Nick Gaffney

The results of a recent national survey of women lawyers by the ABA Law Practice Management Section provide just another all too familiar confirmation of the legal profession's inability to address its gender inequity problem.

A Review: Women on Top – The Woman's Guide to Leadership and Power in Law Firms

By Jamie J. Spannhake

This brief yet thoughtful synopsis reveals some of the powerful insights offered by this book's 2010 edition, designed to benefit women and men alike.

Making Your Dream a Reality: Tips for Owning Your Own Firm

By Lisa Harris Jones

Following these six tips will not only help you become your own boss, but they will also help keep your practice operating to its full potential once you reach your goal of self employment.

THE Career Path for Women Lawyers

By John D. Bowers

Yes, you guessed it: There isn't one tried and true career path that works consistently for a majority of women lawyers. Our survey did, however, uncover some very interesting statistics on personal time off as well as perspectives on career success and how to attain it.

MANAGEMENT

Virtual Assistance: The Key to Unlocking More Time for Your Business

By Avigayil Pearlman

Hiring a full-time employee to help with the administrative tasks of a practice is expensive, and may be eliminated altogether with the use of virtual assistance.

Outsourcing Support Services Domestically and Globally

By Channing Migner and Rodney Dowell

Learn some of the things to look for when choosing to save time and money by taking advantage of the many outsourcing options available to your organization.

FINANCE

Technology Investment - Any Happy Returns?

By Ed Poll

The upfront costs associated with technology may seem great at first glance, but a more comprehensive analysis may reveal that the ROI is worth the initial expenditure.

TECHNOLOGY

Best of ABA TECHSHOW

Document Management Software: The Electronic File Butler for the Law Office

By Steven J. Best

Find out how the major document management system vendors can help your law office streamline your paperless efforts and workflow, and help you deliver efficient and high-quality legal services to your clients.

Excerpt: So You Want to Start a Virtual Practice? Steps for Choosing a Structure

By Stephanie Kimbro

In this excerpt from Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online, a trailblazing lawyer outlines preliminary steps for practicing online. Special from Law Practice magazine's January/February 2011 issue.

MEET THE WOMEN RAINMAKERS!

Heather Jefferson

By Natasha Innocenti

This rainmaker suggests diving into your work and starting to establish yourself right away as some of the best advice for rainmaking.

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By Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson

Jim and Sharon are joined by two-time Emmy Award winner Lu Ann Reeb, Co-founder and President of Legal Talk Network, LLC.

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

John D. Bowers, Fox Rothschild LLP

ISSUE EDITOR

Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Elise Martin, Grant & Eisenhofer

BOARD OF EDITORS

Micah U. Buchdahl, HTMLawyers

Margaret M. DiBianca, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations

George E. Leloudis, McGuire, Woods & Bissett P.A.

Pamela Annette Palmer, Morris Polich & Purdy

Allison C. Shields, LegalEase Consulting, Inc.

J. Benjamin Stevens, The Stevens Firm, P.A. - Family Law Center

Misasha Suzuki, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Qadir Wahid, Ropes & Gray LLP

Wendy L. Werner, Werner Associates, LLC

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