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New Books from LPM Publishing
The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Fining on the Internet, Second EditionThe Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, Second Edition
by Carole Levitt and
Mark Rosch
LPM Member Price: $69.95
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Written for legal professionals, this comprehensive desk reference lists, categorizes and describes hundreds of free and fee-based Internet sites. You’ll find it useful for investigations, depositions and trial presentations, as well as company and medical research, gathering competitive intelligence, finding expert witnesses, and fact checking of all kinds. Plus, the accompanying CD contains the links to all the web sites described in this book.
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 Highlights: LPM Spring Meeting in Orlando, FL

The Section’s Spring Meeting is fast approaching, and the LPM room block is selling out fast. Call the BoardWalk Inn today at 407-934-3372 and mention the “American Bar Association, LPM block.” 

Walt Disney World ® Resort boasts four magical theme parks, two waterfront entertainment districts, 139 uniquely different dining experiences, 99 holes of championship golf, and too much more to list. So come, experience the magic, and join the ABA Law Practice Management Section at its Spring Meeting for family fun, spectacular events, business meetings and CLE!

CLE Programs

EXCLUSIVE Teleconference Series Presentation

A special teleconference will be broadcast live from Orlando – see details below. If you are unable to attend the Spring meeting, sign up for Strategic Planning for Lawyers and Law Firms today. Act now and get 25% off the tuition for a bonus teleconference program, presented by Disney Cast Member, Ben May. Developing Relationships at Epcot ® Walt Disney World ® Resort One Guest at a Time will teach you about the development and long-term maintenance of your firm and how to keep your clients coming back. (Note: the Disney program is NOT eligible for CLE credit)

The educational programs are scheduled as follows. Please review the eBrochure for additional details and program descriptions.

Friday, May 13, 2005

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
How Attorneys Can Prepare and Conduct Successful Clients Surveys: Ethical and Practical Considerations

  • Learn how to communicate the benefits of surveys to clients
  • Help clients understand that providing feedback helps improve overall quality of legal services
  • Discover the tools needed to effectively mangae a client survey
  • Understand the ethical pitfalls of conducting surveys and how to avoid them

1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. -- LIVE from Orlando --
Strategic Planning for Lawyers and Law Firms: Defining, Setting and Achieving Your Firm’s Goals

  • Develop an understanding of how strategic thinking can impact your firm
  • Identify the benefits—and pitfalls—of strategic planning
  • Learn the different ways in which vision can be used in the firm
  • Understand how to integrate strategy, tactics, mission statements, and performance
Saturday, May 14, 2005

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Survival for the Senior Lawyer

Co-sponsored by:
ABA Senior Lawyers Division and the Florida Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section

Increasingly, seasoned lawyers with years of experience are seeking new challenges: a small-firm setting, solo practice, retirement. This program focuses on:

  • Ways to successfully transition into or out of a law practice
  • Preparing a law practice for closing or sale
  • What to do with the rest of your life
  • The secret rules of a successful retirement

We have several fantastic events planned for your stay! 

  • Opportunity to purchase discounted tickets* to La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil®.
  • Friday luncheon with Disney speaker
  • Spectacular dinner event at Epcot's Americas Pavilion
  • Dessert reception off the coast of Italy
  • The best seat in the house to watch the Illuminations: Reflections of the Earth show

*Seats are limited, so register early!

For complete information about the Spring meeting now, visit our Spring Meeting Web site.

 ABA TECHSHOW ® 2005 Recap

More that 1700 people attended ABA TECHSHOW 2005 and wandered through the exposition hall featuring over 100 technology companies — making ABA TECHSHOW 2005 one of the most well-attended shows of the decade.  ABA TECHSHOW 2005 boasted an impressive list of sponsors that also contributed to the success of the world's premier legal conference and expo including Adobe, CaseSoft, Corel, Guidance Software, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Legal Match, LexisNexis, Microsoft, and more.  

Please make plans to join us in Chicago again for TECHSHOW 2006, April 20-22! 

Not Able to Attend This Year?

If you were unable to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2005, you can purchase the full set of conference materials and presentations on CD-ROM. Additionally, audio recordings of all TECHSHOW 2005 sessions are available for purchase – buy individual sessions or the entire conference package deal, courtesy of Content Management. Learn more »

 Meetings & CLE:
     April Teleconference Next Week!

Just the Facts Ma’am! The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet
April 14, 2005, 12:30 – 2:00 pm EST
Only $85 for LPM Members

A lawyer’s research involves much more than just legal research. The internet offers an easy way to get the facts and to get up to speed quickly about topics we may otherwise know nothing about.

The authors of the ABA’s The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, Second Edition, will show you how to be your own CyberDetective.

Call the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 to sign up today – reference event code T05LGT1 or register online .

-- LIVE from Orlando --

Strategic Planning for Lawyers and Law Firms: Defining, Setting and Achieving Your Firm’s Goals

Friday, May 13th 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. EST

  • Develop an understanding of how strategic thinking can impact your firm
  • Identify the benefits – and pitfalls – of strategic planning
  • Learn the different way in which vision can be used in the firm
  • Understand how to integrate strategy, tactics, mission statements, and performance
Learn more »
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