In This Issue…


  • ABA LPM and YLD Joint Spring Conference
  • LPM Third Thursday Teleconference Series
  • Resources for the Recession

Featured LPM Books:

  • The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice
  • The Lawyer’s Guide to Practice Management Systems Software, 2nd Edition
  • The Lawyer’s Guide to Concordance
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Law Practice MagazineCurrent Online Issue:
March 2009

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The Lawyer’s Guide to Concordance
by Liz Weiman

The Lawyer’s Guide to Concordance

In this age, when trial outcomes depend on the organization of electronic data discovery, The Lawyer's Guide to Concordance reveals how attorneys and staff can make Concordance the most powerful tool in their litigation arsenal. Using this easy-to-read hands-on reference guide, individuals who are new to Concordance can get up-to-speed quickly, by following its step-by-step instructions, exercises, and time-saving shortcuts. For those already working with Concordance, this comprehensive resource provides methods, strategies, and technical information to further their knowledge and success using this robust program.

Product Code:511666 8 5
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Pricing:$69.95 (Regular)
$49.95 ( LPM)
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ABA TECHSHOW 2009 a Great Success!

ABA TECHSHOW captivated attendees with more than 50 educational sessions during three days full of networking opportunities and dialogue centered on cutting-edge technology in the legal profession. This year’s 23rd annual conference and expo drew a substantial crowd who enjoyed many benefits, including:

  • Keynote Speaker, Professor Richard Susskind, OBE
  • More than 100 technology vendors at the two-day ABA TECHSHOW Expo
  • Socializing at the ABA TECHSHOW After Dark
  • Networking at the Taste of ABA TECHSHOW Dutch-treat Dinners

Those unable to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2009 can purchase the CD-ROM with all the conference materials at the ABA TECHSHOW website.

Stay up-to-date on ABA TECHSHOW 2010, to be held March 25-27, 2010, at!


Join the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM) and the ABA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans May 14-16, 2009 for our unique Joint Spring Conference! Be sure to register for the conference and reserve a hotel room for $189.00/night by April 22, 2009, to take advantage of our special rates!

LPM members can look forward to program planning and business meetings, as well as numerous opportunities to meet and socialize with LPM and YLD members. Among the events held in and around New Orleans, you’re invited to the poolside Welcome Reception at the Hotel Monteleone as well as a New Orleans-style parade and gala dinner event at Mardi Gras World. LPM is presenting educational sessions of interest to members of both groups in the following topics:

  • The Ethics of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World Mobile Technology
  • Taking Your Office on the Road
  • Practice Management in a Down Economy
  • The Law is a Business Learning How a Law Practice Works

View the entire schedule of events and a full listing of educational sessions.

Register online by April 22, 2009 to receive the early-bird discount for the conference. All attendees must register for the meeting/conference. Reserve your room online or call the hotel toll-free at 1-800-217-2033 and mention the ABA LPM and YLD Joint Spring Conference.

Don’t miss your chance to meet fellow LPM members and members of YLD all in one convenient location!

Win 20,000 Starwood Points by Attending LPM Group Functions!

Attend and participate in certain LPM Group Functions* during the ABA LPM and YLD Joint Spring Conference for your chance to win 20,000 Starwood points provided by ABA Member Advantage. Drop a business card at one or all of the group functions to be entered into the drawing. The winner will be chosen at the Joint Closing Session on Saturday, May 16, 2009.

*See schedule for times to participate in the drawing.


LPM Third Thursday Teleconference Series

Every Third Thursday, LPM offers a 90-minute teleconference and live audio webcast. Expand your knowledge from the comfort of your office chair through today’s practical and affordable way to earn CLE credits. Your LPM membership entitles you to receive $65 off the regular tuition rate of $150. Visit to view the latest schedule and register online.

How To Make the Most Out Of the Technology You Already Have
Thursday, April 16, 2009 
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

In this teleconference and live audio webcast, panelists will recommend ways to stretch your technology budget by leveraging the system you may already have. Many firms can improve their productivity and work product simply by increasing their knowledge of existing software and uncovering previously unused features. Productivity tools that are low-cost or even free will be highlighted, as will technology items that offer a high return on investment while improving service to your clients.  Budgeting well in advance for critical hardware and planning an efficient cost-effective system will also be topics of discussion. 


Resources for the Recession

The current recession is affecting the lives of people all over the world and the legal community is no different! It is no secret that law firms have been greatly affected by the economic crisis – whether you’re a solo/small firm attorney or partner in a multi-national law firm, LPM is providing resources to help you cope with the economic downturn.

View our new Web page highlighting resources for the recession directly from Law Practice magazine and Law Practice Today webzine.


  Featured Books 

The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice
by Reid F. Trautz and Dan Pinnington

Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law

Product Code:5110687
Format:Book - 5110687
Pricing:$69.95 (Regular)
$44.95 ( LPM)

Busy lawyers do not have dozens of extra hours to conduct research looking for new tips and ideas to streamline and enhance their practice of law. They need "just-in-time" learning to acquire the knowledge necessary to build their practices. This convenient pocket guide is the "best ever" collection of practical tips, ideas, and techniques to help you survive, thrive, and find success in the practice of law.


The Lawyer’s Guide to Practice Management Systems Software, 2nd Edition
by Andrew Z. Adkins, III

The Lawyer’s Guide to Practice Management Systems Software, 2nd Edition

Product Code:5110686
Format:Book - 5110686
Pricing:$129.95 (Regular)
$89.95 ( LPM)

What can practice management systems software do for your law practice? With the right system in place, you and your staff will have the ability to automatically route items, tasks, documents, and events to certain people based on their role in the case or matter, as well as manage deadlines, improve responsiveness to clients, reduce malpractice insurance rates, and boost overall productivity. The challenge is to find a program that best serves the needs of your firm.


  Make Sure to Continue Your Section Membership

LPM wants to make sure that you continue to receive all the benefits of a Section member. You can manage your ABA and Section membership more efficiently online. Go to and log on to myABA* where you can:

  • Pay ABA and/or Section dues online via credit card
  • View your 2008/2009 membership invoice
  • Print payment confirmation and receipt
  • Change your contact information

LPM Section benefits include:

  • Complimentary Law Practice magazine subscription
  • Complimentary e-issues of Law Practice Today
  • Complimentary e-issues of
  • Discount for LPM conferences
  • Discount on LPM books and publications
  • Leadership opportunities through Section involvement
  • Networking opportunities
  • and more!

*Please note that Members and Associates will need to have their ABA ID# and password to access their online invoice. 

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