August 2003
ABA Law Practice Management Section Monthly e-Update
In This Issue:
Highlighted Feature: And the Award Goes To…
Section Briefs:
Annual Meeting Marks End of a Successful Year for LPM
Carpe Libra: How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay, Second Edition
In the Spotlight: Kudos in Colorado
And the Award Goes To…
Richard C.
Section Chair John Tredennick presenting Richard C. "Dick" Reed with the Sam Smith Award.

At the LPM reception at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco in August, the Honorary Council (former Section Chairs) bestowed the Section's most prestigious award upon Richard C. "Dick" Reed. The Sam Smith Award is LPM's highest honor, reserved for those who have made an extraordinary impact on the Section and its members, and for those who have made significant contributions to the field of Law Practice Management in general. To read more about the award ceremony and to access pictures from the evening, click here.

Section Briefs
Annual Meeting Marks End of a Successful Year for LPM

The Law Practice Management Section (LPM) had a significant presence at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco - exhibiting at the ABA Expo, presenting popular CLE sessions, and sponsoring a successful fundraiser for The Breast Cancer Fund. Highlights of the San Francisco meeting included the LPM Gathering Reception, where the Honorary Council conferred the prestigious Sam Smith Award on Richard C. "Dick" Reed, and the Women Rainmakers Reception, which raised nearly $13,000 for The Breast Cancer Fund, the only non-profit organization in the United States dedicated to rooting out the environmental causes of breast cancer. Click here to read the full story.

LPM Section Fall Meeting. Register Today!

Westward Ho!
Plan to head west this October and join LPM at its Fall Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, October 16-19, 2003. The Santa Catalina Mountains are the majestic backdrop for this meeting and special CLE opportunity in the Sonora Desert. Don't let the word desert fool you, however -- the Westin La Paloma is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and Tucson is home to a lush, 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. CLE Sessions include:

Visit the Fall Meeting Site for descriptions of individual sessions and complete information with dates, times, a listing of speakers, and additional meeting opportunities.
In The Spotlight

Congratulations to outgoing Chair John Tredennick, whose company CaseShare Systems, LLC, was recently recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Colorado. CaseShare Systems will be recognized this fall with a Rising Star Award, and will be profiled in a special edition of The Denver Business Journal, October 3, 2003. Congratulations John!

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In The Spotlight focuses on the accomplishments of LPM Members. To submit your or a colleague's name and achievement for recognition, please contact Sarah Oaks at

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Carpe Libra

How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay, Second EditionSeize a book! LPM's publishing division is the oldest in the ABA, and with more than 85 titles, it is also one of the largest!

How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay, Second Edition
by J. Harris Morgan and Jay G Foonberg

J. Harris Morgan and Jay Foonberg have joined forces to write this newly revised and expanded second edition of an ABA classic bestseller, How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay. Morgan and Foonberg have more than 100 years of combined experience as real lawyers solving common problems confronting practicing lawyers, and they share their skills and insights on client billing in this most recent release from LPM Publishing. The authors provide a rational and workable approach to creating fee agreements and bills that satisfy clients and motivate them to pay. Comparisons and samples of fee agreements and invoices are integrated throughout the text, along with a clear explanation of which methods work best - and why. Click here for complete information on this publication, and to get your copy!

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