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 LPM Section News

Registration for the LPM Fall Meeting Now Open!

Join the LPM Section in Canada by registering now for the LPM Fall Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 12-14, 2006 at the Westin Bayshore Resort.

This year the LPM Section will meet in conjunction with the Pacific Legal Technology Conference (PLTC). During the LPM Fall Meeting, LPM members are encouraged to attend any of the core group meetings to discuss issues concerning marketing, management, technology and finance; the Gathering Reception, the PLTC-LPM Joint Reception, and the Dessert Reception; and attend the Section Council Meeting and other Section Committee meetings. The LPM Section will host an off-site dinner at Telus World of Science, with exclusive access to the ever-popular Body Worlds 3 exhibit and to The Mitchell Odyssey Foundation: Eureka! exhibition gallery. Attendees will be sure to find this unique educational and networking opportunity valuable, informative, and fun!

For schedule, event and hotel information, visit www.lawpractice.org/fallmeeting/ .

LPM Member Wins Race Across Atacama Desert

On July 29, LPM Member Mark Tamminga of Canada won the global championship of the Atacama Crossing 2006 with a cumulative time of 32.16.06, 24 minutes ahead of the nearest competitor - a 41 year-old Yanqui. The Atacama Crossing is a six-stage, 150-mile footrace across the Atacama Desert in Chile. Approximately 100 international competitors participated in the seven-day race across the dessert through some of the most inhospitable terrain anywhere in the world. Competitors walked or ran with all their equipment, food, bedding and clothes for the week on their backs.

LPM Section congratulates Mark Tamminga on an extraordinary job well done!


 LPM CLE Teleconference Series

 These CLE programs are available via teleconference and live audio web cast. Expand your knowledge from the comfort of your office chair--today's practical and affordable way to earn CLE credits. LPM members receive $65 off regular tuition rates of $150.

Did the Pit Bull Take a Bite Out of Bates?
An Ethics Discussion over State Bar Advertising Restrictions and Reach versus the First Amendment and Lawyer Marketing

A 90-minute Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Thursday, August 17, 2006
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern

Is it appropriate for a law firm to use a pit bull in advertisements? Do such depictions or common marketing gimmicks mislead clients, create false expectations or demean the profession? How do ethics rules limit how firms can advertise?

With the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear Pape & Chandler v. The Florida Bar, a five-year battle between two attorneys and their state bar has come to an end. Many members of the legal community followed this case, round after round, as principles involving law marketing ethics were repeatedly put to the test, for what was probably the most expensive and extensive litigation on the topic since Central Hudson and Bates v. Arizona.

As we enter the 30th anniversary year of Bates, there is still extensive debate and inconsistency from state to state as to what is and is not allowed in lawyer marketing circles.

Our faculty, featuring representatives of Pape & Chandler and The Florida Bar as well as constitutional law and ethics experts, will examine how rules developed by state bars often contradict what many consider to be First Amendment rights granted by the U.S. Constitution.  

Join us for a lively examination of ethical issues all law firms must consider when marketing their services.

Register now and view more details on this program. »

Call the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221 for information or to register by phone.


 Carpe Librum

The Lawyer's Guide to Records Management and Retention

©2006, 7 x 10, 260 pages
paper w/ CD-ROM
Product Code: 511-0574
LPM Member Price: $89.95
Nonmember Price: $99.95

The Lawyer's Guide to Records Management and Retention
by George C. Cunningham and John C. Montaña

This book offers information on legal and ethical compliance when it comes to management and retention of both paper and electronic files and on the relationship between conflicts checking and records management. Special sections address issues facing new lawyers, solo practitioners, and small firms. A CD-ROM is included and features checklists, forms, and guidelines useful in document retention, including client review and sign-off sheets, letters to destruct, review announcements, and more.

Learn More


 Make the Most of Your LPM Membership

Practice Marketing Core GroupPractice Management Core GroupPractice Technology Core GroupPractice Finance Core Group

Join a Practice Core Group

LPM Section leadership is encouraging its members to join a practice core group. LPM members can join any of the four practice core groups (marketing, management, technology and finance) for free online.

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 Profession Legal Management Week 2006 (PLMW)

The Law Practice Management Section is a proud co-sponsor of this event in its inaugural year. Professional Legal Management Week is October 2-6, 2006, and provides a forum for recognizing those in legal management for what they do and the role they play in the success of the organization, and in its service to its clients and those who work in the organization.

The objectives of Professional Legal Management Week are:

  • To provide awareness, understanding and education about the legal management profession
  • To increase knowledge of the diverse roles within the profession

For more information, please visit www.plmw.org .


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