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Micah BuchdahlAndrea Hartley

Dear LPM Members:

As the calendar turns on another successful bar year, we are pleased at the progress and accomplishments of the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM). Our leadership’s commitment to continuity has allowed LPM’s own strategic planning to move forward in a manner that rewards our loyal members with the highest level of programs and services possible.

Our ABA LPM staff continues to get stronger with additions and promotions. Section Director Pamela McDevitt arrived in March, and has quickly infused new energy into us all. Mary Beth Thede was recently promoted from “Marketing Assistant” to “Membership Associate”. It is always exciting to see growth and promotion from within.

The past year provided many highlights, including the second biannual ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference and the 24th edition of ABA TECHSHOW. The book publishing unit presented powerful and timely titles in areas including law firm management and online research. The Law Practice magazine and Law Practice Today webzine are must-reads for all of our members. A further infusion of new ideas came from appointments to many boards through our Young Lawyers Division initiative.

Just around the corner, our New Year arrives with the third biannual ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop, tied in with the LPM Fall Meeting in Washington, DC. Planning is already well underway for the silver anniversary year of ABA TECHSHOW and a fantastic spring meeting in Palm Springs, California in May. It promises to be a fun and rewarding year to be active in LPM. We hope that if you are interested in volunteering or getting further involved, you let a member of our Executive Committee or staff know.

Thank you to all of our members, and especially our active contributors, for continuing to make LPM a great Section and resource in the ABA. We welcome your input and participation at an upcoming meeting or conference. We hope your summer was a great one, and the year ahead is successful.

Micah and Andrea
2009-2010 Chair and Chair Elect

>> Samuel S. Smith Award

The 2009-2010 Samuel S. Smith Award will be posthumously awarded to Edward Flitton at the ABA/LPM Annual Meeting, on Friday, August 6. Visit the ABA/LPM Annual Meeting Web site for complete details.

Ed served on the LPM Section’s Executive Committee as the Director of Finance and was a member of LPM Council. Ed was a significant contributor to Law Practice magazine, as both a board member and author. In addition to his contributions to the LPM Section, he was a Fellow, Trustee and 2009-2010 President of the College of Law Practice Management. Ed passed away on March 27, 2010

>> CLE

To meet the growing demand for practice management resources, LPM has organized two new CLE series featuring some of our most knowledgeable members and authors.

Using Technology in the Courtroom
Based on the popular Litigation & Trial Skills track from ABA TECHSHOW 2010, these three sessions will help practitioners understand how to best use technology when in court.

LPM’s Author-Expert CLE Series
From LPM’s extensive library of publications, three books have been selected for an in-depth Q&A directly from the authors.

CLE on the Go!

>> Meetings

Section meetings provide members with the resources needed to sharpen their practice management skills. The benefits of attending Section meetings are numerous, including networking, professional development through content contribution and leadership, advancement in the ABA and the ability to share practice management knowledge with others.

>> Thank You for Your Membership

With sincere appreciation, we thank you from your membership with LPM. We will continue to provide the resources you need to succeed in the legal profession. Please contact LPM staff member, Mary Beth Thede, if you have questions regarding your membership.

>> Meet the Authors – Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek, and Michael C. Maschke

Find Info Like a ProInspiration for The 2010 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide – “What we hope to do with this book is simple. We want to help solo and small firm lawyers find the ‘sweet spot’ of legal tech – the best value for the dollars. You don’t need a Porsche and the Hyundais don’t have a great reputation for reliability. But there is a happy medium – professional-grade hardware and software that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.”

Save the Date!
Q&A with these authors during LPM’s Author-Expert CLE Series | September 22, 2010


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