January 2004
ABA Law Practice Management Section Monthly e-Update
In This Issue:
Highlighted Feature: Register Early for ABA TECHSHOW® and Save!
Section Briefs: Free CLE at ABA Midyear Meeting, Leadership Opportunity, and Getting Published
Carpe Libra: The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, Second Edition
In the Spotlight: LPM Members Highlighted as ABA Technology Leaders
Tip of the Month: E-mail Tip from Reid Trautz
ABA TECHSHOW® 2004 Early Registration

 The early bird gets—the best deal! The early bird deadline for a $100 discounted registration fee to ABA TECHSHOW 2004 is February 26, 2004. As an LPM member you qualify for an additional $100 discount. TECHSHOW provides more than 50 education sessions in eleven tracks, as well as the TECHSHOW Training Institute (TTI), and a two-day Expo with the latest cutting-edge technology. New this year, TTI will offer (at no additional charge) 90-minute in-depth training sessions presented by popular technology vendors and software experts. TTI will give attendees an opportunity to put to use many of the software programs featured during the educational sessions of the show. The Techshow Training Institute will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2004.

Visit www.techshow.com for an ABA TECHSHOW schedule, and to register and receive $200 off the $795 registration fee.

 Section Briefs
Deep in the Heart of Texas

Those of you who were not able to join LPM last year at its Law Practice Summit in Austin, Texas, will be pleased to learn you’ll have another opportunity travel to the Lone Star state for great music, good food, and some LPM business and stimulating CLE thrown in for good measure. The ABA Law Practice Management Section will provide free CLE at the ABA Midyear Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, February 5-8, 2004, in addition to conducting its business meetings. Be sure to stop by our Gathering Reception on Friday, February 6, 2004 to catch up with old friends and meet new acquaintances. For complete information on LPM's CLE and events, visit our Midyear Meeting Web site.
Hot Links

Craig Ball’s List of
Helpful Links

From resources for finding people to fee-based investigative resources to search engines and search news groups, Craig Ball’s list has it all.

Lead Me On
LPM continues to accept applications for its Leadership Mentoring Program. Talented young lawyers who are eager to serve in the ABA and develop their leadership skills are encouraged to download an application from LPM’s Young Lawyers Resource Center.

So, You Want to be an ABA Author?
Are you interested in writing a book for the ABA Law Practice Management Section? Or would you like to contribute an article to Law Practice magazine or the Law Practice Today Webzine? Do you have questions about how to pitch your book or article idea and what it takes to get it published? You'll have the opportunity to ask questions of some of the ABA's best-selling authors, Law Practice magazine editorial staff, as well as the LPM Publishing staff this year at a special ABA TECHSHOW® session, So, You Want to be an ABA Author?, Friday, March 26, 2004, at 5:15 pm. Author guidelines are available on the Web site at www.lawpractice.org. You may also contact the following people regarding your interest:

Law Practice magazine – Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, lpm-editor@abanet.org
LawPractice Today – John Tredennick, jtredennick@caseshare.com
LPM Publishing – Beverly Loder, bloder@staff.abanet.org

Find out how you, too, can be a published author!

In The Spotlight

The December 2003 issue of the ABA Journal focuses on technology--The Top Ten in Tech. Not surprisingly, several LPM members were quoted for their law office technology expertise. LPM continues to lead the ABA on law office technology issues--producing articles, books, and programs on legal technology topics, including ABA TECHSHOW®.

Check out what your fellow members have to say about software devices, Wi-Fi, knowledge management, anti-spam software, and more!
LPM Author Jay Foonberg, p. 42
TECHSHOW Board Member Dennis Kennedy, p. 45; 48
Former TECHSHOW Chair Andy Adkins, p. 48
TECHSHOW Speaker Ernie Svenson, p. 44; 47

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 oakss@staff.abanet.org.

Tip of the Month:
E-mail Tip from Reid Trautz

Once you have created folders to store e-mail messages, you can also use those folders to have messages automatically placed in them. This function is called filtering and is available on most e-mail programs. A filter will identify incoming messages by sender name, subject, or other characteristics. Your e-mail program will place the messages fitting the chosen characteristics into the proper folder. In Outlook the filtering is called Rules Wizard; in Netscape Messenger look for Mail Filters in the Edit drop-down menu.

Carpe Libra

Seize a book! LPM's publishing division is the oldest in the ABA, and with more than 75 titles, it is also one of the largest. This month's selection:

The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, Second EditionThe Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, Second Edition
by Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch

Written especially for legal professionals, this newly revised and expanded edition is a complete, hands-on guide to the best sites, secrets, and shortcuts for conducting efficient research on the Web. Learn the differences between legal research and fact-finding. Discover the distinction between the "visible" and "invisible" Web and how to find information in each. Learn the nuances of search engines in order to formulate strategies for locating the information you need, and how Internet data has benefited other legal professionals.

Included with the book is a CD-ROM that includes all the links contained in the book, indexed in multiple ways, so you can easily navigate to Web sites without typing URLs into your browser. Also provided are helpful checklists, including a source credibility checklist, a methodology checklist, and more.

To order The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, Second Edition click here or call 1-800-285-2221 and ask for product number 511-0497. Click here for more information on other books published by LPM.

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