Section Presents Prestigious Sam Smith Award at Atlanta Conference
The LPM Honorary Council (former Section Chairs) will bestow the Section's prestigious Sam Smith Award upon a most deserving individual at the LPM Gathering Reception at the Annual Meeting in Atlanta this August. 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. A press release will be issued soon announcing the name of this year’s honoree.
Sam Smith was one of the founders of the Law Practice Management Section, and served as its Chair in 1979-80. He organized and formed a "caravan" to present workshops at state and local bar meetings around the country, teaching lawyers the principles of successful law firm management. Smith had a genuine way of relating to people—he was known as a storyteller—often weaving entertaining but useful anecdotes into his presentations. A devotee of the ABA, Smith served as its Secretary and on its Board of Governors. LPM named its most prestigious award Sam Smith because of his selfless commitment to helping other lawyers achieve success in their practice.
ABA WOMEN RAINMAKERS CHAIR HEATHER JEFFERSON was recently interviewed by Peter Marx of Legal Insight regarding Women Rainmakers and its program The Philosophy of Rainmaking, which will be presented at the upcoming LSSO Raindance Conference, June 23-24, in Boston, MA (find session description and a conference link below). Click here to hear leading attorney Heather Jefferson discuss the philosophy of rainmaking and the ABA Women Rainmakers. (Windows Media 3:47)
LPM Women Rainmakers is a national forum enabling women to network and develop business opportunities. Visit www.womenrainmakers.org for complete information on this dynamic group. To join the LPM Women Rainmakers, click here.
Raindance Conference 2004
The Philosophy of Rainmaking: Presented by the ABA Women Rainmakers
June 23-24, 2004
Harborside Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA
Developing business and building a referral network are skills that lawyers need throughout their entire careers. During this program, panelists from various law firm perspectives will respond to provocative questions regarding rainmaking techniques that work, those techniques that are ineffective and the issues surrounding the law firm culture necessary to support rainmaking activities. Bring you own questions about the philosophy of rainmaking. Whether you just started practicing law or are a seasoned professional looking to develop your own book of business, this program will get you onto the path of success!
LSSO Raindance Conference Web site