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  March 2005  

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 Carpe Librum:
New Books from LPM Publishing
The Lawyer's Guide to Strategic PlanningLaw Office Policy and Procedures Manual for Solo and Small Firms, Third Edition
by Demetrios Dimitriou
LPM Member Price: $69.95
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This newly revised edition provides you with everything you need to develop and compile a succinct, comprehensive procedures manual, geared toward the unique management issues of a solo or small firm. This step-by-step guide offers direction on setting policy and procedures for your firm, and provides sample language and documents, both in the text and on the accompanying CD-ROM, to allow for easy customization. Proper implementation of sound policies and procedures will help ensure your firm operates effectively, efficiently and productively, resulting in optimal delivery of legal services to your clients.

Book will be available on March 25th — Pre-Order Your Copy Today

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 Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, Second EditionMarketing Success Stories, Second Edition
by Holls Hatfield Weishar and Joyce K. Smiley

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    Attend ABA TECHSHOW ® 2005 and Save up to
    $200 Through Friday, March 4th!

Attention LPM members! You can still save $200 on your ABA TECHSHOW 2005 registration fees. The early registration deadline has been extended until March 4th! We wanted to give you one more chance to save on ABA TECHSHOW registration fees and learn more about the exciting programs and special events that are planned for 2005!

  • Join top technology companies including Microsoft, Adobe, LexisNexis, Hewlett Packard and many more, as they display and demonstrate the latest technologies they have to offer.
  • Enjoy free WiFi access throughout the conference and expo floor, sponsored by Intel.
  • Keynote address: Eugene Lee, Vice President in Adobe's Intelligent Document Business Unit, will speak about the future role of legal technology in day-to-day practice.
  • Attend TECHSHOW Training Institute! Representatives from leading technology companies such as Adobe, CaseSoft, Guidance Software, Hewlett Packard and LexisNexis will train attendees on various software and products featured at TECHSHOW.
  • Participate in Interest Group Roundtables. These sessions are moderated by experts and provide information on a wide range of topics including e-discovery, search engine optimization, how to go paperless and more!

For more information about the programs, special events, the TECHSHOW Training Institute, and more, please go to www.techshow.com.

Register for ABA TECHSHOW 2005 today and save up to $200 off a full registration at www.techshow.com/register. (After March 4, LPM members can still save $100 off the full registration price.)

 Meetings & CLE:
     March Teleconference Around the Corner

Suddenly Solo
March 10, 2005, 12:30 – 2:00 pm EST
Register Online

Are you prepared for the challenges of being a law practice entrepreneur? This program is for lawyers contemplating going solo, new to solo practice, or those who want to enhance their practice.

Register for Suddenly Solo by calling the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 and reference event code T05SSO1. Audio tapes will be made available for $150 after the teleconference if you are unable to join live – reference #T05SSOA. You may also register online .

Next Up in Teleconference Series…

Just the Facts Ma’am! The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet
April 14, 2005, 12:30 – 2:00 pm EST

A lawyer’s research involves much more than just legal research. The internet offers an easy way to get the facts and to get up to speed quickly about topics we may otherwise know nothing about.

The authors of the ABA’s The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, Second Edition, will show you how to be your own CyberDetective.

Call the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 to sign up today – reference event code T05LGT1.

LPM Spring Meeting

Bring your family to the magical world of Disney to experience a few days of Mickey Mouse and pixie dust while you attend meetings or CLE programming. Not to worry ... you will have plenty of time to spend with your family each afternoon, as this meeting is scheduled to accommodate both work and play. We will provide the official program schedule soon! Please visit www.lawpractice.org frequently for updates.

We have several fantastic events planned for your stay!

  • Opportunity to purchase discounted tickets* to La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil®.
  • Friday luncheon with Disney speaker
  • Opportunity to meet and mingle with your favorite Disney characters
  • Spectacular dinner event at Epcot's Americas Pavilion
  • Dessert reception "off the coast of Italy"
  • The best seat in the house to watch the famous Disney Illuminations Parade.

The LPM room block is selling out fast, so make reservations soon to get the rate we have secured. Call the BoardWalk Resort today at 407-934-3372 and mention the “American Bar Association, LPM block.”

*Seats are limited, so register early!

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Fios Inc. Gold Sponsor of Law Practice Today Webzine in 2005

Fios, Inc.Electronic discovery is essential to winning cases. Fios, Inc. helps by reducing costs, ensuring defensibility in court and increasing the likelihood of your success by fully leveraging the growing universe of electronic evidence that is a part of every litigated matter. Fios … for corporations, law firms and litigation support. More information is available at http://www.fiosinc.com.

Adobe Systems, Inc., sponsor Technology Tips Column of Law Practice Today Webzine

Adobe Systems, inc.Adobe Systems, Inc. ( www.adobe.com) helps people and businesses communicate better through its world-leading digital imaging, design, and document technology platforms for consumers, creative professionals, and enterprises. Adobe will sponsor a series of educational tips in a new Technology Tips section of the Law Practice Today Webzine. The monthly tips will focus on the ways in which Acrobat and other technologies can improve the efficiency of the law practice.

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