In This Issue…


  • Resources for the Recession
  • ABA LPM and Young Lawyers Division Joint Spring Conference
  • LPM Third Thursday Teleconference Series

Featured LPM Books:

  • The 2009 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide
  • The Lawyer’s Guide to Governing Your Firm
  • How to Get and Keep Good Clients
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The 2009 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide
by Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek and Michael C. Maschke

The 2009 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. You'll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smart phones, and anything else a law office might need. It's written in clear, easily understandable language to make implementation easier if you choose to do it yourself, or you can use it in conjunction with your IT consultant. Either way, you'll learn how to make technology work for you.

Product Code:51106 8 5
Format:Book - 5110568
Pricing:$84.95 (Regular)
$54.95 ( LPM)
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The early-bird registration deadline for ABA TECHSHOW has been extended to March 6! This is your final chance to save $400 off the standard registration as an LPM Member and receive a special ABA TECHSHOW room rate of $199/night at the Hilton Chicago. Hotel space at the Hilton is limited for the night of Wednesday, April 1, so reserve your room now before the room and rate is gone! Register by March 6 at or download the printable registration form. Call the hotel toll free at 1-800-445-8667 and mention the group code, TEC.

ABA TECHSHOW offers three days of educational sessions in legal technology to lawyers, paralegals, firm administrators, IT managers, and professionals of all knowledge levels. Gain beneficial information to take home and put to use immediately. Enjoy networking with more than 1,500 conference attendees during ABA TECHSHOW from April 2-4, 2009 at the Hilton Chicago.

View the complete three-day schedule and session descriptions for our 15 topical tracks at or download the ABA TECHSHOW Detailed Conference Brochure now!


Resources for the Recession

The current recession is affecting the lives of people all over the world and the legal community is no different! It is no secret that law firms have been greatly affected by the economic crisis – whether you’re a solo/small firm attorney or partner in a multi-national law firm, LPM is providing resources to help you cope with the economic downturn.

View our new Web page highlighting resources for the recession directly from Law Practice magazine and Law Practice Today webzine.


ABA LPM & Young Lawyers Division Joint Spring Conference

Join LPM and the ABA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans from May 14-16, 2009 for our unique Joint Spring Conference!

LPM members can look forward to program planning and business meetings, as well as numerous opportunities to meet and socialize with LPM and YLD members. Among the events held in and around New Orleans, LPM will host a poolside Welcome Reception at the Hotel Monteleone as well as a New Orleans-style parade and gala dinner event at Mardi Gras World.

The Joint Spring Conference also features several educational sessions to encourage networking among LPM and YLD members on the following topics:

  • Ethical Implications of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World: From Facebook to LinkedIn, Web sites to Blogs
  • Mobile Technology: Practicing Law From Wherever You Want to Be
  • Taking Charge of Your Practice in Tough Economic Times
  • Mind Your Own Business! Tips for Understanding What Your Law Firm Needs

Click here for the entire schedule of events and full listing of educational sessions.

Don’t miss the ABA LPM and YLD Joint Spring Conference and spend extra days enjoying one of America's most hospitable cities!


LPM Third Thursday Teleconference Series

Every Third Thursday of the month, LPM offers a 90-minute teleconference and live audio webcast. Expand your knowledge from the comfort of your office chair through today’s practical and affordable way to earn CLE credits. LPM members receive $65 off regular tuition rates of $150. Visit to view the latest schedule and register online.

50 Financial Tips to Help You and Your Firm Survive and Thrive in a Down Economy
Thursday, March 19, 2009
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Is it possible to remain profitable or even increase your profit in uncertain economic times? As in life, there are no guarantees; but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have at least some control of your firm’s destiny.  As we move through this period of economic uncertainty, it is even more important for you to understand your firm’s profitability and, in fact, how to enhance it.

This fast-paced session will offer you 50 tips to assist you in taking and maintaining control of your firm’s financial future.  Regardless of your background or experience, you will certainly walk away from this teleconference and live audio webcast with practical ideas that you understand and can immediately implement in your firm. Click here for more information and to register.


  Featured Books 

The Lawyer’s Guide to Governing Your Firm
by Arthur G. Greene

Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law

Product Code:5110684
Format:Book - 5110684
Pricing:$129.95 (Regular)
$89.95 ( LPM)

Good governance and a positive culture in a law firm go hand in hand. It is difficult to find a law firm that has achieved success without having a superior culture, one that creates the best work environment and helps everyone succeed.

This new guide, The Lawyer's Guide to Governing Your Firm, is a practical and valuable resource for those firms that want to provide better client service, as well as improve the working environment for both lawyers and staff. It provides strategies to change the culture of the law firm, boost morale, and effectively and efficiently manage and govern the firm. It provides you with guidance on leadership and partnership issues and basic running of the law firm.


Through the Client’s Eyes: New Approaches to Get Clients to Hire you Again and Again
by Henry W. Ewalt and Andrew W. Ewalt

Through the Client’s Eyes: New Approaches to Get Clients to Hire you Again and Again

Product Code:5110592
Format:Book - 5110592
Pricing:$89.95 (Regular)
$59.95 ( LPM)

This updated edition of the two-time bestseller Through the Client's Eyes is for every attorney who has struggled with the love-hate traits inherent in the practice of law. Used as a comprehensive guidebook, you'll learn how to better cultivate your existing client relationships without compromising your own interests -- and increase your bottom line.

Substantively expanded to address distinct issues for law firms, solos, government attorneys, and corporate counsel, the detailed table of contents directs you to the topics most pertinent to your practice: from billing to forming alliances to enhancing your Web site. Through the Client's Eyes was written to help you build on the foundation you've already established in your profession -- whether you're a new attorney or further advanced in your career. Surpassing the sales cliché to "put the client first," it teaches you how to anticipate your client's human needs, and how to redeem yourself and your practice in the process.


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