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  May 2005  

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 Carpe Librum:
New Books from LPM Publishing
The Lawyer's Guide to Strategic PlanningThe Lawyer's Guide to Strategic Planning: Defining, Setting and Achieving Your Firm’s Goals
by Thomas C. Grella and Michael L. Hudkins
LPM Member Price: $59.95
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Sign up for May’s Teleconference Series presentation on strategic planning, and purchase this book to supplement your learning experience. This practice-building resource is your guide to planning dynamic strategic plans and implementing them at your firm. You’ll learn about the actual planning process and how to establish goals in key planning areas such as law firm governance, competition, opening a new office, financial management, technology, marketing and competitive intelligence, client development and retention, and more. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a wealth of policies, statements, and other sample documents.
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 Highlights: LPM Spring Meeting in Orlando, FL

Do you need an excuse to bring your family to Walt Disney World ® Resort? Come to Orlando for 1½ days of CLE earning opportunities and enjoy the wonderful world of Disney along with the many great Section events we have planned.

This is your last chance to sign up for the Section’s Spring Meeting at Walt Disney World ® Resort in Orlando before Friday’s 5:00 p.m. CST registration deadline. Register online today at www.lawpractice.org/springmeeting/. Make your hotel reservations by calling Disney’s BoardWalk Inn at 407-934-3372 – mention the “American Bar Association, LPM block”..

CLE at a Glance

The Section’s Spring Meeting offers four CLE programs with the potential to earn up to 9.6* CLE credit hours. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can still earn CLE hours, as two of the CLE programs are part of the LPM Teleconference Series and will be broadcast live from the meeting. More information about how to register for the teleconferences is included below.

Please review the Orlando eBrochure for additional details and CLE program descriptions.

Friday, May 13, 2005

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
How Attorneys Can Prepare and Conduct Successful Client Surveys: Ethical and Practical Considerations

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – LIVE from Orlando –
Developing Relationships at Epcot ® Walt Disney World ® Resort One Guest at a Time

1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – LIVE from Orlando –
Strategic Planning for Lawyers and Law Firms: Defining, Setting and Achieving Your Firm’s Goals

Saturday, May 14, 2005

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Survival for the Senior Lawyer

* Note: LPM applied for 8 total hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states and 9.6 hours in 50-minute states. These CLE hours are not guaranteed and many vary from state to state.

Events Schedule at a Glance

We have several fantastic events planned for your stay! 

  • Wednesday: Discounted tickets* to La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil®.
  • Thursday: Section Gathering Reception
  • Friday: Luncheon with Disney speaker
  • Saturday:
    • Spectacular dinner event at Epcot's American Adventure Rotunda
    • Dessert reception off the coast of Italy
    • Best seat in the house to watch the Illuminations: Reflections of the Earth show

*Seats are limited, so register early! Tickets can also be purchased onsite at LPM Central.

Get more information about the Spring meeting now.

 Meetings & CLE: Live From Orlando!
         CLE Teleconference

EXCLUSIVE Teleconference Series Presentation In Orlando

The Section is proud to present two of its CLE programs as part of the LPM Teleconference Series, broadcast live from Orlando. If you are unable to attend the Spring Meeting, sign up for Strategic Planning for Lawyers and Law Firms –AND– Developing Relationships at Epcot ® Walt Disney World ® Resort One Guest at a Time to save 25% off tuition fees. Learn more and register online »

Strategic Planning for Lawyers and Law Firms: Defining, Setting and Achieving Your Firm’s Goals
Friday, May 13th 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. EST

  • Develop an understanding of how strategic thinking can impact your firm
  • D entify the benefits – and pitfalls – of strategic planning
  • Larn the different ways in which vision can be used in the firm
  • Understand how to integrate strategy, tactics, mission statements, and performance

Developing Relationships at Epcot ® Walt Disney World ® Resort One Guest at a Time
Friday, May 13th 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST

The Walt Disney Company enjoys a worldwide reputation for creating family entertainment experiences through creative stories, touching generations of people around the globe. As the number one tourist destination in the world, Walt Disney World ® Resort is known for consistently delivering high quality experiences to the delight of its customers. Thanks to an emphasis on developing and managing relationships, Walt Disney World ® Resort has been so successful in bringing their guests back again that their customer base has become multigenerational.

Ben May of Epcot ® will deliver a keynote speech outlining some of the reasons and processes that have made the Disney Company so successful in this crucial area. Find out what Disney can teach you about the development and long-term maintenance of your firm or business.

Learn more and register online »

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