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 LPM Section News

ABA TECHSHOW® 2007 -- Judge Shira A. Scheindlin to Speak as the Keynote

The Honorable Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, will give the ABA TECHSHOW 2007 Keynote Presentation on Thursday, March 22.

Judge Scheindlin is renowned for a series of landmark decisions in Zubulake v. UBS Warburg which ended with a $29 million verdict. Her Zubulake opinions validated ?sampling? evidence as a viable option to determine whether relevant evidence exists, laid down the factors to be considered in cost-shifting, delineated the difference between ?accessible? and ?inaccessible? evidence, gave guidance on the issue of spoliation, outlined the requirements of litigation holds, and detailed the duties of both clients and attorneys in the continued monitoring of preservation and production of evidence. The Zubulake opinions, taken collectively, are often referred to as the "gold standard" of electronic discovery and have been cited with approval in courts throughout the country.

ABA TECHSHOW, the world's premier legal technology conference and exposition, will be held f rom March 22-24, 2007 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and promises to bring three exciting days of programming and networking. On Friday, March 23, a special Solo/Small Firm Day will highlight two tracks and several educational sessions geared toward the solo and small firm lawyer. A one-day rate is available.

The ABA LPM Section and Vendor tracks will continue to be offered at next year?s event. Don?t forget about Book Bucks - $20 Coupon, the complimentary thumb drive, and giveaways! Register early and save up to $300! For more information, visit www.techshow.com.

Acrobat 8: Top New Legal Features
Sponsored by the ABA's Law Practice Management Section

Thursday, November 9, 2006
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM US/Eastern

Join us for a free, informative 1-hour eSeminar to learn about the new Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional.

In this education seminar you will...

  • Learn how to securely Redact both electronic and image-only PDFs
  • Use the Examine Document Tool to Quickly Remove Hidden Metadata, Text, and Image Data.
  • Discover more accurate and faster OCR tools
  • Activate features for Free Adobe Reader users Including Saving Form Data
  • Use new built-in Bates Numbering
  • Assemble a Compressed Package of Documents (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.) for fast & easy distribution
  • Create, Distribute and Collect Data from PDF Forms
  • Take part in a Shared review for multi-party commenting on PDFs
  • Archive email from Outlook and Lotus Notes into PDF Packages

Space is Limited -- Register Now!


 LPM CLE Teleconference Series

 These CLE programs are available via teleconference and live audio web cast. Expand your knowledge from the comfort of your office chair--today's practical and affordable way to earn CLE credits. LPM members receive $65 off regular tuition rates of $150.

The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice

A 90-minute Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Thursday, November 16, 2006
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern

Whether you are practicing in a global mega firm or by yourself, you deserve a satisfying practice that includes work you prefer for clients you enjoy serving. Learn how to transform your practice into one that meets your definition of success.

In this program, Gerald A. Riskin, author of the ABA bestseller The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice, will offer guidance and practical tips that will enhance your professional fulfillment and dramatically increase client satisfaction (and incidentally reduce client complaints).

After attending this teleconference and live audio webcast, you will be able to:

  • Create a clear plan for your future practice
  • Create short- and long-term strategies for transforming your practice
  • Attract more of the work you prefer from clients you enjoy serving
  • Capitalize on the correlation between your client relationships and their appreciation of your work
  • Learn which client-relations skills are critical to your success and a methodology for acquiring them

Learn More or Register

Call the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221 for information or to register by phone.


 Upcoming Events

Other Upcoming LPM Meetings:

February 8-10, 2007 - ABA LPM Midyear Meeting
JW Marriott Hotel - Miami, FL

March 22-24, 2007 - ABA TECHSHOW
Sheraton Hotel & Towers - Chicago, IL

May 3-5, 2007 - LPM Spring Meeting
Colonial Williamsburg Lodge - Williamsburg, VA

August 9-11, 2007 - ABA LPM Annual Meeting
Westin St. Francis - San Francisco, CA

October 18-20, 2007 - LPM Fall Meeting
Westin Rio Mar Beach Golf Resort & Spa - Rio Grande, PR

October 20-22, 2007 - ABA Women Rainmakers Retreat
Westin Rio Mar Beach Golf Resort & Spa - Rio Grande, PR

February 6-12, 2008 - ABA LPM Midyear Meeting
Los Angeles, CA

May 15-17, 2008 - LPM Spring Meeting
Hotel Santa Fe & The Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM


 Carpe Librum

The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, Third Edition

Book w/ CD-ROM
Product Code: 5110568
LPM Member Price: $ 84.95
Nonmember Price: $ 99.95

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

This up-to-date and expanded Third Edition is a complete hands-on guide that shares the secrets, shortcuts, and realities of conducting fact finding on the Internet. Written for legal professionals, this comprehensive desk reference lists, categorizes, and describes hundreds of free and fee-based Internet sites. Useful for investigations, depositions, and trial presentations, as well as company and medical research, gathering competitive intelligence, finding expert witnesses, and fact checking of all kinds. The book also includes information on browsers, search engines, Weblogs, library databases, public records, and much, much more.

BONUS: In addition, a CD-ROM features all the links contained in the book in one handy PDF file. Find the link you're looking for, and click on the hyperlink to take you there--no typing of URLs required!

Learn More


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