September 2004  

 In This Issue...

  • Introduction
  • Meetings & CLE: LPM Fall Meeting in Colorado, Annual Meeting Online CLE
  • Highlights: New ABA Online Member Directory
  • What's New on
  • Hot Tips: Public Records Web Sites
  • Carpe Librum: New Books from LPM

 Jimmy Brill 
Jimmy Brill says a few words after accepting the Sam Smith Award.
 Carpe Librum:
New Books from LPM Publishing

The Lawyer's Guide to Adobe ® Acrobat ®
by David Masters

LPM Member Price: $45.42
Buy Now »

Marketing Success Stories, Second Ed.
by Joyce K. Smiley , Hollis Hatfield Weishar

LPM Member Price: $64.95
Buy Now »

 Hot Tips: is a free web resource to help you or your clients request copies of birth, death or marriage certificates as well as divorce decrees for every state and county in the US. It includes the names and addresses of the appropriate records agencies or courts, as well as guidelines and forms to make sure your records request successfully makes it through the bureaucracy. The site even has links to finding similar information overseas.


This tip was provided by the Practice Management Advisors of the Law Practice Management Section.

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 by Mark Robertson - Section Chair
I want to personally welcome you to a new ABA year. With a new year comes a new look to our monthly e-newsletter,, which brings you Section news and information. This year brings exciting programs and opportunities for you as a Section member. The Section will host its Fall Meeting at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs in early November and its Spring Meeting at Disney's Boardwalk in Orlando in May 2005. Please mark your calendars to join us! If you are looking to get involved with the Section prior to November, I personally invite you to join one of our Practice Core Groups. We look forward to meeting you.
 Meetings & CLE: LPM Fall Meeting

Section Fall Meeting, November 4-6, 2004
LPM is holding its annual Fall Meeting this year at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO, November 4-6, 2004. We will be conducting Section business and a variety of business meetings. If you are looking for a way to get involved with the Section, attending the Fall Meeting is a great place to start. You will be able to hop right on-board one of our Practice Core Groups, or content boards such as the Law Practice Magazine, Law Practice Today Webzine, and LPM Book Publishing Boards. The hotel registration deadline is October 10, 2004. We will have an online registration form on our Web site soon. Be sure to check our Fall Meeting Web site for complete details.

E-Courts/E-Lawyering Conference, December 13-15, 2004
The Law Practice Management Section is co-sponsoring the e-Courts Conference with the National Center for State Courts December 13-15, 2004. Early registration deadline is October 29, 2004. For more information, visit the e-Courts Web site.

Annual Meeting Online CLE with West LegalEdcenter
If you missed attending the ABA Annual Meeting you may still be able to receive CLE credits. Each of LPM's seven CLE sessions were recorded and will be available for purchase through West LegalEdcenter in September.

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 Highlights: New ABA Online Member Directory
ABA Member Directory

by Fred Faulkner - LPM Technology Coordinator
The ABA recently launched another member resource on the ABA Web site. The new and improved ABA Member Directory replaces the Online Section Member Directory. This new directory provides detailed information directly from the ABA's membership database allowing members to log into the ABA Web site and view their contact information, Section/Division/Forum memberships, and even Section committee memberships. As ABA members, you can access this directory by logging into the ABA's Web site (located at the top right of any ABA page) with your member ID and password. If your listing is incorrect, you can change your contact information by completing the ABA Change of Address form. If your committee listing for LPM is incorrect, please contact Lea Rucker at

 What's New at

The ABA Law Practice Management's Web site is full of information and resources for our members. New at are:

LPM Publishing had a successful summer publishing seven new titles! LPM publishes books each year covering a variety of topics for every legal professional, from technology to careers. This summer's titles include:

This is just a sample of what is available from LPM Publishing. View our entire catalog today!

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