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  1. My ABATaking Ownership: Strategies for Making Sense of Making Partner
  2. My ABARainmakers I Have Fallen For: Simply Irresistible Business Development Strategies
  3. My ABALearning to Lead: Practical Steps for High-Performance Team Leadership

Law Practice Today:

  1. Generation X and The Millennials: What You Need to Know About Mentoring the New Generations
  2. Best of ABA TECHSHOW: The Top Ten Causes of Malpractice and How You Can Avoid Them
  3. Wireless Insecurity

Law Technology Today:

  1. The New Federal Rules on E-Discovery: The First 180 Days
  2. Ab Initio: Practical Technology Advice for the Newly Solo or Small Firm Lawyer
  3. Fixing Text Reflow Issues When You Copy and Paste Text from PDFs
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Register Now!LPM Fall Meeting 2007

Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa - A Wyndham Grand Resort
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
October 18-20, 2007

It's Not Too Late to Join us in Puerto Rico!

It's not too late to register for the LPM Section Fall Meeting in sunny  Rio Grande, Puerto Rico to be held from October 18-20, 2007 at the Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa - A Wyndham Grand Resort.

New LPM section Chair Vedia Jones-Richardson heads up this year's fall meeting with a focus on diversity issues. This year's meeting is being held in conjunction with the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop. The schedule does have some new changes that are sure to make it an interesting and energetic meeting. LPM Section Council meeting will be held during lunch on Friday, October 19 and there will be three diversity initiative educational sessions that will feature speakers Karen Kahn and John Mitchell who were very well-received at the LPM Midyear Meeting in Miami. The sessions will cover various subject matter concerning diversity and will be interactive and informative. There will also be three receptions throughout the meeting – Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Friday evening from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and a dessert reception on Saturday evening from 9:00-11:00 p.m. that will also welcome the Women Rainmaker Workshop participants. The practice core groups – focusing on marketing, management, technology and finance – will meet on Saturday afternoon during an excursion trip to San Juan. Bus transportation will be provided to San Juan on Saturday. Attendees will be sure to find this unique educational and networking opportunity valuable, informative, and fun! Be sure to book your room immediately as the room block is filling quickly. Rooms are $169/night under the LPM room block. 

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Register Now!LPM Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference:
Thirty Years of Law Firm Marketing (1977-2007)

November 8-9, 2007 | Washington, D.C.

A comprehensive two-day program for attorneys, law firm executives and marketing directors taking place November 8-9, 2007 in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The profession's leading resource on law firm marketing—the ABA Law Practice Management Section—has developed its first full two-day comprehensive program to address the topic and teach practitioners the best ways to move forward with their law firm's marketing plans. Prepare yourself for the most interesting speed-learning experience of your marketing life.

Day One features 10 different law firm case studies dealing with 10 different marketing initiatives.

Day Two features a technology version. Twenty partners from 20 law firms throughout the country will present.

Conference Highlights:

Registration is now open!

General Registration$795.00
ABA Member$595.00
ABA Law Practice Management Section Member$545.00
ABA Young Lawyers Division Member$545.00
Law Student$545.00

A room block has been secured until October 15, 2007 at a special ABA LPM conference rate of $239/night at the Omni Shoreham Hotel , located on the Metro Red Line and easily accessible to Amtrak Union Station, National Reagan, Dulles and BWI Airports.

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  LPM "Third Thursday" CLE Teleconference Series

Register Now!Blogging: Ethical Considerations for the Lawyer; Legal Implications for the Client

Thursday September 20, 2007
Ethics credits offered for this CLE session!

1:00 PM-2:30 PM
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

The advent of blogs has affected the legal profession on all fronts. From a business development perspective, there is a hazy intersection between legal commentary and law firm marketing. In practice, clients are often faced with issues ranging from malicious posts from disgruntled customers and competitors, to striking a balance between an employee's freedom of expression, and inappropriate remarks that might be identified as that of the employer.

This program will look at the development, content, and marketing of lawyer blogs, including appropriate topics, ideas for posts, participation in blogging communities, and optimizing blogs for search engines. Ethical considerations in regard to the rules of professional responsibility will be examined, with specific focus on Sections 7.1-7.5 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

In addition, the program will address:

  • Business advantages to blogging
  • Using a blog to complement other law firm business initiatives
  • Understanding legal issues related to blogging that are affecting your clients

Our Panel

William Bowser, Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, Wilmington, DE
Micah U. Buchdahl, President, HTMLawyers, Inc., Moorestown, NJ
Robert Ottinger, Managing Partner, The Ottinger Firm, New York , NY
Tim Stanley, CEO, Justia, Inc., Palo Alto, CA

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


  Carpe Librum

Buy Now!The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet
Third Edition

by Gregory H. Siskind, Deborah McMurray, and Richard P. Klau

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

Product Code: 5110585
2007. 7 x 10, 192 pp.
LPM Member Price: $74.95
Non-member Price: $84.95

This product is not yet available, but can be pre-ordered with a 15% discount.

No matter how small or large your firm, in today's competitive environment, it is critical to have an online marketing strategy. In this up-to-date third edition of The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet, Third Edition, you'll discover the tools to transform your practice through proven online marketing strategies. From choosing relevant content for your Web site to making the latest technology work for you, this comprehensive resource is the definitive guide to effectively and efficiently marketing your law practice.

Topics include the following: Developing an Internet marketing plan; Increasing your firm's visibility through Web Logs (blogs), podcasts, Web seminars and virtual meetings; Advertising and search engine optimization; Measuring results; and Web ethics. Use this guide and start growing your business today.

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