This group focuses on issues, which can enhance the effectiveness and profitability of the legal practice of real estate lawyers. The work product of the committees deals both with the management of the real estate practice, such as techniques for managing offices and technology to more effectively produce legal product or handling litigation matters effectively, whether through traditional litigation or creative alternative dispute methods. The Pro-Bono Committee does not just provide CLE materials and articles on issues affecting legal consumers, such as predatory lending, it has actually created a mechanism for Section attorneys to provide direct pro bono legal services through Habitat for Humanity offices nationwide, thereby enhancing not only the visibility and effectiveness of the Section but the practices and community support by individual Section attorneys across the country.
Joint Law Practice Management Group Leadership
Soo Yeon Lee
Mauck & Baker, L.L.C.
Cheryl Sellers Johnson
Sellers Johnson Law, PC
Mary E Vandenack
Vandenack Weaver LLC
Heather Cheree Johnston
Sapphire Law Group
Economics, Technology and Practice Methods Committee
In-House Counsel Committee
Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee
Economics, Technology and Practice Methods Committee Leadership
This committee’s mission is to collect data on practice methods as they are affected by technology and as they affect the economics of practice. Its further mission is to study the data, illustrate future trends and illustrate Section member opportunities to improve the delivery of legal services in a way that will improve the quality of the legal product, make a positive impact on the enjoyment of law practice, and improve Section member effectiveness in attracting clients to their law practices. The committee circulates its work product through publications, the website and through programming at meetings.
The In-House Counsel Committee is intended to be a home for in-house, governmental, and other lawyers not practicing at law firms within the Real Property, Trust and Estates Section. We are committed to ensuring all in-house lawyers in the Section can make most of their membership by having the same opportunities within the Section as lawyers working at traditional law firms. Accordingly, our goal is to provide this group of lawyers with opportunities for networking, continuing legal education, speaking and writing, and to otherwise address their special needs. The committee also represents the interests of Section members practicing in-house by advocating our unique viewpoint through participation in Section leadership and by providing a pathway for in-house lawyers to join Section leadership.
Our Committee is a home within the Section for those RP attorneys practicing in small and solo settings. We would like to ensure that all solo and small firm attorneys receive all member benefits that the Section offers, as well as develop and deliver member benefits specifically tailored to solo and small firm attorneys.
RPTE Connect is a community made up of Group and Committee members to share resources with others through email, discussion threads and a shared library. As a community member you have access such features like community blog, member created events, document sharing, networking and much more. Members can easily email, post threads and connect with other community members. All within a member-only community.
RPTE Connect is a community made up of our Group and Committee members to share resources with others through discussion threads and a shared library. Our Group community has such features like a Group community blog, member created events for recurring conference calls, document sharing, impromptu meet-ups and much more. All within a member-only community.