New Member Spotlight

Keith Richards

Keith Richards has opined, “To make a rock ‘n’ roll record, technology is the least important thing.” In the business of law practice, though, nothing could be more important.

On January 1, 2010, after serving as a partner at a larger law firm, I realized the dream of starting my own law firm. Hyde Law Firm, P.A. --which focuses on family law, personal injury, and real estate--has grown steadily since that time in great part because of technology.

Technology levels the playing field for small law firms in two ways. First, you can compete in the marketing game without having a big-firm budget. Thoughtful approaches to websites, blogs, and social media can create a strong presence. Second, list-serves and other electronic forums offer small-firm practitioners the benefit of big-firm fellowship and shared perspective.

It is critical, therefore, to stay on the cutting edge of legal technology. I have found no better way to do this than by being a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM). LPM’s publications and platforms help me select office equipment, navigate the Web, and interact with colleagues. LPM has become my law partner!

Meetings & CLE

Your Reputation is paramount, and knowing how to let the world know about the good work you do is mission one. Much of that business is tied to Referrals—by happy clients, colleagues and networks that can keep new business flowing. And how you Rank means different things to different attorneys and practices—when and where does it matter?  Join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 3rd biannual ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference, November 8-9, as we look at R3—and the core elements that go into true business development success.

View the Schedule of Events!

Register by 9/6/11 and be entered into a drawing for an iPad2!

Thanks to our Sponsors!

LPM Law Video Awards!

LPM is hosting the inaugural Law Video Awards during its 3rd Bi-annual ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference. This first ever “Law Video Awards” will recognize excellence in video marketing for law firms and other legal organizations.   

We’re seeking video submissions for the LPM Law Video Awards on the best law firm videos. Videos are categorized in the following:

  • Large Firm (100 employees or more)
  • Small Firm (fewer than 100 employees, including solo practices)
  • Legal Consultant/Vendor (open to any legally-related organization)
  • Short Video (open to all videos less than 1:30 minutes in length)

For detailed information
Download Video Submission Information

For advertising opportunities
Download the Sponsorship Prospectus

ABA/LPM Annual Meeting 2011

ABA/LPM Annual Meeting

The ABA/LPM Annual Meeting is this week! Get the most from your trip to Toronto by attending LPM Meetings, CLE Programs, and Social Events that LPM has prepared for you. The practice of law is on the move, how are you going to keep your firm ahead of the changing trends? The ABA/LPM Annual Meeting will prepare today’s attorney for tomorrow’s practice.

Download the ABA/LPM Annual Meeting Onsite Guide!

Make sure you attend Mentoring 360: Raising Your Bottom Line by Using New Tools to Build Diverse Talent. This enlightening program will address effective mentorship as the most critical factor for building successful diverse talent and why law firm leaders are failing to experience the economic benefits of diversity and inclusion.

Upcoming Teleconferences

Third Thursday Teleconference Series
LinkedIn for Lawyers: A Practical Guide to the No. 1 Social Media Tool | August 18 | LPM Members receive $70 off, use discount code RSTP03LPM

10 Critical Steps to Develop and Implement a Profitable Strategic Plan | September 15 | Use the special LPM code to get a discounted rate, RSSPLPM!

CLE on the Go!

August / September 2011


Law Practice MagazineLaw Practice Magazine

July 2011 – Time Management Tips & Technology

The Digital Edge

New Releases from LPM

The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft 2010

The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft 2010
By Ben Schorr

Pre-Order by 8/2 for a 15% discount!

iPad in One Hour for Lawyers E-Book

iPad in One Hour for Lawyers E-Book
By Tom Mighell

The Lawyers Essential Guide to WritingThe Lawyers Essential Guide to Writing
By Marie Buckley

LPM Books BlogLPM Facebook

LPM Books Blog is your interactive source to the new releases, best sellers, rave reviews and other fine publications from the American Bar Association's Law Practice Management Section (LPM).

Incoming 2011 – 2012 LPM Executive Committee

Thomas L. Mighell, 2011-2012 Law Practice Management Section Chair
Thomas L. Mighell

Joan R. Bullock, 2011-2012 Law Practice Management Section Chair-Elect
Joan M. Bullock
Michael Downey, 2011-2012 Law Practice Management Section Vice-Chair
Michael P. Downey
Vice  Chair
Robert A. Young, 2011-2012 Law Practice Management Section Secretary
Robert A. Young
Andrea S. Hartley, 2011-2012 Law Practice Management Section Immediate Past Chair
Andrea S. Hartley
Immediate Past Chair