July/August 1999  Volume 25, Number 5
ABA Law Pracice Management Magazine, May/June 1999 Issue

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25th Anniversary Issue

The Territory Ahead: 25 Trends to Watch
A few months from the 2000 mark, a team of keen observers celebrates 25 years of law practice management by mapping the trends that will shape the territory ahead.
Simon Chester and Merrilyn Astin Tarlton

Trendsetters: Pioneers in the New World of Law Practice
They're telecommuters, technology's trailblazers, solos and megafirm leaders who are facing the challenges of the next century. Profiles and fresh perspectives on leadership, marketing on the Internet, what clients really want, achieving balance - and why traditional law firms might not exist in 20 years.
Joy M. White

Editor's Page - John C. Tredennick Jr. on making history.

Technology in Practice Department

Product Watch


Chair's Message

Resources & Reviews

Best Practices Profile




Michael Jimmerson's high-tech briefs.

Technology Update: Technology Update: 20 Questions: 34 Percent More Geeky Than Other Summer Games
Oh boy! In this summertime game of 20 questions, we just load up on Microsoft--everything from secret hardware IDs in your documents to mind-boggling rationalizations for Office 2000. We also take a quick look at Linux--both what it is, and how to pronounce it.
G. Burgess Allison

nothing.but.net: Death on the Internet
What happens to a site after its operator is deceased? When a corporate personality dies, should the person's profile page be deleted from the company site?
Erik J. Heels

Product Watch
The latest legal technology news in the lpm-newproducts@abanet.org inbox.
Storm Evans

Marketing: Make Support Staff Part of Your Marketing Team
Lawyers aren't the only people qualified to market their firms' services. Sometimes secreataries, receptionists and paralegals are ideal first contacts.
Robert W. Denney

So You Want Compete: Lessons From the Leading Accounting Firms
Accounting firms are muscling in on your business (or they will be soon). Rather than panic, perhaps you can learn from the competition.
Patrick J. McKenna

The Case for MDPs: Should Multidisciplinary Practices Be Banned or Embraced?
What to do about multidisciplinary practices? It's a delicate issue for legal service regulators around the globe. Here's an overview. Plus, an update on the ABAs.
Ward Bower

ABA Commission Says MDP's Need Ethics Rules Changes
At its 1999 Annual Meeting, the ABA will vote on changes to ethics rules that would open the way to new forms of cooperation in client service delivery.
Simon Chester