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Greetings from Director Larry Smith

After working on Law Practice Management programs for several years as a member, I am very pleased to join the ABA staff, and I am especially excited to be part of our talented Law Practice Management Section team. As new Section Director, I look forward to working with staff, other ABA departments and sections, and outside organizations to serve our members’ needs through our outstanding programs, services and publications. Our team will pursue many exciting opportunities to develop innovative new programs. With an energetic group of forward-thinking active members and leadership, the Section will continue to lead the way in providing members with the best in law practice management programs.

Your input and feedback help the Section grow even stronger. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Section meetings, including the 2003 Midyear Meeting in Denver, January 23-26, and the 2003 Spring Meeting in Austin, May 1-4, both of which will provide members with interesting CLE, social and program planning opportunities. But don’t limit your participation to just our great meetings. There are plenty of year-round opportunities to contribute! If at any time the Section staff can assist you in any way, contact me at

Larry C. Smith, Director, ABA Law Practice Management Section,


About Your New Director

Larry C. Smith is a lawyer, law practice management consultant and long-time Section active. Effective October 8, he has added the title of Law Practice Management Section Director to his diverse and impressive resumé.

Larry began in the business world, working as a divisional controller and budget director for Wachovia/First Atlanta. He then moved on to U.S. West and American Management Systems as a systems consultant focusing on automated decision support, financial modeling and customer information systems. Having gained years of experience in the business world, he chose to enter the law, graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law and clerking for the Colorado Court of Appeals. His legal experience includes civil litigation in Colorado and federal courts and state appeals with the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court.

Larry has increasingly focused his work on law practice management, founding Law Office Consulting Services, Inc., in Denver. He has been extremely active in the ABA Law Practice Management Section, as well as the Colorado Bar Association. He has presented at many bar association programs, conducted a range of management and technical training seminars and authored numerous articles on management, technical and legal topics.

Larry brings a wealth of qualifications, and a great deal of momentum, to the Section. Please welcome him aboard!