April 2003  Volume 29, Issue 3
April 2003 Issue
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Your Future: What Can We Do For YOU?
Section News & Information

What Can We Do For YOU?
How can the ABA Law Practice Management Section help your practice? We encourage all members to suggest new programs, services and publications that will meet your practice management needs. Want to get further involved? Attend the Section's quarterly meetings, including the Spring 2003 Law Practice Summit in Austin, Texas, May 1-4. Watch for details on the full-day CLE program during the Austin meeting. For complete details, click here.

Member News: Law Practice Today Webzine Is Here!
It's official-the Law Practice Management Section has launched its newest publication. Law Practice Today is up and running and being read online by a welcoming group of legal professionals. True to its name, LPM's new webzine offers current information in the areas of legal marketing, management, technology and finance-new articles will appear weekly! Since its premiere in late February, Law Practice Today has published a variety of articles, including features on reinventing a practice, organizing electronic evidence, marketing on the Internet and exploring cash versus accrual financial reporting.

Although the articles change weekly, once a month subscribers will receive an e-newsletter announcement with links to recently posted material. Visit www.lawpracticetoday.org to subscribe and check out this exciting new publication!

In addition, LPM members received two new e-reports in their inboxes within the past month: lawpractice.books and lawpractice.news. These e-reports keep you, our members, updated on the latest Section activities and opportunities, including new book releases, special sales and great deals from LPM Publishing.

New Book Release: The Lawyer's Guide to Extranets
The ABA Law Practice Management Section publishes a wide selection of titles to assist those in the legal community engaged in any aspect of law practice management. This month's featured release is The Lawyer's Guide to Extranets: Breaking Down Walls, Building Client Connections by Douglas Simpson and Mark Tamminga. An extranet can be a powerful tool that allows law firms to exchange information and build relationships with clients. This new book shows you why and how you can implement an effective extranet that results in significant expansion in clientele and profitability for your law firm. You'll improve your client communications, attract new business, increase profitability, improve efficiency and work flow management, raise your level of quality control-and ultimately build a community where your firm's values and purposes can thrive.

As always, LPM Section members receive special discount pricing on books and educational programs, including ABA TECHSHOW® ( www.techshow.com). For complete information about LPM books, visit www.lawpractice.org/catalog.

Spotlight on Staff: Shelby Meyer
Behind the scenes at the ABA, the dedicated Law Practice Management Section staff works to ensure the continued quality of Section programs, services and publications. Shelby Meyer has served ABA members for five years. As Meeting Services Manager, Shelby coordinates CLE programs and Section meeting activities. She serves as staff liaison to the Planning Committee, and works tirelessly to ensure that member meetings are not only educational but enjoyable. Shelby can be reached at (312) 988-5615 or sameyer@staff.abanet.org.