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FROM: July / August 2005, PAGE 59

The Lawyer’s Guide to Creating Persuasive Computer Presentations, 2nd Edition

By Ann E. Brenden and John D. Goodhue

Learn the advantages of computer presentation resources, the legal issues involved in their use, and practical steps for how to use them in the office and in the courtroom, during opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination, closing arguments, appellate arguments and more. Now updated with chapters on hardware and software currently being used for digital displays, and all-new sections that walk the reader through beginning skills and some advanced techniques in using Microsoft® PowerPoint.

A CD-ROM with a full sample PowerPoint final argument is included, complete with audio, plus checklists and several additional sample presentations.

This title and dozens more are available online at www.ababooks.org.

Spotlight on …

Law Practice Today, the Section’s Webzine

What is it? One of the LPM Section’s premier member benefits, Law Practice Today is a Webzine delivered monthly to all Section members. This unique publication supplements Law Practice magazine and provides timely, relevant articles covering today’s hot topics in law practice management.

Why is it different? The Web-based publishing structure allows Law Practice Today to report on hot-button issues when they happen, not after the dust settles. With featured articles in the four core areas of marketing, management, technology and finance, Law Practice Today delivers news about what you need to know, when you need to know it.

What’s in it for me? Law Practice Today helps you identify current issues, face today’s challenges and find solutions quickly. Get technology tips from the experts, sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc., and benefit from the Section’s relationship with FIOS, the experts in electronic discovery. Check out the latest issue at www.lawpracticetoday.org.

What’s Coming Up in LPT?

  • July: Solo Practitioner Issues
  • August: The Ultimate Road Warrior
  • September: Law Office Technology
  • October: Time Management

Windy City Plays Host to 2005 ABA Annual Meeting

The Law Practice Management Section will meet during the ABA Annual Meeting August 4-6, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency headquarters hotel. Be sure to attend these special events:

ABA Women Rainmakers CLE Program and Networking Reception
Friday, August 5

Attend Women’s Initiatives: A Unique Method to Retain Top Talent and Top Clients, then join the Women Rainmakers for their annual networking reception immediately following the program. (See below for more details.)

Section Gathering Reception
Friday, August 5, 6–8 p.m.

Join Section members at the welcome reception to meet friends, old and new, and get to know your Section staff.

Section Council and General Membership and Elections Meeting
Saturday, August 6, 8–11 a.m.

Join LPM members as the Section elects new officers and establishes its vision for the 2006 fiscal year.

CLE Programs

This year, the hot CLE topics include:

  • Technology for the Rest of Us
  • Women’s Initiatives: A Unique Method to Retain Top Talent and Top Clients
  • Avoiding Ethical Disasters When Natural Disasters Strike
  • Law Firm Financial Management: Satisfying Clients and Increasing Profitability
  • Salvation for the Senior Lawyer

For detailed information on Section events and CLE programs, please download the Annual Meeting eBrochure at www.lawpractice.org.

New Books!

The LPM Bookstore, located in the ABA Source Booth #1205, will be open during the entire ABA Expo. Be sure to browse among the latest offerings and updated editions.


Women’s Initiatives: A Unique Method to Retain Top Talent and Top Clients
Friday, August 5, 2–3:30 p.m.

Join the ABA Women Rainmakers for this compelling discussion of how law firms are using women’s initiative programs to develop business and retain top lawyers. Representatives from national firms and smaller regional firms will discuss the structure of their women’s initiative programs, explain how the programs provide value to their firms and give advice to attendees who are considering starting similar programs.

Panelists will discuss how to sell the idea of a women’s initiative to firm management and clearly define the program’s scope. In addition, panelists will explain how their firms maintain the program, and the types of activities included—for example, retreats, monthly meetings and seminars geared to purchasers of legal services.

Finally, the program will focus on how to measure ROI of an initiative and define its success. The panel will address soft results such as retention of talent, goodwill among colleagues and good PR value versus hard results such as new revenue.

Please join the ABA Women Rainmakers immediately following the program for a networking reception.