NEWS FROM THE LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SECTION
The inside scoop on upcoming Section activities and more.
The Law Practice Management Section thrives as a result of members like you spreading the word about the valuable content in Law Practice magazine and other ABA and LPM publications, as well as your attending and telling others about the valuable educational programs LPM offers. We hope you will continue to support the Section’s growth and influence by sharing this magazine and other LPM information with your colleagues. LPM has developed its strongest educational programs in years, owing in part to your input and feedback —I share a few details in this column. Be sure to tell us how we can best serve you!
M ore CLE at your desk! LPM’s “Third Thursday” CLE teleconferences are becoming an increasingly popular way to obtain an hour of CLE credit on hot topics in law practice management. We have extended our capacity to serve a larger audience with these monthly seminars, so please mark your calendars for these upcoming programs: On March 19, LPM presents a program on Enhancing Profitability (while still maintaining the highest standards of client service). On April 16, LPM will address Doing More with What You Have—Improving Your Systems . You can expect to see detailed information about these programs via e-mail. ABA and LPM members receive substantial discounts on Third Thursday teleconference programs. For complete details and to register, please visit www.lawpractice.org/cle.
V isit LPM at ABA TECHSHOW 2009. In addition to a stellar three-day legal technology educational conference, ABA TECHSHOW ® , April 2-4, will feature a full display of ABA publications and information about upcoming Section programming. Visit us at the Registration or Conference Concierge desk, as well as booth 100 in the Expo hall. All ABA TECHSHOW conference attendees get “Book Bucks” — discounts that can be applied toward the purchase of ABA publications at the conference. ABA and LPM members receive substantial discounts on ABA TECHSHOW registration, which continues online through late March and on-site. For complete information and to register, visit www.techshow.com.
T he Big Easy welcomes LPM and YLD! Conference and hotel registration is now open for the ABA LPM Section and Young Lawyers Division Joint Spring Conference, May 14-16, at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. In addition to offering members the chance to meet with hundreds of other lawyers in a beautiful spring setting, the conference includes both a full slate of CLE programs and the opportunity to get involved in planning for future Section programs. Complete details are available at www.lawpractice.org.
G et away to LPM events. Do you know that all LPM members are invited to the Section’s quarterly meetings, not just those who are engaged in program planning? Whether an upcoming meeting is in your state or you would like to see a new city and develop an expanded network of colleagues, join us for one of our upcoming meetings in New Orleans, Chicago, St. Maarten and Philadelphia this year. Stay tuned for news on future West Coast and East Coast events. See the Events calendar and the LPM Web site for more about these opportunities.
U pdate your ABA member record to get the latest information. Do you receive information about upcoming Section events and publications via e-mail? To ensure that we have your correct e-mail address and preferences for receiving ABA announcements, log in to abanet.org using your ABA membership number or e-mail address and you’ll have the chance to edit your member profile. Questions? Call the ABA Service Center at (800) 285-2221.
LPM Book Spotlight
The 2009 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple by Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Michael Maschke. This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best legal technology for their dollar. You’ll find information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smart phones and everything else a law office needs.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Computerized Case Management Systems, 2nd Edition , by Andrew Z. Adkins III. This how-to guide on evaluating, choosing and implementing a case management system has been updated to cover the most popular products, helping you gain a solid understanding of their individual capabilities and special features. Written for both novice and experienced case management software users.