SPOTLIGHT ON ABA WOMEN RAINMAKERS
Mid-Career Workshop: Sharpen Your Business Development Skills
By Jamie Spannhake, ABA Women Rainmakers Chair
As part of the ABA Women Rainmakers 20th anniversary celebration this year, the LPM Section will present the 2010 ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop on October 22-24 at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C.
The Mid-Career Workshop is a three-day event that targets an experienced audience, providing opportunities to sharpen rainmaking and business skills through hands-on programs, networking sessions and roundtable and small group discussions. This year’s workshop will provide comprehensive programs in three areas: rainmaking skills, business strategy, and personal development as both a rainmaker and a lawyer who understands the business of law.
■ Rainmaking Skills . The programs in this track will help attendees further develop skills in areas such as impression management, client communication, strategic alliances and building a positive reputation.
■ Business Strategy. In this track, attendees will focus on the business of law, with topics such as financial issues, innovative business strategies, risk analysis, and the RFP process.
■ Personal Development . This features one-on-one coaching sessions, small group sessions and a complimentary workbook, all of which will serve as a catalyst to develop personal and professional goals and evaluate and expand business development skills.
The mission of ABA Women Rainmakers is to educate professional women about marketing and business development, to provide mentoring opportunities for members, and to provide networking opportunities to build personal and professional relationships.
For more details on the workshop and to register, visit www.womenrainmakers.org/workshop .
August 4–7, 2010
ABA & LPM Annual Meeting
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, CA
■ Includes 20th Anniversary Welcome Reception and ABA Women Rainmakers Networking Reception
October 20–23, 2010
LPM Fall Meeting
October 22–24, 2010
ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop
MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Join the LPM Section in the nation’s capital this October for the LPM Fall Meeting and ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop. In addition to educational programming and social events, our agenda will allow plenty of time for touring the monuments and seeing sights such as the National Mall, Capital Hill, Library of Congress or the Smithsonian’s 19 museums. Whether you’re interested in seeing the Supreme Court or Julia Child’s original kitchen, so much is worth seeing in D.C. and the surrounding area. Be sure to plan ahead. Check the LPM Web site for updates.
April 11-13, 2011
ABA TECHSHOW ® 2011
May 11-14, 2011
LPM Spring Meeting
Palm Springs, CA
Third Thursday CLE Teleconferences
Every month, LPM offers CLE teleconferences on hot topics in practice management. LPM members save as much as 30 percent off registration fees. Listen to the live program or download and listen when it suits your schedule.
- Thursday, July 15
E -Discovery in Small Cases
- Thursday, August 19
Creating Your Online Presence
- Thursday, September 16
Managing Your Online Presence
Download these and other recent CLE programs from the LPM Web site and listen to them at your convenience—at your desk, from your laptop, on your MP3 player … get CLE on the go!
- The Online Attorney: Building an Internet Presence to Attract Clients
- Rethink Legal Billing: Aligning Your Firm to Alternative Fee Arrangements
- The Virtual Law Firm: Benefits, Costs, and Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid
Author-Expert CLE Series
New this fall, LPM will present these special online “meet the author” sessions.
- September 15
Find Info Like a Pro, Vol. 1: How to Do Legal Research
- September 22
The 2010 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide
- October 6
Partner Departures and Lateral Moves: A Legal and Ethical Guide
Register for LPM programs www.lawpractice.org/cle
LPM members qualify for substantial discounts.