ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) Merges with LPM

Volume 38 Number 5

Law Practice Magazine | September/October 2012 | The Recruitment and Retention IssueLTRC has provided attorneys with practical technology guidance and resources for more than 20 years. The LTRC’s professional staff researches, writes and educates lawyers about the latest technology trends, obstacles and opportunities. The LTRC is dedicated to helping ABA members leverage technology to make their practices and organizations more successful.

The LTRC’s offerings include the Law Technology Today blog, the annual Legal Technology Survey Report, monthly online training sessions and a website hosting an extensive collection of legal technology resources.

As part of the Law Practice Management Section, the LTRC plans to provide additional resources to aid lawyers and law firms improve client service by using technology even more effectively.

With the merger, the LTRC will have access to legal technology experts within the Section, such as Tom Mighell, Sharon Nelson, Dennis Kennedy and others, who will contribute to the LTRC blog on such topics as cloud computing, data protection, the use of iPads and mobile technology.

Also planned are monthly webinars—30-minute programs that will focus on different practice management topics each month. Complete information about the LTRC, LPM and available resources can be found at lawtechnology.org.

For more information about the LTRC, contact Josh Poje. For more information on LPM, please contact Mary Beth Thede.





Thomas C. Grella, managing partner of McGuire, Wood & Bissette in Asheville, N.C., was named the recipient of the Samuel S. Smith Award by the ABA Law Practice Management Section. The award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in law practice management. He received the award at a reception during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago on August 3. Grella, a former LPM Section Chair, presently serves on the LPM Executive Committee in his role as a member of the ABA House of Delegates and also serves on the Law Practice Editorial Board. He is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism. He also is co-author of The Lawyer's Guide to Strategic Planning. At McGuire, Wood, Grella is chair of the firm’s Management Committee.