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Palm Springs: Seminars, Networking & Golf

By Randi Mayes

Palm Springs: Seminars, Networking & Golf FOR the third year in a row, LawNet's annual conference is headquartered at the La Quinta Resort, near Palm Springs -- where the atmosphere is casual, but the networking is intense!

Once again, we'll have expert speakers, consultants, technical exhibitors, and strategists -- many from the law firms and legal departments that comprise LawNet's membership.

In addition to the educational sessions, LawNet includes a comprehensive exhibit of products and services, and last but not least, great parties.

Keynote: This year's keynote speaker is Richard Carlson, whose specialty is stress-reduction. He has authored 15 popular books including the runaway best-seller, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff.

Exhibit Hall: Our exhibit hall opens Aug. 28, with more than 90 vendors who will provide information and demonstrations of key features and benefits of their products and services.

Seminars: In addition to our traditional seminar tracks that focus on technical issues, we've launched a new track this year: Professional Development. LawNet 2001 also features educational tracks for Internet Technology; Strategy and Management; Finance; and Applications.

The Corporate & Government track offers networking opportunities to our law department members and continues to reflect the expanding and diversifying membership of LawNet.

Whether you are a technical novice or a seasoned veteran, you will find timely and practical information about a variety of automation and management topics.

We also continue our LawNet University which includes "hands-on" technical training. (Class size is limited.)

Wake Up to the Wild Side: Tech Soothsaying 2001

Palm Springs: Seminars, Networking & Golf

Weds. Aug. 29, 7 a.m.

Who needs sleep? Join LTN's editor Monica Bay (plus surprise guests) for an interactive fortune-telling session. Fueled with plenty of caffeine and sugar, we'll predict the future of law technology.

Marvel at the wild hypotheses! Sneer at the outrageous premises! Read Palms (and PocketPCs)!

But we absolutely promise: no solutions!

And of course, there are plenty of parties, golf and spa choices for you to fill out the few minutes you don't want to spend in a classroom.

Here's just a few of the many course topics, to whet your appetite:

* Developing an Effective Online Compliance Program, (Robert Peterson and Bonnie Nunnery)

* The New I.T. Director (Stan Wasylyk)

* Using a Portal to Add Value to Your Business (Charles Harris, Anthony Merlino, Jay Louser, John Tredennick)

* When Bad Documents Happen to Good People (Charlene Traynor)

* Making SQL Sexy and Keeping it Safe (Bruce Wilson and Michelle Murphy)

* Office XP for Law Firms (Donna Payne)

* Numbering Legal Documents in Office XP: Did Microsoft Finally Get it Right? (Linda Sackett)

* Internet: My LawNet (Randi Mayes and Jeanne Martinez)

* Knowledge Management: U.S. Army Lawyers Sharing Wisdom -- JAGCNet (Sharon Swartworth)

* Managing Vendors and Consultants Before They Manage You (Peter Lamb)

* Cybercrime: Is Your E-mail at Risk? (Douglas Kramp)

* Is There Life After Legal? (Jim Britt)

* Culture Wars (Thomas Gaines)

* Life in the Corporate Law Department: Mountains to Climb (Mike Russell)

Randi Mayes is executive director of LawNet. Web: Peertopeer.org

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