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ABA Law Practice Management Section: Seminar For Small Firms And Solo Practioners

The ABA Law Practice Management Section members have the highest level of access (at the lowest possible cost) to publications, periodicals and newsletters on your most sought-after business needs: alternative billing, law office policy and procedure, marketing and client retention, career issues, specialty resources for women lawyers and solo/small firm practitioners. And, of course, cutting edge publications on technology and the legal profession. For more information about these and other resources, get ahead by visiting the Section's home page at www.lawpractice.org.

DAY 1 MONDAY, OCTOBER 16

9:00am - 10:00am

The 7+ Habits of Highly Organized Lawyers

This session will provide an excellent overview of all the __MSes: case management systems, document management systems, knowledge management systems, research management systems and litigation management systems. The experts will look at all the products that make sense for small firms, how to select them, how to work them into workflow processes, the hardware needed and organizational tips. This one is not to be missed!

Andrew Z. Adkins, Director, Legal Technology Institute; Sheryn Bruehl, Managing Partner, Bruehl & Chapman, P.C.; Storm Evans, Storm Evans Consulting; Ross Kodner, President, MicroLaw.com; Bruce Olson, Managing Attorney, Olson Law Group, LLC

11:00am - 12:00pm

Becoming WPA! (How to Be Word Processing Ambidextrous)

This emotion-charged debate of whether Word or WordPerfect is no longer a battle -- the presenters will holster their virtual sidearms and instead highlight not only top legal features of the two products but describe a detailed plan for becoming focused on achieving document format compatibility with clients, co-counsel, courts and everyone else! The era of electronic law practice and exchanging documents electronically means you HAVE to address this issue. We've got your answers!

MODERATOR: Ross Kodner, President, MicroLaw.com; Jim Calloway, Director, Management Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association; Donna Payne, President, Payne Consulting Group

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Build a Small Firm Website -- LIVE!

Our panel of legal and marketing web gurus will talk about all the things to consider when building a small law firm website! Covering all the Web.bases, they'll talk about the realistic goals small firms should target in using the 'Net to promote their practices and inform their clients. The special "'Net extras" to offer clients and prospects include chat capability, forums, free services such as FAXing and document sharing, affiliate programs and more! So it's a little marketing, a little business savvy and some practical web page building tips . . .all in one fast-paced hour. Do-it-yourselfers and "guerrilla" marketers rejoice! This one's for you!

Andrew Z. Adkins, Director, Legal Technology Institute; Jim Calloway, Director, Management Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association; Ross Kodner, President, MicroLaw.com

2:45pm - 3:45pm

The Small Firm Lawyer's Guide to Litigation Technology

Whether you try one case a year or twenty, you need this session!

Our experienced techno.litigators will cover the gamut; trial practice tools all small firm lawyers need--and on a budget they can afford! From pre-trial case organization using software tools such as Summation, CaseMap and TimeMap to pre-trial prep using visual presentation products such as Indata's TrialDirector and Verdict System's Sanction, it's all here. Top tips on visual presentation in the courtroom-the hottest hardware tools!

Sam Guiberson, Guiberson Law Offices p.l.c.; Bruce Olson, Managing Attorney, Olson Law Group, LLC; Jim Keane, Chief Legal Officer, CourtLink

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Things That Go Bump in the Night: Protecting Your Systems from Techno.Disaster!

You get a call from the police at 2AM. Your office building is ablaze. Have you protected your critical client and firm information? Is your system absolutely, positively backed up? Are you immune from the thousands of dangerous computer viruses that are passed around the 'Net every day? Are you protecting your office's network system from invasions from Internet hackers? Are you securely sending and receiving e-mail to and from clients and co-counsels? Do you have a plan on how to keep your law practice running in the face of a natural disaster or after a burglary? If you're not 100% positive the answers to these questions are all "yes", you can't afford NOT to attend this session--we've got ideas, tips, recommendations, answers!

Andrew Z. Adkins, Director, Legal Technology Institute; Sheryn Bruehl, Managing Partner, Bruehl & Chapman, P.C.; Jim Calloway, Director, Management Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association; Ross Kodner, President, MicroLaw.com

DAY 2 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

9:00am - 10:00am

What's Hot and What's Not in Small Firm Technology?

A big hit at LegalTech Los Angeles this past June. A new group of visioneers and prognosticators take out their admittedly murky crystal balls and look forward into the legal technology future. And let's not forget about the present! From Palm PCs and mobile lawyering to billing, word processing, voice recognition, case management, how to train lawyers and legal staff, legal marketing and more.

MODERATOR: Ross Kodner, President, MicroLaw.com; Andrew Z. Adkins, Director, Legal Technology Institute; Sheryn Bruehl, Managing Partner, Bruehl & Chapman, P.C.; Jim Calloway, Director, Management Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association; Storm Evans, Storm Evans Consulting; Bruce Olson, Managing Attorney, Olson Law Group, LLC

11:00am - 12:00pm

60 Hot Legal Techno.Tips and Netsites in 75 Minutes for Small Firms

The latest edition! An ABA TECHSHOW favorite covering everything under the legal technology sun ­ from Windows 2000 to case managers to billing systems to PalmPilot use and everything in between! Fast-paced and fun, this presentation will have hints and tips with something for every small firm lawyer or their staffers!

Andrew Z. Adkins, Director, Legal Technology Institute; Sheryn Bruehl, Managing Partner, Bruehl & Chapman, P.C.; Jim Calloway, Director, Management Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association; Storm Evans, Storm Evans Consulting; Ross Kodner, President, MicroLaw.com; Bruce Olson, Managing Attorney, Olson Law Group, LLC

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Case Management Shootout! The Best Products for Organizing Your Small Firm Today!

If your firm is up to its collective elbows in a data nightmare with case and client information strewn between paper files and multiple computer programs, you need to run, not walk, to your nearest case management company and get organized NOW! Compare and contrast the top small firm case management approaches (including "home grown" alternatives to canned products) and hear from both real users as well as the people who wrote the software! Everything you need to make an informed decision and end the data madness now.

MODERATOR: Andrew Z. Adkins, Director, Legal Technology Institute; Sheryn Bruehl, Managing Partner, Bruehl & Chapman, P.C.; Storm Evans, Storm Evans Consulting

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