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Great Holiday Offer from the American Bar Association

December 09, 2010 By: Reid Category: Announcements

The ABA is offering a wide selection of our favorite books at 20% off during this holiday season. Plus, all orders receive free shipping through the end of the year.

In our book, we highlight some of the best books for busy lawyers to read to get in-depth knowledge on a topic. Here are some of those favorites now at great deals:

Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour, 3rd Edition

The Lawyer’s Guide to Increasing Revenue

The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook

The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies

Through the Client’s Eyes

The Lawyer’s Guide to Strategic Planning

At 20% off these are excellent values; however, Dan and I insisted upon an additional 10% discount off our book this holiday season for our readers, so here you go: Order The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success through the ABA Bookstore and enter promo code PEPØEBLG when checking out. You’ll get 30% off the price of our book plus free shipping too! Mix and match, buy two, three or more. It’s a great deal for you or great gifts for the lawyers in your life.

Holiday Gifts for Lawyers

December 06, 2010 By: Reid Category: Announcements

For the past six years, I’ve had the pleasure of publishing a holiday gift guide for lawyers over at ReidMyBlog. The 2010 edition contains some practical gifts as well as some funny ones, but leading the list this year is the Apple iPad. The iPad has gone from being a novelty to being a much sought after tool by busy lawyers. Take a look at this year’s guide, and feel free to share it with your colleagues, family, and friends.

If you don’t find anything that strikes your fancy there, you can always check out my guides from prior years, or check out the gift ideas in the Tech Toys for Lawyers podcast or the technology shopping guides published by the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center–both excellent too!

Success now costs 30% less!

December 02, 2010 By: Reid Category: Announcements

Dan and I are pleased to announce a special promotion with our publisher—the ABA! The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success is now 30% off during the month of December. Coupled with free shipping being offered by the ABA, our book is a better deal than ever! Makes a great gift for your, the lawyer in your life or the lawyers in your office! Just enter promo code PEPØEBLG at checkout to get this great deal!

ABA TECHSHOW Announces 2011 Line-Up

November 08, 2010 By: Reid and Dan Category: Announcements, Events, Technology

The ABA Law Practice Management Section has announced the keynote speaker and educational sessions for ABA TECHSHOW, to be held in Chicago on April 11-13, 2011. Harvard Professor and Creative Commons co-founder, Larry Lessig will be the keynote speaker for the 25th edition of the legal profession’s premier technology conference. The educational sessions will cover a wide range of tech topics including social media, using Macs in a law office, e-discovery, going paperless, safely using “cloud” computing services, remodeling a law firm website, getting the most out of Windows 7, and many more.

There is something for every lawyer, legal administrator, and firm IT staff at this conference. How do we know? Because Dan is a former chair of TECHSHOW, and I am on the planning board for 2011. If you have any questions about the content or value of the show, we’d be happy to share our insight as to how it may be able to help you and your firm.

The Future of Law Practice Conference and Symposium

October 07, 2010 By: Reid Category: Announcements, Events

The College of Law Practice Management (COLPM) will hold their 2010 Futures Conference and Symposium on October 22-23 in Washington, DC, and Dan and I encourage all lawyers attend and participate. The College, of which both Dan and I are honored to be Fellows, is dedicated to improving the practice of law and helping our profession define it’s future. A copy of the program agenda listing sessions and speakers is here.

We could not agree more with the conference planners that:

it’s time to turn the dial to “reset” and, starting now, do things differently in the business of practicing law! The worst is over and as businesses of every type pick themselves up, dust themselves off and forge surprising new routes for the future.

Learn how other lawyers and law firms are breaking that horrible precedent habit. You’ll want to be there as assumption-changing speakers explore and predict ways in which the legal enterprise will “reset” after two years of upheaval. Small group discussion sessions will get up close and personal about what’s really happening in law offices around the globe. This conference will give you a fresh take on the events of the past couple of years and solid ideas for capitalizing on the opportunities that await creative law firm leaders.

If you are interested in attending with Dan and I, complete the registration form and send it to College administrator Karen Rosen or contact the College at 720.271.7015 for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Success Costs 20% Less This Week Only!

July 26, 2010 By: Reid and Dan Category: Announcements, Uncategorized

All ABA books including the Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice are discounted 20% through July 30, 2010. Head to the ABA Webstore and check out our book and other terrific books–including  some of our favorites from Jim Calloway & Mark Robertson, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, and Sharon Nelson & John Simek. Just enter discount code PAB9IPSS1 at checkout to redeem your savings on these books and more.

Thanks Ed Flitton for all you did for LPM: We will miss you

March 29, 2010 By: Dan Category: Announcements

I lost a friend on the weekend when Ed Flitton unexpectedly passed away. Ed was a true gentleman who was positive all the time and had contagious amounts of enthusiasm and energy.

I met Ed through the ABA Law Practice Management Section and worked with him a lot over the last few years as we were both on Law Practice Magazine Editorial Board. With his amazing knowledge of law firm finance and management issues, Ed made significant contributions to Law Practice. These included his Taking the Lead: Advice for Managing Partners column, and the feature articles he wrote for us from time to time. At our editorial meetings and brainstorming sessions, Ed also offered great input and wisdom when it came to the suggestions he made on the issues and topics we should cover and the knowledgeable people that could write for us on them.

I also had the pleasure to work with Ed in helping to plan the Futures Conferences that the College of Law Practice Management put on last fall in Denver, and the one planned for this fall in DC.

Few, if any, people I have ever met knew as much as Ed about managing and running a law firm. He had amazing stories to tell about interesting law firm management and operational issues – and the appropriate solutions to them. He seemed to always have short pithy one-liners that offered great insights and advice to managing partners. Two I remember are: “Your people are your firm – never forget to stay in touch with them;” and “Never fire a problem staff person until you know who is going to fill the vacant chair.” I wish I had written down more of Ed’s comments.

I enjoyed Ed’s company and conversation at many great breakfasts, lunches and dinners at LPM section events. And, while I never golfed with him (a true passion of his), we enjoyed the most hilarious jeep ride ever together with some other LPM friends at our meeting in Tucson. I was very lucky to have enjoyed a long chat with Ed in the Chair’s hospitality suite at ABA TECHSHOW last week.

Ed, the LPM family will miss you. I will miss you. Thanks for all you shared with me. Thanks for all you did for us.

Cross-posted on the College of Law Practice Management blog.

Dan and Reid promise our readers there will be a second edition of our book

February 28, 2010 By: Dan Category: Announcements

Despite all the public and private ribbing, and strong patriotism on both sides of the border, Dan and Reid promise our readers there will be a second edition of our book full of even more great tips – regardless of who wins.

UPDATE: Yeah, but now that Canada has the gold medal Dan gets to be listed first on the cover! RT

OMG–The Price of Our Book Reaches $122.00 on eBay!

February 12, 2010 By: Reid and Dan Category: Announcements

We’re all in favor of healthy profits, but even we think $122.oo is too much for our book–used at that! And yes that’s in US dollars–it would be about $3,000 in Canadian dollars! :-) Well, that’s what it’s selling for on eBay this week!

So while we think our book has great value to readers far in excess of $122.00, we recommend purchasing it for about 1/3 that price on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Chapters (in Canada).

Oh, and if you DO decide to buy it on eBay, let us know. For that price we’ll authograph it for you! :-)

The Best Law Practice Management Books are Now Up To 25% Off

February 01, 2010 By: Reid Category: Announcements, Collaboration, Firm Management & Operations, Making (more) Money, Technology

Many of the best books in the field of law practice management are on sale for up to 25% off, including The 2010 Solo & Small Firm Legal Technology Guide, Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour, and my favorite–The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success! :-)

Word-2007 2010 Solo Small Firm Tech Guide Collaboration Tools & Technologies Winning Alternatives to the Billable HourThe Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice

February is a great time to spend a few hours each weekend to chill out and read these books to get more ideas and information to have a more successful 2010.

Use these discount codes to save up to 25% through February 28, 2010: