May 3, 2012
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Thursday May 3, 2012
6 a.m. - 8 a.m. Exhibitor Setup
8 a.m. InPractice Officially Opens
Registration, networking and complimentary breakfast in Exhibition Hall
Managing Partners Breakfast (invitation only)
9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
11:15 a.m. - Noon Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Complimentary Luncheon
Join your friends and colleagues in our Exhibition Hall for our complimentary buffet luncheon. Share notes on the morning sessions, discover new opportunities and build your referral network.
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:15 p.m. Raffle prize drawings in Exhibit Hall
Here's your chance to leave InPractice with one of a score of prizes. Take home a Kindle Fire, an IPod nano, an American Express gift card, an IPad and more! Don't miss the excitement as we close the conference in a celebratory way.
2:30 p.m. InPractice Exhibit Hall Closes
2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Bar Association Annual Meeting
ABA Retirement Funds Program
Agility Resources Group
Association of Legal Administrators (Nutmeg)
Brandon Smith Reporting & Video LLC
Catuogno Court Reporting and Stentel Transcription
Central Connecticut Paralegals Association
CRC Services LLC
Digital Brand Institute
Easy Web Creations
Filomeno & Co.
Hartford County Bar Association
Kelly Law Registry
Legal Marketing Association
The Perfect Promotion
Southern New England Law Librarians Assoc.
We Care Computers
LET DATA DRIVE YOU FORWARD
Unlock Your Firm's Information To
Unlock Your Firm's Potential
Sitting there, in your computers, in your files, is the key to pulling in a lot more business -- and even better, a lot more profitable business.
You just have to know what to look for, and what to do with it.
Law firms accumulate a lot of valuable data that, if properly analyzed, summarized and presented, can provide a road map for growth and profitability. But it's important to focus on what data to look at and what the data is telling firm leadership - managing partners, practice leaders, executive directors and marketing officers - about growth areas, and, most importantly, what next steps can be taken to move forward and grow the Firm.
Numbers don't lie. Where is the best opportunity for growth and improved profitability? Margery Piercey of Wolf & Co. has provided this kind of analysis to firms throughout the region, and has been a featured speaker for groups like the Association of Legal Administrators. Now she's bringing her insight and acumen to InPractice. It's a can't miss session for law firm leaders intent on using the best information possible to make their practices the best they can be.
To take advantage, all you have to do is come to InPractice next week -- May 3, at the Hartford Hilton. Sign up today.
BRING BUSINESS CARDS
Boost Your Lawyer Referral Network At InPractice Next Week
The figures are stark: most lawyers obtain anywhere between 40 percent to 80 percent of their new business from referrals from other attorneys. So it's critical to make sure you're doing the smartest networking you can.
That's why you should come to InPractice. You'll not only have the chance to add hundreds of new people to your referral network, you'll get a lot more in the bargain.
Have you seen the amazing agenda we've got planned for InPractice? Add the fact we've thrown in complimentary breakfast, free professional headshots for everyone, a chance to see NFL legendary quarterback Steve Grogan, plus complimentary lunch, and it's a huge bargain at just $95.
Don't wait to sign up. You can do it quick and easy here. And you'll be joining a list of attendees that include people from organizations like Reid and Riege; Fournier Legal Services; Polinsky Law Group; Baker O'Sullivan & Bliss; Law Office of Lisa M Kling; Bingham McCutchen; Law Office of Robert L. Fiedler; Hampden County Bar Association; Law Office of Christina M. Turgeon; Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder; Lippielo Law; Law Offices of Steven M. Basche; Dilworth IP; the Law Office of Randy J. Milou; and Rogin Nassau.
Those are ones that just signed up in the last few days. They join these other organizations who will be at InPractice: Trantolo & Trantolo, Wiggin & Dana, the Haymond Law Offices the Connecticut Judicial Branch; Morrison Mahoney; Bridgeport Law Library; The Hartford; Sieger Gfeller Laurie; Brown Rudnick; Adler Law Group; Middletown Law Library; Cooper Law; Kenyon & Kenyon; the Law Office of David Biklen; Murphy, Laudati, Kiel, Buttler & Rattigan; Law Office of Rachel M. Baird; Szilagyi & Daly; Ury & Moskow; Stamford Law Library; Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Chimes, Richardson & Fitzgerald; the Conn. State Library; Carmody & Torrance; Updike Kelly & Spellacy; Bracewell & Giuliani; Day Pitney; Robinson & Cole; Law Office of Matthew Dallas Gordon; Murtha Cullina; Segal & Laska; Yale Law School; Law Office of Marshall Glazer; Halloran & Sage; Januszewski, McQuillan & DeNigris; Hinckley Allen & Snyder; Ruane Attorneys; UConn School of Law; O'Brien, Tanski & Young; Rome McGuigan; Meehan, Meehan & Gavin; Furey, Donovan, Tracy & Daly; Law Office of Phillip Zuckerman; Jorden Burt; Howd & Ludorf; and BoneeWeintraub...and the list keeps growing!
On behalf of the Hartford County Bar Association, we hope to see you also at InPractice. See below for latest news on the conference. We're all playing to win!
James Tancredi, President Vincent M. Valvo, CEO
Hartford County Bar Association Agility Resources Group
ABA Promises To Slash Lag Time For Publishing Law Schools' Jobs Data
The American Bar Association hopes to get information about how well the law school class of 2011 did in the job market into the hands of prospective law students as early as next month - a full year earlier than in the past.
Can Lawyers Learn From Best Buy?
Larry Downes in Forbes has an article on the decline and (they presume) fall of Best Buy. Consider BigLaw as it stands today as Best Buy. A lot has been written, deservedly, about whether BigLaw is at risk from overpricing itself. I think there's certainly risk there, especially outside bet-the-company (or at least bet-the-department or bet-your-career) matters.
Family Law Practice Undistilled
|Family Law Practice Undistilled|
Lexis Debuts E-Book Software for Law Libraries
Legal research giant LexisNexis now has an e-book library application for law firms, based on a partnership with digital content distributor OverDrive. via Lexis Debuts E-Book Software for Law Libraries.
In the Tablet Age, Law Firms Face New IT Threats
Law firms across the country face an increasing number of online threats from entities that can range from shadowy American hackers to foreign governments. The advent of smartphones, tablets, and other remote work devices used by lawyers has only increased the risk of unwanted online exposure.
Tapping Social Media to Give Lawyers an Inside Voice
Social media and law firms seem about as companionable as a tuxedo and a T-shirt. With firms, you think of interrogatories and emails with three-sentence confidentiality statements. With social media, you may not think at all before posting "Mardi Gras 2012 Party!" photos on Facebook. Law firms' traditional formality is no doubt a by-product of official correspondence, established rules, and the protocols of the profession. But within the firm are people with volubility, opinions, and self-expression, as anywhere else. Firms can exploit the best of both by using social media tools in-house.
Now With Even More...
These days, everyone's got to focus on winning the best clients, the big case, the best deal. That's what InPractice is all about...and it's why we're also featuring someone who knows a lot about winning it all.
NFL legend Steve Grogan will be at InPractice
on May 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The great New England Patriots Hall of Fame quarterback will be available for autographs, photos -- and just sharing stories about his winning career. Thanks to our lead sponsor, ForeSite Technologies
, Grogan will be on hand throughout the complimentary luncheon and ready to meet you!
We know how valuable your time is. That's why we've created the largest, most content-rich, and most exciting practice management event in southern New England -- and we've packed it all into one amazing day.
The InPractice conference
is on Thursday, May 3, at the Hartford Hilton hotel. Join your colleagues from across Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and Rhode Island for this highly affordable event
(Just $95 for legal professionals.)
All attendees have access to all of our educational sessions, plus complimentary breakfast, discounted parking rates and full complimentary lunch. They'll also be in the running to win dozens of valuable prizes, including a 40 inch HDTV, a Kindle Fire, gift cards, golf accessories and more!
We've already got a great lineup of topics, including:
...And we're adding more every day!
SHELTON'S MARKETING MAVEN
How Ruane Attorneys Has Mastered
Over 200 Websites; 'Lady DUI'
Jay Ruane is one heck of a smart guy. He and his father are the principals at Ruane Attorneys in Shelton. This isn't a big law firm -- it's got just about a half dozen lawyers, including the Ruanes. But it has a lot of business coming in the door, because of Jay Ruane's personal marketing touch.
Does your firm have a website? How about two? Ruane Attorneys has more than 220 websites. Have you heard of Lady DUI? It's a brand name created by Ruane. It was so successful, they branched off and created Lady Divorce -- and now the entire "Lady Legal Group".
Ruane Attorneys does a lot of DUI representation. So they helped start a state trade association for bartenders. Add Facebook pages, Twitter, Foursquare and more, and it looks overwhelming. But Jay Ruane manages this all himself -- in about an hour a day -- while being a practing defense attorney himself.
Don't miss Ruane's compelling and inspiring story at InPractice. Sign up now to learn how you can propel your law firm -- large or small -- to new levels of profitability.
Here's a chance to look terrific! To take advantage, all you have to do is sign up today.
LAWYERS LOOKING GOOD
Get A Free Professional Headshot At
InPractice On May 3!
Here's a chance to look terrific! Thanks to our lead sponsor, ForeSite Technologies, the InPractice exhibit hall will feature a special photo booth, where you can go to get a professional headshot taken for free!
You'll get a digital file that you can use to grace your website, your LinkedIn page, and any press releases you send. Finally, you can get something better than the one taken on a cameraphone by your spouse!
(Want to know why you should have a great headshot? Just click here.)
It's a fun addition to an event that already features great stuff, including a visit from NFL legendary quarterback Steve Grogan of the New England Patriots. To take advantage, all you have to do is sign up today.