The Bottom Line

The Bottom LineLPMT is the only section exclusively devoted to the practical aspects of starting, growing, and prospering in your law practice. Each issue of The Bottom Line offers practical tips to further the knowledge of our members in law office administration, financial management, legal ethics, time management, marketing a law practice, office systems and procedures and law office technology.

Your membership in the LPMT section includes a free subscription to The Bottom Line, including the free MCLE offered in each issue. Tables of contents of past issues are posted on the public side of the site, and members can access full issues since June 2011 and request copies of articles older than that in the Members Only Area.

Message from the Chair

Nyanza Shaw, Esq.From the October 2014 issue.

Welcome to the October issue of The Bottom Line.   I am very excited and honored to serve as Chair of the LPMT Executive Committee for 2014-2015.  It is my hope to continue the great progress and accomplishments made during the last couple of years under my predecessors Tangela D. Terry and Perry L. Segal.  They, along with previous chairs, have laid a great foundation for me to build on.  The LPMT Executive Committee is always striving to best serve the members of the LPMT Section, and this year it is my hope that more of you will get involved in the section so we can continue to do so.  We want this Section to be truly interactive, and your input helps us to provide the programming and services that you want and need.

We are always looking for contributors for the The Bottom Line (eTBL), the eNews, as well as relevant and interesting information and articles that we can share with all of you via our social media sites.  Did you know we are on facebook and twitter?  Please follow us at @calbarlpmt and like our facebook page   We are also on LinkedIn.  We even have an app! It is a great way to keep up with Section activities and programming.  The “CalBar LPMT” app is FREE and is available for download at the itunes store and google play.  Please connect with us!

In this edition of the The Bottom Line, the theme is Legal Process Outsourcing.  There are many outsourcing resources that can help attorneys be more efficient and organized, but there are also concerns about how and when to utilize them.  We hope that these articles give you some insight and information that is both helpful and informative to you in managing your law practice.  We also welcome any feedback and suggestions for future editions. 

Thank you to our guest editor Carolyn Dillinger, the contributing authors, and the e-TBL committee for your contributions. 

I look forward to working with you this year.

Nyanza Shaw
Connect with me on Twitter @shawesquire

Click here for more information on joining the LPMT Section.The article above is from a recent issue of the Law Practice Management & Technology Section's bi-monthly newsletter The Bottom Line.

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