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Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
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FirmFuture 2010 to offer cutting-edge practice management and legal technology solutions

The Massachusetts Bar Association and The Warren Group will host FirmFuture 2010, The Practice Management & Legal Technology Conference from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the Copley Marriott, 110 Huntington Ave., Boston.

Legal professionals can access leading industry exhibitors and powerful educational sessions in the areas of business development, best practices, technology, sales and marketing. FirmFuture will feature live podcasting, video-streaming, attendee prizes and more.

Education seminars will run concurrent all day, and include the following sessions offered by the MBA:

Starting Your Firm on a Budget

10:15-11 a.m.

For attorneys starting their own firms, or attorneys looking to upgrade their hardware and software, the question of budget is of utmost concern. For lawyers in any stage of their practices, technology is the engine to power up their firm and keep it running, but at what cost?  Is there a way to start a practice on a shoestring budget? And, what of the width of that shoestring? Join us as we walk you through three potential start-up and existing law firm budgets of $2,000, $5,000 and $10,000, including hardware, software, and some handy websites which will determine your essential purchases, within each of those budget sets, that will turn your going concern into a growing concern, in order to turn your practice into an efficient profit machine.

Faculty:
Alan J. Klevan, Esq., Klevan & Klevan LLP, Wellesley
Rachael Condon, Esq., Klevan & Klevan LLP, Wellesley
Gabriel Cheong, Esq., Infinity Law Group LLC, Quincy

Visualize Your Virtual Law Practice

11:15 a.m.-Noon

The "virtual practice of law" has become a buzzword, but one without a settled meeting; definitions may range from establishing a full-scale virtual law office online, to tweaking your email protocol.

If you're thinking about pushing your practice to become more virtual, you're likely thinking of leveraging web applications to increase your efficiency and ability to collaborate. The process may encompass many aspects of your practice, including some which you may not have expected would be affected originally; it can involve the adoption of a single, small application, the adoption of a single, large, overarching application or the cobbling together of several programs to achieve a desired effect. Particular areas to be addressed will include:

  • Practice Management Systems;
  • Client and Colleague Collaboration;
  • Adoption of a Records Management Policy; and
  • Marketing.

Faculty:
Jared D. Correia, Esq., program chair, Law Office Management Assistance Program, Boston
J. Channing Migner, Law Office of Channing Migner PC, Worcester

60 Sites to Bring Your Firm into the Future

1:15-2 p.m.

The nature of the legal practice is emerging from a paper-driven beast to an electronic model. The term "from paper to pixels" is now the norm and not the exception.

Do you want to know how to bring your firm into both the present and future? What legal technologies exist and will emerge? What websites are essential for you to stay ahead of the legal curve? How about websites which will help you go about your business both at work and at home? And are there some websites out there that you just have to know about? 

Our panel has scanned the globe, surfed the web, and perhaps just received some emails from fellow legal consultants about some of these sites. Join them as they show you 60 of the most practical, popular, and perhaps just far-out sites that you must know about.

Faculty:
Alan J. Klevan, Esq., Klevan & Klevan LLP, Wellesley
Rodney S. Dowell, Esq., director, Law Office Management Assistance Program, Boston Robert J. Ambrogi, Esq., Law Office of Robert J. Ambrogi, Rockport

To register, contact (617) 896-5358, [e-mail firmfuture] or visit www.firmfutureconference.com.
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