Lawyers Journal

Thursday sessions highlight practice, career issues

Thursday afternoon at the MBA's Annual Conference 2004 will feature three simultaneous sets of programs aimed at helping lawyers and law students manage their practices and careers.

Throughout the afternoon, experts from a variety of companies will present informal Tech Talks designed to help busy lawyers and law offices solve some of the challenges of today's business environment using new technology tools geared specifically for legal work.

Running concurrently in the afternoon will be two additional tracks of programs. The first is titled "Proper Care of Your Practice." Topics will cover: Communicating with Clients by E-mail; Managing Your Caseload; How to Run a Smart Law Business; How to Keep Your Clients Happy; Non-Traditional Marketing to Expand Your Client Base; and Building Your Law Business as an Asset for the Future.

The second track, titled "Managing Your Career," will include: Career Strategies; 20 Things to Know to Start Your Law Practice; Coping with Stress; Networking 101; and Career Roundtables.

Attendees are free to choose any of the above session to best meet their own interests.

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