Articles | 03/29/2017

GLSA Joint Spring Meeting Preview

Raise your hand if you went to law school to help people. Everyone, right?

So who helps you? GLSA and the GPSolo Division of the ABA are here to help.  The 2017 Joint Spring Meeting (#17JSM) will meet many of your needs.

Start with 13 hours of CLE applied for; that’s almost a full year of CLE for one very low price.

Topics? We have everything from an Adobe Acrobat Masters class to Zombies and their tax issues. There are sessions on ERISA, Traffic Ticket niche practices, and Water Wars. Attendees can learn about practice development and get in-depth tips on KPI, from our own Mary Juetten. All in all, there are 29 opportunities for learning and 3 tracks for lawyers, trustees and a client development/technology focused track.

The planning committee has put together fun sessions with Peter Blauner (writer for “Law and Order” and “Blue Bloods”), and Kelly Minkin (World Poker Tour) that are guaranteed to bring something new, creative and outside the box to your practice, whether you’re a lawyer, administrator or trustee.

On the tech side we have sessions on free legal research resources, eDiscovery processes and procedures, responding to a data breach, leveraging technology for law office efficiency, and balancing ethical considerations with emerging technologies.

Practice development, everyone needs more clients, or at least a good pipeline – we have sessions on building a seven figure law firm, cross-marketing your publications and your practice, how to be successful as a legal plan attorney, and how to build a lead generating system for your firm.

For the trustees, we have ERISA sessions, both the two part session with Kathy Hesse and some practical applications, there is a session on fiduciary duties for trustees, and understanding credit scores.

You want innovation?  How about crowdfunding litigation? How about embracing the law robot revolution and SciFi visions of the legal future?

The speakers are all engaging, entertaining and educational.  We also have two wellness sessions to help you pursue the ever-elusive work/life balance.

The setting will be the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. This spectacular resort has four top-ranked restaurants, indoor and outdoor meeting facilities, spa and fitness programs at Well & Being Spa, six pools,  two 18-hole championship golf courses. The Welcome Reception will be at the brand new Copper Canyon venue – bring your cowboy hats and dust off your dancing shoes. So if you can’t find something fun to do, you aren’t trying!

So you have networking – over 200 lawyers, administrators and trustees and over a dozen exhibitors; you have substantive CLE; you have recreation; you have technology tips; you have great food and shopping in Scottsdale. There truly is something for everyone, so what are you waiting for? Register today.

Don’t take my word for it, come see for yourself.  Or listen to Part I of the Conference Preview.

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