On July 20th, I am one of several panelists for an American Bar Association seminar titled "Overcoming E-Mail Overload: Techniques and Tips for Avoiding Malpractice, Streamlining, and Improving Effectiveness." It is presented by teleconference and also live audio webcast and is sponsored by the ABA Law Practice Management Section. You can click on the link in the program title to enroll or for more information. The other panelists are Emily J. Eichenhorn, Director, Lawyers’ Risk Management, CNA Global Specialty Lines, West Bloomfield, MI; Richard G. Ferguson, Lynass, Ferguson & Shoctor, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Adriana Linares, Legal Technology Trainer and Consultant, Orlando, FL. This should be a worthwhile seminar.
However, in my role as citizen-journalist blogger, I also have to inform my readers that the ABA LPM Section has also seen fit to publish a really nice free article titled "Your Inbox Spilleth Over? E-mail Management Strategies that Work" by Debbie Foster in its Law Practice Today webzine. LPT is going to regularly feature "Best of ABA TECHSHOW" article it seems. My readers know I am all for free practice management content on the Internet, but I can’t help but be bemused at the timing of publishing this article a few days before the teleconference. Don’t worry. We have quite a few additional things to say and the online seminar has been submitted for MCLE ethics credit in the various states. Read the LPT article, and then attend the seminar, and you should be up to speed on the latest e-mail management techniques and tools.