LMA is on fire!(From the Desk of the Executive Director) (Legal Marketing Association) (Conference notes)

AuthorRoach, Betsi

As you read this issue, hopefully you are coming back from the 2013 LMA Annual Conference energized and full of great new ideas to implement in your professional life. Probably, you are also a little exhausted from many hours of great content, networking and fun! LMA's yearly conference is a terrific reminder of the amazing, positive, dynamic community we are. I love being able to interact with everyone and hear your "war stories."

This year, we had a great group of firms and chapters who submitted their success stories for the YHA and Chapter of the Year Awards, which you can read about in the May/June issue of Strategies. Nearly every LMA chapter participated with a submission in this year's awards. Consider this: all of our 19 chapters had a great year in 2013 and most chose to submit their success in our awards program! Congratulations to the Vancouver Chapter for your amazing year and successful submission!

At the conference, we also recognized our many YHA winners (see tinyurl.com/d56feek for a full listing), Rising Star Catherine Tsang of our Vancouver chapter and inducted Kim Perret of our Southeastern chapter into the Hall of Fame. Congratulations to all!

Reading and hearing about all of the exciting things that are happening for our members and chapters, I suppose it is no surprise that LMA is poised for great success as well. As Aleisha Gravit so poignantly pointed out in her opening remarks at the annual conference: "LMA is on FIRE!" (No disrespect to Alicia Keys, but I personally liked Aleisha Gravit's rendition better.)

Aleisha is right, LMA really is "on fire" in 2013!

We've had an exciting start to the year, and there are a lot of great things in the works for the coming months. First, as I am sure you have heard by now, we are very fortunate to have been able to welcome a large group of new members by forming the Client Value SIG. This group was led to LMA by Toby Brown, director of pricing and strategic analytics at Akin Gump. Thanks to Aleisha Gravit and her great work with Toby to help these pricing, project management and process improvement professionals join our ranks. The addition of nearly 150 new members is sure to add many embers to the fire for our international and chapter conversations and programs.

Our 2013 LMA Annual Conference really was on fire with great educational content and fun networking. The 2013 exhibit hall was...

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