Sally Schmidt is President of Schmidt Marketing, Inc. which offers marketing services to law firms. Sally was a founder and the first President of the Legal Marketing Association. She is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and was one of the first inductees to LMA's Hall of Fame. She is the author of Marketing the Law Firm: Business Development Techniques and Business Development for Lawyers: Strategies for Getting and Keeping Clients.
Gerry Riskin is a founding partner of global consultancy Edge International. He is a former managing partner of an international law firm, served the Conference Board of Canada, is a Fellow of The College of Law in London, and a visiting Professor at the University of Pretoria. Gerry consults on strategy with an emphasis on competing for clients. He authored The Successful Lawyer and co-authored Practice Development: Creating the Marketing Mindset, Herding Cats and Beyond Knowing. He blogs at Amazing Firms Amazing Practices.
Steve Matthews is Founder and Principal at Stem Legal Web Enterprises, Inc. Stem Legal helps lawyers and law firms gain greater web visibility and effectiveness. A thought leader and a trend watcher within the legal profession and he blogs enthusiastically at both Law Firm Web Strategy and Slaw. Follow him @SteveMatthews.
Vedia Jones-Richardson is a Principal with Olive and Olive, PA, an intellectual property firm in North Carolina. With degrees in law and design, her career has included experience in television, advertising and corporate communications. Vedia is a past Chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. She has chaired the annual Bar Leadership Institute for the NC Bar Association and the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop, which she founded in 2007.
Jordan Furlong is a speaker, writer and consultant who helps lawyers and law firms navigate the extraordinary changes in the legal marketplace. He is a Partner with Edge International and Senior Consultant with Stem Legal Web Enterprises. Jordan blogs at Law21 and is the author of two books: Evolutionary Road and Content Marketing and Publishing Strategies For Law Firms. Follow him @Jordan_Law21.
Simon Chester is a business and litigation partner with Heenan Blaikie in Toronto. His career includes law teaching, government service and 25 years of private practice. A Fellow and past-President of the College of Law Practice Management, he has spoken on professional and technology issues to hundreds of groups in nine countries. Simon blogs at Slaw.
Robert J. Ambrogi is a lawyer, writer and consultant in Rockport, MA. He writes and blogs at LawSites and Media Law and cohosts the award-winning podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. Earlier, Bob was editor-in-chief of the National Law Journal, Lawyers USAand Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. A graduate of Boston College Law School, he is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and a trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. Follow Bob on Twitter @bobambrogi.
G. Burgess Allison wrote the wildly popular Technology Update column in Law Practice magazine. He is Director in a not-for-profit R&D center, a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management and serves on the Council of the ABA Law Practice Management Section. Burgess has a J.D. from the University of Michigan and a unique worldview. Reach him at email@example.com.
Burkey Belser is president and creative director of Greenfield/Belser and a legal marketing pioneer. He has won awards in every field of graphic design: identity, collateral, Web and periodicals. In 1997, President Clinton awarded him a Presidential Design Award for Nutrition Facts, the nation's familiar food labeling system. Belser was given lifetime achievement awards by both the Legal Marketing Association and the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. He blogs at Brand Thinking.
Mark T. Greene is Chief Marketing Officer at Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP. Since 1984, Mark has been one of the pioneers in legal marketing and business development, bringing the best practices of global corporations to the legal industry. He was inducted into the Legal Marketing Association's Hall of Fame in 2008 and is a Fellow and Trustee of the College of Law Practice Management. Follow him on Twitter @MarkTGreene.
Susan G. Manch is the Firmwide Director of Learning & Development for Bingham, planning and directing the firm’s development strategies for lawyers and staff globally. She was formerly a founder and principal in the consulting firm Shannon & Manch LLP where she advised law firms and legal departments on talent development strategies for lawyers. She is the author of an upcoming book on law firm leadership, Learning From Law Firm Leaders due to be published summer, 2012 by the ABA. Sue also authored or co-authored Maximizing Law Firm Profitability; Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent; and Partner and Practice Group Acquisition.
Tom Mighell Tom Mighell is the author of The iPad in One Hour for Lawyers and the related blog iPad4Lawyers. A Senior Consultant with Contoural, Inc., he helps companies and in-house counsel with records management and electronic discovery issues. He is 2011-2012 Chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section, and served as Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2008. He is the co-author of The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies, and co-presenter of The Kennedy-Mighell Report Podcast on the Legal Talk Network. Tom blogs at Inter Alia: A Legal Technology Blog.
Dan Pinnington is Vice President, Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations at the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) in Toronto, where he helps lawyers avoid malpractice claims. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and a prolific writer, speaker and blogger on risk management, legal technology and law practice management issues. Follow him on Twitter @DanPinnington.
Ron Staudt is a professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He teaches a Justice & Technology Practicum, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Strategies and Public Interest Law & Policy. He is director of the Center for Access to Justice & Technology (CAJT)—a law school center using Internet resources to improve access to justice. He is President of the College of Law Practice Management, a member of the ABA eLawyering Task Force and one of the first 50 ABA Journal Legal Rebels.