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Sally Schmidt is President of Schmidt Marketing, Inc. which offers marketing services to law firms. She 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.
Jordan Furlong is a leading analyst of the global legal market and forecaster of its future development. A writer and consultant, he helps lawyers and law firms navigate the extraordinary changes in the legal marketplace. His book, “Evolutionary Road: A Strategic Guide to Your Law Firm’s Future” is available in the Attorney at Work bookstore. Read his blog Law21 and watch for his new book, “Law is a Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm in a Brand New Legal World.” Follow Jordon @Jordan_Law21.
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.
Steve Matthews is Founder and Principal of 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, he blogs enthusiastically at both Law Firm Web Strategy and Slaw.ca, where he also serves as publisher. Follow him @SteveMatthews.
Simon Chester is Counsel, Conflicts and Regulatory Matters, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP. His career includes law teaching, government service and 30 years of big firm 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 10 countries. Simon blogs at Slaw.ca.
Dan Pinnington is President and CEO of Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) in Toronto, where he helps lawyers avoid malpractice claims. He is a Fellow and Trustee 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.
Mark T. Green is a business strategy and marketing consultant with 30+ years’ experience in the development and deployment of marketing strategies, particularly in professional services sectors. Mark was inducted into the Legal Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame in 2008 and is a Fellow and President-Elect of the Board of Trustees of the College of Law Practice Management. Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter @MarkTGreene.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.