Here is the first installment of four blogs that highlight some of the most exciting parts of our recent Summit in Boston!
This was no BOSTON Tea Party! In fact, this was not any type of Tea Party… no politics, no revolution, no nonsense!!
Once again, thanks to all Members, staff and guests who attended and provided valuable feedback. A special thanks to the entire Academy staff onsite and offsite who made this Summit another success. The combined wisdom of everyone involved generates continuous improvement and results in added value for your practice.
The Boston event started fast and never let up. One typical Member comment, “Awesome, worth the money and effort of attending the entire Summit! Thank you for bringing Jaynie Smith here.” And that was just the response after the Keynote session on Thursday in our opening session.
THE BEAT GOES ON
The Members in Boston were great! They showed up, paid attention and immediately saw how to implement exciting new ideas. For those who were unable to attend, you MUST set aside time to catch up and review the materials on the Academy website. One Member commented that he had missed a few events and now feels that his firm has been left behind. In today’s new world that happens more quickly than ever before. Don’t believe us, just look at how quickly Social Media went from a topic of little interest and applicability to a MAJOR force in generating new clients and communicating with your herd. In fact, many believe it has forever changed the game and may have a big impact on your very survival!
Our job and our commitment has been, and will continue to be, making the Academy and our Summits the place to provide you and your firm with the cutting-edge strategies, tools, and blueprints for success in the legal industry. From our first days 17 years ago, we pioneered the concept of systems for everything in your law firm. In the years that followed, we have been the leaders in every major advancement in law firm marketing, practice management and legal education.
And one thing to do right now is mark your calendar for the Fall Summit in San Diego from October 7—10 and a workshop on the 11th!!
Now for the lowdown on what we did in BOSTON!
Wednesday and Thursday Morning: A number of law firms came to our 8 hour Workshop to learn more about the Academy and determine if this was the time, and the Academy was the place, where they wanted to call home and take their practices and their careers to new levels. Six law firms joined at the event and we want to welcome them to the Academy. Thanks to all the Members who shared their personal stories and insights that we’re certain helped these successful law firms in their decision to join the Academy family.
For those interested in Academy Membership or attending our next event as our guest, let us know. In fact, read what one new Member sent us after the event:
“Thanks so much for your note, Ivy. You played a huge role in my decision to attend the conference, and ultimately in our decision to join the Academy.
What really convinced me that joining was the right choice was the fact that so many staff members — as well as attorney members — have made long-term commitments to the Academy, continuously contributing their time, energy and resources to the cause year after year.
What keeps everyone coming back? I suspect that I will learn more and more about that as I build my practice. I fully expect that as I peel back the layers of different programs and resources, more and more advantages will be revealed. Indeed, the spirit of sharing and collegiality that pervaded the Summit can only be the result of a long history of mutual advantage, growth and service.
Thanks for inviting us to be a part of it all!!”
New Member– Brooklyn, NY
Check back to hear more about what we did on Thursday and Friday!
ROBERT ARMSTRONG & SANFORD M. FISCH