Upcoming Events

    The Northwest Legal Industry Alliance invites you to join us for a networking reception and presentation by Dan Lear entitled:

    Legal Professionals: IBM’s Watson is coming for your job. Are you ready?

    In 2011 IBM’s Watson soundly defeated two very successful former champions of the quiz-show Jeopardy! It was a benchmark if not for the artificial intelligence itself then certainly for AI in the public consciousness. But Watson is not stopping there; in fact, “he’s” just getting started. Among the first industries that Watson is tackling is law, with help from legal technology innovators Dan Katz and Paul Lippe. An engineer from IBM has even built a “personal Watson” for pro se litigation. If IBM can teach Watson to win Jeopardy, you can bet they can teach it file briefs, organize and review contracts, and perform routine, and maybe even more complex, legal tasks. And IBM is not the only one working on these problems. Hundreds of legal technology startups and millions of venture capital dollars are bringing an lodging an innovative market-disrupting assault on the monolith that has been the legal industry (including challenging regulation of lawyers).

    March 11, 2015 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM • Davis Wright Tremaine - Suite 2200, 1201 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101

    Wine, beer and appetizers will be served.

    The cost to attend is $20 per person and pre-registration is required.


    LMANW Seattle Program: Roundtable: Law Firm Finance—Marketing's Seat at the Table Davis Wright Tremaine - Suite 2200, 1201 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101

    Tim Corcoran's recent program for the LMA Northwest, "Demystifying Law Firm Finance," gave us valuable insights into law firm finances in the post-2008 recession age. His thought-provoking presentation provided plenty of great ideas . . . and plenty to explore for legal marketing professionals. Tim will not be with us, but the ideas and innovating thinking will be.

    Join us for lunch at our first Roundtable in 2015. We will discuss the intersection of law firm finance, marketing and business development.

    Bring your experience and questions to share.

    • Where have these issues affected you?

    • How has an understanding of law firm finance, process and management helped or hindered you in your work?

    • How can deeper knowledge of the workings of your firm place you in a position to help your firm succeed and for you to be a greater asset to your firm?

    March 24, 2015 - 11:30 - 1:00 PM • Davis Wright Tremaine - Suite 2200, 1201 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101

    $15 member
    $25 non-member




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    Welcome to the web site of the LMA Northwest Chapter.

    Founded in 2002 as LMA Seattle, our chapter's objectives include advancing the standards of professionalism among legal marketers as well as increasing their visibility and respectability throughout the legal profession. We welcome in-house legal marketers and encourage active involvement from attorneys, legal administrators, recruiting personnel, law students, professional services consultants, and media representatives.

    As we continue to strengthen our chapter, we invite you to join our chapter and become involved.


    Amanda Gray Member Spotlight - Amanda Gray, Director of Business and Client Development, Christenson O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

    Amanda Gray is the Director of Business and Client Development at Christenson O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC in Seattle. Amanda joined LMA in 2007 and transfered to the Northwest chapter in 2012. (read more)



    2013 Northwest Chapter Your Honor Awards Winners

    Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland in the category of Community Relations for their “Think Local, Act Local” charitable giving plan.

    Williams Kastner in the category of Internal Communications for their Food Frenzy announcements to staff.

    Barran Liebman in the category of Events for their “Barran Liebman University” 2013 seminar.

    Ashbaugh Beal in the category of Websites for their complete website overhaul of ashbaughbeal.com.

    Stoel Rives in the category of Social/Interactive Media for their Full Court Press: Social Media Visibility Campaign which put them in the Top 25 most followed US Law firms.

    Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in the category of Marketing on a Shoestring for their Attorney Retreat Smartphone app which literally
    cost them $5.

    Marten Law in the category of Promotional & Collateral Materials for their 2013 Holiday eCard, the first one ever for their firm of 15 attorneys.

    Clark Nuber in the category of Practice Development for their EBP Audit Drip Campaign which included five mailers
    over six months in 2013.

    Founded in 1985, LMA is the authority for legal marketing - a forum that brings together legal marketing and business development professionals from firms of all sizes, consultants and vendors, lawyers, and marketing students to share their collective knowledge.

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