New Year’s Resolution: Adding Value in the Year Ahead

Happy New Year and welcome to 2015!

At this time of the year I always find myself reflecting on the year that has passed in an attempt to draw some conclusions on what my resolutions, or goals, should be in the year that lies ahead.  As some of you know, in 2014 I gave birth to my first child, a daughter, who has unmistakably changed my world and given new definition to what I value in my life (not surprisingly, sleep falls very high on the list).  Perhaps it is no coincidence that many of my personal resolutions parallel the goals I set for myself professionally, and as an extension, the goals that I have set for the 2015 Capital Chapter Board of Directors.  As the concept of “value” looms high in my house, I noticed that many of the conversations amongst the LMA Capital Chapter Board also center on value – the value of LMA membership; the value of the resources and services the Capital Chapter delivers to members and the legal marketing community; the value we all provide to the lawyers we work with – and we find ourselves continuously striving to increase that value.  As a result, I have challenged the Board to think about how each of our initiatives this year will add new, or increase existing, value.

I hope that you will find your 2015 engagement with the LMA Capital Chapter valuable.  Whether you join us for our innovative monthly programming or social gatherings, get involved in a committee or SIG, or enjoy the Capital Ideas Newsletter in your inbox, the 2015 Board is working tirelessly to ensure that LMA is your go-to source for professional support.

We want to hear from you.  If there is an article, a speaker, or a fellow member that exemplifies value, please let me know.  Likewise, if there is something the Chapter could be doing better to provide value to you, feel free to reach me at

Finally, I want to thank all of the Capital Chapter members for entrusting me with this position of President.  It is an honor to be able to serve this organization which has helped me so much in the past.  I look forward to a fun and valuable year!


All the best,

Laurie Paul

2015 LMA Capital Chapter President


P.S. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the 2015 Board for their commitment to the Capital Chapter.  They are, without a doubt, adding value to this sleepy new momma!


By Laurie Paul, Senior Business Development Manager at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, for the January/February 2015 issue of the Capital Ideas Newsletter.

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