Presidents' Gift Grant Program Overview

Application deadline is December 18, 2018

As part of the Presidents' Gift grant program, LMA selects one legal marketing and business development industry professional to receive complimentary Annual Conference registration as well as admittance to a pre-conference program of their choosing during the Annual Conference. Below are the submission guidelines to help determine if this may be an appropriate opportunity for you.

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November 27: Online submission portal opens
December 18: Deadline to apply
April 8-10, 2019: LMA Annual Conference

Contact International Headquarters with any questions or comments.

Who should apply:

The LMA Presidents’ Gift is for those new to our legal marketing community who have not attended a conference before.

Why you should apply:

The program provides industry education for professional growth in the legal marketing industry and helps program participants become better, more productive employees.

The selected applicant will receive one full, complimentary registration to the LMA 2019 Annual Conference in Atlanta (April 8-10, 2019) as well as their choice between complimentary registration for a pre-conference program or the LMA QuickStart®. In addition, the grant recipient will be recognized throughout the Annual Conference.

This total package is worth nearly $2,000.  Note that the grant recipient is responsible for their own transportation, hotel and any incidental costs accrued, including additional in-room or additional conference activity costs.

How to apply:

Please complete the online application, which contains two short, straightforward sections: 1) basic professional information and 2) either your essay or a link to your YouTube video submission per the guidelines below. Note that if the grant recipient submits a video as part of the application, that video may be used publicly and at Conference.

Whether you choose to write an essay or create a video, all applicants must answer three of the four questions below:

  • What influenced you to join the legal marketing and business development community?
  • What is your proudest accomplishment to this day?
  • What do you hope to take away from the LMA 2019 Annual Conference?
  • As a future legal marketing leader, what area/s do you deem necessary for future success in this competitive marketplace?

Submissions will be assessed on:

  • How you will apply conference learning to your workplace
  • Demonstrated thoughts on how your attendance will contribute to the LMA community

Details about video submissions

Show some creativity and submit your response through a YouTube video.  In order for the video to be deemed qualified, it must not exceed 6 minutes and needs to be shared via YouTube.  Please start the short video clip stating your name, employer and nominator.

Can someone pose the questions to me? Of course. Be creative and have fun with it!

How to upload your video from a computer

  • Sign into YouTube
  • Click the upload link at the top of the page
  • Choose unlisted in the privacy drop down menu*
  • Select the video you'd like to upload from your computer or drag and drop the video file from your desktop to the YouTube site

How to upload your video from an Android device

The easiest way to upload videos from an Android device is to use the YouTube app.

  • Launch the YouTube app
  • Touch YouTube at the top left of the screen, then your account name
  • Touch the Upload icon at the top of the screen and select the video you want to upload
  • Touch Upload

Note: You will need to change the privacy setting to unlisted once in the video description and settings.*

Supported YouTube File Formats

  • .MOV
  • .MPEG4
  • .AVI
  • .WMV
  • .FLV
  • 3GPP
  • WebM

If you're using a file format not listed above, please use this troubleshooter to learn how to convert your file.

How to upload your video from an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device

The easiest way to upload videos from an iOS device is to download and use the YouTube Capture app. For more information about using YouTube Capture, visit the YouTube Capture help topic.

You can also upload videos to YouTube directly from the iOS Photos app.

Note: You will need to change the privacy setting to unlisted once in the video description and settings.*

*We suggest that you make the video "unlisted" rather than "public" to ensure that your video is not able to be viewed unless a user has the exact URL. Click here to watch a video about uploading a video as unlisted.


Applicants may submit a 2,500 character essay in lieu of a video. This essay must answer three of the four questions identified above.

Make sure to inject as much personality into this written piece within the identified word count parameters.

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