Unique Honor Given To Law Firm Management Expert

California State Bar’s Law Practice Management and Technology Section
Gives Out Their First Lifetime Achievement Award 

Venice, CA: (December 8th, 2010) – Edward Poll, principal of LawBiz® Management, recently received the honor of the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award handed out by the California State Bar’s Law Practice Management and Technology (LPMT) Section. The award, which was named after him, was given due to his extraordinary level of service, enthusiasm, and vocal advocating for small firms and solo practitioners.

“Ed deserves the award because he epitomizes what this section is about,” says Robert Brownstone, the chair of the LPMT executive committee. “He has such a tremendous amount of experience and displays so much genuine passion to give back to the legal community. He’s been a mentor to all of us.”

The LPMT section, which has been operating for nearly 32 years, works to help lawyers practice more profitably and ethically. It’s the only section in the California State Bar that focuses solely on the practical aspects of growing a law practice.

The section’s committee is composed of 15 members as well as a few Special Advisor positions. Each year, the Special Advisor positions are open to committee election. For the last five years Ed has served as a Special Advisor. The reason for his continued participation is largely due to his extensive knowledge and commitment to promoting outstanding practice management.

In over 25 years of experience as a practicing attorney, Poll has lectured at UCLA and done countless speaking, coaching, and training engagements. He’s published over a dozen books and is a syndicated columnist in all the Lawyers Weekly publications. He is one of the most active members in the legal profession on the web, posting regular YouTube videos, Blawg entries, and newsletters. Poll’s efforts have literally helped thousands of lawyers create more rewarding practices.

“I was surprised and extremely honored to have received the award,” says Poll. “It was very humbling to be honored by the committee and to have the award named after me. This is truly one of my greatest achievements!”

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If you’d like to schedule an interview with Ed Poll to learn more about his award or discuss the challenges law practices face in the 21st century, please contact Luke Messecar at luke@ictusinitiative.com or at 617.717.8294.

About Ed Poll

Ed Poll, J.D., M.B.A., CMC, is a nationally recognized expert in law practice management. He helps attorneys and law firms increase their profitability consulting with them on issues of internal operations, business development, and financial matters. Poll brings his clients a solid background in both law and business. He has 25 years experience as a practicing attorney and has also served as CEO and COO for several manufacturing businesses. In 1990 he founded LawBiz® Management Company and is now focused on coaching, speaking, and training law firms.