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The International Practice Management Association is your primary resource for information and education on the management of practice support professionals including paralegals in law firms, corporations, and law departments globally. Its mission is to advocate for the effective use and management of these professionals, to promote and enhance the proficiency and professionalism of its members, and to provide practical resources and cutting-edge solutions to the membership, the legal industry, and the public at large on the value of utilization and management of practice support professionals.

Agenda

This year's three-day educational program features hot topics, latest trends, and current issues that affect how we manage practice support professionals. Whether you manage paralegals, litigation support, docketing, or other revenue-generating functions, you'll find the information you're seeking among programming on human resources, technology and innovation, communications, organizational management, and career development. Many thanks to the IPMA Conference Committee, chaired by Laura Porter, for their efforts in developing this outstanding program!


Schedule At-A-Glance

  Friday, October 9, 2020
  Pre-conference: Managerial Skills Seminar- Part 1
   
  Saturday, October 10, 2020
  Pre-conference: Managerial Skills Seminar- Part 2
   
  Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Master Class
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting
 
  Wednesday, October 14, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm First-Time Attendee Orientation
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
12:30 - 1:20 pm General Session: Gender Bias in the Workplace, Delee Fromm
1:20 - 2:10 pm Networking Event: Bingo, Scavenger Hunt or Trivia
2:10 - 2:20 pm Break
2:20 - 3:10 pm Workshop Session 1
  The Changing Landscape- Digital Reporting Learning to Navigate the Complexities of International Transactions​ How Your HR Team Can Help You Manage
3:10 - 4:00 pm Expo Hall Break
4:00 - 4:50 pm General Session: The Subtle (yet dangerous) Ways Racism Shows Up in Workplace, Emily Shamsid-Deen​
5:00 - 7:00 pm Networking Opportunities for Business Partners and West Coast Attendees
 
  Thursday, October 15, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am Networking Opportunities for Business Partners and East Coast Attendees
11:00 am - 11:50 am General Session: Mindfulness for a Healthier Mind and Work Environment, Lara Wharton
11:50 am - 12:10 pm Expo Hall Break
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm Workshop Session 2
  How Not to Blow a Gasket Can tossing my To-Do list make me more productive and less stressed​? Managing Client Expectations
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Networking Event: Cooking Demonstration or Cocktail Session
1:50 - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Workshop Session 3
  The Current State of Artificial Intelligence How Do We Get Our People Back- Trust and Loyalty Work Life Balance and Managing Expectations of the Legal Professionals that We Manage Panel
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Expo Hall Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm General Session: IPMA Talk Live!
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Networking Opportunities for Business Partners and West Coast Attendees
 
  Friday, October 16, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am Networking Opportunities for Business Partners and East Coast Attendees
11:00 am - 11:50 am General Session: Emergency Preparedness, Dennis Dore
11:50 am - 12:10 pm Expo Hall Break
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm Workshop Session 4
  Hot Topics in HR- Canada Hot Topics in HR- USA  
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Annual Business Meeting 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Event
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm General Session: Open, Honest and Direct: A Guide to Unlocking Your Teams Potential, Aaron Levy
3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Closing Remarks & Raffle