API Offers Strategies on Effective Delivery of Legal Services During Annual Conference in Boston
CHICAGO, April 5, 2010 – The American Prepaid Legal Services Institute will present strategies on the effective and productive delivery of legal services to lawyers and practice administrators during its 2010 Annual Conference at the Omni Parker House in Boston May 20-22.
The conference also will feature a look at issues facing the prepaid legal services industry; technology and risk; and recent decisions in employee benefits, labor and employment law.
Maura Doyle, clerk of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, will provide formal greetings during the May 20 welcome luncheon.
“The Annual Conference of API offers the best opportunities for legal plan lawyers to discuss common concerns,” said Michael J. Maslanka, president of the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute. “In these economic times, the peace of mind for families in knowing that such items as the cost of wills, real estate closings, review of legal documents or general consultations are covered can be invaluable.”
Prepaid legal service plans, often offered as an employee benefit, provides defined legal coverage that is paid for as a payroll deduction or a monthly fee, similar to medical insurance.
In addition to plenary and breakout sessions the 2010 API conference will feature an evening with John Adams on May 21. On May 22, API will host its annual service project. In Boston, conference attendees will support the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program by working with patients on art projects, playing board games and distributing books.
The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services is at the center of the association’s effort to promote legal services plans for both consumers and lawyers. It works in conjunction with the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute, an ABA-affiliated organization.
More information on the 2010 API Annual Conference is available here.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
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