Legal Management Consultants John Olmstead & Tom Venardos to Participate in ISBA Law Ed Program – Balancing Your Professional and Personal Life

Date: 6/1/2004

ST. LOUIS, MO., June 1, 2004 . . .

Olmstead & Associates today announced that Dr. John W. Olmstead, president of the legal management consulting group, and Dr. Thomas J. Venardos will be presenters at an upcoming program “Balancing Your Professional and Personal Life” hosted by the Law Office Economics Section, and co-sponsored by the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Sections of the Illinois State Bar Association. This is part of the Illinois State Bar Association’s annual conference.

The conference is being held on June 19, 2004 in Lake of Geneva, Wis., at the Abbey Resort. Olmstead will present on Developing a Personal Life Plan and Venardos will present on Managing Personal Life Issues. Other speakers will speak on Protecting the Client and Estate, Managing Property and Personal Finances, and The Science of Happiness.

Thomas J. Venardos, Ed.D is a management consultant, author, and professor. He specializes in organizational and staff development with an emphasis on creating higher performance standards and preparing the organization for successful functioning in the future. Dr. Venardos has over 25 years of experience in providing seminars, lectures and training to law and other professional practice groups, business, educational institutions, governmental agencies and health care facilities across the United States and internationally. He has conducted over 1500 management training seminars. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in applied psychology and management. He has been an adjunct professor with: The University of New Mexico, Eastern Washington University and Chapman University. Currently he is an adjunct professor with Century University. Dr. Venardos is an adjunct consultant with Olmstead and Associates Management Consultants in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Venardos received his doctorate from the University of New Mexico in 1972 in counseling and applied psychology. He is considered an authority on teaching innovations with adult learners, responsive management practices, leadership selection and development, establishing ethical standards and codes of conduct for managers, team development and performance measurement outcomes. He is the author of The Responsive Management Manual (1994) and Consulting Success Using Higher Performance Standards (1997). He serves on numerous business, consulting and educational committees.

Dr. Olmstead has more than 34 years of experience in law firm management and working with other professional service firms. He is president of Olmstead & Associates, a legal management-consulting firm based in St. Louis. He also is Editor-in-Chief of The Lawyers Competitive Edge: The Journal of Law Office Economics and Management, published by West Group. His doctoral work in Business Administration concentrated on organizational behavior and marketing. He has lectured for the Association of Legal Administrators, St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri Trial Attorneys, IBM, Illinois State University, Illinois State Bar Association, Solo-Map CPA Association of St. Louis and many other state and local bar associations.

Olmstead & Associates is a practice management, marketing, and technology consulting firm that works with law and other professional service firms to help change and reinvent their practices. The firm, founded in 1984 and based out of St. Louis, Missouri, serves clients across the United States ranging in size from 100 professionals to firms with solo practitioners. Olmstead & Associates assists firms with implementing change and improving operational and financial performance, management, leadership, client development and marketing.

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