Sequels are almost always worse than the originals. Witness: Harry Chapin’s ill-advised follow-up to “Taxi”, uncleverly titled “Sequel”; “Back to the Future Part II”; and, (who could forget) Bobby Brown’s follow-up to the classic album, “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Bobby”–ain’t nobody Humpin’ Around indeed. I’m not even going to get into Louie Anderson’s hosting gig at Family Feud after “Life with Louie”; Richard Dawson you are NOT, sir. (Well, I guess I just did.)

Every rule has its exceptions, of course; and, there are some sequels that outperform their originals, most notably Godfather II being better than Godfather. And, the 2011, second edition of the Firm Future Conference, to take place December 1, promises to assert itself in that, more favorable, line.

This year’s Firm Future Conference, put on by the Warren Group and co-sponsored by LOMAP, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, the Massachusetts Bar Association and other Massachusetts legal stakeholders, will feature programs on social media marketing, business development (including practice start-up), mobile practice, alternative billing, work-life balance and more. Notable speakers include usual suspects Rodney Dowell and Jared Correia (hey . . . wait a second . . .), as well as nationally prominent experts: Larry Bodine, of Lawyers.com; Reid Trautz, of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; Susan Cartier Liebel, of Solo Practice University; Jay Shepherd, of Prefix, LLC; and, Alan Klevan, of Klevan & Klevan, LLP. For the complete agenda, including a full roster of speakers, see here.

If this sounds like something you’d be into (and, honestly, how could you not be), perhaps the best part is that we can get you in at no cost, through November 17–so, be an early bird.

**LOMAP Blog readers need only follow this link to register for the conference FOR FREE: https://firmfutureconference.esecuretransactions.com/forms/attendeereg?company=Law%2BOffice%2BManagement%2BAssistance%2BProgram.**

Wait . . . You’re still on this page? What are you waiting for? Go register NOW. Firm Future promises to be the “Sweet Baby James” of futuristic-type legal conferences.

(“Sweet Baby James” was James Taylor’s second solo album. Bet you didn’t know that. This is his first solo album. (I know, that suit is dope, right?) Check out the original version of “Carolina In My Mind” . . . blowing holes in my sequel theory.)