Save-the Dates:
October 7-8, 2021 — COLPM Futures Conference

Class of 2021

The College is pleased to announce the election of an outstanding class of Fellows-Elect. Our new Fellows-Elect exemplify the College's goal to honor those "whose sustained performance in the practice of their profession exemplifies the highest standards."

We will have an opportunity to meet the new Fellows-Elect (virtually) at the Futures Conference, October 7-8, when they will be formally inducted. In the meantime, please join us in welcoming the new Fellows-Elect to our community.

Futures Forum—
Closing Firm-Client Communication Gaps

Date: August 3, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
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The recent Legal Pricing and Project Management Survey Report exposed significant differences between in-house legal operations and law firm pricing & project management professionals' perceptions of performance-focused communications between firms and clients. Zoom in for this edition of the COLPM Futures Forum, facilitated by Catherine J. Moynihan (AVP, Legal Management Services, Association of Corporate Counsel), to hear Chris Ende, co-founder of the Legal Value Network and Brad Blickstein, researcher on legal operations, present key findings; and join a panel of College Fellows with extensive in-house experience to help brainstorm ways to close key communications gaps around the value of legal services.


  • Reese Arrowsmith, VP Head of Legal Operations, Campbell Soup Company
  • Lucy Bassli, Founder and Principal, InnoLegal Services, PLLC
  • Stephanie Corey, Co-Founder and Partner, UpLevel Ops
  • Joe Milcoff, Vice President, Litigation & Risk, FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.
  • Joe Otterstetter, Associate General Counsel, International Operations, 3M Company, Legal Affairs
  • Robert Taylor, Managing Director, Legal Services Business, Deloitte US
This one-hour session will be recorded and is open to the public. Click here to register.  


Futures Forum—
Together Again: Returning to the Office or Reimagining Working Remotely

This lively and informative webinar was moderated by legal industry analyst, Ari Kaplan, panelists Barbara Dunn, a principal at Gensler, Maureen Harms, associate general counsel and managing counsel at 3M, and Suzanne Schwartz, the senior office administrator and paralegal coordinator for Ogletree Deakins in Milwaukee. Click here to access the recording. 

Professional Achievements

The following Fellows and Fellows-Elect are 2021 Fastcase Award recipients: 
  • Brad Blickstein, Principal, Blickstein Group 
  • Patrick Fuller, Vice President of Legal Intelligence, ALM Intelligence
  • Dyane O'Leary, Associate Professor of Legal Writing and Director of Suffolk University Law School Legal Innovation & Technology Concentration, Suffolk University Law School
  • Nikki Shaver, Managing Director of Innovation and Knowledge, Paul Hastings
  • Anita Carr Shapiro (In Memoriam), President Emerita, Practising Law Institute

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In Memoriam

The College Fellows In Memoriam pages capture College Fellows' personal memories of their friends and colleagues, and remembrances of their contributions to the profession. If you would like to contribute a message or memory to the In Memoriam pages, please email the College Administrator