FUTURES CONFERENCE '22

October 6-7, 2022
Suffolk Law School
Boston, Massachusetts

Click here for the Preliminary Schedule of activities and here for the list of presenters. If you're already registered for the conference, you may download the current list of attendees located under the Meetings tab, above. 

Online Registration Closes: October 3. On-site registration is subject to availability. Click here to register! 

2022 InnovAction Awards Announced

The InnovAction Awards celebrate innovation that is novel, disruptive, and which provides demonstrable value to the industry, providers, or clients. For the 19th year, the College, which fosters excellence in law practice management, is pleased to honor three award recipients. Read more

Welcome the Class of 2022! 

President Michael Mills, on behalf of the Trustees of the College, recently announced 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." Click here to see the list of Fellows-Elect who will be inducted at the 2022 Futures Conference in Boston on October 7.

Click here to see the preliminary schedule for the conference and here to register. 

Professional Achievements

At the June 13, 2022 Call to the Bar ceremony in London, the Law Society presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to College Fellow Dean Ian Holloway, a leader in legal education and naval veteran. The Law Society awards honorary doctorates each year to distinguished individuals in recognition of outstanding achievements in the legal profession, the rule of law, or the cause of justice. Read more  


Congratulations to the following COLPM Fellows who were named Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Strategy and Consulting for 2022:

• Tim Corcoran       • Jennifer Johnson
• Silvia Coulter   • Deborah McMurray
• Deborah Farone   • Gina Rubel
• Jonathan Fitzgarrld   • Elonide Semmes
• Terry Isner    

Futures Conference Presenters

The College recently announced its presenters for the 2022 Futures Conference. They will tell stories like these: 

  • Successes and failures in piloting a dozen science-based and data-driven experimental initiatives aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in law firms and legal departments.
  • Lessons learned from failures to change in-house behavior and the resulting failures to change law firm behavior.
  • Successes and failures in transforming from a services company to a technology-powered services and software company.
  • How to be a small fish competing with the Big 4 and other sharks to support large companies' contract portfolios—being just as good isn't good enough.
  • Failure, then success with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) ... no applause, indeed riots; we thought we knew change management, but this time forgot the people most affected by the new system. 

Attendees will then dive deep in small groups, using the stories as starting points and drawing on participants' own stories and experiences. 

Click here to register. Online registration closes October 3. Thereafter, on-site registration is on a space available basis. 

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

 

Wendy Lee Werner, 1952-2022

 

 

Mike O'Horo, February 27, 2022