2020 Futures Conference Overview

Changing the Legal Ecosystem: Together...We Can Do This!

At the College of Law Practice Management, we have, and we set high expectations of ourselves and for the industry. Our challenge is to keep the Conference content thought provoking and content that cannot be found at other legal industry conferences. The diversity of thought, natural curiosity and creativity of the Fellows thrives on experiences that are unique and innovative. 

While we have experienced changes in the legal ecosystem in the last five years, we are still in the "hype" stage of the real work that lies ahead for the legal industry to remake itself. No one knows this better than the people in this organization. But who is leading this change? Can the people of this organization be a catalyst for creating win/win opportunities for lawyers and those in need of legal services, be they individuals who struggle to access legal services or the needs of the largest corporations? 

With a room full of many different stakeholders of this industry, we will work collaboratively in small discussion groups to envision solutions that can accelerate the pace of change in the industry. These opportunities might include things such as changing regulations, creating new KPIs, reimagining how our existing data can be used to #makelawbetter, creating "a movement," etc. Together, let's move from "Why" to "How"! 

New Fellow Nominations

Fellows in good standing have until March 27 to nominate individuals who should be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field of law practice management. Information, guidelines, an exemplar and a video are available via the "Fellows Corner" tab on the home page. These tools will help you prepare a strong nomination. Links to the nomination form, available in two formats, are also available in this area. Note that you must be logged into our website to gain access to these resources. Contact the College Administrator if you need assistance. 

Professional Achievements 

  • Oz Benamram joined Simpson Thatcher as its Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer. [2020.03.09]
  • Bryn Bowen is now the Principal Consultant at Greenheart Consulting, LLC. [2020.01.21]
  • Aileen Leventon is now at LegalShift, LLC as a Senior Advisory & Consultant. [2020.01.21]
  • Kevin Colangelo is now Principal and Business Designer at Bold Duck Studio. [2020.01.15]
  • Lorri T. Salyards, CLM, was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Denver-based Lawyers Associated Worldwide. [2020.01.01]

Have you recently received a promotion, degree, new credential, or professional recognition award? Let the College Administrator know so we can help spread the news about your achievement to other Fellows.  

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 Debbie O'Connell

New InnovAction Awards Category Announced

Each year the College presents InnovAction Awards to unsung heroes and rising stars within the legal profession who dare to think differently and succeed by doing so.

Making its debut in 2020, the newest InnovAction Awards category celebrates innovators (“InnovActors") for their bold and extraordinary efforts to enhance the legal ecosystem. As it has done since 2004, the College will continue to honor innovations.

Nominations are now open! The entry deadline is May 1, 2020. Click the button below for details regarding eligibility, judging criteria, fees, and entry forms for each competition category.

Click here for InnovAction overview

Need an Outlet for Stress & Anxiety?

With many of us stuck at home and drowning in anxiety, recent COLPM inductee and Master Fitness Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Darryl Cross, is making an app he developed for lawyers and business leaders in our industry available to Fellows and their organizations at no cost. Click here for more information, to download the app, access all the free workouts, and connect with each other to share your experiences with the program. All this can be done at home with little to minimal equipment required.