Code of Conduct

The College of Law Practice Management (COLPM) is committed to providing a welcoming, safe, and productive environment for all Fellows and COLPM staff. Additionally, the value of the College rests in an open, respectful, and confidential exchange of ideas and experiences that help advance legal practice management. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors, guests, COLPM staff members and service providers, are expected to abide by this Meeting Code of Conduct (“Code”) whether participating in-person or virtually. This Code applies to the COLPM annual Futures Conference and all COLPM webinars, educational sessions, and meetings, including those sponsored by organizations other than COLPM but held in conjunction with COLPM events, whether on public or private platforms (collectively, “meetings”).

COLPM has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at or during events. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of Unacceptable Behavior (defined below), COLPM asks that you immediately inform either the College President or the College Administrator, so that COLPM can take action to address the situation.

Unacceptable Behavior includes, without limitation:
  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal or written abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, sponsor, guest, COLPM staff member, service provider, or other meeting participant.
  • Examples of verbal and written abuse include, but are not limited to, comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening, unwanted advances or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, sponsor, guest, COLPM staff member, service provider, or other meeting participant.
  • Disruption of any element of a meeting. Other behavior, actions or activities may be deemed disruptive, unacceptable, or contrary to the best interests of COLPM as determined by COLPM in its sole and absolute discretion.
In addition, the following rules apply to all meetings:
  • Participants may only copy or take screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space for personal use only.
  • All meeting participants must comply with the instructions of COLPM staff, session moderators, and presenters.

COLPM reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from a meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of Unacceptable Behavior or other violation of this Code, and COLPM reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.

As of February 29, 2024