2019 Futures Conference Sessions

Register now to participate in these interactive and thought-provoking sessions led by industry leaders: 

* In Tune With the Future
* Company Law Company
* Leaders Lead and Lawyers Lawyer
* The 4th Industrial Revolution is Happening Now!
* Law's Quantum Leap
* Collaboration as a Competitive Advantage
* Change Never Sounded Better
* AI in Action in the Legal Industry
* Law Firm Business Development 3.0: A Comprehensive Approach for Turning Lawyers into Rainmakers
* Standardizing Legal Services Delivery
* Bridging the Buyer/Seller Divide
* Client Centric Legal Marketing
* The Future of Law's Ink-Stained Wretches
* Resilience and the High Performance Culture
* Ubering the Guild
* Legal Problem Solving and Improving Access to Justice Using Design Thinking
* Incentivizing the New Normal in Lawyer Compensation
* Using Analytics to Close the Gender Pay Gap
* The Data-Driven Manager
* Visual Intelligence
* Bringing the Future to the Present

Click here to view the session descriptions and faculty. 

Tim Corcoran Named to
2019 LMA Hall of Fame

The Legal Marketing Association's Hall of Fame "recognizes lifetime achievement of individuals in the legal marketing industry and their outstanding contributions to the association. Members of the Hall of Fame have a demonstrated history of career achievement, sustained commitment to the advancement of the profession, and significant contributions to LMA, as well as conduct themselves with professionalism among their peers." Tim Corcoran, a College Fellow, was inducted at LMA's 2019 Annual Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tim is a keynote speaker, consultant, author, and legal commentator. He brings deep experience spanning two decades as a corporate executive to advising law firm and law department leaders though the profitable disruption of outdated business models. In addition to being a Fellow, Tim serves on the College’s Board of Trustees, is a past President of the Legal Marketing Association, a Committee Chair with the Association of Legal Administrators, and a sought-after speaker and writer on topics related to the changing business of law.

Teresa Walker Earns Outstanding
Association Volunteer Award

Each year the Association of Legal Administrators identifies members who, in its view, have made significant contributions to ALA. In most instances these contributions extend over several years’ time and at more than one level of the organization. Teresa Walker received the Outstanding Association Volunteer Award at ALA’s 48th Conference and Exposition in Grapevine, Texas.

Teresa is the Chief Operating Officer, Emeritus at Waller Lansden in Nashville, TN, where she has had a seat at the Board table and been involved in virtually every aspect of the Board’s operation for more than 40 years. She is a Fellow, currently serves as an Officer of the College and is a Co-Chair of the 2019 Futures Conference. Teresa is a Past President of ALA and a Lifetime and Founding Member its Middle Tennessee Chapter.

Sharon Nelson Named to 2019
Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame

Virginia Lawyers Weekly honors lawyers for their "career accomplishments, contributions to the development of the law in Virginia, contributions to the bar and to the commonwealth at large and efforts to improve the quality of justice in Virginia." College Fellow Sharon Nelson will be among those honored at a reception May 21 at the John Marshall Hotel in Richmond. 

Sharon is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, cybersecurity and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia. She is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” as well as “Digital Detectives.” Sharon is a frequent author and speaker on legal technology, cybersecurity and electronic evidence topics. She serves on the College of Law Practice Management Board of Trustees, and was the President of the Virginia State Bar June 2013-14 and is a past President of the Fairfax Law Foundation.


Class of 2019
Welcome this Outstanding Group! 

The Board of Trustees met this February to consider nominations for the Class of 2019. Please join us as we congratulate and welcome this outstanding class of 28 Fellows-Elect who will be inducted at the 2019 Futures Conference black-tie dinner in Nashville this October.