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Save the Date! 2015 Futures Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 Futures Conference, October 8-9, at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago. Click here to register today and plan to join us in Chicago! Read More


View the 2014 Futures Conference Videos

Videos from the 2014 Futures Conference, including Tom Sager’s keynote, “shark-tank” pitches, an inspiring update on the future of legal education from Suffolk Law School, and six TED-style talks — are now available for viewing. The annual conference, along with presentation of the InnovAction Awards and induction of the 2014 Fellows, was held October 16-17, 2014, at Suffolk University School of Law in Boston (#COLPM2014).


Announcing the InnovAction 2014 Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 Innnovaction Award winners, OnRamp Legal Fellowship Legal Talent Lab and Higgs & Sons Solicitors. Winners were presented with the award at the College’s 2014 Futures Conference in October. Videos of acceptance speeches, which explain more about the winning innovations are available for viewing as well, at “View the 2014 Futures Conference Videos.”

Fellows Class of 2014

Introducing the 2014 Fellows

On October 17, 2014, the College of Law Practice Management welcomed 31 new Fellows to its ranks. The Induction Ceremony was held at the Omni Parker House hotel in Boston during the College’s Futures Conference. The College was formed in 1994 to honor and recognize distinguished law practice management professionals, to set standards of achievement for others in the profession, and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of law practice management.

College News and Notes

Q&A: Meet Verna Myers, Class of 2014

Transforming the legal profession is a difficult thing – but Verna Myers is doing that: firm by firm, step by step, book by book. As one of the profession’s leading experts on diversity and inclusion, she is a leader in educating and inspiring lawyers to embrace the changes that are needed to make our profession reflect all of American society. She helps her clients turn “diversity” from an abstraction into a reality that inspires new ways of thinking and behaving. She speaks to the head and […]

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Q&A: Meet Jean O’Grady, Class of 2014

Jean O’Grady was among the first law librarians to see and understand the digital revolution. In the 1980s, she realized before most that computer assisted legal research was not an esoteric “extra” — it was the future.  When publications became available on CD in the early 1990s, she started to switch from print to digital – this was before the Web. Once the Web came along, she quickly saw its promise, not just as an information resource, but also as a way to make it easier for […]

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Q&A: Meet Andrew Perlman, Class of 2014

Andy Perlman has exercised the intellectual curiosity and the visionary leadership needed to break through traditional educational models and pave the way for a new generation of law students and lawyers. He is currently serving as Director of Suffolk University’s Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation. Andy also created and directs Suffolk’s concentration in Legal Technology and Innovation. The concentration, which is similar to a major, prepares students for 21st century legal employment with specialized courses in important legal innovations and technologies, such as […]

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Q&A: Meet Carol Schiro Greenwald, Class of 2014

Carol Schiro Greenwald, Ph.D., helps professionals grow strategically and successfully by showing them how to structure their approach and practice around their best clients. Her approach is captured in her book, Build Your Practice the Logical Way – Maximize Your Client Relationships, which provides a guide to growing a practice by fully understanding key clients in their own world in order to be a proactive resource for them, creating client-focused communication and process protocols and prospecting for new clients similar to the best current clients. […]

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Q&A: Meet Dennis Kennedy, Class of 2014

Dennis Kennedy has been at the forefront of legal technology for more than 30 years — speaking, writing, and thinking about technology innovations for lawyers long before many of us understood the subject. Dennis has used many means and vehicles to educate lawyers on how to best use technology in a law practice: whether writing as the technology columnist for the ABA Journal, winning awards as a TechnoLawyer contributor, or co-hosting a nationally-syndicated podcast on legal technology. He also contributes tremendously to the body of knowledge […]

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