2016 Futures Conference

Futures Conference: What Will Law Look Like in 2026?

How’s your crystal ball? With the participation of some of the best minds in practice management, marketing, finance, technology and education, the 2016 Futures Conference is uniquely positioned to give you a clearer view of the future of law. Join us September 15-16 in Kansas City take home a much better idea of what the law will look like in 2026.

2016 COLPM Futures Conference

Futures Conference: Registration Open

Join us at the University of Missouri-Kansas City September 15-16 to discover what law will look like in 2026, witness the presentation of the coveted InnovAction Awards and welcome the Class of 2016 Fellows. Space is limited. Register early!

College News and Notes

Q&A: Meet Linda LaBrie, Class of 2015

Linda LaBrie, Owner and President of LaBrie Consulting, was one of the first in-house legal marketers in the U.S. to conduct client feedback interviews and to use that feedback to help law firms tailor their services to fit their clients’ needs and expectations. Her work has contributed significantly to the advancement of client relationship and service management in the legal profession. In 1991, when marketing and branding were still foreign concepts in much of the legal community, Linda successfully helped two Boston-area law firms establish […]

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Q&A: Meet Nat Slavin, Class of 2015

Nat Slavin, currently a principal at Wicker Park Group, has been a force in the legal profession since the late 1990s, when he was publisher of Corporate Legal Times. Nat was more than just a publisher and ad salesman. He always looked for ways to add value and do something different, working with law firms to publish compelling features. Nat came into his own when he helped found Wicker Park Group, where he works with law firms to find ways by which in-house and outside […]

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Q&A: Meet Tea Hoffman, Class of 2015

Tea Hoffmann is Managing Principal of Law Strategy Group. Energy, passion, hard work, and dedication are words that come to mind when describing Tea’s contributions to the profession over the past 14 years. And Tea’s perspective, gained from a career that has included practicing law, serving as GC for a public company, acting as CBDO at an AmLaw 100 firm and as Chief Strategy Officer for an AmLaw 200 firm, is diverse. Her passion for helping lawyers and law firms become more successful through strategic […]

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Q&A: Meet Chris Boyd, Class of 2015

In every field, there are the pioneers who inspire, motivate and encourage those around them. Chris Boyd’s passion for innovation, desire to teach, and leadership have made him a legend in the fields of knowledge management and professional development. Serving as Senior Director of Professional Services at Wilson Sonsini — a law firm known for representing some of the most innovative technology companies — it is only natural that Chris would take the lead in developing innovative services for clients, such as the WSGR Term Sheet Generator, […]

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Q&A: Meet Patrick Johansen, Class of 2015

Currently a National Practice Manager at Seyfarth Shaw, Patrick Johansen was the first Certified Pricing Professional working at a U.S. law firm and is a recognized leader in the field of law firm pricing. Patrick launched and authors the first blog and the first Twitter feed exclusively dedicated to law firm pricing articles, presentations, publications, news, events, and education. His “Roll Call” of legal pricing professionals has become a much-referenced source, and the site have been viewed by those as far flung as the Dominican […]

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2016 Futures Conference

Futures Conference: What Will Law Look Like in 2026?

How’s your crystal ball? With the participation of some of the best minds in practice management, marketing, finance, technology and education, the 2016 Futures Conference is uniquely positioned to give you a clearer view of the future of law. Join us September 15-16 in Kansas City take home a much better idea of what the law will look like in 2026.

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Q&A: Meet Katy von Mehren, Class of 2015

Katy von Mehren, owner of von Mehren Legal Search, is one of the leading experts in talent recruiting and management in the legal space. Through her work at five law firms over the past 30 years, Katy has established recruiting departments, designed summer programs, and led efforts responsible for lateral associate and partner recruiting. A fixture at the National Association for Law Placement, where she co-authored NALP’s “Open Letter to Law Students,” she also served as president and vice president of the Massachusetts Legal Recruitment […]

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Q&A: Meet Michael Downey, Class of 2015

Michael Downey is founder of Downey Law Group LLC, a law firm devoted to legal ethics, law firm risk management, and the law of lawyering. Michael has consistently demonstrated a high regard for the ethics that are the foundation of the legal profession. For more than a decade, he has pragmatically explored, taught, and written about the conundrums that can trip up even the most careful lawyer.

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