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

Meet the InnovAction Judges: Tony Williams

Tony is a principal of Jomati Consultants, the leading UK based international legal consultancy. He advises law firms across the world on strategy, expansion, partner performance, succession and management issues. Tony Williams Principal/Owner Jomati Consultants LLP London, England What has been your biggest takeaway as a judge of the InnovAction Awards? I have been encouraged that innovation has not been confined to the largest firms. Indeed, some of the most innovating ideas have come from smaller firms and not-for-profit organizations. How have you seen the […]

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Meet the Judges: Merrilyn Astin Tarlton

Merrilyn has been helping lawyers think differently about the business of practicing law for more than 30 years. She is a trusted strategic advisor to legal organizations, lawyers and law firm management groups on their various roles as lawyers, leaders and business people. In 2010, Merrilyn and her partners launched the popular AttorneyatWork.com to provide “one really good idea every day” to help individual lawyers better manage their practices. Her new book, Getting Clients: For Lawyers Starting Out or Starting Over will be available in […]

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Meet the InnovAction Judges: Patrick Lamb

Patrick Lamb is one of the founders of Valorem Law Group, a litigation firm known for its commitment to client service and value billing. Pat has authored two books on alternative fees, has been a columnist for the ABA Journal’s New Normal feature since 2010 and is a frequent speaker on change in the legal industry, alternative fees and client service. Pat’s blog, In Search of Perfect Client Service (www.patrickjlamb.com) is widely read. Pat tweets at @ValoremLamb. Patrick Lamb Founding Member Valorem Law Group Chicago, […]

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Meet the InnovAction Judges: Ida Abbott

Ida has a great practice. For two decades, she has been helping employers develop, manage and retain legal talent, and helping lawyers achieve successful and fulfilling legal careers. Most of her current work involves mentoring, sponsorship and leadership development in the U.S. and throughout the world. Three especially exciting projects involve engaging men as champions for women lawyers using approaches derived from her most recent book, Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know; creating a national mentoring program in a Middle Eastern country for new […]

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Meet the InnovAction Judges: Tom Clay

Tom Clay is a principal of legal management consultancy, Altman Weil, Inc. With over 30 years of experience consulting to the legal profession, he is an acknowledged expert on law firm management principles and is a trusted advisor to law firms throughout the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Clay heads consulting assignments in strategic planning, law firm management and organization, practice group strategy and leadership and law firm mergers and acquisitions. He is the co-author of Altman Weil’s highly-regarded annual industry survey, Law Firms in Transition. […]

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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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