Fellows Spotlight

Chuck Coulter Receives Distinguished Award

Chuck Coulter, a Charter Fellow and Past President (2002-2004) of the College of Law Practice Management was awarded the distinguished Samuel S. Smith Award by the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. It is the highest honor bestowed by the Division for individuals who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of law practice management.

Robots Gone Wild: Mind-bending Videos and the Extraordinary Implications of Intelligent Machines

Yes we must run with the machines. But they are developing so fast that it is hard to wrap our minds around their capabilities. Just how far along is AI? Where is it going? Attendees at the 2017 Futures Conference will have the opportunity, during an open mic session, to discuss the implications of AI. They will also see a demo of Jill Watson, a teaching assistant who, unknown to students, turned out to be a bot.

Meet the Machines You’ll Be Running With

Nothing snaps an idea into focus better than concrete examples. 2017 Futures Conference speakers Kyle Doviken, Rick Kathuria, Marc Lauritsen and John Tredennick will demonstrate the real and present utility of this rapidly changing technology. They will also explore its clear limitations and the narrow domains within which AI has its most practical application.

“Hype vs. Reality: Is Everything AI Now?”

Company after company promises that their products are AI. Some experts have said that only 5% or so of the claims are true – but that percentage is growing. In “Hype vs. Reality: Is Everything AI Now?,” 2017 Futures Conference speakers Chris Boyd, Andy Daws and Michael Mills will help to separate hype from reality in an this intense look at what is AI and what is not AI.

Building and Strengthening our COLPM Community

When you problem solve, improve lives and connect with others, you’ll enjoy pride, satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. At the recent Futures Conference, President Bill Migneron shared ways you can get volunteer and get involved in COLPM initiatives.

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Fellows Spotlight

Chuck Coulter Receives Distinguished Award

Chuck Coulter, a Charter Fellow and Past President (2002-2004) of the College of Law Practice Management was awarded the distinguished Samuel S. Smith Award by the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. It is the highest honor bestowed by the Division for individuals who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of law practice management.

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Robots Gone Wild: Mind-bending Videos and the Extraordinary Implications of Intelligent Machines

Yes we must run with the machines. But they are developing so fast that it is hard to wrap our minds around their capabilities. Just how far along is AI? Where is it going? Attendees at the 2017 Futures Conference will have the opportunity, during an open mic session, to discuss the implications of AI. They will also see a demo of Jill Watson, a teaching assistant who, unknown to students, turned out to be a bot.

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Meet the Machines You’ll Be Running With

Nothing snaps an idea into focus better than concrete examples. 2017 Futures Conference speakers Kyle Doviken, Rick Kathuria, Marc Lauritsen and John Tredennick will demonstrate the real and present utility of this rapidly changing technology. They will also explore its clear limitations and the narrow domains within which AI has its most practical application.

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“Hype vs. Reality: Is Everything AI Now?”

Company after company promises that their products are AI. Some experts have said that only 5% or so of the claims are true – but that percentage is growing. In “Hype vs. Reality: Is Everything AI Now?,” 2017 Futures Conference speakers Chris Boyd, Andy Daws and Michael Mills will help to separate hype from reality in an this intense look at what is AI and what is not AI.

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Q&A: Meet Tom Baldwin, Class of 2016

here is an art to spotting a trend before others and leading the way into uncharted territory. Tom Baldwin, Partner at Fireman & Company, has mastered that art. He has led the firms he has worked for into many firsts: the value of blogging to lawyers and their practices; developing SharePoint and promoting its use for lawyers; rolling out project management tools for lawyers; recognizing the importance of interfaces in creating software for lawyers. He has a history of combining business and technology savvy and applying it to the practice of law and law firm management. Tom has always shared his insights freely — publishing his own blog, writing articles, and speaking at conferences.

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Q&A: Meet Dave Bruns, Class of 2016

Dave Bruns has an impressive career in legal marketing, spanning five different firms. His contributions have helped shape the profession through in-house innovations, mentoring of younger professionals, and leadership of the Legal Marketing Association. Many of the innovative concepts he championed have become standard marketing techniques, including client surveys, client development training for lawyers, electronic marketing, and business development management. Dave is currently Director of Client Service for Farella Braun + Martel LLP.

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Q&A: Meet Marie Lefton, Class of 2016

From her time as a litigator and her work at major law firms to her consulting practices, Marie Lefton has understood the need for strategic planning. She has directed professional practice, marketing, and business development activities; hired and helped integrate lateral lawyers; helped law firms expand via new offices; and been a senior management leader. Marie’s consulting practice, Lefton Consulting, has helped law firms facing these challenges, as well as the issues related to alternative fee arrangements, client interview programs, partner development, and marketing department reviews.

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Q&A: Meet Rick Kathuria, Class of 2016

Rick Kathuria is an engineer who has turned his experience in the art and science of project management to the service of the legal profession. Rick helped introduce the legal world to the type of project management now generally referred to as legal project management — yes, he wrote the book on LPM.

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