Save the Date! 2015 Futures Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Futures Conference, October 8-9, and plan to join us in Chicago at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Registration opens shortly.

InnovAction Awards

InnovAction Awards: Enter Now!

Presented each year at the Annual Futures Conference, the InnovAction Awards seek to identify and hold up as models those lawyers or firms doing things that have either never been done before — or never been done in quite this way. Entry forms for 2015 are now available. Click here to download the application and tell your story. Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2015. 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 Teresa Walker, Class of 2014

Teresa Walker is unique in many ways – not the least of which is that she has for over 30 years served her law firm in Nashville as its Executive Director, and has shepherded its growth from a small to a large, progressive, and regionally dominant firm. Her professional achievements are legion, and are exceeded only by her commitment to service through her peerless mentoring of others in the legal management profession and her volunteer service with the Association of Legal Administrators – including as […]

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Q&A: Meet Kevin Colangelo, Class of 2014

Kevin Colangelo is one of those unique individuals whose career is filled with excellence in a variety of disciplines, in a variety of contexts. He has exemplified and embodied leadership as a legal practitioner in the field of outsourcing law; as a key executive in a legal process outsourcing company and then a legal publishing and consulting firm; and as one of the few Client Relations Officers at a major U.S. law firm. Kevin is one of those rare individuals who can combine – in […]

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Q&A: Meet Rita Alli, Class of 2014

Rita Alli’s leadership and knowledge of the internal workings of the law firm environment have made her a sought-after speaker at ALA conferences and other venues. Her organizational and communication skills were most evident during the transition period in ALA leadership in 2009-2010. She has been recognized for her interest in the success of new lawyers in her role as a leader of professional and business development in two major firms, and she was instrumental in the creation of a curriculum that has been used […]

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Q&A: Meet Jeanne Hammerstrom, Class of 2014

For more than 20 years, Jeanne Hammerstrom has helped and prodded her organizations to thrive through creative and sustained leadership. Beginning in 1994 at Tucker Arensberg in Pittsburgh, and now serving at Benesch in Cleveland, Jeanne has consistently developed winning communications, marketing, and business development strategies. She has also brought her talents to her firm’s Executive Committee, Strategic Growth Committee, Client Service Committee, and Diversity and Inclusion Committee. And she “gets” law practice management – especially as it relates to the firm’s growth opportunities, including […]

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Q&A: Meet Steven Martin, Class of 2014

Steve Martin has been a leading force in the area of law firm space design for more than two decades. He has worked with many of the top law firms in the world, ranging from global megafirms to specialty boutiques. Directing Gensler’s global law firm design practice, he has been asked by clients to design offices around the world, in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Beijing, and Moscow. His long career has been focused on customizing innovative and creative real estate strategies and workplace environments […]

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