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


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.


Q&A: Meet Andrew Elowitt, Class of 2014

For the past 18 years, Andrew Elowitt has tailored the best practices of leadership development, innovation management, and executive coaching to the unique needs and challenges of the legal profession. As our profession continues to undergo dramatic changes, it’s easy for the people side of law practice management to be overlooked: Andrew is committed to making sure that doesn’t occur. He is a certified coach and veteran consultant who specializes in how lawyers work, collaborate, manage, lead and succeed. He has helped lawyers in firms […]

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Q&A: Meet Natalie Kelly, Class of 2014

Natalie Kelly has been a whirlwind of positive energy. She is one of the first legal technology consultants in the U.S. to be certified as a consultant/trainer on multiple (in fact, almost a dozen) legal-specific applications in the same genre. Because of her wide-ranging knowledge, skills and abilities, Natalie has been a regular ABA TECHSHOW speaker (and a past conference chair); has taught law office management at John Marshall Law School; and has spoken at CLE and law-related programs for the ABA, the Association of American […]

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Q&A: Meet Stuart Dodds, Class of 2014

Stuart Dodds is the consummate professional. He is thoughtful, well-spoken, and a delight to work with. Stuart was arguably the first person on the planet to pioneer and then fully develop legal pricing as a discipline, first as the Head of Global pricing at Linklaters, and currently as Director of Global Pricing and Legal Project Management at Baker & McKenzie. He is one of only four lawyers to have earned the designation of Certified Pricing Professional, issued by the Professional Pricing Society. His presentations and […]

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Q&A: Meet Patricia Groff, Class of 2014

Patti Groff is the Regional Office Administrator for the three San Diego County offices of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Patti served as President of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) in 2008, and recently completed her term as the Chair of ALA’s International Relations Committee. She has served on numerous committees and held positions on both the Regional and Chapter levels of ALA, served as Chair of the 33rd ALA Annual Educational Conference and Exposition, and is a proud recipient of the Spirit of […]

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