The College Law Practice Management 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. The College and its Fellows inspire excellence and innovation in law practice management by:

  • Honoring extraordinary achievement
  • Developing, exchanging and disseminating knowledge
  • Stimulating innovation in the delivery of legal services

Programs and Meetings

Futures Conference

The Futures Conference is held in conjunction with the College’s Annual Meeting and Induction Ceremony each fall. The conference is open to all law practice management professionals and takes an in-depth look at the future of law practice management. We partner with forward-thinking law schools that have included the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, American University Washington College of Law and most recently IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law to host interactive programs featuring thought-provoking leaders who present on or facilitate discussions on the future of the profession and the resulting challenges to law firm leadership and management.

Legal Aid Service Project

The College continues to serve the profession through our partnership with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The LSC was formed by Congress in 1974 to promote equal access to justice and to provide high quality civil legal assistance to low-income persons. One of its key jobs is to perform on-site evaluations of LSC grantee programs to ensure these programs provide high quality legal services. College Fellows volunteer as consultants on these visits.

InnovAction Awards

The InnovAction Awards were created in 2004 to spotlight and support innovation in the legal profession. For information on award nominations, criteria, the annual Awards ceremony and for a list of past winners, please visit the InnovAction section of our website.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the College’s governing body. Click here for a list of current Trustees.

College Fellows

Fellows of the College of Law Practice Management are nominated by their peers each year, based on criteria described in the College by-laws. Every year, a new class of fellows is nominated and inducted into the College during the Annual Meeting.


For additional information please contact Debbie Curtis-O’Connell at dcurtis@colpm.org 224.337.9033.