Programs

Legal Aid Service Project

The College launched an outreach project with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in 2009. 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. It funds on average 138 programs annually with more than 900 offices across the country. 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 to volunteer as consultants on these visits. The feedback from our Fellows, the grantees, and the LSC has been outstanding. We participated in site visits in Los Angeles, New Mexico, New Orleans, Cleveland, New Jersey and Florida among others. The expertise of the College is deep. The site visits are a wonderful opportunity to contribute the expertise of Fellows to help modernize the core legal aid organizations in the United States.
Read more about our successful partnership with the Legal Services Corporation and how Fellows are giving back to the legal community.
Click here to read the College’s plea to Congress to continue to support funding for the LSC.
Summary of Fellows participating in quality visits with LSC.

It’s time to give back! Learn how COLPM and the ABA suggest you help in 2016-2017. Also read COLPM Fellow & ABA President Linda Klein’s article on legal services funding and making a difference together in the March 2017 issue of the ABA Journal

Futures Conference

The Futures Conference is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and Induction Ceremony. We’ve opened up the conference to non-Fellows and have taken a more in-depth look at the future of the practice of law. We partner with forward-thinking law schools (University of Denver Sturm College of Law and American University Washington College of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law) to host an interactive program featuring thought-provoking leaders who present on or facilitate discussion of the future of the profession and the resulting challenges to law firm leadership and management.

InnovAction Awards

The College of Law Practice Management continues its global search for the ingenuity in the management of the practice of law. Designed to inspire creative thinking in a field known for its over-reliance on precedent, the InnovAction Awards are intended not only to identify effective innovation but also to inspire it through international recognition.

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