2017 Fellows-Elect Announced

The College of Law Practice Management recently announced the 2017 Fellows-Elect. Join us in welcoming the 35 legal professionals representing the incoming Class of 2017.

Call for Entries: 2017 InnovAction Awards

Presented each year, 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 2017 are now available. Deadline for submissions is June 16, 2017.

Registration Open for 2017 Futures Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 Futures Conference, “Running With the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law,” presented by the College of Law Practice Management and Georgia State University School of Law. Join us October 26-27 in Atlanta to learn about the razzle dazzle of AI and how it is beginning to impact the practice of law.

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.

Announcing the 2016 InnovAction Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the coveted 2016 InnovAction Award, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. and Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. The awards will be presented Friday, September 16, 2016, at a special lunch session during the 2016 Futures Conference, held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the College of Law Practice Management.

College News and Notes

Q&A: Meet Kevin McMurdo, Class of 2015

Kevin McMurdo, principal at McMurdo Consulting, has been a voice of creativity, authenticity, and kindness in the legal community for more than 25 years. Kevin has mentored and coached hundreds, if not thousands, of lawyers and staff in his roles as consultant and director of client relations, marketing, and chief marketing officer at some of the largest law firms in the Pacific Northwest, including Perkins Coie. A prolific speaker, Kevin has helped generations of marketers and lawyers understand the importance of personal relationships and clear […]

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Q&A: Meet Aileen Leventon, Class of 2015

Aileen Leventon brings her background as a practicing lawyer, Big Four partner, and entrepreneur to law practice management. As founder of QLex Consulting, her work enables law firms to achieve improved economic results and higher levels of client satisfaction by assuring that legal services are provided with a clear focus on the client’s business goals. Although seemingly self-evident, this stance is often absent from law practice when matters are approached as academic exercises. With her practical perspective as a touchstone, she has fostered the adoption […]

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Q&A: Meet David Perla, Class of 2015

During the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, many young lawyers left big firm jobs to become general counsels of young companies. David Perla was one of those young lawyers. And, if being General Counsel at Monster.com was his final stop, his would have been one of the success stories of that era. But, that’s not David. At the age of 35, David left the comfort of his GC position to co-found Pangea3, a legal process outsourcing company that grew to more than 800 lawyers […]

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Announcing the 2016 InnovAction Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the coveted 2016 InnovAction Award, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. and Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. The awards will be presented Friday, September 16, 2016, at a special lunch session during the 2016 Futures Conference, held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the College of Law Practice Management.

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Final 2016 Futures Conference Speakers and Events Announced – Get the Brochure

How’s your crystal ball? With the participation of some of the best minds in the profession, the 2016 Futures Conference will help you better understand what legal services will look like 10 years out — in 2026. Check out our newly released list of speakers and events in the Conference Brochure and join us September 15-16 in the City of Fountains.

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2016 Futures Conference

Speakers Announced for 2016 Futures Conference

The College of Law Practice Management is pleased to announce an impressive line-up of speakers for the 2016 Futures Conference: Law Practice 2026, September 15-16, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law. Five panels of leading experts in law practice management will give us their best predictions for 2026. You can’t afford to miss the enlightening sessions these thought leaders have designed for us! Register by August 24 to take advantage of early bird rates. Space is limited, so act now! 

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Meet the InnovAction Judges: Tony Williams

Tony is a principal of Jomati Consultants, the leading UK based international legal consultancy. He advises law firms across the world on strategy, expansion, partner performance, succession and management issues. Tony Williams Principal/Owner Jomati Consultants LLP London, England What has been your biggest takeaway as a judge of the InnovAction Awards? I have been encouraged that innovation has not been confined to the largest firms. Indeed, some of the most innovating ideas have come from smaller firms and not-for-profit organizations. How have you seen the […]

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Meet the Judges: Merrilyn Astin Tarlton

Merrilyn has been helping lawyers think differently about the business of practicing law for more than 30 years. She is a trusted strategic advisor to legal organizations, lawyers and law firm management groups on their various roles as lawyers, leaders and business people. In 2010, Merrilyn and her partners launched the popular AttorneyatWork.com to provide “one really good idea every day” to help individual lawyers better manage their practices. Her new book, Getting Clients: For Lawyers Starting Out or Starting Over will be available in […]

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