2018 COLPM Futures Conference Agenda

The College is pleased to release the schedule and list of speakers for the 2018 Futures Conference, October 25-26, in Boston. Cybersecurity is a team sport. There are roles for firm leaders as well as HR, Marketing, Finance, IT – everyone has a stake in cybersecurity and a role to play.

COLPM Announces Class of 2018 Fellows-Elect

Please help us congratulate our newest Fellows-Elect! A black-tie dinner will be held in their honor during COLPM’s 2018 Futures Conference in Boston, October 25-26. The induction ceremony and festivities will take place at the conference’s host hotel, The Langham–Boston.

Congratulations to COLPM’s Dan Pinnington

Effective April 2, Dan Pinnington, a member of COLPM’s Board of Trustees and former Futures Conference Co-Chair, becomes President & Chief Executive Officer of Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company® (LAWPRO®).

Save the Date for the 2018 Futures Conference

Plans are underway for the 2018 Futures Conference. Please save the date and make plans to join us for “Cybersecurity: This Way There Be Dragons!,” October 25-26, in Boston.

College News and Notes

Support Those Who Support the College

The Futures Conference, Annual Meeting and InnovAction Awards would not be possible without our sponsors! See who supports the College and enhances your experience as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

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Legal Services Corp. Presentation

During the 2017 Futures Conference in Atlanta, Fellow Linda Klein will share her thoughts on the current status of the Legal Services Corp. and the College’s role in supporting LSC. During her 2016-2017 term as President of the American Bar Association, Linda argued passionately for continued funding of LSC, stressing the needs of those Americans who don’t have access to justice.

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The Bright and Dark of AI: Open Mic Session

Joanna Goodman, author of the well-received “Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services,” will join COLPM’s 2017 Futures Conference via Skype to showcase the wisdom of crowds during an open mic session on AI and other emerging technologies.

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The Perilous Waters of AI

Who handles AI programming? Can rich people get different programming dedicated to protecting them? As we watch AI help determine the sentences of criminals, are human biases necessarily built it? At the 2017 Futures Conference, October 26-27, Wendy Wen Yun Chang, John Simek and Ed Walters will help us look at some of those dilemmas and see what the ethicists are saying.

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Announcing the 2017 InnovAction Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the coveted 2017 InnovAction Award: Novus Law LLC and Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. The awards will be presented Friday, October 27 at the College of Law Practice Management’s 2017 Futures Conference at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Two Sides of the Coin — Two Quick Talks

In this 2017 Futures Conference session, attendees will learn how emerging AI tools can make sense of disparate data sources and tease out new and valuable insight into what makes these sales targets tick. They will also learn how law departments use data to redefine the roles of outside law firms. What impacts will this create for your side of the coin?

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Fellows Spotlight

Chuck Coulter Receives Distinguished Award

Chuck Coulter, a Charter Fellow and Past President (2002-2004) of the College of Law Practice Management was awarded the distinguished Samuel S. Smith Award by the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association. It is the highest honor bestowed by the Division for individuals who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of law practice management.

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Robots Gone Wild: Mind-bending Videos and the Extraordinary Implications of Intelligent Machines

Yes we must run with the machines. But they are developing so fast that it is hard to wrap our minds around their capabilities. Just how far along is AI? Where is it going? Attendees at the 2017 Futures Conference will have the opportunity, during an open mic session, to discuss the implications of AI. They will also see a demo of Jill Watson, a teaching assistant who, unknown to students, turned out to be a bot.

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