Just a quick reminder that the College of Law Practice Management’s Annual Meeting and Futures Conference takes place at the end of this month: October 26-27 at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC.
I first attended the Futures Conference two years ago, where I spoke on the impact of social media. And I attended again in Chicago last year, where I was honored to be inducted as a Fellow. Due to family commitments I’m not able to attend this year, but I can willingly attest to the quality of this event. It’s special. And I suspect for a number of people it may be considered a bit of a hidden gem among legal conferences.
Here’s a shortlist of topics on the agenda for 2012:
- The New Model of Law Firms
- “Value” From the Eyes of Different Beholders
- Managing Partners of the Future
- The Challenges of Diversity in a New Staffing Environment
- The Consumer Law Revolution (and What It Means for Biglaw)
- New Normal from the GC Perspective
- The Legal Academy Practice Research Report —where academics cast a cold eye on your most vexing issues.
Registration is still open, but I hear from conference co-chair Ron Friedmann that it’s quickly filling up. Fees are: $495 for Fellows and ABA, ALA , ILTA, LMA, or CBA members, and Georgetown Law Alumni; $595 for non-Fellows (see all rates in the conference guide).
If you’re looking to understand the evolution and changes taking place in the practice of law, this is the conference I would target. There are some incredibly smart people within the College, and the side-conversations alone can make this an incredibly valuable event to attend.