COLPM Futures Conference is Coming Fast!

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.

The 2012 InnovAction Awards will also be presented during the conference, to winners Littler Mendelson, PC and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. (Read about all the 2012 submissions here.)

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.


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