As those familiar with InsideLegal know, we have always had a 'soft spot' for thought leadership ... Especially within the last three years, we have stepped up efforts to advocate and promote legal thought leadership with programs such as Ignite Law, the “In Their Own Words” law firm leaders series, and the introduction of thought leadership-themed panel discussions as part of ILTA's vendor education program at the annual conference and the ABA TECHSHOW. InsideLegal’s Thought Leaders Digest is the latest effort. The Digest is a digital publication consisting of concise articles, essays, ‘ask the experts’ Q&As and commentary addressing law practice-specific and legal profession spanning topics and themes.
The inaugural Digest is focused on organization we have the upmost respect for but have always felt does not get the recognition and awareness it deserves - The College of Law Practice Management. Specifically, the COLPM issue spotlights members’ (COLPM Fellows) legal expertise and knowledge of the profession while introducing COLPM to a wider, international legal audience. The COLPM Fellows are the ‘who’s who’ of law practice management and as an organization recognize innovation and ingenuity via the InnovAction award and foster collaboration and education through its annual Futures Conference.
It’s time to “share the wealth” so to speak and the COLPM-themed InsideLegal Thought Leaders Digest does just that with a series of thoughtful essays and ‘ask the Fellows’ questions addressing law practice futures; legal education; workplace diversity; KM; alternative business structures; legal technology; marketing; and pricing. The Digest includes critical essays by Jordan Furlong, Marc Lauritsen, Ron Staudt, Ron Friedmann, Kendal Tyre, Tony Williams, Ed Poll, Ida Abbott, Marcia Wasserman, Burkey Belser, and Caren Ulrich Stacy. An ‘Ask the Fellows’ series includes questions by Richard Susskind, Matt Homann, Toby Brown, Jobst Elster and JoAnna Forshee with corresponding answers by dozens of COLPM Fellows.
The 24-page InsideLegal Thought Leaders Digest, COLPM issue, can be dowloaded at http://bit.ly/ILDigest1 and will be distributed at the COLPM annual Futures Conference, October 28-29, Chicago-Kent School of Law in Chicago.