2010 Futures Conference & Symposium Agenda
Thursday, October 21, 2010
|5:00 – 8:00 pm||Welcome evening reception with ABA Law Practice Management Section Fall Meeting Attendees|
Friday, October 22, 2010
|8:00 – 9:00 am||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 – 9:15 am||Welcome, Opening Remarks|
|9:15 – 10:00 am||The Effect of the Growing Interdependence of the Capital Markets on the Legal Industry, Peter Zeughauser, The Zeughauser Group
For decades, top law firms striving to achieve global preeminence have migrated to New York and London in search of the best corporate work, particularly to build strong capital markets practices. But global capital flows indicate that the sources of capital are rapidly dispersing. Sovereign funds, private equity and emerging financial centers in the BRIC countries, particularly China, are growth strategy game-changers, creating opportunities and challenges in the quest for market leadership.
|10:00 – 11:15 am||Developing and Choosing Leaders for the New Generation and Beyond
Law firms determined to do things differently will require leaders equipped to turn resistance into teamwork. This session explores where the new leaders will come from and how some firms are grooming them for the task
|11:15 am – 12:00 pm||Small Group Breakout Session|
|12:00 – 1:30 pm||Lunch|
|1:30 – 2:30 pm||A Sea of Change in London, Simon Chester, Heenan Blaikie
How equity investments, alternative business structures and outcome-based regulation are rewriting the rules of the law business in England, Australia and soon ... everywhere.
|2:30 – 3:45 pm||Law Firms with a Mission
Firms and clients commit themselves to pro bono activity, to diversity in the workplace, to community support, sustainability initiatives and more. Why do they do it and what are the outcomes?
|4:00 – 5:15 pm||Social Media: the Ultimate Business Development Tool or a Huge Waste of Time?
Social media is hot. Staid law firms are opening their firewalls and venturing into the fray. Is there a legitimate commercial aspect to this? Our experts say “yes” and promise you’ll walk away from this session to implement a social media strategy that will change everything.
|5:15 – 6:30 pm||Reception & Introduction of new COLPM Fellows|
|7:30 pm||Dinner Bashes (Sign-up for pay-your-own-way dinner at local restaurants with College Fellows and continue to exchange ideas and be inspired.)|
Saturday, October 23, 2010
|8:00 – 9:00 am||Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 – 10:00 am||Inside the New Law Firm
We are outsourcing legal and support work, modifying fee-setting methods, replacing people and paper with technology and just basically upending the way we do our work.
|10:00 – 11:00 am||Hitting the Reset Button
Knowledge tools, elawyering, unbundling and more…technology lets lawyers work smarter, find and serve new markets and expand access to justice for real people and institutions.
|11:15 am – 12:15 pm||60 Tips in 60 Minutes
Get rapid fire proven tips from College Fellows on how they have pressed the reset button and what changes they are making to improve the business of practicing law.
|12:15 – 12:45 pm||Now What?
Aric Press, Editor at American Lawyer Media puts together a “to do list” for the law practice entrepreneur.
|12:45 – 2:15 pm||Luncheon: InnovAction Awards Presentation. Meet the winners of the 2010 COLPM InnovAction Awards|
|6:30 pm||Reception, Dinner and Induction of New College Fellows (Fellows and guests only)|