“The COLPM is an honorary organization, unassociated with any bar association, which formally recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the law practice management profession over a period of not less than ten years. Currently, there are just over 200 Fellows from all around the world.”
The COLPM’s bylaws provide that, to be elected a fellow, one must:
- Have the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards.
- Provide exceptionally high quality professional services to clients, their employer, the bar, the bench, or the public.
- Have significantly contributed to and enhanced law practice management, its literature, its procedures and its philosophy through dedicated service, or through published writings, or through teaching and lecturing, or through demonstrated excellence in law practice management.
- Have that high level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership which demonstrates the likelihood that they will continue to contribute to the enhancement of law practice management scholarship, continuing education, and the law practice management process.
One need only browse the directory of current fellows to understand how honored I am to be in such distinguished company. Until I am formally inducted during the COLPM’s annual meeting in September, I am a fellow-elect.
As icing on the cake, this year’s annual meeting will be part of a larger, not-to-be-missed event, a two day Futures Conference Sept. 25 and 26 at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Featuring a stellar line-up of speakers, it is described as “a dynamic, interactive conference designed to help you navigate the future of the legal profession.”