I have the good fortune to co-chair the 2019 Futures Conference, presented by the College of Law Practice Management. The College has been showcasing and predicting the future of the legal market for many years now, since well before most of the market realized that change is both necessary and happening. This year, we’re emphasizing that the future is HERE. Incumbents in any disrupted market are notoriously resistant to change because, quite obviously, they’ve mastered success in the status quo. Many of them will engage in esoteric discussions of the future, but few take action. Incumbents often approach the topic of change as if they have a voice or a vote on whether change will happen. They are wrong. Change in the legal profession is not only coming, it’s here. Ideas that for some incumbents presage a vague and distant future are for others a compelling, profitable present. Incumbents don’t have a vote on whether change is coming, but they do have a vote on how they react. Or not.
We’re seeking contributors to the Futures Conference. We’ve issued a Call for Speakers (show us how you’ve embraced the future), a Call for Ideas (tell us what you want to learn about), a Call for Fellows Updates (if you’re a Fellow of the College, tell us about your latest innovative contribution) , and a Call for Musical Talents (the conference is in Music City, and we’re looking for ways to showcase the best and brightest the legal profession has to offer).
Submit your response here (you will be asked to register to our online submission tool).
Full details available here.
The submission deadline is 15 March 2019. The conference will be held in Nasvhille on 24-25 October 2019.
Timothy B. Corcoran is principal of Corcoran Consulting Group, with offices in New York and Sydney and a global client base. He’s a Trustee and Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and was 2014 president of the Legal Marketing Association. A former CEO, Tim guides law firm and law department leaders through the profitable disruption of outdated business models. A sought-after speaker and writer, he also authors Corcoran’s Business of Law blog. Tim can be reached at Tim@BringInTim.com and +1.609.557.7311.