Legal Aid Service Project

The College launched an outreach project with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in 2009. The LSC was formed by Congress in 1974 to promote equal access to justice and to provide high quality civil legal assistance to low-income persons. It funds on average 138 programs annually with more than 900 offices across the country. One of its key jobs is to perform on-site evaluations of LSC grantee programs to ensure these programs provide high quality legal services. College Fellows volunteer as consultants on these visits. The feedback from our Fellows, the grantees, and the LSC has been outstanding. We participated in site visits in Los Angeles, New Mexico, New Orleans, Cleveland, New Jersey and Florida among others. The expertise of the College is deep. The site visits are a wonderful opportunity to contribute the expertise of Fellows to help modernize the core legal aid organizations in the United States.

Read more about our successful partnership with the Legal Services Corporation and how Fellows are giving back to the legal community.

Click here to read the College’s plea to Congress to continue to support funding for the LSC.

Summary of Fellows participating in quality visits with LSC.

It’s time to give back!

Learn how COLPM and the ABA suggest you help. Click here to access the list of LSC's 2019 needs. Also read COLPM Fellow & ABA President Linda Klein’s article on legal services funding and making a difference together in the March 2017 issue of the ABA Journal

Futures Conference

The Futures Conference is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and Induction Ceremony. We’ve opened up the conference to non-Fellows and have taken a more in-depth look at the future of the practice of law. We partner with forward-thinking law schools such as:
  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Belmont University College of Law
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Georgetown Law School 
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • UMKC School of Law

to host an interactive program featuring thought-provoking leaders who present on or facilitate discussion of the future of the profession and the resulting challenges to law firm leadership and management.

InnovAction Awards

Each year the College presents the coveted InnovAction Awards to the unsung heroes and rising starts within the legal profession who dare to think differently and succeed by doing so. We invite entries from passionate professionals with big ideas determined to make a difference. Entries are judged on originality, disruption, value and effectiveness.

For additional information please contact the College Administrator