This past weekend I was inducted as a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. It is a prestigious group and frankly my reaction when I heard I had been nominated was along the Grocho Marx quote of not wanting to be a member of a club that would have him. I was concerned that COLPM might be slipping with their standards to even consider me. This feeling reoccured during the induction ceremony itself. The inductees were presented in alphabetical order and before they even made it to the C’s, they had inducted former ABA President and Chair of Dickinson Wright Dennis Archer and my friend Andy Akins, Director of the Legal Technology Institute at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law . Here’s a COLPM newsletter with the complete list.
But the weekend was grand and I particularly enjoyed hearing poet David Whyte, who kept the room spellbound for two hours with his observations and reflections. The most humbling part for me was being nominated by two icons of law practice management, both with ABA LPM Lifetime Achievement Awards, Texas lawyers Jimmy Brill and J. Harris Morgan. If there was a Mount Rushmore of Law Practice Management, these two gentlemen would have their faces carved on it. Thank you both. I had never been to Vancouver, B.C. before and wish I had had more time to explore, but it is a great city.