Chief Operating Officer Boardroom

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Boardroom is designed to provide an exclusive forum for the COOs of a select group of firms to assist each other via a peer network of trusted advisors and friends.  The goal is to foster energetic, strategic and confidential discussions about topics of importance for law firms and their clients, and the business professionals leading them.  Boardroom members will meet twice a year and receive other important benefits described below. Discussion topics are member-driven and selected, and may include issues such as:

  • Evolution of the COO position in law firms
  • COO role in client and growth/profit strategies
  • Trends driving changes in use of outside counsel
  • Facilitating a culture of innovation and change
  • New and developing areas of practice
  • Embracing and deploying a data-driven law firm
  • Use of advanced technologies to re-engineer the practice
  • Changing expectations of in-house counsel and new client stakeholders
  • New metrics for measuring firm and practice success
  • New business models to achieve law firm and client goals
  • Training and development of young lawyers in light of client pressures on use of juniors
  • Succession planning and transitioning for key rainmakers and leaders
  • Coaching and mentoring the next generation of leaders in the practice
  • Establishing best practice models at law firms – obstacles and challenges
  • Leading teams and groups


  • Opportunity to network in a confidential, private setting with COOs of other leading firms
  • Small group format enabling candid discussions
  • 20% discount on all public programs/conferences offered by LawVision
  • 10% discount for individual members at Thomson Reuter’s Legal Executive Institute’s Annual Law Firm Leaders Conference and the COO/CFO Forum
  • Access to proprietary and relevant research


All meetings will be designed to include facilitated conversations and Boardroom discussions based on topics identified in pre-meeting interviews to be conducted by phone.  The in-person meetings will include information on various topics of mutual interest identified by the members (e.g., an annual state of the industry, research findings, etc. to be presented by a well-known authority).

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