Publications

The Foundation helps leaders in the legal community marshal resources to create opportunities that support and improve the profession and practice of law. We have supported several publication initiatives:

Best Practices in Legal Management - A Comprehensive Guide
New York Chapter 2009

The Foundation awarded a grant to the New York Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators to support Best Practices in Legal Management - A Comprehensive Guide, which was written in conjunction with the New York Bar Association. The book features contributions from numerous law firm managers and provides a blueprint for running a successful law practice. Topics in the book include strategic and organizational planning, business development, legal practice management, and financial management.

The Extraordinary Administrator: Career Progression for Law Firm Managers
By Paul Malliate

This book is published with the support of the Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators in memory of former ALA President David Brezina and outlines what it takes to be an extraordinary administrator and chart a successful career.

The Extraordinary Law Firm: Making Your Firm a Great Place to Work
By Charles Stinnett

Great law firms do not just happen. They are the products of exceptional leadership and sweat equity. This book aims to equip firm managers with the knowledge and desire to transform their offices into the remarkable workplaces that deliver not only superior client service, but also the utmost satisfaction for each and every person who is part of that effort. The author draws from 12 case studies to create specific checklists for firms of any size to use to create an extraordinary law firm.  

The Extraordinary Managing Partner: Reaching the Pinnacle of Law Firm
By John Michalik

Essential reading for anyone who is serving as a managing partner in a law firm, or simply interested in acquiring additional understanding of what is involved in law firm management. The third in the Extraordinary Series, this book is based on research obtained from managing partners and their teams, and provides — from a variety of knowledgeable perspectives — what it takes to move beyond doing "very well" to being a highly effective and extraordinary law firm management leader.