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Law Office Policy & Procedures Manual, Sixth Edition
This updated and expanded edition includes everything needed to create a complete, customized manual that can serve as a reference guide for your entire firm and as a training tool for new employees, associates and temporary workers. Using the accompanying CD-ROM, you can edit text to produce your firm's policy and procedures manual and revise it when needed.The manual covers every facet of basic law office operations, and also includes material on COBRA, stress injuries, AIDS/HIV and more. The sixth edition contains information and policies on new statutes and amended statutes with which law firms must comply, plus other areas of interest, including:
  • Family and Medical Leave Act—including new forms
  • Family Responsibilities Discrimination
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
  • Retaliation and whistle blowing
  • Application of the Fair Credit Reporting Act to law firm hiring
  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
  • The changing face of large firms—from departments to practice groups
  • Policies on diversity and sexual harassment
  • Use of office technology, including e-mail, cell phones, and the Internet
  • Hurricane threat procedure
  • Workplace hazards
  • The economic downturn and alternative billing
  • Retention of client files and property
  • Social media information and policy
  • Going green—the changing office environment
  • The revised Immigration Form I-9
  • Updated bibliographies
Edited by: Howard I. Hatoff, Robert C. Wert 464 pages + disk.
Member: $109.95
Nonmember: $179.95

Learning from Law Firm Leaders
At its heart, leadership is best understood by what is observed: how leaders behave, think, and make decisions. The purpose of this book is to uncover the essential nature of leadership as it is lived by today's law firm leaders.

The authors interviewed thirty-one highly effective law firm leaders from firms of all sizes and types, speaking with emerging, current, and succeeding leaders to get as broad a view as possible. They talked with thirteen firm chair, nine managing partners, five committee chairs, three practice leaders, and one office managing partner with the goal of discovering the wonderful and burdensome aspects of life as a law firm leader. This new book illuminates how these professionals lead in the face of obstacles presented by a competitive legal marketplace and the nature of a law firm as an organization.

Learning from Law Firm Leaders imparts what these legal professionals learned from their experiences; and allow you to expand your own thinking on the topic of leadership. The book aims to crystallize views on a number of relevant aspects of leadership that have not been discussed in great depth in the current literature on leadership. You'll discover how the law firm environment is influencing both current and future leaders and what that may mean for the success of law firms in whatever type of marketplace they find themselves. You'll find information on the perceived leadership deficit as the Baby Boomer generation approaches retirement and how the next generation of leaders will be prepared to meet the challenges of changing markets and client demands.

This book is a must-buy for all law firm business strategists, management committees, chief strategy officers, chief executive officers, chief advertising officers, and law firm leaders at any stage in their leadership journey.
Member: $59.95
Nonmember: $79.95

LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers
Lawyers work in a world of networks, connections, referrals, and recommendations. For many lawyers, the success of these networks determines the success of their practice. LinkedIn®, the premier social networking tool for business, can help you create, nurture, and expand your professional network and gain clients in the process. LinkedIn® in One Hour for Lawyers provides an introduction to this powerful tool in terms that any attorney can understand.

In just one hour, you will learn to:
  • Set up a LinkedIn account
  • Complete your basic profile
  • Create a robust, dynamic profile that will attract clients
  • Build your connections
  • Use search tools to enhance your network
  • Maximize your presence with features such as groups, updates, answers, and recommendations
  • Monitor your network with ease
  • Optimize your settings for privacy concerns
  • Use LinkedIn® effectively in the hiring process
  • Develop a LinkedIn strategy to grow your legal network
Member: $39.95
Nonmember: $49.95

Minimize Risk: How to Structure Law Firm Internal Controls (Formerly Closing the Gap)
Featured ALA Book Use this book as a guide to help you set up and manage an adequate system of controls for collecting, recording, organizing and reporting information that is necessary for efficiently running the firm. Edited by Rosemary Shiels 71 pages. Softcover.
Member: $10.00
Nonmember: $15.00

Paralegals, Profitability and the Future of Your Law Practice
If you are the administrator of a small to mid-sized practice, a qualified and trained paralegal could free your attorneys to develop business, diversify the firm’s work, attend client association meetings, write articles or spend time with you in strategic planning about how your firm will compete and grow stronger. This brief, clearly written book can provide a model paralegal program that will reward the firm, the attorneys and the paralegals — financially and professionally. Author: Arthur G. Greene and Therese A. Cannon. 176 pages. Softcover.
Member: $59.95
Nonmember: $69.95

Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide
This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. You'll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, the iPad, and anything else a law office might need. It's written in clear, easily understandable language to make implementation easier if you choose to do it yourself, or you can use it in conjunction with your IT consultant. Either way, you'll learn how to make technology work for you.
Topics include:
  • Updated recommendations for hardware and software, including Mac products
  • Navigating the minefield of social media
  • The authors' favorite utilities
  • The rapidly evolving smartphone market
  • Data security--what reasonable measures should you be taking in light of the new ethics rules?
  • The Paper LESS office: Kicking the paper habit
  • Cloud computing pros and cons
  • Where the legal tech world will be in 2014
Authors: Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., John W. Simek and Michael C. Maschke
Member: $54.95
Nonmember: $89.95

Someone’s in the Kitchen with FALA
Tantalize your taste buds while supporting the Foundation of ALA! This unique collection or recipes, covering everything from appetizers and soups, main courses and desserts, represents a true collaborative effort of ALA’s 101 chapters, international members, Headquarters staff, and the FALA trustees. For all sales, 100 percent of proceeds will go to the Foundation of ALA. Author: Compiled by Char Coulbert. 336 pages.
Member: $10.00
Nonmember: $10.00

The Enhanced Extraordinary Bundle!
Featured ALA Book The Enhanced Extraordinary Bundle builds on ALA’s best seller, The Extraordinary Bundle!, by adding a member favorite, 200 Ways to Make Your Law Firm an Extraordinary Place to Work. Become an extraordinary administrator, and help your managing partner become extraordinary, as you both discover how to lead your firm in becoming an extraordinary place to work. This new bundle consists of the same three John J. Michalik titles: The Extraordinary Administrator, The Extraordinary Law Firm: Making Your Firm a Great Place to Work, The Extraordinary Managing Partner: Reaching the Pinnacle of Law Firm Management, and now features 200 Ways to Make Your Law Firm an Extraordinary Place to Work, edited by Sue Umbdenstock and Rosemary Shiels.
Limited quantity available.
Author: John J. Michalik.
Member: $75.00
Nonmember: $100.00

The Extraordinary Administrator
Featured ALA Book Learn what it takes to be an extraordinary administrator and chart a successful career. This book is published with the support of the Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators in memory of former ALA President David Brezina.
Limited quantity available.
Author: Paul A.C. Malliaté. 134 pages. Softcover.
Member: $35.00
Nonmember: $45.00

The Extraordinary Law Firm: Making Your Firm a Great Place to Work
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.
Limited quantity available.
Author: Charles E. Stinnett.
Member: $45.00
Nonmember: $55.00


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