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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.
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The Big Book of HR
Managing people is the most challenging part of any leader's day. And that job certainly is not getting any easier. The Big Book of HR will provide any HR professional, manager, or business owner of any size organization the information they need to get the most from their talent.

It is filled with information on everything from the most strategic HR-related issues to the smallest tactical detail of how to manage people.

The Big Book of HR will clearly and comprehensively explain how to:
  • Identify, motivate and retain your superstars
  • Determine the employees you need and when to hire them
  • Select the best applicants for your positions and your culture
  • Assimilate new talent into your organization
  • Manage using total rewards and performance management
  • Maintain positive employee relations and manage conflict
Each topic covered includes information on associated legal issues, and includes stories from leading organizations to illustrate how Human Resources can positively impact the organization. Each chapter ends with discussion questions to test your understanding of the topic and encourage additional thought. Many sample forms and templates plus a list of additional resources are included, as well.
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The CLM(SM) Book Bundle A
Suggested CLM(SM) Reference Enhance your preparation for the Certified Legal Manager exam with CLM recommended resources for test applicants.

HR and Finance
Together, Financial Management (30%) and Human Resources Management (35%) account for over half of the body of knowledge emphasized on the exam. Deepen your knowledge of these areas with two suggested CLM resources:
  • Law Firm Accounting and Financial Management, Fifth Edition
  • Human Resource Management, 14th Edition
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The Essential Performance Review Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource For Any Manager or HR Professional
Are performance reviews at your company like fruitcake--you get it every year whether you want one or not? It doesn’t have to be like that. Because everyone wants to know how they’re doing, how they measure up, and what their chances are for advancement and rewards.

And they want to do things right.

The Essential Performance Review Handbook will help you understand why performance reviews:
  • Serve as an important business tool.
  • Motivate personnel and increase productivity.
  • Help achieve your company goals.
  • Improve manager-employee communication.
  • Reduce your risk of legal liability.

Whether you’re a manager or a HR professional, this is an indispensable resource to help you create confident, motivated, and productive employees.

“The Essential Performance Review Handbook turns the writing of such appraisals from a tedious paperwork chore to a powerful management and motivational tool—a valuable new way of thinking about an old task.”—Robert Bly, author of 101 Ways to Make Every Second Count

“This book should be required reading for all employers and their supervisors.”—Henry P. Baer, former chair of the labor & employment law practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Whether you’re a manager or a HR professional, this is an indispensable resource to help you create confident, motivated, and productive employees.

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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. Author: Paul A.C. Malliaté. 134 pages. Softcover.
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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. Author: Charles E. Stinnett.
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The Extraordinary Managing Partner: Reaching the Pinnacle of Law Firm Management
Featured ALA Book 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.
Author: John J. Michalik, J.D. 184 pages. Softcover.
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The Lawyer's Guide to Increasing Revenue, Second Edition
The vast majority of law firms continue to leave dollars on the table. Now you can ensure your firm isn't one of them. The Lawyer's Guide to Increasing Revenue, Second Edition offers practical tips and step-by-step plans for evaluating, tracking, and ultimately enhancing your firm's revenue stream. Significantly updated and expanded to address issues facing law firms in the twenty-first century, this new edition demonstrates how to avoid short-term solutions, look beyond cost-cutting, and develop a multi-year strategy for achieving financial growth. Using your firm's existing resources, you will discover how to best maintain client relationships, boost staff morale, and augment your bottom line.

This essential guide offers techniques for improving profitability and performance in these key areas:
  • Billable Hours and Rates
  • Profit Expense Ratio
  • Client Relations and Intake
  • Fee Agreements
  • Collections and Accounts Receivable
  • Technology
  • Paralegals
  • Marketing
Included with the book is a CD-ROM featuring sample policies, worksheets, plans, and documents designed to aid implementation of the ideas presented in the book. The Lawyer's Guide to Increasing Revenue, Second Edition will guide you toward a more profitable and sustainable future. Author: Arthur G. Greene. 176 pages. Softcover + disk.
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The Lawyer's Guide to Professional Coaching
Learn why coaching has become so popular – and necessary. The Lawyer's Guide to Professional Coaching will teach you to find, select, and work productively with the right coach for your needs--and transform your practice in the process. Learn how to get the most out of coaching, decide whether coaching is right for you and your firm, and how to use coaching skills to become more efficient and profitable.

Become more efficient and profitable in your law practice by employing a professional coach. The Lawyer's Guide to Professional Coaching will help you:
  • Learn why coaching has become so popular--and necessary
  • How to hire a qualified coach
  • Understand how coaches differ from consultants, therapists, and trainers
  • Know what to expect from coaching conversations and engagements
  • Use a professional coach to improve your bottom line
  • Get the best return on your coaching investment
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The Lawyer's Guide to Strategic Planning: Defining, Setting and Achieving Your Firm's Goals
This resource is your guide to developing dynamic strategic plans and implementing them at your firm. Get specific suggestions on strategic planning for any size firm, in any practice area, and learn about the actual planning process and how to establish goals in key areas, such as law firm governance, competition, financial management, technology, marketing and competitive intelligence, client development and retention, and much more. The book provides practical advice on how to implement your strategic plan at the tactical level, as well as how to monitor your progress so the firm remains on track with your vision. Author: Thomas C. Grella and Michael L. Hudkins. 230 pages.
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