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CLM A Good Start

Enhance your preparation for the Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM 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, 15th Edition

Member: $609.00
Nonmember: $624.00

2016 Compensation & Benefits Survey

As law firm staffing becomes even more competitive, legal professionals need current market intelligence to attract top talent. ALA's 2016 Compensation & Benefits Survey and Large Firm Key Staff Compensation Survey will include the most relevant benchmark data, including:

  • Associate Attorney and Summer Associate positions added
  • More staff positions, including specialists for eDiscovery, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Staffing ratios and office best practices
  • Firm size
  • Comparative salary and benefits nationally and locally with extensive local detail
  • Easy prior-year comparisons if you purchase the 2015 report
Member participant: $299
Member nonparticipant: $399

Nonmember participant: $549
Nonmember nonparticipant: $759

2016 Enhanced Large Firm Key Staff Compensation Survey

As law firm staffing becomes even more competitive, legal professionals need current market intelligence to attract top talent. ALA's 2016 Compensation & Benefits Survey and Large Firm Key Staff Compensation Survey will include the most relevant benchmark data, including:

  • Associate Attorney and Summer Associate positions added
  • More staff positions, including specialists for eDiscovery, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Staffing ratios and office best practices
  • Firm size
  • Comparative salary and benefits nationally and locally with extensive local detail
  • Easy prior-year comparisons if you purchase the 2015 report
Member participant: $449
Member nonparticipant: $549

Nonmember participant: $689
Nonmember nonparticipant: $869

Two Report Bundle: Purchase includes 2016 Large Firm Key Staff Compensation Survey plus 2016 Compensation & Benefits Survey 

Best Practices in Legal Management: A Comprehensive Guide

This engaging, comprehensive and practical resource guide provides a strong foundation for law firm administrators with forms, ideas, recommendations and explanations. Best Practices in Legal Management is a meticulously charted and pragmatic roadmap to law firm administration and governance written by practical experts with perspective and humor. A must-read for all legal administrators.  Author: Published by the New York State Bar Association in conjunction with the New York City Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. 468 pages.

Member: $139.00 
Nonmember: $179.00 

Human Resource Management, 15th Edition

Covering everything from hiring and developing employees to executive compensation to employee safety and security, Human Resource Management is cited as suggested reading in preparing for the Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM examination. Author: Robert L. Mathis and John H. Jackson.

Member: $295.00
Nonmember: $310.00

Minimize Risk: How to Structure Law Firm Internal Controls (Formerly Closing the Gap)

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 

The Extraordinary Administrator

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. 

Limited quantity available.  

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. Author: Charles E. Stinnett. 

Limited quantity available.

Member: $45.00
Nonmember: $55.00

The Extraordinary Managing Partner: Reaching the Pinnacle of Law Firm Management

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.

Limited quantity available.  

Member: $55.00
Nonmember: $65.00

Winning Alternatives to Billable Hour: Strategies That Work

This is a comprehensive guide to alternative billing based on real-life situations and practical matters. Useful forms and proposals designed to facilitate the implementation of alternate billing systems are included on a disk. You'll also find useful advice for dealing with problematic billing issues.
 
Member: $74.95
Nonmember: $99.95