Legal Management Magazine

Legal Management reports on topics within ALA’s five knowledge areas: Legal Industry/Business Management; Human Resources Management; Financial Management; Communications and Organizational Management; and Operations Management.

November/December 2017: On the Cover

Trending Resources: 8 Progressive HR Practices for the Modern Law Firm
Firms are increasingly focusing on modernizing their HR practices to attract and retain top talent.

“Innovative” is not typically the first word used to describe law firms. But with an evolving workforce and explosion of technological advances, many firms are embracing more cutting-edge ideas to attract the best talent and provide top-notch service to their clients. Indeed, 50 percent of respondents to Altman Weil’s 2017 Law Firms in Transition Survey indicated that their firm is actively engaged in creating special projects and experiments to test innovative ideas or methods. As attorneys and staff increasingly become a priority, firms are modernizing their human resources practices to attract and retain top talent. Read more.

Features

Expanding Your Horizons
Launching new, out-of-state satellite offices requires careful planning. Find out what your firm needs to know.

If you’re contemplating opening a satellite office outside of the state or region your firm is currently located in, the following suggestions may help prevent any unwanted — and potentially problematic — surprises. Read more

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How to Make Telecommuting Work for Your Firm

As more employees demand more flexibility, law firms are learning how to adapt to the telecommuting trend.

As the world increasingly goes online and people rely more and more on their mobile devices, telecommuting has caught on in the workplace. According to statistics from Global Workplace Analytics, 50 percent of the workforce in the United States has a job that is compatible with telecommuting, and 20 to 25 percent of workers telecommute at some frequency. Read more

Columns

Big Ideas
A Message from ALA President Gary T. Swisher II, CLM: The Trend to Put Employees' Interests First

BP Perspective
5 Top Misconceptions About Information Security and Compliance

Diversity Dialogue 
5 Things to Know About Lawyers with Disabilities 

Innovations
How Document Production Technologies Can Save You Thousands 

Insure Your Success
Avoid These 4 End-of-Year Insurance Headaches 

Test Drive
Bitcoin, Ether, Cryptocurrency and Such 


Departments

Facts and Stats
Quick Industry Takes

Industry News
The Impact of C-Suite Growth in the Am Law 200

Tips and Trends
Virtual Offices: Is It Time for Your Firm to Say Goodbye to Office Space?

ALA Now

ALA Faces
Member and Chapter News
Member Spotlight: One Member's Personal Quest to Help Puerto Rico

At ALA
What's Happening at Headquarters?

Advertising Index

In This Issue
ABA Retirement   •   Konica Minolta   •   Pitney Bowes    •    Research Associates, Inc.    •    Traveling Coaches 

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