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Law office management is uniquely challenging. ALA offers the networking and resources for your law office to be successful and profitable.

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Don’t Miss ALA’s Q4 Webinar Lineup

Gain additional learning and CE credit opportunities through the remainder of 2017. These webinars represent legal industry, operations management and communications education.

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ALA’s Community Unites to Help

After Hurricane Harvey hit in Texas, ALA’s community came together to help. As of September 5, chapters have pledged to donate tens of thousands of dollars to the Red Cross and other organizations.

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September Issue of Legal Management Is Live

Get the latest on medical marijuana laws, conducting effective stay interviews and outsourcing to enhance your firm's resources and client value.

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ALA was founded in 1971 to provide support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies.

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Association of Legal Administrators Releases January 2016 Issue of Legal Management

  • Aug 10

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Association of Legal Administrators published the latest issue of Legal Management on January 8. The first issue of 2016 delves into some challenging human resources management issues, including:

  • Staying connected to former employees to boost business
  • Training employees to spot the signs of workplace violence
  • Keeping toxic employees from bringing down employee morale

New in Legal Management magazine for 2016 is “Innovations,” a column that offers up fresh ideas to managing. This month’s defines what a fractional Chief Information Officer is and whether hiring one makes sense at your firm.

In his “Big Ideas” column, ALA Executive Director Oliver Yandle, CAE, writes about the importance of community within ALA, noting how ALA’s recently launched Online Communities can help members stay connected. “[Community] provides us with a sense of belonging, helps us to learn and grow, and provides a network of support and resources. Our interests, motivation, health and happiness are all inextricably tied to the feeling that we belong to a larger group, sharing common interests and aspirations,” writes Yandle.

Interactive versions of Legal Management are available for iPad and a custom-designed website provides complete access to all issues at While each version differs slightly when it comes to functionality, our underlying goals for each format include accessibility, engagement and an intuitive, yet enhanced reading experience.

About Legal Management

Access to Legal Management is an ALA member benefit, and is also available to nonmembers by subscription. It is published 10 times a year and reports on news and topics within ALA’s five knowledge areas: Legal Industry/Business Management, Human Resources Management, Financial Management, Communication and Organizational Management, and Operations Management.

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