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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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New Live or On-Demand Online Courses Develop Human Resources and Technology Skills for Leaders in Business of Law

  • Aug 10

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) has opened enrollment for two new eLearning courses focusing on the Human Resources and Operations Management/IT subject areas. These newly developed curricula offer dynamic and fresh ideas that align with trends in the legal industry regarding Performance Management & Compensation and Technology & Facilities Management. Those who wish to earn Certified Legal Manager (CLM) educational credits may do so through these innovative online sessions.

The business of law is changing every day, and ALA’s eLearning Center is designed to meet the needs of industry leaders in a flexible format to fit busy schedules. Online courses can be completed either live – with peer collaboration and networking opportunities – or on-demand, at the learner’s convenience. Course descriptions are as follows:

HR2: Performance Management & Compensation
Enhance your problem-solving skills and learn to develop strategic and operational goals among personnel at your law firm. Instructor John Jakovenko, Founder and Principal of The Jakovenko Group LLC, will cover the following:

  • Appraisal and disciplinary procedures
  • Employee handbooks
  • Training and development
  • Motivational techniques
  • Incentives and rewards
  • Substance abuse

*Note: This course may also count for SHRM credits.

OM1: Technology & Facilities Management
Keep your firm running smoothly by gaining proficiency in facilities management, networks, various hardware and software systems, security and databases. Instructor David Oxley, IT Manager at Messerli & Kramer P.A., will cover the following:

  • Network hardware and software systems
  • Practice support and management systems
  • Web-based technology and mobile devices
  • Project management and quality control
  • Facilities management
  • Workplace safety and wellness programs
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