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Legal Management
March / April 2010



Cover Story
Success Stories
By Erin Brereton

Despite the recession, many firms across the United States have been able to cut costs — and increase profits — by making minor modifications that can have major impacts. Learn eight ways in which you can help you firm to survive — and even thrive.



To read any of the articles featured in this issue of ALA’s journal, Legal Management, simply click on the hyperlinked headline for a downloadable PDF.

 
Table of Contents

Feature Articles

Proper Protection
Assessing your firm’s data security policies and practices and making appropriate changes will ensure your firm’s short- and long-term stability.
BY LARRY PORT

Alternative Billing Ideas
Legal administrators can and should play a pivotal role in making alternative fee arrangements succeed in their organizations.
BY AUDREY H. RUBIN

Automating Document Retrieval
Advances in document retrieval technology have increased the efficiency of law firms and law departments who use the technology in-house. But these same advances have also increased the value of going outside – outsourcing the entire process of managing documents.
BY NOEL MIJARES

CASE STUDY
On the Fast Track
Advances in document retrieval technology have increased the efficiency of law firms and law departments who use the technology in-house. But these same advances have also increased the value of going outside – outsourcing the entire process of managing documents.
BY NOEL MIJARES

Columns and Departments

To the Point
Don’t Panic!
BY JOHN DELAVAN

Up Front
Practical News & Perspectives

Quick Tips
Staying Connected: Communications Technologies for Law Firms Continue to Evolve

Best Practices
Smart Document Generation: Improve Your Firm’s Drafting — and Its Bottom Line
BY BARRON K. HENLEY, ESQ.

LawBiz Coach®
Culture Shock: How Administrators Can Help Associates Adapt
BY ED POLL

Big Ideas
The Power of Partnership: Administrators, Business Partners Make for Natural Allies
BY ED POLL

Off the Shelf
New Products for Law Firms

ALA Update
News from Your Association

Quick Connect
Legal Management Advertiser Information

Final Thoughts
Losing a Friend — and Learning from Him
By PAUL H. BURTON

 

 
 
 
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