Looking Ahead: The Legal Office of the Future
For Immediate Release
Lincolnshire, IL, February 18, 2014 – The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) and our research partner Gensler, the leading global design firm, announce a new program entitled The Legal Office of the Future: Innovation Lab. This special event will debut at the ALA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo in Toronto, May 19-22 as a one-time only experience. It opens with a general session that provides an introduction to the research that went into the design of the Innovation Lab and an overview to the event itself. Key features include a panel of technology and management solution experts, 2,500 feet of display space and guided tours of the legal office of the future.
Attendees will discover new technologies that will fuel future workflow efficiencies and management strategies, and have a chance to join the dialogue with Gensler’s team of award-winning designers.
ALA and Gensler will solicit comments and insight from attendees to help proactively define the future of the legal industry.
ALA Executive Director Oliver Yandle stated, "The Legal Office of the Future delivers on two fronts. It aligns with our mission statement and supports our strategic plan to develop innovative products and services focused on providing solutions - today and tomorrow."
The Legal Office of the Future was created in response to the dramatic changes facing the legal industry today. As law firms and legal departments have been forced to evolve to satisfy the demand for more business-centric solutions, the successful ones have been quietly engaged in re-engineering their approaches to service delivery. These new strategies will require integrating office space and technologies to support them. Gensler, along with their participating partners will demonstrate this new future in a collaborative work exhibit that displays how firms could operate by 2020.
Registration for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference & Expo is open at http://alanet.org/conf, with an early bird discount rate available until March 17.
Gensler is the leading global design firm with a speciality in law firm design. Through their research and extensive client experience with AmLaw 100 firms, they
have pioneered new strategies to address the issues facing law firms today. For more information, visit us at www.gensler.com.
About the Association of Legal Administrators
ALA is the largest international association providing support, high-quality education and services to professionals
involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. With nearly 10,000 members in 30 countries, ALA represents legal administrators who are leaders and industry experts on legal management issues such as
finance, human resources, systems and technology, facilities, marketing and practice management. For more information on the Association, visit About ALA.
Gwen Biasi, CAE
Director of Marketing and Communications