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July 10, 2014
 
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Nominate ALA's Future Leaders
Help us identify ALA's future leaders by nominating potential candidates for President-Elect, Director and/or Regional Representative (formerly Regional Officer). If a colleague possesses leadership skills and is interested in furthering the mission of the Association, nominate him or her today. You can access the nomination form here. Nominations must be received by August 1.
For additional information, contact Leslie Bowles.

Do You Know Your Member ID?
Because Legal Management is considered an exclusive and premier ALA member benefit, your Member ID, along with your email address, is required to access the website edition at www.legalmanagement.org. Starting soon, your Member ID and email address will also be required to access new issues of Legal Management in the iPad and Android tablet apps. The login process will work just the same as the website, and will not disrupt the delivery or accessibility of issues for members or Legal Management subscribers. If you forgot your Member ID, please email membership@alanet.org.

Overheard: From ALA President Paula Barnes
"As challenges arise, I encourage you to look upon them as opportunities."
-From the 2014 Annual Conference, #ALA2014


 
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Changes in ALA Governance Policy
ALA's Board of Directors recently approved changes to the Governance Policies in an effort to make the policies more relevant and concise. The new Governance Practice Statements are now available.

Get the VIP Treatment
As an ALA member, you can save money and receive exclusive benefits all year through ALA's VIP Partners. Buy with confidence and enjoy discounts from great companies, such as OfficeMax Legal Solutions, Steelcase, ABA Retirement Funds, Thomson Reuters and many more.
Start saving today through ALA's Value in Partnership Program.


Legal Management Subscriptions Available

Legal Management, ALA's flagship educational publication, is often sought out by legal industry professionals and business partners who may not necessarily be members of ALA. As the leader in the business of law, ALA recognizes the value of this resource and wants to make it more accessible for all industry professionals. Non-members can now purchase a one-year (12-issue) subscription to Legal Management for $395. Please forward this message on to anyone you may know who can benefit from this opportunity.

Webinar Alert: Beware of Cyber Threats
Data breaches and your firm.It's always a game of 'catch-up' when it comes to new exposure risks and insurance coverage. Tune into this webinar – called Protecting Your Firm from Cyber Threats – on Wednesday, July 16, at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time to learn what legal administrators can do to ensure that their firm's data is secure from hacking and other cyber threats.
Sign up now.

Webinar Alert: Benefits of Contingent Fees?
Take the guesswork out of managing contingent fees with proven tips, tools and practical advice. Join the ALA Webinar called Contingent Fees: More ROI...Less Risk on Tuesday, July 22, at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time to learn how to decrease financial risks and increase profitability on contingent fee cases.
Sign up now.

ALA Podcast: Creating a Successful Strategy for Diversity and Inclusion
Have you asked yourself these questions about diversity and inclusion in your firm: Do I need a strategy? Is my plan effective? What do I tell clients? Tune into this important podcast, "Building Diversity and Inclusion Success for Your Law Firm," with Liz Mikos. Also, read her article titled, "Creating a Plan for Diversity and Inclusion" in July's Legal Management (available tomorrow July 11) and see her speak at the Business of Law Conferences.
Click to listen to the podcast.

ALA Fall Education: Unleash the Full Power of Your Leadership
From broad-based, critical education at the Business of Law Conferences to laser-focused curriculum for human resources, intellectual property and corporate law at the Specialty Conferences, you can hone your leadership skills throughout the fall. Commit to advancing your organization and career with these unparalleled educational opportunities.
Registration is now open.

Paperless Made Painless
ALA's featured book of the month is Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers. This book is a guide for law professionals who feel like they are drowning in time and cost burdens of paper and don't know where to start with digital. Learn how to make a fast and effective transition in this step-by-step resource.
Get your copy today.

 
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