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July 24, 2014

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 Starting this month, 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

Thank You for Attending CLI!

ALA's Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) is an orientation, training and networking event for chapter officers and volunteer leaders. This year it was held on July 18 & 19 in San Antonio, Texas. A big thank you to the more than 300 attendees who will be sharing the highlights with their respective chapters.



Chapter vs. Chapter Challenge!

ALA Chapter vs. Chapter Scholarship Challenge

Chapters large and small can earn scholarship funding from ALA. It’s based on the percentage of your chapter membership who register for any Business of Law or Specialty Conference. Scholarship funding will be available for each chapter, to use at their discretion for any 2015 ALA education opportunity (conferences, webinars or events – registration fees). Learn more about the ALA Chapter vs. Chapter Challenge.

The Top 10 Myths in Disaster Planning

Is your firm relying on a myth? Find out from Paul Sullivan of Agility Recovery Solutions in his article “Business Interruption Planning Not Just for Big Business: 10 Misconceptions about Disaster Recovery. ”Sullivan and his colleague Mark Norton are featured speakers at the ALA Business of Law Conferences with the session: “But My Data Is Backed-Up and Nine Other Common Disaster Planning Mistakes.”

Learn more about ALA’s Business of Law Conferences and register today.

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Develop Life-Changing Leadership

Ken Tucker

Ken Tucker, co-author of the best-selling book, The Leadership Triangle, will be a featured speaker at ALA’s Human Resources Conference for Legal Professionals. Watch an interview with Mr. Tucker as he discusses how anyone can become a transformational leader for today’s changing times. See Tucker live as he presents, Right Person Right Job: Unleashing Employee 5%, at ALA’s new HR conference.

Register today and view the all of the HR education sessions.

ALA Strategic Plan Update – Building the Future of the Business of Law

Oliver Yandle

ALA has embarked on an ambitious strategic plan to lead the business of law. In this time of unprecedented change in the legal industry, you need a forward-thinking, supportive and engaging organization committed to delivering modern resources, expert guidance and invaluable connections. We've been hard at work developing new programs, products, services and initiatives designed to deliver on that promise. As we approach the midpoint of 2014, I am pleased to give you an update of the accomplishments to date.
– Oliver Yandle, JD, CAE, ALA Executive Director

Read the Strategic Plan update.

ALA Compensation and Benefits Survey: Coming Soon to Your Inbox

ALA’s 2014 Compensation and Benefits Survey will soon be landing in your inbox. Be sure to check out the new digital format – it’s been expanded with customizable and interactive features. By taking the survey, you can gain essential data for sharpening your competitive edge. PLUS – you will receive a discount when the survey is published later this fall.

So watch your inbox – and be sure to participate.

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.


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