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August 21, 2014
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Seeking Member Input on Today’s Law Library
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) engaged HBR Consulting to conduct a survey assessing the economic value that law libraries and librarians contribute to their parent organizations. AALL would like input from ALA members about what library resources and services are most valued in law firms. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete
Take the survey.

Apply to Volunteer and Make a Difference
The business of law has changed substantially during the past decade, and ALA is at the epicenter of that change. As members of the premier leadership organization for the business of law, people like you need to get involved. Through active committee participation, you can help guide the future of your Association by using your expertise and offering your experience. ALA is seeking applications for volunteers for several ALA committees and leadership opportunities.
Learn more and apply today!

Our Q&A with a Cross-Industry CLM
Former ALA member Joanetta Fields van Rijn, CLM started her career in the legal field, but has since moved on to a career in human resources. However, even with her career transition, she has taken her CLM certification with her. Check out our interview with Fields van Rijn in the August issue of Legal Management to see how certification has helped her along the way and how it can also help you. The September 10 application deadline for the fall exam is fast approaching, so now is the time to learn more about the process.
Learn more and apply.

Association news
Bob Nelson

Five Proven Tactics for Employee Motivation
Dr. Bob Nelson, a consultant, author and motivational speaker, provides his short list of motivational insights in this keynote address captured on video. Want to find out more? Nelson will be presenting live at the Business of Law Conferences this fall with the topic: “Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work.”
Learn more and register today.

David Kramer

Less Risk in Your Engagement Letters
David Kramer, JD is the Senior Vice President and Practice Leader for Oswald Companies' Lawyers Professional Liability. During his session at the upcoming Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals, Kramer will identify five key elements an engagement letter must have to reduce liability, and discuss other risk management tools.
Learn more and register today.

Webinar Alert: Get HIPAA Compliant
Join us on Thursday, September 4, at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time to get an overview of the new HIPAA regulations along with actionable steps to ensure your firm’s compliance.
Sign up for the webinar.

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