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November 25, 2014
 

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Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?
ALA has partnered with Attorney at Work to help answer those tough office questions with advice from your fellow members. In the latest from ALA’s “Ask the Experts” series, your peers provided perspective on the following situation: A young female lawyer realizes that women are treated unequally at her midsize firm. She is seeking ways to effectively battle this bias — or wondering if she should start looking for another job.
Read their answers from the November 20 post.

 

ALA Compensation and Benefit Survey

ALA released its enhanced 2014 Compensation & Benefits Survey. Access current market intelligence and compare your firm with the competition for attracting top talent. New features include survey results on more positions, best practices, staffing ratios, firm size and data breakouts by state, city and region.

 

Your To-Do List: Renew your ALA Membership
Put your 2015 ALA membership dues renewal on the top of your to-do list. Take action now to guarantee another year of high-quality education, networking and career resources — including the new online courses. Print your personalized invoice for convenience.
Sign in and renew your 2015 ALA membership dues.

2015 Annual Conference Blog Up and Running
The AC2015 Blog is now live with its premier post from 2015 ALA Annual Conference & Expo Committee Chair Lorri Salyards, CLM. Salyards introduces the theme of the conference and what attendees can look forward to at this year’s event. Take some time to read the first post, and subscribe to the blog to be in the know about the education, expo and networking.
Check out the AC2015 Blog here.

Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments
For the latest information on your ALA network and peers, be sure to click through to the ALA Faces section of Legal Management magazine. Read about ALA members who are on the move, chapter anniversaries, recent awards and honors, and other member-related news.
It’s all happening in the November 2014 issue.
 

 

Associationnews

IDEA Award Submissions Close January 12
Now is the time to take action. Your innovation deserves a chance in the spotlight, so submit your achievement before the call for submissions close on January 12. Whether you’re an ALA chapter, committee, region, member, firm or business partner, showcase your innovation and its impact on the legal community with the 2015 IDEA Awards.
Learn more about how your innovation could make you an award recipient.
Read our Legal Management feature story about the 2014 IDEA Awards winners.

New Law Firm Leadership Forum
ALA and Nesso Strategies have united to bring you the new Managing Partner/Executive Director Forum, a specialized program focusing on your firm’s leadership challenges in complete privacy. Bring your leadership team together to expand your vision, discuss your firm’s challenges, and work on enhancing client service and business practices. The event takes place February 23-24, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. 
Learn more and register for The Managing Partner/Executive Director Forum.

ALA Webinars Keep You Up To Date on Employment Law and Matter Management
On Thursday, December 4, join us for a lively recap of the most significant employment law developments from the past year and an analysis of what’s to come in the ALA webinar, “The Workplace Law Landscape: Trends and Challenges.” On Tuesday, December 9, participate in the ALA webinar, “Electronic Billing & Matter Management: They Were Always Meant for Each Other,” and learn how to use matter management information to more effectively reap the benefits of your electronic billing system.
Sign up for these webinars.

Chapter Scholarships for National Events
Chapters often fund member attendance at national events through a chapter scholarship program. In prior years, chapters were able to purchase multiple registrations shortly after an event opened and then assign names to those registrations at a later date. Unfortunately, our system no longer allows this to take place. Therefore, beginning with our 2015 events, all registrations for ALA events must include the name of the registrant. Standard cancellation and transfer fees will continue to apply.
Questions regarding this process can be directed to registration@alanet.org.
 

 
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