Conference Recordings

Conference recordings are organized by ALA’s five functional/knowledge areas:

 

Communications Management

Communication Management refers to oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. It also pertains to stress management techniques and time management strategies. It is often paired with Organizational Management that includes knowledge of leadership styles and techniques, team development and management principle.

CMCM20 Building Trust and Respect in the Law Firm Through Understanding Behavior Styles

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This workshop explores the four spectrum of human behavior and reveals how attorneys, legal management professionals, managers and employees can use the behavior styles theory to increase trust, respect and morale in their law firm.

Presented by

  • Michael Nash

Recorded at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, National Harbor, Maryland

CMCM20 Save Me a Seat at the Table: How to Become a Strategic Resource

Some firms use their administrators to their full potential, still many do not. Yet in today’s competitive marketplace it is more important than ever that managing partners and practice group leaders work closely with their firms’ business professionals.

Presented by

  • Barbara A. Foley, CLM
  • Jonathon H. Spadt, Esq.
Recorded at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, National Harbor, Maryland
 

Financial Management

Financial Management refers to general accounting information and analysis, general ledger, general journal entries, cost accounting, fixed asset accounting, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

FMFM34 Financial Reporting Checklists Every Firm Should Be Doing 

In this session, we will build the checklist of critical tasks that are essential for well-managed financial reporting.

Presented By

  • Rebecca Kelley, CPA
  • Maggie Kennedy, CPA

Recorded at the 2017 ALA Regional Conference, Denver, Colorado

FMFM02 New Metrics for a New Normal

In years past, law firm leaders were content to rely on retrospective performance metrics to assess financial health. However, it is no longer sufficient to measure what has already occurred.

Presented By

  • Timothy B. Corcoran

Recorded at the 2015 ALA Regional Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

FMFM03 Pricing for Profit with Project Management and Process Improvement

As the demand for more creative and lower pricing increases, law firms will decrease profits by discounting rates without also addressing how legal services are delivered.

Presented By

  • Timothy B. Corcoran

Recorded at the 2015 ALA Regional Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

FMFM14 Profitability via Legal Project Management

Law firms should consider legal project management (LPM) a vital key to profitability, especially in light of clients’ increasing demands for alternative fee arrangements and cost containment.

Presented By

  • Pamela Woldow, Esq.

Recorded at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, National Harbor, Maryland

 

Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management refers to employee selection, promotion, and performance management as well as compensation and benefit laws.

HR-HR26 Accommodations and Leaves of Absence: Law Firms Confronting the FMLA and ADA

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When a law firm employee needs time away from work for an illness or injury, or after the birth of a child, the employee is concerned about two things:

  1. Will I still have my job? and
  2. Will I get paid while I am away?

Presented By

  • Michael Cohen, J.D.

Recorded at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, National Harbor, Maryland

HR-HR30 Marijuana in the Workplace

As more marijuana laws take affect across the country, more workplaces are impacted.

Presented By

  • Judge Mary Celeste (Ret.)

Recorded at the 2017 ALA Regional Conference, Denver, Colorado

HR-HR02 Embracing Diversity by Preventing Harassment

Diversity must be more than just a goal. Achieving and embracing the notions of diversity has become absolutely essential for the success of your firm.

Presented By

  • Michael S. Cohen, J.D.

Recorded at the 2015 ALA Regional Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

HR-HR03 Minefields of All Minefields: Wage Hour Law in Law Firms

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), also known as the “wage and hour” law, is one of the most violated of the federal employment laws.

Presented By

  • Michael S. Cohen, J.D.

Recorded at the 2015 ALA Regional Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

HR-HR14 The State of Mentoring in the Legal Profession: New Tools and Best Practices

Mentoring is making a comeback! Legal employers are developing and revamping mentoring programs as a major component of their professional development initiatives, while many bar associations are adopting mandatory or optional programs for their new lawyers.

Presented By

  • Mark Korf
  • Tammy A. Patterson

Recorded at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, National Harbor, Maryland

 

Legal Industry/Business Management

Legal Industry refers to knowledge of the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Ethics as it pertains to law firm management. Business Management includes knowledge of non-U.S. based law-related codes of professional conduct, professional liability issues, changes and trends in the legal industry, records management and retention requirements and the process of law firm mergers and acquisitions.

LILI32 Alternative Approaches to Secretarial Support

The way that law firms support their professionals is rapidly changing.

Presented By

  • Mark Santiago, CMP

Recorded at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado

LILI13 Blogging, Tweeting, Social Networking- Making it Work for Your Firm  

Why is there such a big push to bring social media into the law firm environment? How do firms make social networking work?  We all know what not to do, but how do we use these tools to our advantage? Join this session to learn how firms are successfully using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Presented By

  • Kerry Scott Boll

Recorded at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, National Harbor, Maryland

LILI25 Does Your Disaster Plan Need a Makeover?

It could be a burst pipe, a fire in a neighboring suite, or a weeklong power outage - it doesn’t have to be a natural disaster that closes your firm’s doors. Does your current plan address temporarily relocating your office and can your lawyers continue providing services to their clients if such a situation were to occur? 

Presented By

  • Kathryn N. Scourby
Recorded at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, National Harbor, Maryland
 

Operations Management/Technology

Operations Management refers to work product quality control procedures and techniques, lease/contract agreements, project management, workplace safety and health issues and knowledge of space assessment, design and development strategies. Technology includes knowledge of the features and capabilities of computer and network hardware and software systems, internet, web-based technology and security.

OMOM22 Why Today’s Impatient, Impulsive and Intolerant Clients Are Leaving Your Firm

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More than ever, today's customers are inundated with good choices. Outdated notions of loyalty and service are ignoring the profound market shift that is driving too many customers to your competitors.

Presented By

  • David Avrin

Recorded at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, National Harbor Maryland

OMOM02 Is Your Firm the Next Target for Hackers?

Whether it’s a hacked website, a lost laptop, or a stolen iPhone™, your daily business practices put you at risk. It is only a matter of time until a firm falls prey to the myriad of risks related to the abuse of information and theft of funds in your care.

Presented By

  • Uri Gutfreund
  • Rob Kleeger
  • Khizar Sheikh

Recorded at the 2015 ALA Regional Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

OMOM03 Breach Notification in the Real World: A Case Study from the Trenches!

Is your cybersecurity readiness in place in your firm? Data breaches, hacking, phishing, malicious insider activity AND employee and third-party vendor carelessness or negligence can lead to data and proprietary information loss.

Presented By

  • Uri Gutfreund
  • Rob Kleeger
  • Khizar Sheikh

Recorded at the 2015 ALA Regional Conference, Atlanta, Georgia