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2018 Compensation and Benefits Survey

As law firm staffing becomes even more competitive, legal professionals need current market intelligence to attract top talent. ALA's 2018 Compensation & Benefits Survey will include the most relevant benchmark data, including:

  • Associate Attorney and Summer Associate positions added
  • More staff positions, including specialists for eDiscovery, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Staffing ratios and office best practices
  • Firm size
  • Comparative salary and benefits nationally and locally with extensive local detail
  • Easy prior-year comparisons if you purchase the 2017 report
Member participant: $299
Member nonparticipant: $549
Nonmember participant: $399
Nonmember nonparticipant: $759

Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers

Until a few years ago, only the largest firms could afford to engage an audience of millions. Now, lawyers in any size firm can reach a global audience at little to no cost--all because of blogs. An effective blog can help you promote your practice, become more "findable" online, and take charge of how you are perceived by clients, journalists and anyone who uses the Internet. Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers will show you how to create, maintain, and improve a legal blog--and gain new business opportunities along the way.

In just one hour, you will learn to:
  • Set up a blog quickly and easily
  • Write blog posts that will attract clients
  • Choose from various hosting options like Blogger, TypePad, and WordPress
  • Make your blog friendly to search engines, increasing your ranking
  • Tweak the design of your blog by adding customized banners and colors
  • Easily send notice of your blog posts to Facebook and Twitter
  • Monitor your blog's traffic with Google Analytics and other tools
  • Avoid ethics problems that may result from having a legal blog

Member: $24.95
Nonmember: $39.95

Job Description Toolkit

ALA's Job Description Toolkit was designed to assist legal management professionals and their employer organizations in drafting job descriptions using the ALA Uniform Process Based Management System (UPBMS) taxonomy classification/codes.

It provides a step-by-step guide for writing job descriptions, including sample job descriptions organized by the following areas: Administrative, Finance, Human Resources, Intellectual Property, Legal Support Services, and Marketing and Technology.

Features of this resource include:

  • A guide on creating job descriptions that apply the UPBMS taxonomy
  • A list of resources and tools to use when writing job descriptions
  • A sample of job descriptions using the UPBMS

Member: No Cost

Nonmember: $ 399.00

LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers

Lawyers work in a world of networks, connections, referrals, and recommendations. For many lawyers, the success of these networks determines the success of their practice. LinkedIn®, the premier social networking tool for business, can help you create, nurture, and expand your professional network and gain clients in the process. LinkedIn® in One Hour for Lawyers provides an introduction to this powerful tool in terms that any attorney can understand.

In just one hour, you will learn to:
  • Set up a LinkedIn account
  • Complete your basic profile
  • Create a robust, dynamic profile that will attract clients
  • Build your connections
  • Use search tools to enhance your network
  • Maximize your presence with features such as groups, updates, answers, and recommendations
  • Monitor your network with ease
  • Optimize your settings for privacy concerns
  • Use LinkedIn® effectively in the hiring process
  • Develop a LinkedIn strategy to grow your legal network

Member: $39.95
Nonmember: $49.95

Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers

The legal community is notorious for generating paper--and lots of it. But lawyers can save time and money by transitioning to a paperless office. Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers will show even the most committed paper devotees how to run their law offices digitally.

In just one hour, you will learn to:

  • Get your colleagues and staff on board
  • Analyze your current paper workflow and set new goals
  • Assess your hardware, software, and app needs
  • Become a PDF expert
  • Develop or acquire a document management system
  • Make cloud-based storage work for you
  • Work on-the-go with mobile technology
  • Set up a virtual law office or client portal
  • Understand the ethics considerations of a paperless practice
  • And much more!

Member: $39.95
Nonmember: $49.95