Legal Management Magazine

Legal Management reports on topics within ALA’s five knowledge areas: Legal Industry/Business Management; Human Resources Management; Financial Management; Communication and Organizational Management; and Operations Management.


May 2017: On the Cover

10 Tips for Successfully Integrating Laterals Into Your Law Firm

Lateral hiring is an important aspect of the hiring market — and an investment. Navigating a new law firm without guidance can be daunting. Firms make significant investments in lateral hires, but they do not always follow through with organized integration plans. Given that lateral hiring is such an important aspect of today’s legal hiring market, firms cannot risk being unprepared. We’ve got tips for best practices for onboarding as well as tips for lateral partner integration. 

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Can't Miss Lead Generation Strategies

To locate and land new clients, you need a strong online presence, diverse contact list — and quick callbacks. Convincing them you’re the best choice can prove even more challenging. The average consumer attorney converts just 5 to 15 percent of every 100 leads into paying clients. Read more

Getting the Most From Client Surveys

Client surveys are essential to the success of a law firm. They present a unique opportunity to hear feedback from those that the firm serves, as well as have the power to change how the firm is run. By providing surveys to your clients, as well as taking the feedback into consideration, you’re ensuring the longevity of your firm. Read more


Big Ideas
A Message from ALA Executive Director Oliver Yandle, JD, CAE: Be a Catalyst for Change

BP Perspective
Every Now and Then You Need a Salad

Thriving in a Changing Legal Services Market

Insure Your Success
Cyber Readiness: What You Can Do to Beat the Bad Numbers

Test Drive
Gadget Reviews with Bill and Phil: Galaxy S8

Thinking Out Cloud
Going Cloud First: Tomorrow's Vision or Today's Reality?


Tips & Trends
Be the House on the Block Where All the Kids Hang Out


Highlights from the 2017 Conference & Expo in Denver

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