Legal Management Magazine

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

January 2018: On the Cover

Empowering Women in the Workplace
A woman’s guide to making sure her voice is heard in the office — and tips for how men can help.

For better or for worse, 2017 was quite a year for women, notably women in the workplace. And while many of the stories in the headlines are a discussion for another article, they do highlight one important change: Women are making sure they are heard. And navigating the legal workplace has its own added challenges — challenges that can be magnified for women. A competitive environment that is dominated by masculine styles of leadership and communication can often leave women struggling to find their ground. Read more.


Legal Cartography
Client journey mapping, which legal managers can help guide, helps ensure a successful process.

Firms are finding ways to innovate — which can impact a single client, a practice area or the entire firm — after applying client journey mapping, a tool borrowed from the corporate world in which attorneys and legal managers work together to track the steps clients take along their legal pathways to ensure they’re providing the best service. Read more



Big Ideas
A Message from Executive Director Oliver Yandle, JD, CAE: Help Provide Data to Better Understand Harassment and Information Management in Firms

BP Perspective
3 Practical Options for Financing Your Office Build-Out

Insure Your Success
Law Firms Under Cyber Siege: 5 Lessons for 2018

Test Drive
A $1,000 iPhone? X (Pronounced "10") Marks the Spot

Tough Topics
Aligning Your Stars: Succession Planning for the Administrative Team


Facts and Stats
Quick Industry Takes

Tips and Trends
Cross-Cultural Communication and International Email Etiquette


ALA Faces
Member and Chapter News
ALA Congratulates Its 2018-2019 Board of Directors and Regional Representatives 

What's Happening at Headquarters?

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In This Issue
Konica Minolta   •   Pitney Bowes    •    Research Associates, Inc.    •    Tabs3    •    Traveling Coaches

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