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.


April 2017: On the Cover

Get Your Game On
Gamification is more than just a buzzword. When implemented correctly, it can help your firm achieve its strategic goals.

You’ve certainly had your fill of articles that open with something like, “The legal industry is experiencing unprecedented change …” so let’s not bore you with those givens. We all know change is coming. The question is, can you get your people to adapt? Such adaptation is a (not-so-simple) two-part harmony: You need plans, and you need lawyers and staff who fully implement those plans. As a leader, you’ve been fighting this battle for a long time. So are there different tactics you can employ to get people more fully engaged in achieving the firm’s strategic goals? Enter gamification. 

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Decoding the UPBMS

Roughly three years ago, ALA began developing a code set (the Uniform Process Based Management System) that could change the way the industry hires employees, evaluates efficiency and staffs back-office operations. Find out what effect it could have on the way your organization does business. Read more

Do You Know Your Biggest Workflow Issues?

Several tools and techniques can prevent procedural setbacks from having a damaging effect on productivity and profitability at your firm. Industry members outline how they are are addressing several of the most common concerns. Read more


Big Ideas
A Message from ALA President Gary T. Swisher, II, CLM: Getting the Most from Your Membership

BP Perspective
The Online Presence Toolkit

Why Analytics Make Workflow Technology Mission-Critical in Today’s Law Firms 

Insure Your Success
Employee Benefits: Six Benefits Beyond the Astronomical Premiums

Test Drive
Gadget Reviews with Bill and Phil: SunnyCam 


Facts & Stats
Legal Management Updates

Industry News
How to Solve the Paper Records Workflow That’s Killing Your Firm

Tips & Trends
How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Today’s Law Firms


ALA Faces
Member and Chapter News

Association News and Events

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