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.

May: On the Cover
Leading Through Change

It's a cliché, but it's true: Change is constant. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we're reminded how dramatically things can change overnight. Legal managers who are well-versed in change management can minimize the negative impact and move the firm forward. Plus, by leveraging change management techniques and tools, leaders can help the process of change be more positive, purposeful, collaborative and successful for everyone. Bonus: You can read this article, take a brief quiz, then earn one credit hour. Read more.


Role Model
For employees who are struggling to help an ill parent or family member, employer-provided support can be a game changer.

Throughout the past year, Sonia Menon, Chief Operating Officer at Chicago-based law firm Neal Gerber Eisenberg, had begun to hear employees make remarkably similar comments — all involving ill family members they were trying to help take care of. One firm member was hoping to check in on her elderly mother, who wasn’t well, every day. An attorney getting ready for a trial had a parent who needed hip surgery. Another employee was preparing to move in with his father, who’d been diagnosed with cancer. 

In the past 10 years, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers a day have turned 65; 47% have two to three chronic health conditions, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data.

With a growing amount of the workforce consisting of employees who have parents in that age group, many have found themselves trying to balance work with caregiving responsibilities they’ve assumed for a parent or older relative. Read more.



Big Ideas
Navigating This Extraordinary Moment Together 

BP Perspective
Working From Home? Here's Your Cybersecurity Checklist 

Thinking Out Cloud
In the New Era of Remote Work, What's Your Best Technology Strategy? 

Tough Topics
Succession Planning: Protecting Your Firm's Financial Future

Test Drive
It's Time to Clean Your Email Inbox


Industry News
Your Guide to the Temporary Rule of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act 

Tips and Trends
3 Takeaways About Leadership During Difficult Times


ALA Faces
Members on the Move

What's Happening at Headquarters



Advertising Index

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Members and nonmembers can read the article, then log in to take a test (members pay $49; nonmembers pay $69). If you pass with at least 70 percent, you will earn one CE credit hour. The goal is to help CLMs get the credits they need for recertification, but it will also count toward SHRM, HRCI or CPE credit. 

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