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: On the Cover

Surviving Your Office Move

Moving is one of those life experiences that elicits a collective sigh from most. It's even more daunting if you're overseeing an entire office move, which can take several months of planning and involves herding an entire staff through the process — all while ensuring as little disruption to day-to-day business as possible.

Before you begin the moving process, you need a proper plan in place as well as leaders in your office to see it through. Otherwise, you could easily waste time, resources and energy that could have been spent on more important matters. Read more.


HR Automation for More Time, Less Headaches

Law firm human resources departments have a lot of ground to cover without enough hours in the day to cover it. HR professionals juggle multiple processes, shifting requirements and demands from above and below, as well as the need to nurture employee growth and satisfaction, keep positions staffed, retain good employees, handle issues and serve as the firm's Chief Happiness Officer. Read more.

Giving Back to the Future

After 14 years of approximately 40,000 to 44,000 new students enrolling each year, the number of prospective industry members entering U.S. law schools spiked to more than 52,000 in 2010 — and then promptly declined by more than 4,000 in 2011 and kept falling until 2016, when enrollment marginally increased by just nine students, according to the nonprofit Law School Transparency organization’s analysis of ABA data. Read more.



Big Ideas
A Message from ALA President James L. Cornell III: Good Things in Store for 2020

BP Perspective
Resolve to Balance the Scales in 2020

Diversity Dialogue
12 Ways to Commit to Diversity and Inclusion 

Test Drive
Galaxy Note 10 Plus: A Phabulously Smart Phablet 


Tips and Trends
Demonstrating Value to Gain Buy-In for New Technology 



ALA Faces
Members on the Move

What's Happening at Headquarters

Advertising Index

Konica Minolta  •  LawPay •  Traveling Coaches

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