Ahead of the Curve
The Professional Development Advisory Committee’s (PDAC) purpose in providing you this communication is to further its goal of periodically sharing topical information regarding the legal industry. Our hope is that one or more of the updates will provide a spark of insight to assist with your work on behalf of ALA as well as within your firm or legal department.
The way back toward sustainable profits and expansion starts with technology investments as Chief Information Officers are expected to create robust and resilient IT organizations.
Resource: Roberto Torres, CIO Dive
Crises are disrupting all business plans and triggering enterprises to review their purpose. This, in turn, increases symptoms of fatigue among employees, and the IT organization is not immune.
Resource: Mary Mesaglio, CIO Dive
The virtual law office — once a niche curiosity reserved for sole practitioners and a fraction of traditional firms — suddenly flowered, forced by necessity out of high-rise towers and into personal homes in the dark, uncertain pre-vaccine days. “End of the Law Office as We Know It?” wondered the Daily Business Review in Miami, pointing to firms that have downsized or abandoned their shops in favor of the work-from-home model. “We’ve evolved 10 years in six weeks. I don’t mean my firm, but the market. That’s how dramatic of an effect it’s had,” one law firm chief information officer told Law.com.
Resource: John Roemer, American Bar Association
Terri Oppelt, CLM, SPHR, SHRM-CP, Chair — Armanino LLP
Denise L. Gaskin, PhD, MS, Vice Chair — RavenWork, Inc.
Daniel Patrick Atcheson — Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt, PA
Roberta A. Bauer — Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC
Melissa Chambers — LawPay
Suzanne Koch — Fulcrum GT
Jennifer Trippett — Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Valerie A. Williams — Virginia Beach, Virginia
ALA Board of Directors Liaison to Committee
Judity A. Hissong, CLM, PCC — Nesso Strategies
ALA Liaison to Committee
Kate Raftery — ALA's Associate Editor
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