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.

September: On the Cover

Destination: Office
For a hybrid office situation to work, people need to want to come back to the office. Here’s how firms are successfully luring them back.

On one side: It’s work from home or bust. They enjoy flexibility, forgoing a commute and having more time for a personal life. On the other: It’s at the office every day, where idea generation and mentoring can occur more readily and not via a webcam or chat box.

The compromise: hybrid work options. To make hybrid work possible means giving people a reason to come back to an office. Read more.


Where Firms Are Falling Short on Business Continuity 
Whether your firm eventually faces a fire, a partner becoming seriously ill or other major event, having a plan in place that clearly outlines what to do — and who will do it — can position your organization to react promptly and effectively. If your firm hasn’t created a plan to address continuity challenges yet, you may want to consider including some of the following elements. Read more.

Legal Ownership Gets Innovative
In a field that can lack innovation, there are now new and innovative career opportunities for those legal professionals who don’t practice law. Read more.


Big Ideas
There Is No “I” in Team, But There Is a “U”  in Volunteer

BP Perspective
How Legal Ops Is Redefining the Role of the Legal Team

Diversity Dialogue

We Are Not OK: The Syndemic Impacting Legal Community Well-Being


Tech Tips to Operate More Efficiently

Marketing Matters
In Marketing, When You Have the Facts, Use Them

Test Drive
We’ve Got Gadgets to Squeeze the Most Out of Summer



Industry News
Leasing and Financing Can Work to Your Advantage in an Inflationary Economy


ALA Faces
Members on the Move

News from ALA HQ

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