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.
June: On the Cover
Best Practices for Adopting Client-Driven Practice Tools
As legal tech continues to rise, how you approach these platforms is more important than ever.
More and more corporate clients are asking law firms to partner with them in using project management tools and other platforms to streamline their work together. For many administrators, this means not only learning how to use these platforms themselves
but also coming up with ways to effectively train lawyers and staff on them. With the adoption of legal tech only increasing, it will be key for both firms and administrators to be intentional about how they approach their training and use of joint
platforms with their clients. Read more.
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6 Keys to Effective Paralegal Professional Development
Investing in your paralegals' success is vital to the success of your firm.
Paralegals are integral members of their law firms, assisting with everything from legal research to client communications to preparation of briefs and other documents to trials. Providing them with top-notch professional development opportunities is essential for their personal growth and the success of the law firm. Read more.
Weed in the Workplace
Legal organizations grapple with evolving marijuana regulations and growing social acceptance of recreational use.
As more states legalize marijuana, law firms face a growing risk of performance impairment by staff members using the drug for medical and recreational reasons. When developing workplace policies, legal managers must answer some critical questions. Read more.
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