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

Recruiting Revamp: How Benefits Can Help You Hire — and Keep — Top Talent

It’s impossible to ignore the Great Resignation. You’re either living it real time at your legal organization or seeing the phrase with every scroll of your phone. If you are one of the many firms experiencing a talent exit, it’s more important than ever to understand why. In fact, a recent report raised a red flag about the need for organizations to examine the reasons behind it. Based on surveys across multiple industries and continents, McKinsey & Company’s research acknowledged how the pandemic has permanently changed employee expectations. What they discovered is elegant in its simplicity: Show your human side. Read more.

Embracing a Holistic Approach to Employee Development

In today’s tight legal talent market, being able to tap into internal resources to fill staff, leadership and other open roles can mean the difference between a law firm incurring recruiting expenses and productivity delays — or providing efficient, consistent client service. Read more.

Tracking the Elusive Health Insurance Plan

Medical coverage, long the most popular of all law firm benefits, shows no signs of going away soon — or of getting any easier to find. In the most recent ALA Compensation and Benefits Survey, 86.5% of respondents said they offered the benefit to their employees. “It’s extremely important to have a solid health insurance plan,” says Jack L. Huddleston, Director of Administration at Thomas Horstemeyer and member of the Atlanta Chapter. “Without one, I don’t think a firm can be competitive in today’s market.” 
Read more.


Big Ideas
Gratitude Is the Best Attitude

BP Perspective
E-Discovery Contracts: Managed Service vs. Master Service Agreements

Diversity Dialogue

4 Ways Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Helps Firms Prosper (and How to Achieve It)

Marketing Matters

Recruiting Is Today’s Hottest Marketing Topic

Test Drive
INNOCN Portable Monitor Keeps Us on the Move


Industry News
Removing the Brick and Mortar: See How One Firm Operates Exclusively Remotely

Tips and Trends
How Tech Can Enhance the Employee Experience


ALA Faces
Members on the Move

Awards Coverage from Our 2022 Annual Conference & Expo

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