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
Staying One Step Ahead of Talent Demands 
Vital position suddenly open up? Be prepared with these passive recruiting tips.

When a key law firm or department member leaves, the resulting vacancy can pose a threat to both productivity and profitability. Numerous industry members recruit on an ongoing basis, continuously unearthing future candidates. If your organization has historically relied on launching candidate searches solely when a hiring need arises, the following practices can help you more proactively prepare to fill critical roles. Read more.



Navigating a Path to the C-Suite 

For Karie Rivkin, CLM, the plan had always been to obtain her MBA, but working full-time while raising three children and other life events forced her to place that goal, at that time, on hold. “Still wanting something more, the [Certified Legal Manager (CLM)® designation] seemed to be my logical and natural next step,” says Rivkin, who is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, PC, and a Director on ALA’s Board of Directors. “Since the CLM is an ALA offering — and ALA is recognized in the legal industry — the credential would help validate my expertise.” Read more.

Managing Conflict in Divided Times 
This is a story about workplace openness and inclusion. And blowback. As a growing number of legal organizations encourage staff members to bring their whole selves to work, more people are sharing their feelings about society’s hot-button issues. Sharing too often leads to disagreement, and then to arguments over politics, racial justice, reproductive rights, immigration policy, gay rights and religious diversity. Read more.


Big Ideas
Ordinary Actions Making an Extraordinary Impact

BP Perspective
Rethink the Tools You Use in the Hybrid Workplace 

How Legal Administrators Can Get a Seat (and Voice) at the Strategy Table

Marketing Matters
Marketing Tips to Weather Economic Headwinds 

Test Drive
Can the Metaverse Be the Legal Tool of the Future?

Tough Topics
How to Say “No” to the Boss 


Tips and Trends
Traveling Back on for Trials? Here’s How to Book Smarter 


ALA Faces
Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments 

What's Happening at Headquarters  

Earn CE Credit


As of April 2021, Legal Management is no longer publishing new CE courses. Check out our archived courses below. They are still available! 

Members and nonmembers can read the article, then log in to take a test (members pay $49; nonmembers pay $69). If you pass with at least 70 percent, you will earn one CE credit hour. The goal is to help CLMs get the credits they need for recertification, but some will also count toward SHRM, HRCI or CPE credit. 

  • Click here to read “Making Mental Health Matter” and earn one credit hour in human resources management.
  • Click here to read “Where Are Your Markers” and earn one credit hour in self-management skills.
  • Click here to read “Leading Through Change” and earn one credit hour in organizational development.
  • Click here to read “Building a Better Budget” and earn one credit hour in financial management.
  • Click here to read “Cyber Risk Management: The Vital Role of Legal Management Professionals” and earn one credit hour in operations management.
  • Click here to read “A Lesson in Leadership for Legal Management Professionals” and earn one credit hour in communications and organizational management.
  • Click here to read “The Risk of Idolizing False Profits;” and earn one credit hour in financial management.
  • Click here to read “Responding to a Request for Proposal: Time, Money, People and the Law” and earn one credit hour in writing skills.
  • Click here to read “How to Ethically Oversee Trust Accounts,” and to earn one credit hour in financial management.
  • Click here to read “Confronting Addiction in the Law Firm,” and to earn one credit hour in substance abuse.
  • Click here to read “The Ever-Evolving World of Legal Ethics,” and to earn one credit hour in ethics.