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.

November/December: On the Cover
What’s on Deck in 2024 for Legal
Conversations on mental health, artificial intelligence and progressive recruitment will continue to be top of mind for the legal industry in the new year.

If we have learned anything in recent years, it’s that predicting trends can be a moot point.

But as we close out 2023, there are three areas that seem likely to be top of mind in legal. From the pressing issues of mental health to the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and to reshaping recruitment strategies, the legal profession is poised for change. Read more.



Does Your Organization Need a Legal Operations Manager? 
Find out why firms and departments could potentially benefit from having a legal ops professional oversee key initiatives and functions.

The growth of the legal operations manager role within legal departments has been well-documented in recent years. Between 2018 and 2020, the number of organizations that employed one increased by 24%, according to Gartner; a joint Association of Corporate Counsel and Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) survey found more than half of the people in the position report directly to the general counsel. Read more.

Retooling Your Firm for Gen Z
Understanding what motivates this incoming workforce will be key to attracting (and retaining them) at your firm.

Here come the Gen Zers. As the fastest-growing component of the nation’s labor pool, Gen Z (those born between 1997 and 2012) are poised to have a major impact on the legal profession. Read more.


Big Ideas
Unwrapping ALA’s New Strategic Direction 

BP Perspective
Automation Is Crucial to Improving the Client Lifecycle

Diversity Dialogue
Give the Gift of Inclusion This Holiday Season

Improve Client Experience and Retention with Nonfinancial Metrics 

Tough Topics
Why Law Firms Should Be Embracing Analytics 


Industry News
3 Legal Trends for Midsized Firms

Tips and Trends
Protecting and Growing Revenue Streams: Client Retention Takes Vision and Execution

Tips and Trends
Why Law Firms Must Act Now to Address Platform Fatigue

Your Wellness
30-Second Stressbusters for Legal Professionals 


ALA Faces
Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments 

What's Happening at Headquarters

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