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

Does Your Firm Know When It’s at Risk of Losing Employees?
Here’s a tough but critically important question: Does your firm know when it’s at risk of losing its employees? As many companies are finding out, the Great Resignation isn’t just a new buzzy phrase — it’s here, it’s happening and it seems no industry is immune. In fact, one survey found that 55% of workers anticipate looking for a new job this year, with flexibility being a key driver. The pandemic shifted priorities for many, and they aren’t eager to go back to the way things have been. Read more.


Features

Finding the Positives in Challenging Times
As we enter the latter months of year two of the pandemic, individuals, businesses and entire communities are adjusting, pivoting and reimagining work and home life. For many law firms, work transitions and changes during the pandemic have yielded insights, new policies and positive outcomes — even during the most uncertain and difficult times. Read more.

How Legal Organizations Can Restructure Their Culture and Adapt to Changing Norms 
It’s no secret that law firms are typically traditional when it comes to culture. They may have set working hours every day and are not as flexible as other companies. They might encourage competition, expect lawyers and staff to give their all to their jobs, and not be concerned about burnout, even though it’s quite common. As of late, legal organizations find themselves in new territory — having to adapt to changes. If they don’t, they risk losing valuable employees to their competitors. Read more.


 

Columns

Big Ideas
Making an Impact in a Whirlwind of Change

BP Perspective
How to Spot the Early Signs of a Ransomware Attack — and Take Action

Diversity Dialogue

He/Him, She/Her, They/Them: Why Pronouns Matter

Marketing Matters

PR Can Glean Big Exposure on Small Budgets

Test Drive

We Flip for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3

Departments

Industry News
Embrace Legal Technology: Avoid the Cost of Doing Nothing

ALA Now

ALA Faces
Members on the Move

At ALA
What’s Happening at Headquarters

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