May 2018 Table of Contents


Finance Management
Is External Funding the Future of Finance Litigation?
By Erin Brereton 
Find out what external lawsuit funding deals typically involve, what factors attorneys should consider — and why the practice is gaining popularity.

Legal Industry/Business Management 
Building a Better Brand
By Kylie Ora Lobell
In the hypercompetitive legal talent market, what goes into your firm’s brand can distinguish you.


Big Ideas: ALA President's Letter
The Benefits of "Supplaw" Chain Management

BP Perspective: Insights From a Business Partner 
Litigation Finance in 2018: Shifting Sands and Opportunities

Innovations: Fresh Thoughts for Managing  
Rise of the Drones: The Invasion Has Begun

Test Drive: Gadget Reviews with Bill and Phil
Zoom into Videoconferencing

Tough Topics: Controversial Office Conversations
Maintain a Beneficial Relationship with a Departing Attorney (Even If It’s Not on Their Terms)


Industry News
Optimizing Your Firm for Accountable Productivity

Tips and Trends: Industry Advice and Developments 
The Benefit of Competition in Providing Health Care Benefits


ALA Faces: Member and Chapter News
Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments

AT ALA: News About ALA
What's Happening at Headquarters