November/December 2017 Table of Contents


Legal Industry/Business Management
Expanding Your Horizons
By Erin Brereton 
Launching new, out-of-state satellite offices requires careful planning. Find out what your firm needs to know. 

Human Resources Management 
Trending Resources: 8 Progressive HR Practices for the Modern Law Firm
By Mary Kate Sheridan 
Firms are increasingly focusing on modernizing their HR practices to attract and retain top talent. 

Operations Management 
How to Make Telecommuting Work for Your Firm
By Kylie Ora Lobell
As more employees demand more flexibility, law firms are learning how to adapt to the telecommuting trend. 


Big Ideas: ALA President's Letter
The Trend to Put Employees' Interests First

BP Perspective: Insights From a Business Partner 
5 Top Misconceptions About Information Security and Compliance

Diversity Dialogue: Broadening Business Perspectives
5 Things to Know About Lawyers with Disabilities

Innovations: Fresh Thoughts for Managing 
How Document Production Technologies Can Save You Thousands

Insure Your Success: Practical Tips You Need
Avoid These 4 End-of-the-Year Insurance Headaches

Test Drive: Gadget Reviews with Bill and Phil
Bitcoin, Ether, Cryptocurrency and Such


Facts and Stats
Quick Industry Takes

Industry News: Legal Management Updates 
The Impact of C-Suite Growth in the Am Law 200

Tips and Trends: Industry Advice and Developments 
Virtual Offices: Is It Time for Your Firm to Say Goodbye to Office Space?


ALA Faces: Member and Chapter News
Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments
Member Spotlight: One Member's Personal Quest to Help Puerto Rico

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