September 2015 Table of Contents


Operations Management 
Downsizing Office Space to Upsize Savings
By Rob Mattern
Tips for scaling down your office footprint

Financial Management
Budgeting Basics
By Paula Tsuratani
Involve more staff to better the budgeting process

Communications and Organizational Management
Order in the Court
By Philip Bogdanoff
Building a kinder, more civil work culture 


Big Ideas: ALA President's Letter
Moving Ahead and Embracing Change

BP Perspective: Insights From a Business Partner
Keeping an Eye on E-Billing Trends

Test Drive: Gadget Reviews with Bill and Phil
Digital Paper Resurrects the Legal Pads of Old — Sort of


Industry News: Legal Management Updates
Facts and Stats
4 Takeaways from the P3 Conference

Tips and Trends: Industry Advice and Developments
Key Performance Indicators to Meet Your Strategic Goals

Five Questions: Our Spotlight Interview
Our Chat With Shari Tivy, Chair of ALA’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

High Tech
New Products for Law Firms


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

At ALA: Association News and Events
What’s Happening at Headquarters?