September 2017 Table of Contents


Human Resources Management 
Staying the Course
By Carol E. Crawford, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Conducting stay interviews can help you better understand and retain your best talent.

Human Resources Management 
Marijuana Makes an Impact on Legal
By Kylie Ora Lobell 
Laws are rapidly changing, presenting challenges — and great opportunities — for law firms.  

Legal Industry/Business Management
Outsourcing to Enhance Your Firm's Resources and Client Value
By Stephen Cole
As legal markets continue to shift, outsourcing can provide some stability. 


Big Ideas: ALA President's Letter
The Spirit of Giving

BP Perspective: Insights From a Business Partner 
3 Tips on Implementing a Strong Need-to-Know Information Security Policy

Diversity Dialogue: Broadening Business Perspectives 
Time to Rethink Your Diversity Program?

Innovations: Fresh Thoughts for Managing 
Prime Your Workplace for Diversity and Inclusion 

Test Drive: Gadget Reviews with Bill and Phil
iOS 11 and iPad Pro — Laptop Replacement at Last?

Thinking Out Cloud: Translating Tech to Business
How Law Firms Can Benefit from Cloud-Based Desktops 


Facts and Stats
Legal Management Updates

Industry News: Legal Management Updates 
Simple Ways Your Firm Can Get the Most Out of Disability Benefits

Tips and Trends: Industry Advice and Developments 
The Docketing Department's Role in Business Development


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

At ALA: News About ALA
What's Happening at Headquarters?