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.

July/August: On the Cover

Let’s Make a Deal
Law firms are in the driver’s seat at lease renewal time.

For law firms looking to renew their office leases, the outlook has never been sunnier. A pandemic-induced oversupply of commercial space has landed on the market at the same time professional organizations need less room to get their work done, thanks to the acceleration of hybrid work arrangements. Read more.

Fighting Change Fatigue
Legal organizations and innovation are not typically linked. Firms in particular tend to follow a traditional mode and may not be open to change. Change often means following the path of least resistance — it’s easier but not always the most fruitful choice. After the turbulent last two-plus years, normalcy and status quo can seem comforting.  Read more.

6 Tips for Designing Effective Associate Evaluations
The associate evaluation process can be an incredible vehicle for reviewing, training and rewarding associates. For many law firms, however, it can be challenging to craft a process that effectively delivers feedback in a way that is specific, meaningful and actionable while at the same time engaging all the key stakeholders.  Read more.


Big Ideas
What Is Your Story? Answering This Question Can Help Find Your Authentic Self

BP Perspective
Keeping Score: Why Legal Organizations Should Develop a Risk Scorecard

Diversity Dialogue

Diversity Efforts Also Must Include Development for Legal Support Staff


Law Firm IT Customization: Approach at Your Own Risk

Marketing Matters
Get Clients to Notice You: 8 Tips for Creating Quality Content


Industry News
Studying for CLM Success

Industry News
Cash Flow Can Help Your Firm Grow

Tips and Trends
Strengthen Your Internal Communications to Fortify Your Law Firm’s Future


ALA Faces
Members on the Move

News from ALA HQ

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As of April 2021, Legal Management is no longer publishing new CE courses. Check out our archived courses below. They are still available! 

Members and nonmembers can read the article, then log in to take a test (members pay $49; nonmembers pay $69). If you pass with at least 70 percent, you will earn one CE credit hour. The goal is to help CLMs get the credits they need for recertification, but some will also count toward SHRM, HRCI or CPE credit. 

  • Click here to read “Making Mental Health Matter” and earn one credit hour in human resources management.
  • Click here to read “Where Are Your Markers” and earn one credit hour in self-management skills.
  • Click here to read “Leading Through Change” and earn one credit hour in organizational development.
  • Click here to read “Building a Better Budget” and earn one credit hour in financial management.
  • Click here to read “Cyber Risk Management: The Vital Role of Legal Management Professionals” and earn one credit hour in operations management.
  • Click here to read “A Lesson in Leadership for Legal Management Professionals” and earn one credit hour in communications and organizational management.
  • Click here to read “The Risk of Idolizing False Profits;” and earn one credit hour in financial management.
  • Click here to read “Responding to a Request for Proposal: Time, Money, People and the Law” and earn one credit hour in writing skills.
  • Click here to read “How to Ethically Oversee Trust Accounts,” and to earn one credit hour in financial management.
  • Click here to read “Confronting Addiction in the Law Firm,” and to earn one credit hour in substance abuse.
  • Click here to read “The Ever-Evolving World of Legal Ethics,” and to earn one credit hour in ethics.