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Fighting Change Fatigue

Most legal management professionals require a hat rack to hold the caps of their various roles: accountant, marketer, recruiter, HR director, IT coordinator, drill sergeant, therapist, confidant … and, of course, fire marshal.

Problem Partners

Most legal management professionals require a hat rack to hold the caps of their various roles: accountant, marketer, recruiter, HR director, IT coordinator, drill sergeant, therapist, confidant … and, of course, fire marshal.

Thinking About De-equitizing a Partner? Consider This First

Most legal management professionals require a hat rack to hold the caps of their various roles: accountant, marketer, recruiter, HR director, IT coordinator, drill sergeant, therapist, confidant … and, of course, fire marshal.

Huddle Up! Highlights from ALA’s Annual Conference

Learn about the highlights from ALA’s Annual Conference and Expo. Conference speaker Tiffany Ho-Rivera, Chair of the ALA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee, will share key takeaways from this important event.

Investing in Our Profession’s Future

The Foundation of ALA is supporting students as they work toward careers in legal.

Best Practices for Making Your Law Firm More Inclusive for People with Disabilities

Creating an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities should be a top priority for law firms — especially considering how many individuals in the firm may be living with a disability or may develop one in the future. Unfortunately, many law firms overlook this critical demographic when crafting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies and programming.

Law Firms’ Evolving Take on Sustainability

Today’s firms are giving clients a front-row seat as they work toward their intended environmental goals.

Sustainability has become a key consideration in more than half of consumers’ product purchasing decisions — and it’s also increasingly factoring into legal services’ marketability.

Five-Alarm Warning: Modern Data Threats Are Too Hot to Handle

Most legal management professionals require a hat rack to hold the caps of their various roles: accountant, marketer, recruiter, HR director, IT coordinator, drill sergeant, therapist, confidant … and, of course, fire marshal.

6 Legal Workflows Worth Automating

The pressure is on legal organizations to be more digital and automated than ever. But that’s not exactly easy to do in a legal industry still operating in a world of paper documents, legacy systems and siloed data. Needless to say, the move to hybrid or remote offices brought on by the pandemic has accelerated a transition to an “anywhere-operations” model.

The Shadow Pandemic: How Firm Staff Can Show Up for Struggling Employees

In the past two years, humans have had a collective moment when it comes to mental health and well-being. No person has been immune to the disruption, fear and insecurity that the COVID-19 pandemic has ignited. We regularly hear about the cost and consequences of isolation and loneliness. The increase during COVID is staggering: A recent study by the Integrated Benefits Institute indicates a 400% increase in anxiety and depression directly related to COVID-19.