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No one said being a lawyer was easy. Pop culture depicts attorneys as overworked, competitive individuals who feed on adrenaline and stress. This persona is fed by expectations to work long hours and bring in new clients. And now, with the promulgation of work-from-home arrangements, the demarcation line between work and family is blurred, if not obliterated.
The overtime provisions of wage and hour legislation have long bedeviled law firms. But instituting the right policies and procedures has become more difficult than ever with the increasing trend toward working from home. How can hours be tracked accurately when remote workers forget to log in before starting work? Or spend a few minutes here and there in the evenings tackling emails?
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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.
By now, law firms have moved most, if not all, of their applications and data storage to cloud-based platforms. Those who moved before the pandemic were prepared, and the disruption proved minimal to normal business operations. Those who moved after are catching up and will be ready for whatever the future holds for their business operations.
The Foundation of ALA is supporting students as they work toward careers in legal.
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.
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.
The Successful Firm Project playbook event ‘Destination Development: A Successful Firm’s Approach to People, Process and Profit’ explored the ways in which Offit Kurman instills a culture of development through all aspects of the firm.
Email management for lawyers and professionals across most industries is a constant uphill battle. In fact, the average professional spends 28 percent of the workday reading and answering emails, according to McKinsey.