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Solving the Overtime Puzzle

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?

Quiz | What is Your Law Firm’s Growth Profile?

Take Practice Panther’s quiz to see where your law firm will be in 5 years.

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.

Tips for Maximizing a Law Firm’s Cloud Budget

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.

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.

Playbook Takeaways: People, Process and Profit

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.

9 Tips for Better Email Management for Lawyers

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.

Huddle Up! How Successful Organizations Set Goals

In this huddle about goal setting we shared how firms approach goals, reviewed common practices of successful goal setting and identified daily approaches to achievement.