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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.

Playbook Takeaways: How Successful Firms Approach Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion within our law firms is an important topic to discuss as it pertains not only to the overall well-being of our firms, but more importantly, the wellbeing of our firms’ most important resources, our people.

Making an Impact in a Whirlwind of Change

As the year winds down, I am trying to reflect back and actually remember what happened in 2021. Forget every day feeling like “Blursday” — this entire year went by in a flash, and I can barely differentiate between 2020 and 2021.

How Legal Organizations Can Restructure Their Culture and Adapt to Changing Norms

Employees are driving the industry to make positive shifts in the work environment.

It’s no secret that law firms are typically traditional when it comes to culture. They may have set working hours every day and are not as flexible as other companies. They might encourage competition, expect lawyers and staff to give their all to their jobs, and not be concerned about burnout, even though it’s quite common.