APRIL 2019


Table of Contents


  • Operations Management

    By Erin Brereton

    While very large firms may have the resources to create a proprietary tech product from scratch, for firms without a robust internal development team, an off-...

  • Legal Industry/Business Management

    By Valerie A. Danner

    ALA’s UPBMS is filling a void and providing a standard for classifying legal operations.

  • Human Resources Management

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    Statistics reveal many employees are struggling with depression. Do you know how to identify and address it?


  • Big Ideas: ALA Executive Director’s Letter

    By Oliver Yandle

    Writing this column can sometimes be a challenge. I’ve had cases of writer’s block. Or, at the other extreme, I’ve struggled to settle on one or two key messages when there was so much to report. But this column is, by far, the hardest.

  • BP Perspective: Insights from a Business Partner

    By Alan Wilson

    ALA’s Annual Conference & Expo is upon us once again. I can almost feel the energy and excitement from here as I sit typing on my keyboard. We will see old friends and meet new ones.

  • Innovations: Fresh Thoughts For Managing

    By Scott McFetters

    The top three concerns of chief legal officers, according to the Association of Corporate Counsel, relate to law firms’ cybersecurity abilities and governance over their data.

  • Marketing Matters: Boost Your Firm’s Brand

    By Ross Fishman, JD

    Logos are hard — really hard. Surprisingly hard.

  • Test Drive: Gadget Reviews with Bill and Phil

    By Bill & Phill

    As we write, we are about 30,000 feet above the Grand Canyon.


  • Exhibitors List: Legal Management Updates

    By Staff

    Heading to Grapevine, Texas, for ALA’s Annual Conference & Expo? Be sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall find solutions to your firm’s challenges. Here’s a list of all the business partners who will be on-site.

  • Innovations: Fresh Thoughts For Managing

    By Jody Cosgrove

    If a law firm buys best-in-class new technology and no one at the firm uses it, then it’s money down the drain.

  • Tips and Trends: Industry Advice and Developments

    By Katie Bryant, CLM

    As the legal industry changes, competition is increasing. Your organization’s competitive advantage must not only talk the talk but also walk the walk.