- ALA's Career Center
by Association of Legal Administrators
Founded in 1971, the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) has grown to more than 10,000 members in 30 countries. If your firm is looking for a new administrator, its Career Center has a number of articles and resources that will be helpful to you, including:
- Evaluating Your Firm's Needs
- The Candidate Search Process
- Defining the Role of the Firm Administrator
- How to Succeed When Hiring for the First Time
- ABA Web Seminar:
Strategic Planning for Law Firms: 10 Critical Steps to Success
by John Remsen, Jr., Vincent L. Valenza, Esq. and Robert A. Young, Esq.
Even today, 60% of mid-size commercial law firms do not have a written strategic plan. Among those that do, 90% report that it has led to improved firm profitability and performance. Why, then, do most firms still not have a firm-wide plan? The reasons vary...but it's not really that hard if you go about it in a thoughtful, systematic way.
MPF CEO John Remsen, Jr. led a Web seminar presented by the ABA's Law Practice Management Section in September 2011. Panelists included MPF Advisory Board member, Vince Valenza, Managing Principal McNamee Lochner in Albany, New York, and Bob Young, Managing Partner of English Lucas in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Allison Shields was the moderator.
This is a timely and helpful program if your firm is thinking about embarking on a strategic planning initiative. Click here for more information and to download the session.