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  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/14/2022 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

    In these unprecedented times of high turnover and employee burnout, it is crucial for managers to retain, engage and motivate current staff. One proven strategy for managers is to clearly communicate the organization’s big picture and how employees fit into it — people simply want to know how and why their work makes a difference. Employees who clearly understand how they contribute to the big picture are more likely to: • Become more invested in their jobs and make a difference • Bring innovative ideas to the table • Work collaboratively with a team and improve job performance • Trust decisions made by management and serve as an advocate for the organization In this program, we will review examples of how this strategy creates a more committed and innovative workforce. Participants will also learn ways to implement this strategy using employee check-ins, team discussions and performance management conversations.

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    In these unprecedented times of high turnover and employee burnout, it is crucial for managers to retain, engage and motivate current staff. One proven strategy for managers is to clearly communicate the organization’s big picture and how employees fit into it — people simply want to know how and why their work makes a difference.

    Employees who clearly understand how they contribute to the big picture are more likely to:

    • Become more invested in their jobs and make a difference
    • Trust decisions made by management and serve as an advocate for the organization
    • Bring innovative ideas to the table
    • Work collaboratively with a team and improve job performance

    In this program, we will review examples of how this strategy creates a more committed and innovative workforce. Participants will also learn ways to implement this strategy using employee check-ins, team discussions and performance management conversations.

    Objectives:

    • Identify the benefits of communicating the organization’s big picture and how using this strategy can lead to greater employee retention and engagement.
    • Examine various scenarios, such as employee check-ins, team discussions and performance management conversation, where this strategy can be employed.
    • Review desired outcomes and changes in employee performance after utilizing a big picture employee communication strategy.

    Level: Essentials

    $29 for members and $79 for nonmembers

    Christine Galano

    Principal

    Oak LD Consulting and Coaching

    Christine Galano, LCOP-certified leadership development and career coach, is a highly effective talent development professional with over 20 years of experience supporting individual leaders and teams in the association and membership arenas.

    This course is eligible for one (1) CLM credit in the following categories

    CLM® Application Credit: 1 hour of Organizational Development

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application. 

    CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour(s) in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR)

    Level: Essentials

    HRCI: pending

    SHRM: Activity 22-39QMT

    SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity

    CLE: pending

    CPE: pending


  • Product not yet rated Contains 30 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 09/13/2022 at 1:30 PM (CDT)

    Do the complexities of financial information and analysis keeping you up at night? This interactive, online program will focus on the budgeting, financial reporting, analysis of cash flow, model building, and variance within a law firm. You will be guided to apply the skills gained in the course by interpreting financial statements, calculating and interpreting various financial ratios, conducting profit analyses, and analyzing comparative financial information across fiscal years. Case studies, lectures, videos, readings, and assessments will be used. Topics include automated financial management systems, alternative fee arrangements, financial controls, computer-based tools for financial analysis and management, client matter budgeting, and electronic billing.

    Do the complexities of financial information and analysis keep you up at night? This interactive, online program will focus on the budgeting, financial reporting, analysis of cash flow, model building, and variance within a law firm. You will be guided to apply the skills gained in the course by interpreting financial statements, calculating and interpreting various financial ratios, conducting profit analyses, and analyzing comparative financial information across fiscal years. Case studies, lectures, videos, readings, and assessments will be used. Topics include automated financial management systems, alternative fee arrangements, financial controls, computer-based tools for financial analysis and management, client matter budgeting, and electronic billing. The following is an outline of the topics:

    • Week 1: Automated Systems
    • Week 2: Financial Methods & Investments
    • Week 3: Financial Analysis Methods
    • Week 4: Budgeting & Variance Analysis
    • Week 5: AFAs
    • Week 6: e-Tools & Billing

     The live lessons will be held on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central Time. These lessons will also be recorded for on-demand access.

    $549 for members and $679 for nonmembers

    Available at a discounted rate as a part of a package

    Audience Level

    Intermediate

    Course Textbook

    A textbook is NOT required for this course. All reading materials will be provided.

    Cancellation Policy

    All cancellations must be made in writing and submitted via email to elearning@alanet.org. The following cancellation fee scales will apply:

    • After registration but prior to 50% penalty date: $125 fee
    • Four weeks before start of the course: 50% of fee paid
    • Two weeks before the start of the course and thereafter: No refund 

    Completing both FM 1 and FM 2 courses gives you access to the Legal Management Finance Specialist Certificate Program

    CLM Credits

    Meet minimum course requirements and earn 6 hours of CLM credit. This can take the following forms.

    • CLM Application Credit: Organizational Development
    • CLM Functional Specialist Credit: Financial Management
    • CLM Recertification: Financial Management

    Course Requirements

    Each course has a start and end date. To receive the course completion certificate and CLM credits, all weekly assignments must be completed and quizzes passed with a score of 70% or higher by the last day of the course.

    Lisa A. Waligorski, CLM (Moderator)

    Lisa Waligorski, CLM is the Executive Director at Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP. She started her career in a legal assistant/paralegal role, and the past 20+ years have been spent in either an Executive Director or Director of Finance/Controller role.  Her education and background provide experience and knowledge in developing and implementing strategic initiatives, and overseeing organizational operations, finance, human resources, facilities, information technology, and marketing & business development.  Lisa has been a speaker on both law firm accounting and human resources topics.  She has also been an ALA e-learning Law Firm Accounting and Financial Information & Analysis instructor for the past five years.  

  • Product not yet rated Contains 27 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 08/18/2022 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

    If accelerating your professional growth and increasing your ability to contribute to the success of your firm are important to you, this interactive, online educational course is for you. Gain information on the essential areas of recruiting, selecting and promoting law firm personnel through facilitated discussions and on-demand learning that includes case studies, lectures, readings and assessments. 2020 brought about new laws to consider, including whether or not to ask about a candidates salary history, beefed up rules on anti-harassment training in California, and new contribution limits on retirement programs.

    If accelerating your professional growth and increasing your ability to contribute to the success of your firm are important to you, this interactive, online educational course is for you. Gain information on the essential areas of recruiting, selecting and promoting law firm personnel through facilitated discussions and on-demand learning that includes case studies, lectures, readings and assessments. 2020 brought about new laws to consider, including whether or not to ask about a candidates salary history, beefed up rules on anti-harassment training in California, and new contribution limits on retirement programs.

    Topics include U.S. Federal Employment Laws, Employee Benefit Laws, Workers’ Compensation, Anti-Harassment Policy, Qualified Retirement Plans and 401K/Investment Policies. The following is an outline of the topics:

    • Week 1: Hiring Procedures
    • Week 2: Employment Laws
    • Week 3: Employee Benefit Laws
    • Week 4: Benefits & Claims
    • Week 5: Harassment
    • Week 6: Investments

    The live lessons will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time. These lessons will also be recorded for on-demand access.

    $549 for members and $679 for nonmembers

    Available at a discounted rate as a part of a package

    Audience Level

    Intermediate

    Course Textbook

    This course requires that participants purchase The Big Book of HR by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem.

    Completing both HR 1 and HR 2 courses gives you access to the Legal Management HR Specialist Certificate Program

    CLM Credits

    Meet minimum course requirements and earn the following credit towards your CLM application or recertification.

    • Application: 6 hours of credit in Organizational Development
    • Functional Specialist Credit: 6 hours of credit in Human Resources Management
    • Recertification: 6 hours of credit in Human Resources Management

    Continuing Education Credits

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    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    The Association of Legal Administrators is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program has been approved for 6 PDCs. Knowledge Domains: HR Expertise; Critical Evaluation

    SHRM: 22-A4GUY 

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    HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
    The HR 1 Course has been pre-approved for 6 hours of recertification credits toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

    HRCI: 580665

    Functional Areas: Employee Relations and Risk Management; Talent Planning and Acquisition; Business Management

    Course Requirements

    Each course has a start and end date. To receive the course completion certificate and CLM, SHRM and HRCI credits, all weekly assignments must be completed and quizzes passed with a score of 70% or higher by the last day of the course.

    John Jakovenko, CLM, MBA (Moderator)

    Course Instructor

    John Jakovenko, CLM, MBA, is the Firm Administrator at Spark Law. His career spans two decades and includes leadership roles in human resource departments in law firms in Los Angeles and Atlanta. He is also an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University, teaching courses on human resources.

    David Bottoms

    David Bottoms is President of The Bottoms Group and a Principal of TBX Benefit Partners, a subsidiary of The Bottoms Group focused exclusively on the unique employee benefit needs of employers with more than 5,000 employees.

    David works extensively with employers relating to the structure, funding, and communication of their employee benefit plans. In particular, David is regularly cited as an expert by local and regional publications on healthcare and employee benefit trends and strategy.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Product(s)

    Enroll in FM 1 & 2: facilitated, online classes to deepen your understanding of law firm financial management. Pass the final exam to earn a Legal Management Specialist Certificate.

    This package provides access to FM 1 & FM 2. Completing the FM 1 and FM 2 courses and passing the certificate exam will help you deepen your knowledge about law firm finances, ensure your achievement of the learning objectives, and give you a credential that sets you apart. Learn more about the Legal Management Specialist Certificate which you can earn here

    $999 for members and $1249 for nonmembers

  • Product not yet rated Contains 38 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 07/12/2022 at 1:30 PM (CDT)

    Expand your knowledge of the basic functions of accounting and financial management in this facilitated online program where you will objectively approach and address financial problems. Through case studies, lectures, videos, readings, and exams, you will be guided to evaluate presented resources in relation to your professional experiences and apply effective financial decision-making skills. Topics include types of accounts, federal payroll and employee benefit procedures, tax and reporting requirements, and general accounting procedures, laws, and regulations.

    Expand your knowledge of the basic functions of accounting and financial management in this facilitated online program where you will objectively approach and address financial problems. Through case studies, lectures, videos, readings, and exams, you will be guided to evaluate presented resources in relation to your professional experiences and apply effective financial decision-making skills. Topics include types of accounts, federal payroll and employee benefit procedures, tax and reporting requirements, and general accounting procedures, laws, and regulations. The following is an outline of the topics: 

    • Week 1: General Accounting
    • Week 2: Banking & Investment
    • Week 3: Trust Accounting
    • Week 4: Payroll, Taxes, & Reporting
    • Week 5: Legal Organization Structures
    • Week 6: Special Accounting Issues

    The live lessons will be held on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central Time. These lessons will also be recorded for on-demand access.

    $549 for members and $679 for nonmembers

    Available at a discounted rate as a part of a package

    Audience Level

    Basic-Intermediate

    Course Textbook

    A textbook is NOT required for this course. All reading materials will be provided.

    Cancellation Policy

    All cancellations must be made in writing and submitted via email to elearning@alanet.org. The following cancellation fee scales will apply:

    • After registration but prior to 50% penalty date: $125 fee
    • Four weeks before start of the course: 50% of fee paid
    • Two weeks before the start of the course and thereafter: No refund

    Completing both FM 1 and FM 2 courses gives you access to the Legal Management Finance Specialist Certificate Program.

    CLM Credits

    Meet minimum course requirements and earn 6 hours of CLM credit. This can take the following forms.

    • CLM Application Credit: Organizational Development
    • CLM Functional Specialist Credit: Financial Management
    • CLM Recertification: Financial Management

    Course Requirements

    Each course has a start and end date. To receive the course completion certificate and CLM credits, all weekly assignments must be completed and quizzes passed with a score of 70% or higher by the last day of the course.

    Lisa A. Waligorski, CLM

    Lisa Waligorski, CLM is the Executive Director at Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP. She started her career in a legal assistant/paralegal role, and the past 20+ years have been spent in either an Executive Director or Director of Finance/Controller role.  Her education and background provide experience and knowledge in developing and implementing strategic initiatives, and overseeing organizational operations, finance, human resources, facilities, information technology, and marketing & business development.  Lisa has been a speaker on both law firm accounting and human resources topics.  She has also been an ALA e-learning Law Firm Accounting and Financial Information & Analysis instructor for the past five years.  

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Product(s)

    Enroll in HR 1 & 2: facilitated, online classes to deepen your understanding of law firm human resources. Pass the final exam to earn a Legal Management Specialist Certificate.

    This package provides access to HR 1 & HR 2. Completing the HR 1 and HR 2 courses and passing the certificate exam will help you deepen your knowledge about law firm human resource management, ensure your achievement of the learning objectives, and give you a credential that sets you apart. Learn more about the Legal Management Specialist Certificate which you can earn here

    $999 for members and $1249 for nonmembers

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/29/2022 at 2:00 PM (CDT)

    In this webinar, we will explore the challenges, opportunities and case studies of Web3 applications in the legal sector and how it impacts Smart Contracts and the ecosystem. Blockchain is the foundation for the second era of the internet ― where anything of value, including money, our identities, cultural assets like music and art and even a vote can become a digital asset, managed, transacted, moved and stored securely peer to peer. Web2 refers to the version of the internet most of us know today ― an internet dominated by companies that provide services in exchange for your personal data. Web3 refers to decentralized apps that run on the blockchain. These are apps that allow anyone to participate without monetizing their personal data. Web3 will fundamentally impact all ecosystems, but how, exactly, is yet to be discovered.

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    In this webinar, we will explore the challenges, opportunities and case studies of Web3 applications in the legal sector and how it impacts Smart Contracts and the ecosystem.

    Blockchain is the foundation for the second era of the internet ― where anything of value, including money, our identities, cultural assets like music and art and even a vote can become a digital asset, managed, transacted, moved and stored securely peer to peer.

    Web2 refers to the version of the internet most of us know today ― an internet dominated by companies that provide services in exchange for your personal data. Web3 refers to decentralized apps that run on the blockchain. These are apps that allow anyone to participate without monetizing their personal data. Web3 will fundamentally impact all ecosystems, but how, exactly, is yet to be discovered.

    Objectives:

    • Define the terms: blockchain, tokenized networks, Web3 Protocols.
    • Explain crypto-economics and why it matters.
    • Identify the Web3 applications and how they can impact ecosystems: smart contracts, DAOs, Token-economy and more.

    Level: Intermediate

    $29 for members and $79 for nonmembers

    Juliano Lissoni

    Co-Founder

    Blockchain Revoloution

    Juliano Lissoni is Co-Founder and Board Member of Blockchain Revolution Global and Co-Founder of IWI, a digital token designed for member engagement. His trajectory in the blockchain sector dates from 2015, when the term was known as "block-what." In 2017, Lissoni and Don Tapscott, the best-selling author in blockchain and technology created Blockchain Revolution Global, a worldwide community of decision-makers using the technology to accelerate the digital transformation. In 2019, they created the Enterprise Blockchain Awards, focusing on recognizing innovations that are powering the Web3.

    Lissoni has a master’s degree in Management, and most recently, an executive certificate on Strategy & Innovation by MIT Sloan School of Management.


    This course is eligible for one (1) CLM credit in the following categories:

    CLM® Application Credit: 1 hour of Information Technology

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management (OM) toward the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application. 

    CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management (OM) 

    Level: Intermediate

    HRCI: pending

    SHRM: Activity 22-39QMT

    SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity

    CLE: pending

    CPE: pending


  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The pandemic has made LinkedIn an even more critical resource for law firms to reinforce their brands and develop new business as participation jumped by one-third to 800 million users over the past two years. Find out how to magnify LinkedIn to enable your firms and lawyers to become more discoverable to help bring in business leads, engage with current clients and prospects and make your brand pop out. In this virtual program, veteran legal marketer and Social Media Butterfly blogger Stefanie Marrone will share her experiences and insights on how to maximize your firm’s LinkedIn platform to generate new business and develop content strategies as well as how to best use LinkedIn’s latest features such as LinkedIn Live, Creator Mode and Cover Story.

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    The pandemic has made LinkedIn an even more critical resource for law firms to reinforce their brands and develop new business as participation jumped by one-third to 800 million users over the past two years. Find out how to magnify LinkedIn to enable your firms and lawyers to become more discoverable to help bring in business leads, engage with current clients and prospects and make your brand pop out. In this virtual program, veteran legal marketer and Social Media Butterfly blogger Stefanie Marrone will share her experiences and insights on how to maximize your firm’s LinkedIn platform to generate new business and develop content strategies as well as how to best use LinkedIn’s latest features such as LinkedIn Live, Creator Mode and Cover Story.


    Objectives:

    • How to maximize LinkedIn's newest features (LinkedIn Live, Creator Mode, Cover Story, Featured Section).
      How to generate new business using LinkedIn, including how to compel those who don't believe LinkedIn has merit to start using it.
    •  How to develop content strategies that support business development and talent management goals.

    Level: Intermediate

    $29 for members and $79 for nonmembers

    Stefanie Marrone

    Social Media, Marketing and Business Development Strategist

    Stefanie Marrone Consulting

    Stefanie Marrone helps law firms of all sizes, professional service firms, B2B companies, professional associations and individuals build their brands and books of business through creative revenue generating strategies in content marketing, social media and business and client development.

    She also serves as an outsourced chief marketing officer for law firms and companies in the legal industry. Over her 20-year legal marketing career, Stefanie has worked at and with a broad range of big law, mid-size and small firms, including Sullivan & Cromwell, Paul Weiss, Proskauer, Morrison & Foerster and Mayer Brown, developing successful revenue generating, business development, internal and external communications strategies, social media and multichannel content marketing campaigns for practices, industries and individual lawyers. Many companies are just scratching the surface on content marketing and social media, and Stefanie helps them do it better, see real ROI on their efforts and bring in business. In addition to her blog - The Social Media Butterfly – Stefanie is a published author (Law360, the New York Law Journal, the Mid-Market Report, American Lawyer, Attorney at Law, JD Supra) and frequent public speaker and lecturer (the New York City Bar, the Legal Marketing Association, Ark Group, Association of Legal Administrators, Fordham University School of Law, Women Owned Law, Columbia University and American University Washington College of Law).

    This course is eligible for one (1) CLM credit in the following categories:

    • CLM Functional Specialist: Legal Industry/Business Management
    • CLM Recertification: Legal Industry/Business Management

    HRCI: pending

    SHRM: Activity 22-39QMT

    SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity

    CLE: pending

    CPE: pending


  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Are you “too busy” to get important things done? The truth is, you choose your focus. Take on The 8 Deadly Time Thieves™ to change your mindset. Address interruptions, overcommitment, poor planning, multitasking, email, meetings and procrastination. Learn how shifting your attention from problem to solution helps you achieve exceptional results. Gain an hour or more a day for the rest of your life. Disrupt the busy narrative, the guilt, the regret and the avoidance that stack up around poor time management.

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    Are you “too busy” to get important things done? The truth is, you choose your focus. Take on The 8 Deadly Time Thieves™ to change your mindset. Address interruptions, overcommitment, poor planning, multitasking, email, meetings and procrastination. Learn how shifting your attention from problem to solution helps you achieve exceptional results. Gain an hour or more a day for the rest of your life. Disrupt the busy narrative, the guilt, the regret and the avoidance that stack up around poor time management.

    Objectives:

    • Plan your escape from procrastination with workflow interruption management.
    • Employ core values to make consistent, high-impact decisions every day.
    • Illustrate ways to shift your organization's culture to prevent burnout havoc and skyrocketing costs.

     

    Level: Intermediate

    $29 for members and $79 for nonmembers

    Andrew Mellen

    CEO

    Andrew Mellen Co.

    Andrew Mellen’s unique approach to teaching does require some gentle mental reprogramming on his clients’ part — but the payoff is always worth the effort. He insists that being organized is something anyone can learn, not an ability you’re either born with or without. This simple reframing empowers his clients to wake up and take responsibility for the behaviors, habits and actions that are causing their disorganization. He has spoken on well-known stages such as TEDx and SXSW, and he is the Wall Street Journal and Audible best-selling author of Unstuff Your Life! and The Most Organized Man in America’s Guide to Moving.

    You can find him on the web at andrewmellen.com.

    This course is eligible for one (1) CLM credit in the following categories:

    • CLM Functional Specialist: Human Resources Management
    • CLM Recertification: Human Resources Management

    HRCI: pending

    SHRM: Activity 22-TNRUY
    SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity

    CLE: pending

    CPE: pending


  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/18/2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change how lawyers practice and market. In this fun, fascinating, and fast-paced webinar, Ross Fishman will blast through 50 of his hottest marketing and practice tips to help ALA members and their lawyers excel today, during the current phase of the pandemic.

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    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change how lawyers practice and market. In this fun, fascinating, and fast-paced webinar, Ross Fishman will blast through 50 of his hottest marketing and practice tips to help ALA members and their lawyers excel today, during the current phase of the pandemic. This powerful and practical session highlights his trademark insight on a wide range of today’s most important tips and topics. These include recruiting during the “Great Resignation,” drafting a persuasive LinkedIn profile, effective social media, networking from home, hot website upgrades, public relations, effective use of Zoom, better photography, upgrading your online presentations, niche and target marketing, branding and design, writing for the internet, TikTok, and thoughts about everyone’s mental health.

    Objectives:

    • Discover how to present webinars that drive new business.
    • Identify hot tips to improving lateral hiring today.
    • Review ways to draft more effective and compelling LinkedIn profiles.
    • Discuss devastating statistics regarding the profession’s mental health and substance abuse.
    • Describe how to draft more persuasive content for an internet audience.

     

    Level: Intermediate

    $29 for members and $79 for nonmembers

    Ross Fishman, JD

    Ross Fishman, JD, is the Chief Executive Officer of Fishman Marketing, Inc. He specializes in branding, websites and marketing training for law firms. A former litigator, marketing director and marketing partner, he has helped hundreds of firms dominate their markets. Fishman was the first inductee into the Legal Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame, and he served as LMA’s Vice President in 1998. He’s written seven books on marketing, all of which are available on Amazon. A Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, Ross has been quoted hundreds of times from The New York Times to National Public Radio's All Things Considered.

    This course is eligible for one (1) CLM credit in the following categories:

    • CLM Functional Specialist: Human Resources Management
    • CLM Recertification: Human Resources Management

    HRCI: pending

    SHRM: Activity 22-WU2QZ

    SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity

    CLE: pending

    CPE: pending