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  • Product not yet rated Contains 24 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 05/25/2023 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Maximize your learning and enhance your problem-solving skills in this facilitated online, scenario-based course that covers developing strategic and operational goals among personnel at a law firm. This course takes a deeper dive on Human resources issues and builds upon items discussed in our HR 1 course. Included are case studies, lectures, readings and assessments to maximize your knowledge base and enrich your problem-solving skills. Termination procedures, employee handbooks, training, motivational techniques, incentives, and substance abuse are covered. Upon completion, you should be able to anticipate and resolve a variety of human resource concerns.

    Maximize your learning and enhance your problem-solving skills in this facilitated online, scenario-based course that covers developing strategic and operational goals among personnel at a law firm. This course takes a deeper dive on Human resources issues and builds upon items discussed in our HR 1 course.  Included are case studies, lectures, readings and assessments to maximize your knowledge base and enrich your problem-solving skills. Termination procedures, employee handbooks, training, motivational techniques, incentives, and substance abuse are covered. Upon completion, you should be able to anticipate and resolve a variety of human resource concerns. The schedule is:

    • Week 1: Appraisal & Disciplinary Procedures
    • Week 2: Employee Handbooks
    • Week 3: Training & Development
    • Week 4: Motivational Techniques
    • Week 5: Incentives & Rewards
    • Week 6: Substance Abuse

    The live sessions 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 these credits toward your CLM application or recertification.

    • Application: 5 hours of credit in Organizational Development
    • Functional Specialist Credit: 5 hours of credit in Human Resources Management
    • Recertification: 5 hours of credit in HR Management and 1 hour of credit in Substance Abuse

    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; Relationship Management

    SHRM: 22-TQQNJ 

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    HR Certification Institute (HRCI) The HR 2 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: 580667

    Functional Areas: Total Rewards; Talent Planning and Acquisition; Talent Development and 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.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/22/2023 at 2:00 PM (CST)

    Becoming a rainmaker is tough, which means your lawyers need your help in building better books of business. To help you succeed, this webinar will cover some of the best techniques for helping lawyers build great books of business. Learn the secrets used by top rainmakers for personal branding, building great networks (both internally and externally), delivering “wow” levels of service, cross-selling, getting and maximizing client meetings, staying top-of-mind, building great networks (internally and externally) and much more.

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    Becoming a rainmaker is tough, which means your lawyers need your help in building better books of business. To help you succeed, this webinar will cover some of the best techniques for helping lawyers build great books of business. Learn the secrets used by top rainmakers for personal branding, building great networks (both internally and externally), delivering “wow” levels of service, cross-selling, getting and maximizing client meetings, staying top-of-mind, building great networks (internally and externally) and much more.

     Objectives

    Participants will be able to: 

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the rainmaker mindset.
    2. Identify approaches lawyers can use to make business development a sustainable habit
    3. Apply dozens of approaches lawyers can immediately implement to attract new work

    Level: Essentials

    $29 for members and $79 for nonmembers

    David Freeman, J.D.

    David H. Freeman, JD, is a former practicing lawyer from New York, an award-winning consultant and a two-time best-selling author. He’s a member of the National Law Journal Hall of Fame for being voted the No. 1 business development consultant and coach in the United States for several consecutive years. Freeman is the founder of David Freeman Consulting Group, and he’s trained and coached well over 10,000 lawyers in over 200 law firms worldwide. He’s worked with nearly half of the Am Law 200, is the author and co-author of 14 books on law firm business development and leadership, and he is the creator of Lawyer BookBuilder, an online self-study program that shows lawyers how to become exceptional rainmakers.

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

    CLM Credits

    CLM®Application Credit: 1 hour(s) of  Organizational Development   

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour(s) in the subject area of  Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) 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 Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) 

    SHRM Credit: 23-Q432K

    HRCI Code: 615491

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/08/2023 at 2:00 PM (CST)

    This webinar will highlight critical mistakes in communication and how to avoid them. Attendees will be given specific tools and techniques to help them better connect with others both virtually and in person.

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    In a world characterized by clutter, confusion, information overload and misinformation, the ability to clearly and succinctly communicate information is vital. This webinar will highlight critical mistakes in communication and how to avoid them. Attendees will be given specific tools and techniques to help them better connect with others both virtually and in person. 

    Objectives:

    • Describe the essential elements of communication.
    • Identify common errors and barriers to effective communication.
    • Recognize tools and techniques that can be used to make their communication more effective.

    Level: Essentials

    $29 for members and $79 for non-members

    Matt Booth, CSP, MAC

    Matt Booth received his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin and then graduated with his Master’s Degree in Communication from University of Dubuque. Most recently, he was awarded the highly esteemed CSP — Certified Speaking Professional ― a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) only on those speakers who have earned it by meeting strict qualifying criteria. 

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

    CLM Credits

    CLM®Application Credit: 1 hour(s) of  Organizational Development   

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour(s) in the subject area of  Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) 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 Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) 

    SHRM Credit: 23-Q432K

    HRCI Code: 615491

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join ALA for a virtual deep dive in a new Legal Project Management Certificate Program. ALA will host Paul J. Unger for his course Tame the Digital Chaos: Time, Task, Email & Distraction Legal Project Management on February 7 through February 8, 2023, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Central. This dynamic two-day event will be a virtual deep dive into Legal Project Management.

    Join ALA for a virtual deep dive in a new Legal Project Management Certificate Program.

    ALA will host Paul J. Unger for his course Tame the Digital Chaos: Time, Task, Email & Distraction Legal Project Management on February 7 through February 8, 2023, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Central. This dynamic two-day event will be a virtual deep dive into Legal Project Management.

    This program will occur in Zoom Meetings so participation is limited to 50 attendees, and you will be using a Zoom link rather than accessing the course the normal way.

    CLM Credits:

    CLM®Application Credit: 1 hour(s) of Organizational Development  

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour(s) in the subject area of  Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application. 

    SHRM Code: 23-KW6ZR

    HRCI Activity Code: 615481

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    There is quantitative data showing how work productivity in the afternoon, especially after lunch, drops between 10% to 60%. Given how the work environment has drastically changed in the past decade — especially the last few years — implementing simple changes can create a healthier workspace and can have an incremental impact on everyone involved, including clients and staff. It’s time to take a closer look at how taking better care of yourself and your working environment will improve productivity. By implementing simple strategies, you can increase work production by up to 40%, while also elevating moods, deepening fulfillment and enhancing workplace culture.

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    There is quantitative data showing how work productivity in the afternoon, especially after lunch, drops between 10% to 60%. Given how the work environment has drastically changed in the past decade — especially the last few years — implementing simple changes can create a healthier workspace and can have an incremental impact on everyone involved, including clients and staff. It’s time to take a closer look at how taking better care of yourself and your working environment will improve productivity. By implementing simple strategies, you can increase work production by up to 40%, while also elevating moods, deepening fulfillment and enhancing workplace culture.

    Objectives

    Participants will be able to: 

    • Discuss how to improve ergonomics in the workspace.
    • Discover how to stabilize health and wellbeing among workers and coworkers.
    • Identify how to stimulate company culture environment.
    • Practice how to implement strategies for improved communication.
    • Describe appropriate working practices ethics in the 21st century.

    Level: Essentials

    $29 for members and $79 for nonmembers

    Mitchell Kershner, ND

    Mitchell A. Kershner, ND, is a Neuropathic Doctor licensed in Oregon. He’s been in the health field for about 32 years and received his massage therapy license from Lindsey Hopkins. Kershner has taught nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and exercise physiology, and also served on the medical crew for the Taos Search and Rescue team. He now resides in Florida and has a certificate of studies from culinary school. He uses all these skills to teach and motivate people to share in his passion for health and the human body.

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

    CLM Credits

    CLM®Application Credit: 1 hour(s) of Organizational Development 

    CLM® Application Creditfor Functional Specialists: 1 hour(s) 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) 

    HRCI Code: 549899 SHRM Code: 23-T4M7C


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

    This program will discuss the pros and cons of using LinkedIn, detail how to get the most value with the least effort, and use actual examples to show how to create a powerful and persuasive profile that advances your professional goals and helps generate business.

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    LinkedIn is the essential networking platform for lawyers and professionals, but many question its value and importance to their practice. This program will discuss the pros and cons of using LinkedIn, detail how to get the most value with the least effort, and use actual examples to show how to create a powerful and persuasive profile that advances your professional goals and helps generate business.

    Objectives:

    • Identify your unique story and differentiators.
    • Conceive a powerful LinkedIn page that positions you to generate business.
    • Draft a compelling biography for yourself your lawyers.
    • Make your profile more effective, top to bottom.
    • Use LinkedIn to effortlessly stay in touch with hundreds of individual connections.

    Level: Essentials

    $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 Credits:

    CLM®Application Credit: 1 hour(s) of Organizational Development  

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour(s) in the subject area of  Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) 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 Legal Industry/ Business Management (LI) 

     SHRM Code: 23-KW6ZR

    HRCI Activity Code: 615481

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join us for an interactive discussion on how to use data analytics in the legal department. This presentation will go deep into why data analytics matters, how to gather data, and — most importantly — how to use it to pull useful insights and prepare key performance indicators (KPIs)/dashboards that can be used with the department or with the C-suite.

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    Join us for an interactive discussion on how to use data analytics in the legal department.  The presentation will go deep into why data analytics matters, how to gather data, and – most importantly – how to use it to pull useful insights and prepare KPIs/dashboards that can be used with the department or with the C-Suite.

    Objectives

    1. Review the importance of data analytics
    2. Recognize how to identify important data to gather
    3. Identify how to prepare dashboards that can be used to pull useful insights

    Level: Essentials

    $29 for members and $79 for nonmembers

    Sterling Miller

    CEO and Senior Counsel

    Hilgers Graben PLLC

    Sterling Miller, JD, is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Senior Counsel at Hilgers Graben PLLC, a nationwide litigation boutique law firm. He has enjoyed a wide and varied 30-year legal career. He is a three-time General Counsel, having served in that role at Marketo, Inc., Sabre Corporation and Travelocity.com. Miller earned his JD from Washington University in St. Louis and his bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He is certified in data privacy/security by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US).

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

    CLM® Application Credit: 1 hour(s) of CLM Application Organizational Development

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

    CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour(s) in the subject area of Financial Management (FM)

    Level: Essentials

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 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 28 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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 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