ALA Right Now Package 4: Full Set

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This package includes all 9 inclusions from other ALA Right Now packages including conference recordings and Legal Management CE courses.

  • ALA Right Now: OM10: We're All in This Together: Risk Management Considerations for Law Firm Staff

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/08/2020

    This session addresses several key risk management issues involving support staff, including lawyers' supervisory duties over staff, confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege, social media use, well-being in the legal profession, conflict-of-interest trouble spots, and reporting rogues.

    While it is true that law firms and their lawyers ultimately face the risk of malpractice claims, ethics violations and bruised relationships with clients, law firm support staff can play an important role in helping avoid these unfavorable situations. With that goal in mind, this session addresses several key risk management issues involving support staff, including lawyers' supervisory duties over staff, confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege, social media use, well-being in the legal profession, conflict-of-interest trouble spots, and reporting rogues. 

    Objectives: 

    • Explain the key risk areas involving law firm staff. 
    • Summarize the importance of effective risk management practices. 
    • Outline proactive risk management solutions that can be applied. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Operations Management 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM App Management Category -FS: Operations Management 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes

    ​Chester D. White, RPLU, ARM

    Chester D. White, RPLU, ARM, is Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Aon's Professional Services Group. He is based in the New York office of Aon, where he manages its midsize law firm team. He consults with and represents law firms in regards to risk management and the placement of their professional liability, employment practices liability, management liability and cyber liability insurance. Before joining Aon in 2006, White worked in the general property and casualty industry as an account executive and program manager. He attained a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and holds the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.

    Matthew Corbin, JD

    Matthew K. Corbin, JD, is a Senior Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of Aon's loss prevention team, he consults with more than 275 law firm clients on a wide range of professional responsibility and liability issues. Before joining Aon in 2013, Corbin was a Partner with Lathrop Gage LLP in Kansas City, Missouri, and Overland Park, Kansas, where he handled commercial, business tort, employment, construction, insurance, professional liability, and regulatory matters. Corbin earned his bachelor's degree and JD from the University of Kansas.

    Jennifer Finnegan, JD

    Jennifer Finnegan, JD, is a Senior Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of Aon's loss prevention team, she consults with more than 275 law firm clients on risk management, professional responsibility, and legal ethics issues. Before joining Aon in 2018, Finnegan was first a litigation Partner and then General Counsel at Herrick, Feinstein LLP in New York. She has more than 20 years' experience as a litigator and over 12 years of experience in defense of professional liability claims. Finnegan earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey.

    Mark Webster, JD

    Mark Webster, JD, is a Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of the group's loss prevention team, he consults with Aon's law firm clients on a wide range of professional responsibility and liability issues in an effort to identify and minimize the risks threatening law firms. Before joining Aon, Webster was a Partner with Lathrop Gage LLP in Kansas City, Missouri, where he handles real estate financing and purchase transactions, commercial leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate formation and governance. He earned his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School and his bachelor's from the University of Kansas.

  • ALA Right Now: LI10: Risk Management in Cyberia

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/08/2020

    Subtitle: Safeguarding Law Firm and Client Information. Potential data breaches and cyberattacks are an unfortunate reality. Law firms must be concerned with unauthorized access to their own information, as well as focused on the protection of client data and information belonging to third parties. This session will address these data security issues and more.

    Potential data breaches and cyberattacks are an unfortunate reality. Law firms must be concerned with unauthorized access to their own information, as well as focused on the protection of client data and information belonging to third parties. What are the true risks and threats in this area? What are the sources of lawyers' duty to protect client data? What are the best practices for maintaining data security compliance, fulfilling lawyers' ethical obligations and satisfying client demands? This session will address these data security issues and more. 

    Objectives: 

    • Describe the current threat environment to law firms. 
    • Explain the sources of lawyers' data security obligations. 
    • Illustrate cybersecurity best practices attendees can apply in their firms. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Legal Industry/Business Management 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM Application Eligible: Yes 

    CLM App Management Category -FS: Legal Industry/Business Management 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes

    ​Chester D. White, RPLU, ARM

    Chester D. White, RPLU, ARM, is Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Aon's Professional Services Group. He is based in the New York office of Aon, where he manages its midsize law firm team. He consults with and represents law firms in regards to risk management and the placement of their professional liability, employment practices liability, management liability and cyber liability insurance. Before joining Aon in 2006, White worked in the general property and casualty industry as an account executive and program manager. He attained a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and holds the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.

    Matthew Corbin, JD

    Matthew K. Corbin, JD, is a Senior Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of Aon's loss prevention team, he consults with more than 275 law firm clients on a wide range of professional responsibility and liability issues. Before joining Aon in 2013, Corbin was a Partner with Lathrop Gage LLP in Kansas City, Missouri, and Overland Park, Kansas, where he handled commercial, business tort, employment, construction, insurance, professional liability, and regulatory matters. Corbin earned his bachelor's degree and JD from the University of Kansas.

    Jennifer Finnegan, JD

    Jennifer Finnegan, JD, is a Senior Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of Aon's loss prevention team, she consults with more than 275 law firm clients on risk management, professional responsibility, and legal ethics issues. Before joining Aon in 2018, Finnegan was first a litigation Partner and then General Counsel at Herrick, Feinstein LLP in New York. She has more than 20 years' experience as a litigator and over 12 years of experience in defense of professional liability claims. Finnegan earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey.

    Mark Webster, JD

    Mark Webster, JD, is a Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of the group's loss prevention team, he consults with Aon's law firm clients on a wide range of professional responsibility and liability issues in an effort to identify and minimize the risks threatening law firms. Before joining Aon, Webster was a Partner with Lathrop Gage LLP in Kansas City, Missouri, where he handles real estate financing and purchase transactions, commercial leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate formation and governance. He earned his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School and his bachelor's from the University of Kansas.

  • Cyber Risk Management (CE Credit)

    Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Law firms have become a major target of cybercriminals, making the protection of confidential information a major responsibility in the business of law. Read the article in Legal Management magazine and then take this quiz for CE credit.

    Law firms have become a major target of cybercriminals, making the protection of confidential information a major responsibility in the business of law. Firms now face increasing pressure from both clients and regulators to demonstrate they have implemented a current information security plan and are compliant with specific best practices for protecting against and responding to data breach incidents. This course will help legal management professionals better understand the risks, regulations and the important leadership role they have in cyber risk management within the firm. 

    Read the article in Legal Management magazine here. Then, purchase access to the quiz: members pay $49; nonmembers pay $69.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify the cyber risks associated with law firms.
    2. Recognize the basics of good cyber risk management for your firm.
    3. Outline what should be included in an information security plan.
    4. Develop a clear understanding of cybersecurity compliance law and privacy standards.
    5. Describe what should be included in a breach response plan.

    Members and nonmembers can read the article in Legal Management magazine, then log in to take a test. If you pass with at least 70 percent, you will earn one CE credit hour.

    1 Hour

    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)

    CLE: 1 hour of participatory credit

  • ALA Right Now: HR20: Strategies for Managing Remote Teams

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/09/2020

    This session will cover strategies for effectively managing remote teams. One of the most important things that managers are responsible for is their people.

    This session will cover strategies for effectively managing remote teams. One of the most important things that managers are responsible for is their people. Your team members show up each day wanting to do a good job and wanting their contributions to positively impact the company. Managers need to provide the tools necessary for their employees to be successful. We will discuss some common challenges that organizations experience as it pertains to people and processes, as well as solutions for addressing those needs. 

    Objectives: 

    • Explain The Remote Employee Experience (TREE). 
    • Review the importance of accessing information. 
    • Describe how a lack of social interaction impacts employees. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Human Resources Management 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM App Management Category -FS: Human Resources Management 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes

    Jennifer Cameron

    Jennifer Cameron is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Cofounder of Blend Me, Inc., a consultancy that helps startups and small businesses onboard and engage remote teams. As CEO, she guides clients in developing the remote employee experience, vision, strategic goals and long-term strategy. She leads by believing in her employees and empowering them to do what they are good at. Cameron is a proud alumna of the University of Connecticut, where she earned a master's degree in Human Resource Management. Her expertise revolves around organizational culture, employee engagement, process improvement and therapeutic lifestyle changes.

    Kaleem Clarkson

    Kaleem Clarkson is the Chief Operating Officer and Cofounder of Blend Me, Inc. He helps clients select products and develop programs that integrate with new or existing operational procedures that increase effectiveness and reduce inefficiencies. With nearly 20 years of strategic operations and event planning experience, his passions have always revolved around the stakeholder experience, from concert and conference attendees to professional development programs for distributed, remote and telecommuting employees. Clarkson graduated from Worcester State University and was recently named one of the top 15 Remote Work Advocates and Leaders by All American Speakers Bureau.

  • ALA Right Now: OM20: How the Future of Remote Work Impacts Organizations

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/09/2020

    This session will discuss the future implications for your firm regarding the move to remote work. Whether your firm is deciding to shift to remote work temporarily or permanently, you will need to consider the advantages and challenges around the three different models of telework.

    This session will discuss the future implications for your firm regarding the move to remote work. Whether your firm is deciding to shift to remote work temporarily or permanently, you will need to consider the advantages and challenges around the three different models of telework. We will discuss various topics about which you can begin to think strategically, including — but not limited to — operations (policies and procedures), reducing company expenses, mitigating potential turnover, keeping employees productive and much more. 

    Objectives: 

    • Examine the state of remote work: before and after the pandemic. 
    • Discuss considerations for a temporary shift to remote work. 
    • Outline the three models of telework. 
    • Discuss considerations for a permanent shift to remote work. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Operations Management 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM App Management Category -FS: Operations Management 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes

    Jennifer Cameron

    Jennifer Cameron is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Cofounder of Blend Me, Inc., a consultancy that helps startups and small businesses onboard and engage remote teams. As CEO, she guides clients in developing the remote employee experience, vision, strategic goals and long-term strategy. She leads by believing in her employees and empowering them to do what they are good at. Cameron is a proud alumna of the University of Connecticut, where she earned a master's degree in Human Resource Management. Her expertise revolves around organizational culture, employee engagement, process improvement and therapeutic lifestyle changes.

    Kaleem Clarkson

    Kaleem Clarkson is the Chief Operating Officer and Cofounder of Blend Me, Inc. He helps clients select products and develop programs that integrate with new or existing operational procedures that increase effectiveness and reduce inefficiencies. With nearly 20 years of strategic operations and event planning experience, his passions have always revolved around the stakeholder experience, from concert and conference attendees to professional development programs for distributed, remote and telecommuting employees. Clarkson graduated from Worcester State University and was recently named one of the top 15 Remote Work Advocates and Leaders by All American Speakers Bureau.

  • Master Class 2020: CM13: Embracing the Challenge of Change

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/29/2020

    Instead of your next change effort exerting a heavy toll — both human and economic — discover how to influence a positive transformation in your organization. Apply a strategic and intentional approach with results-focused strategies to lead change toward a positive future, rather than merely avoiding a negative one.

    Leading change efforts in the workplace can be daunting and difficult. And even with the best intentions, 70% of organizational change initiatives fail. Worse yet, the need to lead change is growing, but the ability to do it is shrinking. Instead of your next change effort exerting a heavy toll — both human and economic — discover how to influence a positive transformation in your organization. Apply a strategic and intentional approach with results-focused strategies to lead change toward a positive future, rather than merely avoiding a negative one. 

    Objectives: 

    • Discover how to enhance focus and engagement during times of rapid and challenging change. 
    • Identify mistakes that derail communication, accountability and productivity. 
    • Illustrate how to control emotional reactions and resistance. 
    • Discuss how to influence others by understanding and managing the factors that impact change and foster positive outcomes for your firm. 
    • Evaluate the financial impact of your change initiative. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Communication and Organizational Management 

    75 Minutes 

    Audience: Advanced 

    CLM Application Eligible: Yes 

    CLM App Management Category: Communication Skills 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes 

    HRCI: General Credit 

    SHRM: Leadership & Navigation 

    SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity 

    CLE: Participatory Credit 

    CPE Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

    Tracy Stock, CSP

    Tracy Stock, CSP is one of the most in-demand and top-rated female speakers in North America because of her ability to inspire behavior change and achieve positive outcomes. She proudly holds the designation of CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional)™, held by only 12% of speakers worldwide. As a former director of learning and development for a mutual property and casualty insurance company, Stock was responsible for talent management and employee development. She parlayed her career to become a workplace culture expert and best-selling author — now with five published titles. With more than 20 years of speaking experience, Stock is committed to helping energize workplace culture, enhance employee engagement and empower high performance.

  • ALA Right Now: HR30: Got Resilience? How to Leverage Your Resilience Factor

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/10/2020

    Participants who attend with an open mind and commitment to investing their brain power will understand the value of resilience and how it influences their effectiveness.

    Resilience is a trending term in this current COVID-19 era. Did you know that resilience involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed? According to the American Psychological Association, it is not a trait that you either have or do not have. So why is resilience important? Participants who attend with an open mind and commitment to investing their brain power will understand the value of resilience and how it influences their effectiveness. Participants will be able to meet in small groups at least once during the session so we can leverage the collective IQ of the group. 

    Objectives: 

    • Identify five competencies of resilience. 
    • Recognize how to assess personal resilience factors. 
    • Develop a personal practice plan to stay resilient strong. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Human Resources Management 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM Application Eligible: Yes 

    CLM App Management Category: Self-Management Skills 

    CLM App Management Category -FS: Human Resources Management 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes

    Jane Bishop

    Jane Bishop is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Take the Next Step, which helps empower others to go for their "it." She leverages her experience and expertise from her roles as a college athletic coach and teacher, corporate senior leader, nonprofit leader and business owner to help entrepreneurs, business owners and team leaders be a greater influence on those around them. Bishop is known for making it about the other person and has been described as "unexpected" and "refreshing." She is comfortable engaging others individually, from a platform delivering a keynote speech or engaging people virtually.

  • ALA Right Now: CM30: Rebound and Prosper: How Resilient Is Your Organization?

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/10/2020

    Resilient organizations are those that rebound and prosper after business disruption because they're resistant to the impacts of disruption (through good risk management), as well as adaptive, elastic and sustainable in the face of disruption. This session will help bring clarity to chaos and structure to disruption.

    COVID-19 has thrust organizations into chaos and disruption. Do you want your organization to survive or thrive after a disruption? Resilient organizations are those that rebound and prosper after business disruption because they're resistant to the impacts of disruption (through good risk management), as well as adaptive, elastic and sustainable in the face of disruption. This session will help bring clarity to chaos and structure to disruption. When an organization is proactive rather than reactive, success can be experienced. Participants will be able to meet in small groups at least once during the session so we can leverage the collective IQ of the group. 

    Objectives: 

    • Explain why a resilient culture for organizations is significant. 
    • Identify basic characteristics of organizational resilience. 
    • Discuss five tips for building sustainable organizational resilience. 
    • Develop three next steps to apply after the session. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Communication and Organizational Management 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM App Management Category: Communication Skills 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes

    Jane Bishop

    Jane Bishop is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Take the Next Step, which helps empower others to go for their "it." She leverages her experience and expertise from her roles as a college athletic coach and teacher, corporate senior leader, nonprofit leader and business owner to help entrepreneurs, business owners and team leaders be a greater influence on those around them. Bishop is known for making it about the other person and has been described as "unexpected" and "refreshing." She is comfortable engaging others individually, from a platform delivering a keynote speech or engaging people virtually.

  • Where Are Your Markers? (CE Credit)

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Reevaluating how you mark your success can make you a more effective leader. Read the article in Legal Management magazine and then take this quiz for CE credit.

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    “Where are your markers?” is a delightful play on words that will get you thinking and maybe even making a few powerful changes. The world has certainly changed since March 2020. As a legal management professional, having little or no control over much of anything is not your normal mode of operation. There’s stress, frustration and even numb in response to what’s going on. But what if there were a way for you to regain control and stop feeling like you’ve involuntarily entered your washer’s spin cycle? That’s where this course will get you started — it may be just the perspective shift needed during these times and all others.

    Read the article in Legal Management magazine here. Then, purchase access to the quiz: members pay $49; nonmembers pay $69.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Describe the four most common markers that draw out achievement.
    2. Identify your main marker and determine if you still want to use it.
    3. Modify your markers while still getting credit for your efforts.
    4. Apply the marker concept to your leadership of others in the office.
    5. Recognize how to relinquish the stress from trying to control outcomes with old metrics.

    Members and nonmembers can read the article in Legal Management magazine, then log in to take a test. If you pass with at least 70 percent, you will earn one CE credit hour. 

    1 Hour
    CLM® Application credit: Self-Management Skills   
    CLM Recertification credit: Communications and Organizational Management