Legal Management Talk

Official podcast of the Association of Legal Administrators (alanet.org). We offer tips for pros in legal management: managing law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. For attorneys and legal managers alike.

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      episode 7: Business Continuity Plans with Kathy Scourby


      Kathy Scourby of KNS Consulting joins us to talk disaster preparedness and business continuity plans. She'll be a presenter at ALA's Annual Conference & Expo in May 2018, and you can find her insights in the April 2018 issue of Legal Management. Speaker Bio Kathryn Scourby is the Principal of KNS Consulting, LLC. She works with professional service firms to achieve their goals in the areas of business continuity, disaster preparedness, risk management and compliance. Scourby trains...


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       2018-03-28  13m
       
       

      episode 6: Information Assets Management with James Price


      Information, data and knowledge are important business assets, but most firms aren't managing them in a way that reflects their true value. That's why ALA is conducting a survey in partnership with Experience Matters (James's company) and the University of South Australia: to find industry benchmarks and recommendation for information assets management. Speaker Bio James Price is the Managing Director of Experience Matters. He has more than 30 years' experience in the information industry ...


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       2018-02-16  13m
       
       

      episode 5: The Climate for Retirement Plan Sponsors with Norma Sharara


      Mercer Principal Norma Sharara — who works closely with the ABA Retirement Funds Program, an ALA VIP sponsor — describes the current tax and regulatory picture for retirement plans.  Norma Sharara is a Principal in Mercer’s Washington Resource Group, focusing on tax-qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, including ERISA fiduciary rules, state-run retirement initiatives and federal retirement policy. Sharara has more than 25 years of experience with retirement plan issues. Before joini...


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       2017-12-12  16m
       
       

      episode 4: Office Remodels and Renovations with Karen Leastman and Christina Floyd


      As law firms continue to grow and merge, the question of office space and configuration is critical to legal management professionals tasked with operations. That's why First American Equipment Finance's Karen Leastman and Christina Floyd have joined us to talk about financing office renovations. You can hear them in full at their 2018 Annual Conference & Expo presentation. Karen Leastman is the Vice President of First American Equipment Finance and has more than a decade of eq...


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       2017-12-05  9m
       
       

      episode 3: Succession Planning with Michael Moore


      Michael Moore, a speaker at ALA's 2018 Annual Conference & Expo, talks with us about law-firm succession planning. Michael Moore, JD, is the Founder of Moore's Law, LLC, and helps both lawyers and law firms create professional success. Moore specializes in individual marketing, client development, and leadership coaching and advises law firms on strategic planning, growth initiatives and resource optimization. A frequent speaker at ALA events across the country, his current topics have...


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       2017-11-27  6m
       
       

      episode 1: Web Video with Corey Saban


      Corey Saban, a 2018 Annual Conference speaker, answers some of our questions about the promotional and engagement powers of web video. Corey Saban is a Cofounder and Vice President of TheLaw.TV, a platform that helps lawyers effectively reach prospective clients and communicate their stories through video. He started his media career as a TV journalist, interviewing respectable and recognizable figures and scoring Emmy nominations and AP Awards along the way. An accomplished speaker and 15-...


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       2017-10-06  17m
       
       

      The Latest in Hiring and Background Screening with Kevin Prendergast


      Get the answers to your questions about background screening in today's law firm - domestically and internationally. Kevin P. Prendergast is the President & General Counsel at Research Associates, Inc., a corporate investigative firm serving clients since 1953.  RAI serves the investigative needs for professional service firms and works with law firms throughout the world for pre-employment background investigations, due diligence in transactional work and litigation support ...


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       2017-05-04  23m
       
       

      Administering a Retirement Plan in a Changing Environment with Ginger Brennan


      Ginger Brennan is here with us today to talk about how to administer your firm’s retirement plan in a changing environment. She will also be a speaker on this topic at ALA's Annual Conference & Expo, April 2-5 in Denver, Colorado. Speaker Bio Ginger Brennan, FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 63, and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, is the Senior Vice President and National Director of Sales for the ABA Retirement Funds Program. Brennan is responsible for setting and driving the sales str...


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       2017-03-16  14m
       
       

      Get Your Firm On Board with Workflow Technology, with Eric Wangler of BigHand


      Eric Wangler is president of the North American business unit for BigHand. With over 15 years of experience in the legal industry, Eric previously served as vice president of Ricoh’s legal vertical segment. Since joining BigHand, Eric has grown the North American business and the BigHand customer base significantly. In addition, Eric led the acquisition of Esquire Innovations (Now BigHand Office) in Temecula, California, a leading provider of Microsoft Office integrated practice management s...


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       2017-03-09  15m
       
       

      Make the Most of Your Exhibit Hall Experience with Marc Adler of PerfectLaw


      Marc Adler is the Vice President of Sales for PerfectLaw Software, a developer of billing, accounting, financial and case, calendar and document management software for the mid to large size legal industry. He is also a committed member of the ALA Business Partner Relations Committee as well as the LegalTech Advisory board. After a few years of managing implementations for some of the leading law firms in the country, Marc moved into sales at PerfectLaw and has worked the last 20 years br...


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       2017-03-06  12m