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Upcoming Live Webinars
Collapse How to be A Hero in Your Next Office Lease Transaction

The real estate industry stacks the cards against the tenant in any leasing transaction. If you will be involved in your firm's leasing decision or simply want to understand the process better, you should attend this session to learn how to level the playing field and maximize your leverage in the marketplace. It's easy — and you can make a big impact — if you take the time to gather the right information and understand a landlord's motivating factors, you will be able to compete in the marketplace.

Objectives:

•Separate fact from fiction — debunk the myth of market.

•Examine the various ways rent is quoted.

•Discover the hidden cost of taking expansion space.

•Evaluate advance renewals — understand the trap of renewing your lease too early.

•Breakdown the economics of lease renewals and see how low your current landlord should go to retain you as a tenant.

Speaker Information:

Douglas Simon started his career as a real estate lawyer for one of Philadelphia's law firms. For the past 15 years, he has been a commercial real estate broker focusing on the special needs of tenants. Simon represents numerous law firms in their leasing requirements and has represented AmLaw 200 firms for more than 15 years throughout the country.

60 Minutes

•Audience: Basic

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

Formats Available: On-Demand (recording), Webinar (live) + On-Demand (recording)
Original Seminar Date: August 06, 2019

Approved Credit:
  • ALA: 1 hour CLMSM App Credit for Functional Specialists, 1 hour CLMSM Recertification Credit

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    Collapse November Author Summit Series: Dr. Mark Goulston

    In the fourth series of webcasts, Ari Kaplan is back to present a series of interviews with legal industry experts and consultants who will discuss creating a culture of business development, dealing with irrational people and creating highly functional teams. Each one-hour webcast will focus on one of these hot topics, presented in a fun and engaging interview.

     

    Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life

    One of the most damaging forces impacting law firm performance is an undercurrent of unhealthy human interactions that can poison the workplace. This is especially amplified in the legal profession which, by its very nature, is high stress and features battles between emotionally charged parties. It is a virtual breeding ground for destructive interpersonal conflict.

    Based on the best-selling book Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life, Dr. Mark Goulston addresses the causes of, and solutions for, this productivity draining behavior. During this insightful and highly engaging 60-minute program, Dr. Goulston provides practical tools and tips that can be used immediately to deal with the most difficult people at work and in life.

    Objectives:

    •             Identify ways to recognize who will drive you crazy

    •             Understand how and why they trigger you

    •             Learn powerful and simple approaches to counteract their negative influences

    Dr. Mark Goulston is a former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer, psychiatrist, preeminent suicide prevention expert, executive coach, international speaker and consultant. He is the author of seven books, including the #1 selling book on listening in the world, Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone, and Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life (in Russia the title was translated to mean "How To Deal with A**holes" and went viral). He is a frequent contributor to publications including Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Business Insider, Business Journals, Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and has appeared on major news channels including CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC News, the Today Show and Oprah. On his highly regarded podcasts, he has interviewed luminaries such as Larry King, Norman Lear, and Ivan Misner.

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 08, 2019
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    Collapse November Author Summit Series: Philip Folsom

    In the fourth series of webcasts, Ari Kaplan is back to present a series of interviews with legal industry experts and consultants who will discuss creating a culture of business development, dealing with irrational people and creating highly functional teams. Each one-hour webcast will focus on one of these hot topics, presented in a fun and engaging interview.

    Using Lessons from Tribes to Create Highly Functional Teams

    In this one-hour program, anthropologist Philip Folsom will reveal the ancient mysteries of humanity that can have a transformational impact on the health and high performance of today’s organizations. He will describe how, by invoking the universal lessons of tribal behavior, leaders can turn average or poorly functioning groups into highly collaborative teams. Folsom will lead you through this program that is based on his years of first-hand experiences studying human and animal behavior.

    Objectives:

    •             Learn why shaping environments of trust and safety is crucial for success

    •             Gain tools for creating trust and safety

    •             Learn how to navigate conflict with skill and versatility

    •             Learn how to implement accountability and goal-setting to achieve sustainable and thriving tribes

    Anthropologist Philip Folsom has been an industry leader in the fields of executive coaching and culture development for over 20 years. He is a regular instructor for USC’s Marshall School of Business and has presented at over 50 major universities across the world. Folsom’s corporate clients include organizations such as Space X, Apple, and Google.  He sits on the High Performance Board of Red Bull North America and is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 15, 2019
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    Collapse March Author Summit Series 1: Scott Warrick, JD, MLHR, CEQC, SHRM-SCP

    Peggy Siems, ALA's Senior Manager of Professional Development, interviews author Scott Warrick, former employment and labor attorney and HR professional, about his book Solve Employee Problems Before They Start: Resolving Conflict in the Real World. Warrick distills conflict resolution to just three simple moves: Empathic Listening, Parroting, and Rewards (EPR). Learn how to become an Emotionally Intelligent communicator, as mental toughness is a critical component in resolving conflict.


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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 06, 2020
    MORE INFOMORE INFO March Author Summit Series 1: Scott Warrick, JD, MLHR, CEQC, SHRM-SCP
    Collapse March Author Summit Series 2: Jerry Rosenthal

    Peggy Siems, ALA's Senior Manager of Professional Development, interviews author Jerry Rosenthal, consultant and Lean Six Sigma Matter Black Belt, about his book Small Doses: Common Sense to Common Practice. Leadership, Process Improvement and Life. Each of these areas of thought influences the other two in unique and interesting ways. Read simple and sometimes comedic stories and examples from an innocent bystander.


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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 13, 2020
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    Collapse March Author Summit Series 3: Gina Furia Rubel, Esq.

    Peggy Siems, ALA's Senior Manager of Professional Development, interviews author Gina Furia Rubel, Esq., public relations consultant and founder of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. about her book Everyday Public Relations for Lawyers: A No Nonsense Strategic PR Guide. Get hands-on advice on all the critical aspects of public relations, from the dos and don'ts of media relations to controlling your message to harnessing the power of the internet. The updated and expanded second edition includes everything you need to know about modern law firm public relations.


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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 20, 2020
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    Collapse Making Working Remotely Work

    Working remotely — it sounds so simple. The truth is, for many people, it’s a hard way to work effectively and efficiently away from a traditional office. For the person who went from high school to college to working in an office, the newfound freedom of working remotely is awesome, but many of us need tools and techniques to make it work. This webinar will shed light on the challenges of working from home (and elsewhere) and how to overcome them, including some funny ways we waste time without even realizing it.

    It will cover innovative ideas about how to use technology to your advantage, common procrastination pitfalls and how to avoid them, rituals and routines that help you stay on track, and how to better manage your time and energy to take advantage of working remotely. This program will feature the proven principles that make it possible to make working remotely work. We’ll also discuss creative and effective ways to help others remain focused and productive. It’s all about getting the right things done, in the right way and at the right time … even when nobody is watching — especially when nobody is watching.

    Objectives

    • Develop tips and techniques taken from those who have mastered the art of working alone and at home to get more done in less time.
    • Discover how to focus, finish and find the balance between work and play to win each day.
    • Show how employees can come up with their own system based around their work style, strengths and organizing tendencies.

    Audience Level: Essentials

    CLM Application Credit: 1 hr in the subject area of Self-Management                                   

    CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hr in the subject area of Operations Management

    Speaker

    Lee Silber is the award-winning author of 25 books — including two bestsellers — and the founder of five companies. He’s also a popular presenter with over 2,400 speeches to his credit, and he currently hosts a weekly podcast on efficiency.

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: June 24, 2020
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    Collapse Creating the Resilient Firm of the Future

    A natural disaster isn’t the only event that could close your business or affect its reputation. It could be a burst pipe, a fire in a neighboring suite, a workplace violence incident, a weeklong power outage or a global pandemic. Does your firm’s current business continuity plan address all the essential components necessary to seamlessly continue providing services to clients and customers? As COVID-19 continues to impact the business landscape around the world, firm leaders are looking at their business continuity and risk management programs to determine current and future risks to their firms and to help make vital business decisions. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how organizations can continue to have a remote work environment while also phasing back to an office setting; the future of providing services to clients; risk management and compliance issues; crisis communication systems; and developing and testing comprehensive written business continuity plans.

    Objectives:

    • Explain the importance of having written business continuity and pandemic plans for your law firm, especially in the face of COVID-19.
    • Discuss the implications of the “new better” work environment for law firms and what this means for the safety, security and resiliency of your law firm.
    • Discuss how having a written business continuity plan gives law firms a competitive edge in a world where clients and insurers are insisting on compliance in business continuity industry standards. 
    • Identify the key/essential elements of a comprehensive business continuity plan and the importance of testing your plans to ensure that your law firm remains resilient in the face of any threat.

    Other Information

    60 Minutes

    Audience: Intermediate

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1.5 hours in the subject area of Operations Management (OM) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

    CLM® Recertification Credit: 1.0 hour in the subject area of Operations Management

    CLE Participatory Credit

    Speaker:

    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 management professionals and all levels of staff at private service firms and facilitates tabletop exercises in these focus areas. Additionally, she served on ALA’s Board of Directors (2004–2008), was a Trustee for the Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators (2010–2013), and served as Chair of ALA’s International Relations Committee (2019–2020).

     

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: August 06, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse Leveraging Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Effective Use of Technology and Preparing for Future Scenarios

    The global COVID-19 pandemic will have repercussions that are not only far-reaching but also have the potential to have an impact for months or even years to come. Many law firms took proactive steps to protect their employees, including shutting offices and transitioning to working from home. As this pandemic continues, firms must evaluate the technology they have in place to determine if it enables or hinders productivity. Moreover, as states are reopening and allowing businesses to do the same, firms must look at technological, financial and operational considerations when planning for a reopening, as well as what future waves of coronavirus might mean.

    Objectives:

    • Define three ways businesses can enable their staff to have remote access.
    • Identify the best practices and recommendations on these technologies, their implementations, and maintaining productivity.
    • Analyze considerations and best practices for reopening offices.
    • Devise logistics to anticipate potential future waves of the pandemic that may occur after offices are back up and running again.

     Other Information

    60 Minutes

    Audience: Intermediate

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1.5 hours in the subject area of Operations Management (OM) towards 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

    CLE – Participatory Credit

    Speaker:

    Morris Tabush has more than 20 years of experience managing IT for businesses so they can focus on what they do best. In 2001, he founded Tabush Group, which is a leading provider of cloud desktops and managed IT for professional firms. Tabush and his team focus on delivering simple, scalable and secure solutions to clients.

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: August 11, 2020
    MORE INFOMORE INFO Leveraging Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Effective Use of Technology and Preparing for Future Scenarios
    Collapse Macroeconomic Trends in the Legal Industry: Positioning Your Firm for 2020 and Beyond

    World-changing shifts in demographics, attitudes, technology and work styles have given rise to a host of distinct trends in the legal industry.?As law firms position themselves to succeed in 2020 and beyond, understanding and adapting to these trends will help firms become more efficient, productive and competitive in a global market.  

    Objectives: 

    • Outline key trends impacting the legal industry. 

    • Identify how law firms can leverage these trends to improve their bottom line. 

    • Discuss how technology, workforce demographics, business pressures and global attitudes are changing the face of law practice. 

    • Produce key takeaways to position your firm for future success.  

    Other Information: 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

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

    CLE: Participatory Credit 

    Speaker: 

    Sally Kane is a lawyer, writer and content director with PaperStreet, a digital marketing agency that works exclusively with law firms. Over the past 15 years, she has written frequently on legal marketing, career and business topics. She is the former Managing Editor of Litigation Support Today and served as a legal careers expert with The Balance (formerly About.com).  

    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Event + Archive
    Original Seminar Date: August 18, 2020
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    Collapse Stabilize Partner Contributions and Preserve Cash with Leasing

    Cash flow is a struggle for law firms, partly due to the partnership distribution model. The pandemic has certainly distributed regular business, making it essential for firm management to reevaluate their financial standing and focus on short-term survival without taking on major long-term debt and on repositioning for recovery and growth. Leasing and financing ease cash flow concerns. In this webinar, you’ll learn how lease and financing options help firms obtain necessary technology and manage unexpected costs of equipment, software and services, as well as several other cash-conserving benefits.

    Objectives:

    • Discover how to convert a large cash outlay into a monthly expense that keeps within budget and provides a predictability.
    • Examine how to keep bank lines of credit open for short-term use.
    • Develop 100% software financing, including training, implementation and consultant fees.
    • Explain sales and leasebacks for equipment that is currently owned and how it could generate extra cash to offset unbudgeted expenses.
    • Discover how to cut long-term IT costs with asset management.

    Other Information:

    60 Minutes

    Audience: Intermediate

    CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management (OM)  towards 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 – Participatory Credit

    Speaker:

    Barry Steel is Senior Vice President of Sales at CoreTech Leasing. He has over 25 years of experience in the field. He was most recently President of Capital Fleet Solutions, which consulted with several commercial banks in the automotive dealer space and included a total portfolio of 500,000 vehicles. Before that, Steele was the Senior Vice President of Global and Strategic Accounts for Donlen Corporation, where he designed and executed strong strategic visions that resulted in the business being acquired by Hertz Corporation for a record valuation. He also served as Vice President of SalesForce Development for GE Capital Fleet Services for nearly a decade, where he developed programs to track sales, customer satisfaction and coordinated pricing across the business.

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: August 19, 2020
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    Collapse Adaptive Thinking

    The time for “business as usual” is over. This year has thrown almost every organization in every industry into a panic, and typical “change management” strategies are too slow and incremental for what we’re facing today. But there is a faster, better way to pivot. In this webinar, you’ll learn to develop adaptive thinking to remain successful in this uncertain environment. Courtney Clark’s research, strategies and stories help build employee agility and resilience in every level of your organization. The whole world is changing learn how to use adaptive thinking to tackle change and come out on top. 

    Objectives: 

    • Create a toolbox of techniques to improve mental flexibility. 

    • Illustrate the common mistakes that keep teams from solving problems. 

    • Choose the one question teams can ask to generate more (and more innovative!) ideas. 

    Other Information 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM® Application Credit: Organizational Development 

    CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Communications and Organizational Management (CM) 

    HRCI: General Credit 

    SHRM: Communication 

    SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity 

    CPE: Participatory Credit 

    Speaker: 

    Courtney Clark designs her presentations to help organizations adapt to change and crisis when the stakes are high. Resilience in the face of major stress is possible, and she knows how to get it done. Audience members who hear her presentations say her strategies make it easier to manage change, cope with anxiety, bounce back, let go of “the plan,” and get clarity when life, love or work throw you a curveball. Clark loves to work with Pillar ProfessionalsTM ? people whose roles require they remain solid, like a pillar, regardless of chaos or change around them. The people in these roles are called on to be highly resilient because of the pressure of their work and their critical position at the foundation of their organization. 

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: August 26, 2020
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    Collapse Motivating Without Money: No-Cost Steps for Dramatically Improving Productivity and Engagement

    According to Society for Human Resource Management, attracting, engaging and retaining skilled and semi-skilled workers, especially those who can collaborate effectively, is a leading concern of American employers. In this educational session, learn how leaders, managers and supervisors can measurably increase employee engagement, performance and teamwork ? all without tapping the company’s budget!  

    Objectives: 

    • Recognize why money has never been an effective motivator.  

    • Discover why money demotivates.  

    • Explain why a great salary package, 401(k) and bountiful benefits are not always the answer.  

    • Identify the top 10 no-cost steps for improving engagement and teamwork.  

    • Outline the 10 real-world, no-cost benefits managers can use to increase engagement and teamwork.  

    Other Information: 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    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 in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) 

    HRCI: General Credit 

    SHRM: Personnel/HR 

    SHRM: Instructor-Led Activity 

    The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This Program has been approved for 1.00  HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

    Speaker: 

    Kristine Sexter is President of WorkWise. She is an award-winning industrial and organizational consultant who has devoted more than 22 years to creating exceptional workplaces. With an extensive background in recruiting, developing and retaining top talent, Sexter expertly serves the legal, manufacturing health care and human resources industries with acclaimed results. Renowned for high-energy, exceptionally interactive programs, Sexter delivers innovative and solution-filled programs to her clients and audiences. 

     

     

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: September 23, 2020
    MORE INFOMORE INFO Motivating Without Money: No-Cost Steps for Dramatically Improving Productivity and Engagement
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