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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 We Can Work It Out: Generational Collaboration in a Work-from-Home World

    There are four generations in the workplace, all with different assets that can help your team thrive ? if you know how to unlock that potential. Millennial managers are working alongside gritty Gen Z interns, and independent Generation Xers are clashing with team-oriented Boomers. With remote collaboration at the forefront of today’s work world, understanding how to collaborate with all generations is integral to maintaining productivity and efficiency.

    Everyone identifies common workplace tendencies and learns tips to create an open dialogue and promote collaboration. We identify the innate variations in generational attitudes by introducing the “old school” versus the “new school” mindset when it comes to technology feedback, motivation, promotions, patience, flexibility and more.

    Objectives:

    • Understand the historical and societal trends that shaped each generation.
    • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each generation.
    • Communicate effectively with each generation to meet their goals.
    • Adjust their approach when giving feedback or assigning tasks to colleagues.
    • Implement specific techniques for partnering with individuals from diverse generations.

    Other Information:

    • 60 Minutes
    • Audience Level: 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)
    • CLE: Participatory Credit

    Speaker

    Brad Karsh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of JB Training Solutions. An accomplished public speaker and generational expert, he has been featured on CNN, CNBC and Dr. Phil and has been quoted in several major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune and USA Today. Karsh authored three business books, including Manager 3.0: A Millennial’s Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management. Today, he travels the world speaking at major organizations such as Kohler, Eli Lilly, Securitas and Dunkin’ Brands.

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: July 02, 2020
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    Collapse Safely and Legally Returning to Work in the Age of COVID-19

    As we all get ready to bring employees back to the office, you need to ask:

    • Are you in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new guidelines?
    • What does OSHA say about maintaining a safe workplace?
    • What are the best practices to adopt in returning to work?
    • Are you ready to train your employees in these new OSHA guidelines?
    • What are the legal risks involved with bringing employees back to the office and letting customers and visitors into your workplace?  

    This webinar will outline the new OSHA guidelines and show you exactly what you have to do to effectively manage your legal risks and create a safe environment.  

    Objectives

    • Identify the legal risks posed to employers by OSHA.
    • Review the legal risks posed to employers under premises liability.
    • Discover how to provide a safe workplace under OSHA and CDC guidelines.

    Other Information:

    • 60 Minutes
    • Audience Level: 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)
    • CLE: Participatory Credit

    Speaker:

    Scott Warrick, JD, MLHR, CEQC, SHRM-SCP, is both a practicing Employment Law Attorney and a Human Resource Professional with nearly 40 years of hands-on experience. He uses his unique background to help organizations get where they want to go, which includes coaching and training managers and employees in his own unique, practical and entertaining style. Warrick customizes on-site training for managers and employees, selecting from more than 50 topics. He authored the book Solve Employee Problems Before They Start: Resolving Conflict in the Real World.

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: July 08, 2020
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    Collapse Microsoft Teams: Much More Than Just Helping Remote Staff Stay Connected

    In the Team Immersion Experience, we explore ways Microsoft Teams can solve your firm’s challenges through guided examples and moderated Q&A. We’ll discover together how Teams, coupled with your other available Microsoft 365 apps, can fit your unique situation or process.

    Objectives:

    • Demonstrate Teams and Channels and share ideas on how they can be used.
    • Identify the many types and applications of Channel Tabs.
    • Discover document organization, co-authoring, comments and conversations.
    • Illustrate a deep dive on the vast interoperability of Teams with other functions and features of Microsoft 365 like Planner, Stream, Forms, Lists (new) and Power BI.

    Other Information:

    • 60 Minutes
    • Audience Level: Intermediate
    • CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Operation Management  (OM)
    • CLE: Participatory Credit

    Speaker:

    James Gast is a 20-year legal tech veteran who presents at legal community events hosted by the Cincinnati Paralegal Association, the University of Cincinnati Paralegal Studies program and the Cincinnati Bar Association. He has held certifications for Time Matters, Billing Matters, Timeslips, Amicus Attorney, PCLaw and Clio.

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: July 15, 2020
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    Collapse Keeping Your Head Above Water During COVID-19

     

     

    Working in the legal field is stressful enough without a pandemic! Stress and anxiety can affect your health under normal circumstances. Can you imagine what it’s doing to you now? Join Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams for an interactive webinar that will highlight what we need to know about stress and what to do to manage it effectively. You will leave with worksheets that you can use to measure and manage your stress.

    Objectives:

    • Discuss how the virus has impacted our basic human needs.
    • Distinguish the important difference between stress and anxiety.
    • Identify stress management techniques for the mind, breath and body.

    Other Information:

    • 60 Minutes
    • Audience Level: Intermediate
    • CLM Application Credit – Self Management
    • CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Communications and Organizational Management  (HR)
    • CLE: Participatory Credit

    Speaker

    Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams is a legal talent development expert with 25 years of experience in success coaching for attorneys and developing high impact programs for law firms. Dr. Abrahams published three books with the American Bar Association and regularly publishes articles for Thomson Reuters and American Legal Media.   Known for engaging and educational programs, Sharon is a sought-after keynote speaker, program facilitator and law firm advisor. She gives back to the community by conducting complimentary programs for 501(c)(3) organizations.

    Formats Available: On-Demand (Recording), Webinar (Live) + On-Demand (Recording)
    Original Seminar Date: July 28, 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
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