We've watched the news and we've read the papers. The stories are everywhere, and one thing remains abundantly clear — law firms absolutely are not immune from the human resources issues that exist in corporate America. While it is not clear what topics will create workplace problems and chaos in the law firm environment in the Fall of 2018 (e.g., confronting leave of absence obligations, addressing workplace harassment, or others), it is those very subjects that will be discussed, examined, analyzed and unpacked. This fast-paced, practical and business-focused session is designed for law firm HR professionals, administrators, C-Level law executives and managers.


•Identify best practices for addressing employee relations issues in the law firm environment.

•Discuss relevant employment laws implicated in dealing with complicated HR issues.

•Explain how to communicate best to partners, shareholder, managers, etc. that the legal responsibilities are real and that there are severe consequences for a failure to comply with those obligations.

•Examine how a firm's failure to address these HR complications lowers coworkers' moral and negatively impacts operational efficiencies.


Speaker Information:

Michael S. Cohen, JD, is a Partner at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia in the firm's Employment Services Practice Group where he concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law training and counseling. A highly rated ALA speaker, he has trained and counseled employees throughout the country on employment subjects, including harassment prevention, diversity, discipline, hiring, firing, recruiting, performance evaluations and compliance.

60 Minutes

•Audience: Advanced

•CLM App Management Category -FS: Human Resources Management

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This seal may be used exclusively for activities that have been pre-approved by HRCI for 1 hour of General HRCI Credit. This approval is valid through 12/31/2019 and is not transferable.

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
July 16, 2019 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Putting Out Fires: Hot Topics in Law Firm HR
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Association of Legal Administrators
CLMSM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1.00
Human Resources Management
CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
For other credit opportunities, please check the program description or email certification@alanet.org
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On-Demand (recording)
ALA Member Price:$109.00
Non-Member Price:$129.00