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POSTPONED - Employee Engagement as a Competitive Advantage (Law Firm Leaders Event)
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When: March 17, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Where: Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois  60604
United States
Contact: ALA Chicago Staff

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Employee Engagement as a Competitive Advantage (Law Firm Leaders Event)

Employee engagement has a strong correlation to a firm's culture. While a supportive culture can create a high degree of employee engagement, an unsupportive culture will have the adverse effect.

A law firm's culture, and the resulting employee engagement, can be a real differentiator in our present highly competitive market (for talent and clients). This presentation will illustrate, using very detailed and readily available market data, how firms that focus on and do a good job engaging their employees, outperform those that do not. Our presenter will use actual data about Chicago firms throughout the presentation making the findings and conclusions highly relevant and impactful for our audience. Attendees will leave with clearly identifiable steps they can take to improve employee engagement and the performance of their firms.

Learning Objectives:

a)      understand what is meant by employee engagement;

b)      understand the correlation between a firm's culture and their level of employee engagement;

c)       understand the correlation between employee engagement and the firm's financial performance;

d)      understand the key drivers of employee engagement; and

e)      understand how to utilize readily available data sources to measure and track the performance of their engagement efforts.


7:30 AM: Registration, a hot buffet breakfast will be served

8:00 AM: Announcements

8:15 AM: Session Begins

9:45 AM: Session Ends

Members are strongly encouraged to register early and to bring one guest (a Law Firm Leader) from their respective firms free of charge.   Additional guests are welcome at the non-member rate of $25.00. Click HERE for a PDF invitation to share.

1.5 Illinois MCLE general credit hours have been approved for attorney attendees. This session has also been approved for 1.5 CLM credits.


William Henderson

Professor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Bill is on the faculty of Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he holds the Stephen F. Burns Chair on the Legal Profession. His research focuses on the empirical analysis of the legal profession and legal education. In 2015 and 2016, he was named the Most Influential Person in Legal Education by The National Jurist magazine. Bill innovation initiatives include the Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP, “i-flip”), an education nonprofit that combines sophisticated training in modern law practice with paid internships for law students; Lawyer Metrics, an applied research company that helps lawyers and law firms use data (acquired by AccessLex in 2015); and Legal Evolution, an online publication focused on successful legal industry innovation.



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Professional Development

CLM® Application Credit: 1.5 hours of Organizational Development

CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1.5 hours 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: 1.5 hours in the subject area of Human Resources Management