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Monday, February 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bi-Monthly Recap: New Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirement »
On January 21, Walker Lawrence, Associate at Levin Ginsburg, presented a program on recent amendments to the Illinois Huma...
Monday, February 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Message - February 2020 »
I hope your 2020 is off to a rousing and successful start and that all of you have renewed your membership with ALA nation...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Build Relationships, Generate Referrals »
Why are newsletters/e-blasts so effective? Many lawyers seek the latest fad in marketing, hoping to gain an...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The Big Picture: Why Photos Ensure Web Credibility »
Did you know that while it takes an average of 60 seconds for someone to read about 200-250 words, it takes only 1/10th of...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
A Roadmap to Success: Strategic Marketing Plans - Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail… »
Can you afford to waste time and money?  Far from it.  So why put your dollars into futile marketing efforts?&nb...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Is It Friday Yet? Can You Tell? »
As I head to work on the Blue line, I can’t help but think, “Holy crap, it’s freezing, I’m so glad I can wear jeans...
Monday, February 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Law Firm Innovation and Marketing – Collaboration is Key to Success »
The corporate legal world is highly competitive, with thousands of law firms competing for the work from a lot of the same...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Law Firms Need Chief Branding Officers »
In Law, and every other profession, the firms with the strongest brands charge higher rates and generate greater profits....
Monday, February 10, 2020
The One Strategy You Need to Implement on Social Media in 2020 »
Among the main concerns I hear with clients and prospective clients in regard to social media are, “How do we know if we’r...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Business Partner Spotlight | Lisa Davidson »
My name is : Lisa Davidson   I work for : Savills My title is: Vice Chairman, Director, Chief Dive...
Monday, December 23, 2019
Larry Fujara | Inaugural Recipient of the ALA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award »
In recognition of Larry Fujara’s 33 years of outstanding service to the chapter (and counting!), we presented him with the...
Monday, December 23, 2019
President's December Message »
When I was incoming Chapter President in the Spring of 2001, my President’s Message included this story: On a...
Monday, December 23, 2019
Illinois Employers Can Prepare To Take Cannabis-Based Disciplinary Actions »
  It is a snowy January day in Chicago, recreational marijuana is now legal, and one of your employee’s, Mary Jan...
Monday, December 23, 2019
Maximizing Today's Mobile Legal Workforce »
In today’s competitive hiring environment, recruiting highly skilled legal professionals remains a priority. In response,...
Monday, December 23, 2019
Employment Law Update »
With the election of a new democratic governor in Illinois, 2019 saw significant legislative changes to the employment law...
Friday, December 20, 2019
Business Partner Spotlight | John Kampas »
My name is : John Kampas I work for : EMPIST LLC My title is : Founder & CEO ...
Friday, December 20, 2019
Member Spotlight | Larry Fujara »
My name is: Larry Fujara I work for:  Pattishall, McAuliffe The firm & practice is:  Trademar...
Friday, December 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ALA’s Seattle Master Class: Don’t Wait for the Fire »
Like Chicago, the city of Seattle was also leveled by a great 19th century fire. In 1889, an assistant in a woodworking sh...
Friday, December 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Elephant Is In the Room and Her Name Is Mary Jane »
“They took my whole paycheck and I know why (why man) /  Yeah hey cause I got high/  Because I got high/ ...
Friday, December 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IL Law Mandates Sex Harassment Training, Restricts Use of Arbitration and Non-Disclosure Agreements »
On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a sweeping piece of legislation, SB 75, enacted as P...
Friday, December 20, 2019
Employer Insights: Illinois’ Permanent Commitment to Medical Marijuana »
On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed legislation amending the state’s current medical marijuana pilot prog...
Friday, October 25, 2019
Editor's Note | Happy Fall! »
Happy Fall everyone! It’s hard to believe Halloween is just around the corner, but we sure had a busy October! On October...
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Did You Know? | Protecting Your Firm Against Fraud »
Business fraud continues to rise, with a record 82% of organizations reporting incidents of payment fraud in 2018, up from...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Business Partner Spotlight | Rippe & Kingston »
  My name is: Jeremy Beam.      I work for: Rippe & Kingston Sy...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Member Spotlight | Michael Lazenby »
  My name is:   Michael Lazenby...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
President's Message (The Finance Issue) »
October...Halloween...Fall…The ubiquitous pumpkin spice…....It’s also time for year-end projections and putting together n...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Bi-Monthly Recap | Using Profitability and Metrics to Re-Align Law Firm Culture and Compensation »
On Tuesday, September 17 th , ALA Chicago hosted an Educational Seminar at Polsinelli PC. 55 attendees came to hear Russ H...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why Long-Term Care is a Women’s Issue/The Impact of Long-Term Care on Women »
Protecting your independence, your choices and your retirement savings from the potentially high cost of long-term care is...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Halloween Trivia Fun! »
Are you having a Halloween party this year? If you are, you are not alone. Next to New Year’s Eve and the Super Bowl, Hall...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Increase Law Firm Profitability Through Cost Accounting »
  How are changes in today's climate impacting your law firm profitability? I have seen a lot of changes in the l...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Managing your Retirement Savings through Life’s Transitions »
As people grow through life, change is inevitable. And as we move through life’s stages we face change. Transitioning thro...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Women and Retirement | How to #savelikeagirl and Close the Retirement Savings Gap »
Olympic Gold Medalist Mia Hamm once said: “my coach said I run like a girl. I said if he ran a little faster, he could...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Letter from the Editor (The Technology Issue) »
Now that summer is winding down, hurricane season is in full force. I hope all of you have stayed out of harm’s way and ne...
Thursday, September 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Message (The Technology Issue) »
Like it or not, the modern law firm couldn’t exist without technology.  And in this issue of Administrator’s Advanta...
Wednesday, September 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Puzzled by the Puzzle Pieces »
“It’s an elbow.” “No, it’s a necktie.” “What about this? Is this a leg?” “No, it is the edge of a table....

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