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A World of Change
BY AMY DVORAK
ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS

The feature story “A World of Change” in PLMW Magazine includes a roundtable discussion on legal management issues featuring nine members of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) from around the world. Via the links below, download and read the unabridged interviews – conducted and facilitated by ALA’s Amy Dvorak – from that discussion, including three bonus interviews not found in the print magazine.

CHARLES BUTLER

Johannesburg, South Africa

FERNANDO FABIANI CAPANO

Legal Administrator
Gregori Capano Advogados Associados
São Paulo, Brazil

CHAR COULBERT

Executive Director
Cairncross & Hemplemann, P.S.
Seattle, Washington, United States of America

GRANT CROWLEY

Chief Executive
Baldwins
Wellington, New Zealand

LINDA C. FELMINGHAM

Director of Administration
Hunton & Williams
London, England, United Kingdom

YINGHUA GUO

Business Manager
Jan Liu & Associates
Beijing, China

JOY HARRISON-ABIOLA

Practice Administrator
Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun
Port Harcourt, Nigeria

MICHAEL J. KATOS

Chief Operating Officer
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

EMILIO MARTINEZ

Executive Director
Cuatrecasas Lawyers
Barcelona, Spain

CAROL PHILLIPS, CLM

Director of Administration
Sidley Austin LLP
Los Angeles, California, United States

GLENDA RALEY

Office Administrator
Ulmer & Berne LLP
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

SHARI TIVY

Director of Human Resources
Bowman and Brooke LLP
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Characteristics and Skills Possessed by Valued Law Firm Administrators
BY JOEL A. ROSE
To the extent that administrators bring particular management insights and business training to law firms, what, then, are the personal characteristics and the professional skills that certain administrators possess – and that others don’t – that make the former “highly valued administrators?” Learn more in this astute analysis by Joel Rose.

Total Commitment
BY MARSHALL FLETCHER
How can the vendor community play a larger role in Professional Legal Management WeekSM (PLMW), and how integral are vendors to legal professionals’ collaborative teams? Learn more in this commentary by ALL-STATE LEGAL’s Marshall Fletcher.

Facing the Challenges of Management
The United Kingdom-based Managing Partners’ Forum (MPF) has also produced a Management Diary as part of its contributions to International Professional Legal Management WeekSM. The 20-page publication spotlights the many challenges professionals managers face and is designed for daily use in chronicling and tackling on-the-job challenges. Click here to download a copy of this unique management tool.