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Professional Legal Management WeekSM: October 1-5, 2007
BY BOB ABRAMSON
ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS

Nine organizations join forces to celebrate the evolution and progression of the global legal management profession.

A World of Change
BY AMY DVORAK
ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS

ALA members on six continents address critical legal management issues and envision the future of their rapidly evolving profession.

Legal Administrators as Strategic Assets
BY KAREN STEINBERGER, CLM
ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS MEMBER

Law firm managersí professional roles continue to evolve as they strive to take on new responsibilities and their colleagues acknowledge the importance of sound business management practices.

Innovation in Practice: Why Itís So Hard
BY ERIK MANKIN
FOR THE ABAíS LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SECTION

Law firms that embrace change and implement new ideas that create value are more likely to succeed in an increasingly competitive legal marketplace.

The Changing Role of the IT Professional
BY RANDI MAYES
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION

Information technology professionals in todayís law firms hold strategically important positions that are vital to everyday operations.

Geared Up for Growth
BY GAYLE P. ENGLERT
NALP ó THE ASSOCIATION FOR LEGAL CAREER PROFESSIONALS

More legal career professionals are assuming larger roles in their law firms.

Building Clout in a Brave New World
A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION BY THE LEGAL MARKETING ASSOCIATION
NEW YORK CHAPTER

Industry leaders share their insights on how law firmsí business development and marketing teams can further develop their roles.

The Value and Advantages of Paralegal Managers
BY THE INTERNATIONAL PARALEGAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Investing in a paralegal manager is a cost-effective way to increase and improve efficiency in the legal environment.

Walking with Librarians: A Unique Journey
BY MARK GEDIMAN
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES MEMBER

Law librarians have watched their roles expand and now are seen as indispensable assets to firm operations.

In Search of Management Talent
BY NEASA MACERLEAN
FOR THE MANAGING PARTNERSí FORUM, UNITED KINGDOM

Support staffs are finding that professional service firms worldwide offer tremendous opportunities for career success.

The Challenge of Change
BY TERRY LEE
FOR THE AUSTRALIAN LEGAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Successful law firms in Australia and elsewhere require strong visions, carefully aligned cultures and strategies, and inspiring leadership.