Class Action - August 2020 Print

President's Report

August Meeting and WALA Spring Social
By: Bridget Lueck, President

Join us August 19 from 12:00 -1:30 PM for a virtual presentation by Aviva Meridian Kaiser and Christopher Shattuck from the State Bar of Wisconsin on Fee Agreements, Engagement and End of Representation Letters.  Please also save the date for WALA’s Spring Social taking place virtually on September 24 at 4:00 PM.  Additional information and registration instructions will follow in upcoming announcements!

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VP of Membership's Report

Member Appreciation 
By: Kevin Lawrence, VP of Membership

In upcoming newsletters, we will be recognizing long-term members of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. We appreciate the hard work, dedication and leadership shown by our long-term members and we ask everyone to join us in recognizing the contributions of the recognized members in our upcoming newsletters.

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Management Resources

Contact Tracing and Ethical Duties of Communication and Confidentiality – A helpful analysis exploring state substantive law and Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules. A great read for firms that have not yet or recently reviewed their contact tracing policies.

10 steps to identify irrational resistance to self-care As we continue to work during the pandemic, it's important to remember to take care of yourself.  If you do not have a self-care routine, consider the tips outlined in the resource. 

Accounts Receivable Management for Law Firms in 2020 and Beyond  Tips for building your law firm's accounts receivable by identifying needs, getting everyone on the same page and implementing strategies to get paid quicker. 

Three Charged in July 15 Twitter Compromise Great article detailing the methods hackers utilized to gain access to Twitter accounts.  Important reminder of the need to train employees to spot social engineering attacks.

Expanded Court of Appeals' eFiling pilot project begins Aug. 3 ICYMI:  "On Monday, Aug. 3, a voluntary eFiling pilot program will begin in Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District III, which serves the northern half of Wisconsin. Attorneys who want to try out appellate eFiling can use their existing eCourts accounts to file new cases or opt in to pending cases to file new documents. The project will extend to additional Court of Appeals' districts in coming weeks and months."

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ALA's Corner

Annual Conference - Upcoming annual conference & expo.
Career Center - Jobs, articles, and resources. 
Certified Legal Management (CLM)® program - Understand the requirements and benefits of this certification. 
Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) - Explanation and outline of benefits of the Committee's efforts.
IDEA Award - Suggest ideas to WALA's leadership.
Legal Management - Review the newest content from ALA's Legal Management magazine.
Legal Marketplace - Collection of ALA's business partners.
Online Communities - Collaborate and network with your peers.
UNPACK ALA - Other news and upcoming events.
Webinars & Preconference Workshops - Educational opportunities.

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