WALA Spring Social - September 24
By: Maribeth Karpinski, VP of Special Projects
Please join us next week on September 24 at 4:00pm for our virtual Spring into Fall Social! It’s sure to be a fun event where members and business partners will be playing Bingo for fun prizes. Please sign up here, if you haven’t already!
Member Spotlight - September 2020
Lori Dorn, CLM
How did you get your start in the legal industry?
- In the mid-to-late 1980s, I was employed as a Human Resources Officer at a bank that had 17 locations and over 500 employees. After successfully resolving a few employment law related matters, one of the senior executives asked if I’d ever thought about becoming an attorney. Around that same time, Lawton & Cates was looking to fill their Firm Administrator position. Since I was intrigued with the idea of possibly going to law school, I decided to apply for the position and was hired! Rather than obtaining a JD, I earned a MBA degree and became a Certified Legal Manager! Read more...
Overcoming Fear and Staying Engaged During Challenging Times - September 15, 2020.
Spring Into Fall Social - September 24, 2020.
ALA's Organizational Pricing Program 2021 – ALA is “excited to officially invite your organization to enroll in the ALA Organizational Pricing Program for the 2021 membership term.” Be sure to review the pricing overview to see if your firm can obtain savings. "Enroll by September 30, 2020 for the 2021 membership term."
2020 State of US Small Law Firms – Interesting data in Thomson Reuters' free report that outlines challenges small firms face. A great summary of the report's major findings can be found on Robert Ambrogi's blog.
Lexis+ Service – Discussed in a past newsletter, the new Lexis+ service has officially launched. If your firm uses LexisNexis for legal research, you'll definitely want to read about a new, premium option.
Thinking about a succession plan for your law firm? – Great article outlining the need for firms to think seriously about succession planning. It's not just for firms that have a retiring partner. Firms should also plan for unexpected events.
Wisconsin Court System Website Makeover – If you have not seen the new website design, head on over and checkout the new pages. Become familiar with new locations for links and the website's layout. The court system is also accepting feedback regarding their new design.