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ALA CONVENTION THE Association of Legal Administrators hosts its Educational Conference and Exposition May 21-25, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Here are highlights. Details: www.alanet.org.

TUESDAY MAY 22

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

The Capitol Steps

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: Ann Richards

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

COMMUNICATION & GENERAL MANAGEMENT

10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

1) Leading through Change 2) Verbal Communications 3) Moving Past Our Biases

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

10:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Practice and Financial Management Techniques

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

1) 1001 Ways to Reward and Energize Your Employees (2 parts) 2) Performance Evaluation Programs

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Preparing for Change

LEGAL INDUSTRY

10:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Breaking the Mold (associate, partner compensation and ancillary profits)

EXHIBIT HALL 11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Grand opening luncheon

OFFICE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Infrastructure Protection

VENDOR-HOSTED WORKSHOPS

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Legal People

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

1)American Equipment Leasing 2) AON Risk Services 3) WORLDOX

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Loislaw.com

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

PerfectLaw Software

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

law.com

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

8-9:30 a.m.

General Session: "Lighten Up and Win: This Job Should Be Fun!" Bob Basso

COMMUNICATIONS & GENERAL MANAGEMENT

10:30 a.m. - noon

1) Reboot Your Brain

2) Keys to Success as an Administrator

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Marketing, Client Service & Technology

2 - 5:30 p.m.

Caring for Yourself in Chaos

ALA CONVENTION FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

10:30 a.m. - noon

Retirement Plans

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Alternative Methods of Collection 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Insurance

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

10:30 a.m. - Noon

1) Employment Law Update 2) The Changing Role of the Legal Staff

2 - 3:30 p.m.

HR Automation

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

When Is an Employee Really an Employee?

LEGAL INDUSTRY

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mergers & Acquisitions

2:00-3:30 p.m.

Effective Ethical Decision-Making

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

1) Creating and Using a Values Audit 2) Teaming for Success

OFFICE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m Legal E-Business

2-5:30 p.m.

The Changing Face of Office Space

4:30-5:30 p.m.

ASPs @ at your Service

10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Information Technology for the Non-IT Manager

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Evaluating IT Staff

1 - 2 p.m.

Telephone Systems

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Law on the Move

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Strategic Planning

VENDOR-HOSTED WORKSHOPS

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

law.com

10:30 a.m. - Noon

1) American Bar Association 2) iManage, Inc., 3) Network Alternatives, Inc.

11 a.m. - Noon

Atvantec

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Scanwise

2 - 3 p.m. ELF Technologies, Inc.

2 - 3:30 p.m.

LegalKEY Technologies, Inc.

THURSDAY MAY 24 COMMUNICATIONS AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT

8 - 9:30 a.m.

1) Ready, Set, Grow: Planting the Seeds of Greatness in Your Life 2) Building Your Marketing Infrastructure 3) Preventing Violence in the Workplace

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

1) Power Communicating 2) Effective Client Service

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Marketing to E-Commerce Companies and Other Emerging Markets

3:45 - 5 p.m.

Improving Morale

1:45 - 5 p.m.

1) Survival Reading Skills 2) Growth Strategies and Concepts

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Managing Banking Relationships & Credit

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Evaluating Practice Group Profitability

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Effective Financial and Management Reports

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

8 - 9:30 a.m.

1) Separating Gracefully 2) Substance Abuse in the Legal Setting

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

1) Enhancing Your Hiring 2) Shared Associates

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Succession Planning

3:45 - 5 p.m.

Attorney Mentoring and Burnout

LEGAL INDUSTRY

8 - 8:30 a.m.

Innovative Strategic Partnering:

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

1) Scary Malpractice Awards 2) MDPs: Fact or Fiction? 3) Practice Group Management

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Alliances with Vendors

3:45 - 5 p.m.

1) Governance and Succession 2) Ethical Compliance Systems

OFFICE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Negotiating Leases

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.

1) Small and Mid-Sized Firms Technology Update 2) Delivering Legal Services via Web-Based Expert Systems

3:45 - 5 p.m.

Library Operations

VENDOR-HOSTED WORKSHOPS

8 - 9:30 a.m.

ServiceMaster

FRIDAY, MAY 25

COMMUNICATIONS AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT

8 - 11:15 a.m.

1) The Optimism Advantage: Keeping it Going and Taking it Back

2) Extraordinary Service

8 - 11:15 a.m.

Legal Market: 2005

EXHIBIT HALL

May 22 & 23 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

May 24 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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