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Our Mission

The International Practice Management Association (IPMA) is the premier resource for information and education on the management of paralegals and other practice support professionals in law firms, corporations and law departments globally. Its mission is to advocate for the effective use and management of these professionals, to promote and enhance the proficiency and professionalism of its members, and to provide thought leadership to the membership, the legal industry, and the public at large on the value of utilization and management of paralegals and other practice support professionals.

Webinars

In addition to website resources and local and association-wide networking opportunities, IPMA strives to provide professional education to its members in a variety of ways. IPMA's Management Resources Committee has designed a webinar series highlighting the most popular topics from the most recent Annual Conference program, and featuring experienced law firm managers as presenters. These one-hour webinars will be presented bimonthly, and members can conveniently participate from your own offices without a need to travel.

IPMA members have free access to recordings of past webinars. Access past recorded webinars by clicking here.

Non-members may purchase recordings of past webinars by contacting IPMA headquarters via email or by phone at 404-467-6757.


Upcoming Webinars

Stay tuned for upcoming IPMA webinars.

 

Recently Recorded Webinars

Understanding Analytic Tools in eDiscovery and How They're Being Applied in the Real World

Presenters: Brent Stevens, Director, Consilio and Xavier Diokno, Data Analyst, Consilio

There’s no shortage of technology and talk about AI, predictive coding, TAR 1.0, 2.0, threading, clustering and more.  We’ll talk about the basics and best practices of these various technologies and how they’re being leveraged by experts in the space, across hundreds of matters.


Hiring and Compensation Outlook For Paralegals and Legal Support Professionals

Presenter: Jamy Sullivan, JD, Executive Director, Robert Half Legal

When it comes to hiring and compensation, what’s in store for paralegals and legal support professionals? Featuring the latest research from Robert Half Legal, this presentation offers an overview of the legal hiring environment, the tightening talent market and the hiring outlook for 2019.
Learn which skills and practice areas are most in demand, the latest compensation trends for a variety of legal jobs, as well as benefits, incentives and bonuses.


 Building A Case For External Training

Presenter: Ethel Badawi, Co-Founder & Principal, Pollack Badawi Group LLC

Ethel has dedicated her professional life to helping individuals find careers that spark joy and growth. Having worked as a recruiter and career adviser, she understands that maximizing the potential of any organization requires talented individuals with shared goals and values. View this webinar and learn how to build your case for external training. Gain skills that will successfully help you present the case to your organization. 

Team Building From The Inside Out: Understanding Whtat it Takes to Collaborate Effectively

Presenter: Julie Binter, Professional Development Director, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Together Everyone Achieves More. Teamwork is a combined effort where work is performed to achieve better results by working together. Teams are designed to help everyone exceed in the workforce but sometimes things get in the way because we are all human. What gets in the way? Check out this recorded webinar to find out more.

How to Enhance Your Team and Career with eDiscovery Certification: An Introduction to ACEDS

Presenters:  
Mary Mack, Executive Director for the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)
Kaylee Walstad, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)


What's happening in the legal marketplace as firms, corporations, and providers seek to better handle data and differentiate themselves with experts on staff. Join this session to hear detailed information about a shift where security, IT, compliance, privacy, and more are touching and merging into eDiscovery functions. Explore statistical data that depict trends which individuals and firms are using to be better equipped in the changing market and discuss commonly asked questions like, "What certifications beyond CEDS are the next logical step for attorneys, litigation support, paralegals, and IT to future-proof your team and your career?"

An Insider's Guide to Evaluating State UCC Search Options​

Presenter: Kacy Flowers, Marketing Director, CLAS Information Services

Deciding what UCC data sources you can trust is the first step in securing high quality, dependable UCC search results. It is important to have a good understanding of the various types of UCC searches available, so you can make an informed decision about which option best helps your clients evaluate and minimize risk. With this presentation, we provide an overview of the various state-level UCC search options and the pros and cons associated with each. Also covered, practical tips for getting the most from your UCC search efforts.

Considerations when Drafting a Social Media Policy​

Presenters: 
Michelle Hess, Paralegal Manager, Lewis Roca Rothgerber
Becky Montgomery, Chief Human Resources Officer, Lewis Roca Rothgerber


This webinar will discuss the considerations necessary when drafting a social media policy.  Both Michelle and Becky will participate and present.  A manager's perspective will be included in this discussion.  There will be time for questions and comments.  We hope you can join us!



Building an Effective Cybersecurity Assessment for Outside Counsel

Presenters: 
Karen Hornbeck, Senior Manager, Consilio
Brent Stevens, Director, Consilio 


As data breaches become more commonplace, corporations are questioning not just their own cybersecurity readiness, but also that of the law firms they are sharing their sensitive information with.  We will discuss legal trends re: cybersecurity, as well as a company’s legal obligations according to the ABA, and the basics of incident response – what are the steps when your data is compromised?  We have designed this program to be extremely user-friendly and give you a solid understanding of “where to start” when considering your own data security and privacy needs as clients.

  


Working with Millennials: A Fresh Perspective

Presenter: Daria Juchimenko, Director, Human Resources, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

If you thought the Baby Boom generation, by its sheer size, significantly shaped our social, educational, and economic fabric, watch out for the Millennials. Who are they?

They are your new work colleagues and your firm’s future partners, management team, and even your future clients. By 2025, Millennials will comprise 75% of our workforce and, like Boomers, they’re definitely going to make their mark! In this enlightening session you will gain a fresh perspective on this new generation and learn how to attract and retain Millennials.