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The International Practice Management Association (IPMA) is the primary source of information and education for managers in law firms, corporations, and law departments. We provide an inclusive community that promotes and enhances the proficiency and professionalism of our members. We deliver practical resources and cutting-edge solutions on the value and management of professionals in the legal environment.

Webinars

In addition to website resources and local and association-wide networking opportunities, the 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 popular topics from the most recent Annual Conference, and featuring experienced managers as presenters. These one-hour webinars are presented bimonthly, and members can conveniently participate from their offices without a need to travel.
 

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Recently Recorded Webinars


Orientation for Virtual Onboarding

 

Presenters: Angela King, Manager, Paralegal Services, Dentons US LLP
                   Angela Monroe, Paralegal Services Administrator, Dentons US LLP


During this discussion, panelists will talk about best practices and the life cycle of an employee onboarding process in a remote environment. They will cover everything from the interviewing process to orientation and allocating first assignments remotely.
 
This conversation will include best practices for paralegal services and ideas for a seamless onboarding experience highlighting training, resources, professional development, and engagement with practice groups. Perspectives may include 'big law', in-house, and boutique firms.
 
To make sure the presenters address topics you care about, please submit your questions ahead of the event.


Part II: Best Practices for Docketing Professionals in the Age of COVID-19

Presenters: Joeseph C. Scott, J.D., Attorney & Chief Strategy Officer, American LegalNet
                   Daniel H. Abrahamian, Esq., Court Rules Managing Attorney, American LegalNet
                   Kevin Pray, M.B.A., Senior Director of Product Development, American LegalNet
                   Audrey Priolo, Esq., Litigation Procedure Attorney, American LegalNet

Part I of the discussion scratched the surface of COVID-19's impact on remote work and litigation workflow. Part II will continue the discussion and dive deeper into the impact of changing court rules and workflow disruptions. 


Perfecting Your LinkedIn Profile

Presenters: Francesca Householder, Senior Marketing & Business Development Coordinator, 
Wolf Greenfield
                   Cassie Najjar, Marketing & Communications Manager, Wolf Greenfield

Establishing and maintaining your LinkedIn presence is a key aspect of personal branding. LinkedIn can lead to job opportunities, networking opportunities, and more. In this session, you’ll learn tactical tips for improving/optimizing your LinkedIn profile. Learn why LinkedIn is important, the elements of creating a strong profile (including examples for inspiration), and how to maintain an active LinkedIn presence. Utilize the session as a workshop and make profile updates in the moment, or soak in the tips and make updates later. Either way, you’ll walk away with simple action items that will improve your personal LinkedIn profile. 


Hot Topics in Recruiting


Presenters: Brandy Anness, Director of Legal Recruiting, Trustpoint.One
                   Trish Alatorre-Ridings, Senior Director, Trustpoint.One

Employees are seeking the experience - from organizational culture, to job responsibilities, to advancement and mentoring. What programs are in place for matching tasks and skill levels? Do you offer flexible work arrangements? What are employees looking for with their current employer or in their next opportunity? Even before this pandemic, there has been a shift with hiring and more importantly retention of employees. What do you need as an organization to draw top talent? Have you made the mind shift from "we need this skill" to "we offer this"? What is the focus of your branding and culture?
 


Strengthening Resilience and Navigating Challenge and Change Through the Practice of Mindfulness

 

Presenter: Brenda Fingold, Certified MBSR Teacher, Assistant Director, Workplace and Leadership Education, Brown University School of Public Health

Mindfulness is a quality of awareness that is purposeful, clear, and available to meet whatever arises moment to moment. It is especially useful during tough times since mindfulness practice increases resilience and promotes steadiness during uncertainty and change. Mindfulness is also an evidence-based practice for working and living with more ease, effectiveness, and sustained well-being. An article in the Harvard Business Review makes the case that mindfulness is a "must have" for professionals "to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capacities and to protect ourselves from toxic stress".


Best Practices for Docketing Professionals in the Age of COVID-19

Presenters: Joseph C. Scott, J.D, Chief Strategy Officer, American LegalNet
                   Daniel H. Abrahamian, Esq., Court Rules Managing Attorney, American LegalNet
                   Kevin Pray, M.B.A., Senior Director of Product Development, American LegalNet
 
The presenters have been speaking on the topic of Best Practices for Docketing Professionals for several years and now with the shifting landscape and unprecedented changes in law firms due to COVID-19, they are focusing their presentation on court rules and the related best practices - particularly as impacted by COVID-19. When COVID-19 forced all of us to immediately start working remotely, we learned that best practices in dealing with court rules and internal Process and Procedures were more important than ever, so there has never been a better time to review and remind you of how to handle the overwhelming number of court rules changes while dealing with the workflow disruptions from COVID-19.