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ALPS In Brief — Episode 46: What if Goat Yoga Isn’t Your Thing?

On this episode of ALPS In Brief, at the beginning of Lawyer Wellbeing Week and Mental Health Awareness month, Mark sits down with Liesel Brink, head of HR at ALPS to ask her a loaded question: Why would an employer want to invest time or money in prioritizing employee wellness? Transcript: MARK BASSINGTHWAIGHTE: Hello. Welcome to ALPS In Brief, the [...]

3 Suggestions for Staying On Track While Working From Home

WFH – Work From Home. Are you doing it? Do you love it or hate it? I’m doing it right now. Here are 3 suggestions for staying on track during this strange time. Make sure you and your assistant keep updated on the temporary procedures of the different jurisdictions in which you practice. It may [...]

5 Ways Law Firms Can Get Ahead of COVID-19

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We talk a lot about risk management here at ALPS, but what we're really talking about is prevention — systems and practices that your firm can put into place to help catch human error before the mistake causes harm to a client’s case. We all [...]

ALPS In Brief — Episode 43: The Problem Lies with the Culture

ALPS Risk Manager Mark Bassingthwaighte shares two real-world stories of attorneys struggling with behaviors that often lead to malpractice claims. As a legal community, it is our duty to lift each other up and to provide hope and support to one another. It is time for us to concede that addiction, depression, and burnout are [...]

Law Firms And Data Storytelling, Part 3

This is the third in a series of three blog posts on Law Firms and Data Storytelling. Last time banging this particular drum. And, yes, I'll say it one more time: People look at statistics (data), but they feel, and respond to, stories — especially stories about people! Part three of this series expands upon the question asked in [...]

By |2020-01-02T13:45:55-07:00January 8th, 2020|Attorney Wellness|0 Comments

Law Firms And Data Storytelling, Part 2

This is the second in a series of three blog posts on Law Firms and Data Storytelling. Restating the central premise of this, the prior, and the next post: People look at statistics (data), but they feel, and respond to, stories. Put another way, people tend to make decisions based upon emotion, not logic. So, on to the question raised [...]

By |2020-01-02T13:22:30-07:00December 17th, 2019|Attorney Wellness, Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

Law Firms And Data Storytelling, Part 1

This is the first in a series of three blog posts on Law Firms and Data Storytelling. Data is king these days, and it's a huge part of the stories we tell ourselves, as well as the stories we tell others who are trying to learn more about us. What data do our law firms [...]

By |2019-12-10T16:14:22-07:00December 11th, 2019|Attorney Wellness|0 Comments

The Fallacy of Trying to Bring One’s Personal and Professional Lives into Balance

For years so many, myself included, have talked about the importance of trying to find a healthy balance between work life and personal life as a way to take care of one’s self. Those who tried and succeeded did so believing that, once there, all would be good with the world. I’m not buying it [...]