The association has formed five different Special Interest Groups to allow for more in depth coverage of key areas in law firm administration. The Special Interest Groups each have three to four meetings throughout the year.
This SIG focuses on the physical premises of a law office. It explores topics such as space planning, furnishings, ergonomics, records management, barrier-free designs, business continuity, disaster recovery and WSIB Certification Training. Past topics have included Records and Information Management Best Practices, AODA, Ergonomics 101 etc.
This SIG focuses on the financial aspects of running a law firm. Past topics have included Money Laundering, HST, Financial Benchmarking and KPI's in Ontario.
Human Resources Professionals
This SIG focuses on the human dynamics of a law firm practice. From secretarial sharing to dealing with conflict, from benefits and compensation policies to flexible work arrangements, this SIG covers it all. Past topics have included Bill 168, Personality Dimensions; Top Ten Mistakes Employers make Investigating Internal Harassment Complaints, Conflict Resolution, etc.
This SIG focuses on the challenges of Marketing and Business Development in law firms. Past topics have included Differentiating Your Web Site for Competitive Advantage, Staffing the Marketing Department; How to effectively respond to Requests for Proposals, Marketing 101 - Marketing for the non-Marketing professional, What you need to know about Client Relationship Management (CRM), Social Media, Managing the Generations at Work, etc.
This SIG focuses on the technology used in today's law firms. Technology is a key business enabler which crosses all boundaries and practice areas. This SIG helps explain the impact that new and existing technologies have on law firms. Past topics have included Green Computing, Security Trends & Threats, Computer Forensics & Digital Discovery, Microsoft Productivity Solutions, Windows 7 and Office 2010, Hosted Virtual Desktops, Video Conferencing, Document Management, etc.
TLOMA now offers membership to lawyers who have the responsibility of managing their law office without the benefit of a management person or team. As a member, lawyers will be able to participate in Special Interest Groups, attend continuing education seminars and the annual conference, access the members’ directory and forum, as well as find relevant and timely surveys, articles, presentations and webinars in the members’ only database of legal resources.