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Natalie Kelly

Natalie Kelly

Natalie Kelly has over 25 years of experience working in legal business operations management and is now the director of legal management for the Southern Poverty Law Center. Formerly, Natalie worked as the State Bar of Georgia’s Director of Law Practice Management, assisting Bar members and legal professionals in firms of all sizes and types, helping them improve efficiency in their workflows; develop financial models to increase revenue; create policies and procedures manuals; implement and train on technology solutions; and develop action plans to address office management, human resources, financial management, facilities management, marketing, legal technology, ethics, and professionalism issues.


Additionally, Natalie teaches Law Practice Technology at Georgia State University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor, where she gets to share her knowledge and help advanced law students explore the ethical and innovative impact this important field has on modern law practice.


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Guest Appearances
June 24, 2021

The Southern Poverty Law Center: A View From the Inside

Natalie Kelly shares insights on the important work of the Southern Poverty Law Center and her role in modernizing its legal operations.

May 2, 2018

#170: What’s Stopping Lawyers From Addressing Challenges, Natalie Kelly

Natalie Kelly discusses some of the roadblocks that are stopping lawyers from addressing challenges in their firms.

March 7, 2016

How solos and small firms can cut costs and make their money go further

Cost savings are particularly important for small firms and solos. What are some easy fixes for making law firm budgets go further, and what are some common mistakes to avoid? In this month’s Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s...