News & Noteworthy

Click here for contact information for your 2016-2017 Chapter Board of Directors.


Our first Diversity and Inclusion event made The Legal Intelligencer 

Diversity and Inclusion in Your Law Firm: A Call to Action - The Business Case and Beyond

Check out this article written by Jessica Mazzeo for The Legal Intelligencer 

The Value of Executive Personnel Involvement in Professional Associations

All of our members have access to the handouts from the 2016 ALA National Conference which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 22-25, 2016. Click here to find all the handouts.  Click here to see photos taken by Chapter members who attended the conference: ALA National Photos.  Joe Samarco and Joan Wean also wrote the following article on their experience at the conference: 2016 ALA National Conference Article.

The last week of May some members of the ALA met to wish John Kirk continued happiness and success in his retirement. I reached out to the people who attended this “Going Away Party” for any recollections that they had about John. Gail Ruopp

Click here to read some of the recollections


Our first annual members appreciation night held on June 1, 2016 was a huge success and we look forward to doing it again next year.  Click here to view some photos from the event.

Events & Attractions

Registration is now open for ALA National's Regional Legal Management Conferences!  Regions 1 & 2 are meeting in Boston, MA September 8-10, 2016.  Click here for more details and to register.
General Membership: Powerful Presentations: Speaking with Confidence
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
3:30pm to 5:00pm, Sofitel Hotel
Sponsored by: TelcoWorks

Presenter: Brent Baer, Baer Essentials

Presenting successfully in front of audiences formally and informally is one of the most important skills for effective leadership. Brent Baer of Baer Essentials, a highly regarded public speaking trainer, implements a variety of interactive and engaging coaching tactics in his powerful presentations training program.  

Register Here


Our chapter’s Annual Golf Outing will take place on Monday, September 26th at The Riverton Country Club.  Not a golfer?  No worries, try your hand at bowling or pick up a paint brush at our painting party! 

2016 Golf Outing Member Registration

2016 Golf Outing Business Partner Registration

2016 Golf Outing Copper Business Partner Registration

Contact Joseph Samarco ( or Marlys Hickman ( with questions.

General Membership: Managing More and More:  Best Practices for Managing Multiple Offices
Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:00pm
The Pyramid Club
As law firms expand locally, regionally or nationally, the challenge for firm administrators is how to successfully oversee multiple locations.  Whether you are an administrator at a large firm that already has regional administrative job functions, or you are a small firm this is planning an acquisition (or are being acquired), this presentation is for you.  

Ordering Wine with Confidence

Presented by Vicki Miller of Vinocity

After this fun and interactive event, you will be confident selecting wine from a wine list when entertaining a client, hosting a party, or just buying a bottle of wine to enjoy at home! You'll learn the major wine styles, food and wine pairing tips, and the important components in wine that affect the body, flavor, color, and yes, even the scent. And we'll taste wines that exemplify these points, all while enjoying wonderful food and delightful conversation with your ALA colleagues and Business Partners! 

 Register Here


Wearing Five Hats:  The Challenge of the Small Firm Administrator
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Registration and more details coming soon!

General Membership Session
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Registration and more details coming soon!

General Membership Session: Are You Prepared for the Next Disaster
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:00 PM

Davio's Restaurant - 111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Presenter(s)/Keynote(s):Nathan Childers, Executive Vice President of Preparis, an all-in-one business continuity solution helping businesses protect their people, operations and brand.
Being prepared for an emergency requires more than simply having a written plan sitting on the shelf or in your document management system. It requires a well-orchestrated response from many people throughout your firm. Will you and your team members know how to respond to the specific emergency, and will you be able to communicate that effectively to the lawyers and staff in your office and at your firm? 

Chapter Holiday Party
Friday, December 9, 2016
Where:  The Kimmel Center
Registration and additional details coming soon!