News & Noteworthy


Our 2016-2017 Board of Directors

On April 1st, we introduced our 2016-2017 Board of Directors and thanked those Board members who were rotating off the Board for their service.  Your 2016-2017 Board, led by Chapter President Marlys Hickman, has many exciting things in store in the coming term.  For easy convenience, please click here for contact information for the new Board of Directors.

2015 Holiday Luncheon  

On December 4th , we kicked off the holiday season by hosting our annual holiday luncheon at Fogo de Chao.  It was so nice to see many of our Members and Business Partners enjoying the luncheon – laughs, smiles and good conversations were had by all.  Many even commented that they had to consider wearing sweatpants or something similar next year due to eating too much of the delectable delights!    

During the luncheon, the Members and Business Partners also generously contributed to the gift drive of The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.  In attendance from the RMH was Anthony Stover, Special Events Manager, who was genuinely overwhelmed by the outpouring of gifts, which we hope will give some comfort to the families staying at the RMH during the holiday season. 

The following is a portion of an email received from Anthony Stover of RMH:  “Santa’s helpers have been very busy here at The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House because of donors like The Philadelphia Chapter of Legal Administrators and your generous donations of financial support, gift cards and toys to benefit the PRMH. The gift cards were just tallied and the total was $1950 of gifts cards plus $350 in cash and checks.   On behalf of the families staying here at The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, thank you very much for your generous donations.”

Please click here to view photos of the day’s event 


On November 5th, Members and Business Partners alike put on their competitive caps and participated in the Annual Business Partner Appreciation Event – Game Night – at the beautiful Rittenhouse Hotel.  Whether you were seeing if your answer matched those of the “survey says,” while playing Family Feud or using your dexterity skills playing Minute to Win It a fun time was had by all.   The setting, the theme and the food all made for a great night of mingling with one another.  Great job by our Business Partner Team of Joanne Miraglia, Patricia Gallagher and Carmela Ginsberg.

Click here to check out some of the pictures from that night.

Thank you to all of our Managing Partners, Business Partners and Chapter Members who enjoyed a “magical evening” celebrating our Chapter’s 40th Anniversary on October 15th at The National Constitution Center!  Click here for photos from the event.


Events & Attractions


Member Appreciation Night !!!

Join us on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. for a members-only celebration that will include food, drinks and a mozzarella pulling demonstration.  

Location:  Garces Trading Company, 1111 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Register Here :  Member Appreciation Night

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 *Please Register Online by Wednesday June 1st*

General Membership Breakfast: 2016 Diversity & Inclusion in Your Law Firm:  A Call to Action—The Business Case and Beyond

Location:  The Westin Philadelphia, 99 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 

Sponsored by:  Parmetech, Inc. and Robert Half

*You’ll want to bring a managing partner, diversity officer, or other law firm leader as your guest!*

The “business case” for diversity and inclusion may be clear.  However, diversity and inclusion is not a “special project” – it is an ongoing, core necessity for firms to compete and thrive in today’s marketplace.  Whether your firm is engaging this necessity for the first time, or has been working at it for decades, this program aims to provide a spectrum of concrete strategies to ensure that diversity and inclusion programs succeed now and in the future.

Register here:  General Membership Breakfast: 2016 Diversity & Inclusion in Your Law Firm: A Call to Action



Membership Registration: 2016 Member RSVP Meet & Greet

Business Partner Registration: 2016 Business Partner RSVP Meet & Greet



Questions about how to make the most of your sponsorship?  Our Chapter's Executive Directors/Business Partner liaisons are Brooks Ryan, National Director, Managed Services at DTI and Jack Caulk, Business Development Manager at The MCS Group.  Please contact Brooks at or Jack at  with any questions, concerns or feedback regarding your sponsorship.


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Registration is now open for ALA's 2016 Annual Conference & Expo being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 22-25, 2016.  The Annual Conference features education, networking, solutions and resources from more than 200 business partners in the Exhibit Hall, the ability to connect with
speakers after their sessions, and more.  Hotel and travel arrangements are recommended to be made early.  Click here to register for this great event:

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