Weekly Business Partner Highlight

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Message from the Phila ALA Chapter President

As we continue to navigate the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and its effect on all of us, we will continue to adhere to the CDC’s recommendations involving “social distancing.” Our Board of Directors is working diligently to reschedule our education sessions and networking events.  More information will be coming out soon. The safety and well-being of our Members and Business Partners is always our number one concern.  We remain hopeful that we will all be together soon.  In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe.

Please feel free to reach out to me, Kathy Remetta, Krista Hart or  Maureen Austin with any concerns at [email protected]


Association COVID-19 Support

If you or anyone in the legal management community are looking for information on how to prepare for and manage this fluid situation, please check out the following:

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Check out the above link for more information on the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

News & Noteworthy

On a recent episode of the Association of Legal Administrators’s Legal Management Talk podcast, chapter member and President-Elect Krista Hart discusses how and why she established a wellness program for staff and attorneys at her firm. She also talks about how the program has had to adapt to the new normal of a remote workforce with many additional COVID-19-inflicted challenges. Listen here

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2019 – John Oleniacz, Chief Operating Officer, Mark, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C.- Click Here to read about John's experience.
  • 2020 – Gary Kiefer, Senior Financial Analyst, Morgan, Lewis, Bockius, LLP

Click here for pictures from our 2019 Golf Outing.

Past President and chapter member Gail Ruopp wrote an article on how law firms will be different after this pandemic 

Great article in The Legal Intelligencer by chapter member Jessica Mazzeo: Don’t Close the Door on 2019: Trending Issues That Will Remain in 2020

Click here to read the informative article by our board member, Shaun Jones, on having a clear vision for the future of your firm.  

Click here to see a video from ALA National on building relationships between members and business partners.  It's a must see!

Upcoming Conferences and National ALA Events 

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Chapter Events    

Monday, October 5th from 2:00PM-5:00PM

Top Golf Fall Social Event
Register Here

Wednesday, October 7th at Noon
COVID and Your Financial Health: What You Need to Know Right Now
Hosted by ABA Retirement Funds
Register Here

 Wednesday, October 14 @ Noon
Trending in Outsourcing
Sponsored by MCS

Wednesday, October 21st at Noon
New Normal in Today's Office, Workplace Safety & Easy Home Office Solutions
Hosted by COFCO Office Furniture Co.

Wednesday, November 4th at Noon
Hosted by Withum

Wednesday, November 18th at Noon
Remote Work Best Practices: Solutions for Online Collaboration and Security
Hosted by IT Solutions

Wednesday, December 2nd at Noon
Hosted by American LegalNet, Inc

Due to COVID 19, our September 29th volunteer event at the Gift of Life Family House has been canceled.  In lieu of preparing dinner for the Home Cook Heroes Program, the Chapter will be making a monetary donation to the House so they can purchase food for the guests.

We are scheduled to volunteer at the Gift of Life Family House on November 3 and we are hopeful that will happen.  In the meantime, if you would like more information about the program, please visit https://www.giftoflifefamilyhouse.org/bridge-volunteer/home-cook-heroes-program/