Special Message from the President - Coronavirus and Its Impact on the Business World

 As more and more clarity is being provided regarding the Coronavirus and its impact on the business world, we are becoming more sensitive to the concerns of adhering to the CDC’s recommendations, in particular, involving “social distancing.”  The safety and well-being of our Members and Business Partners is always our number one concern and the impact from hosting social events may have on our daily lives. 

While our various committees have planned outstanding education sessions and wonderful social events for the month of March, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all Chapter events for March, including any education sessions, our Spring Social and our Change of Gavel.  We recognize that many of you will be disappointed with the cancellations, especially since our events are always well-received, but it is our hope that you will appreciate the fact that we made this decision after several thoughtful and considerate discussions.

Please look for these events to be rescheduled, hopefully later in April or May.  Please feel free to reach out to Kathy Remetta or me with any concerns.

Association Coronavirus 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:

HillTop: Tips on Working Efficiently and Safely From Home.

Withum's Covid-19 Business Preparedness Checklist For Law Firms

If you have any additional questions about Annual Conference, please email [email protected]. If you have any other questions, please email [email protected]

USI Coronavirus Support -  A note from Ray Keough and USI Affinity  Click here to Read

Golkow Remote Deposition Guide Click here to Read


 

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives


News & Noteworthy

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.


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


Past President and chapter member Gail Ruopp wrote an article on Implicit Bias. Read it here.


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 

 Association of Legal Administrators 2020 Annual Conference
For more information click here

 


  

 

Chapter Events

Small Firm and Large Firm Round Table Discussions
Event To Be Rescheduled

Spring Social – Quizzo
Event To Be Rescheduled

Change of Gavel
Event To Be Rescheduled 

Education Session
Event To Be Rescheduled
Recruit. Hire. Manage. 
A presentation on current techniques for sourcing, interviewing, onboarding and retaining employees


Save the Dates!
Legal Expo 2020

September 15, 2020
More Details to Follow


Diversity & Inclusion Education Session
Featuring Jessica Mazzeo
Sponsored by our Platinum Business Partner, The MCS Group
June 3rd, 12:00 noon
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
More details to follow


Annual Member Outing
Riverton Country Club
October 5th
More details to follow


Education Save the Dates!

Education Series
Tuesday, April 14 at Noon
Managing Workplace Change
Sponsored by Gunlocke
Event To Be Rescheduled
 
Wednesday, June 17 at Noon
Designing Health Work Environments
Sponsored by Human Scale
 
Tuesday, September 15 at Noon
How to Leverage Change Management
for Successful Technology Adoption
Sponsored by Ivionics
 
Wednesday, October 14 at Noon
Trending in Outsourcing
Sponsored by MCS
 
Education programs qualify for 1 hour of CLM® credit.
Functional area or category for CLM® credit will be noted in each program invitation.

We are going to continue our participation in the Gift of Life Family House Home Cook Heroes Program where we will prepare and serve dinner for families staying at the house!  Our next night is June 1st,  2020.  Dinner preparation and service is from 4:15 to 6:30 pm
If you are interested in participating, please contact me at [email protected].  Space is limited to 10 people, so please sign up as soon as possible.  
For information about the program, please visit https://www.giftoflifefamilyhouse.org/bridge-volunteer/home-cook-heroes-program/.  The remaining 2020 dates are September 29 and November 3.