Weekly Business Partner Highlight

Business Partner My Benefit Advisor/USI is the ALA’s program to guide employers through the complexity of planning, communicating, and managing employee benefits. They offer industry expertise, a proven approach, and user-friendly technology. MBA/USI is committed to helping clients and their businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, including the return-to-work process. For more information about their resources, visit their Support Center at https://www.emersonreid.com/DocumentServer/Public/covid-19.html or contact Ray Keough at (610) 684-6932 or [email protected] 


Business Partner ABA Retirement Funds Program offers a different kind of retirement plan; built by lawyers, powered by pros. They innovate with a purpose, helping plan participants save more and worry less. Their unique culture is dedicated to helping secure financial futures for the legal community. Call them at 800-826-8901 for a free consultation or visit www.abaretirement.com to learn more. 




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

A huge thank you to Jessica Mazzeo of Griesing Law for the extremely informative and crucial presentation on Diversity and Inclusion. If you were not able to attend, you can watch the presentation here:Jessica Mazzeo Zoom Presentation 6-3-20. If you are a chapter member please reach out to [email protected] for the meeting password. 

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.

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 

ALA Town Hall – Register for the ...

July 2 Town Hall
August 6 Town Hall

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Chapter Events    

Designing Healthy and Safe Work Environments in the Office and at Home
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Noon via Zoom

Sponsored by Humanscale
Register Here

Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable
“Continue the Conversation on Diversity & Inclusion”

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Noon via Zoom
Register Here

Save the Dates!

Legal Expo 2020

September 15, 2020
More Details to Follow 

Annual Member Outing
Riverton Country Club
October 5, 2020
More details to follow

 Education Series Save the Dates! 

July 2020
Keeping Employees Safe and Healthy in our new Work Environment 
Sponsored by USI

September 2020
Hiring Strategies in the New Normal 
Sponsored by Friedman Williams

Tuesday, September 15 @ Noon
How to Leverage Change Management
for Successful Technology Adoption
Sponsored by Ivionics
 Wednesday, October 14 @ 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.

Due to COVID 19, our June 1st 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 September 29 and 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/