Weekly Business Partner Highlight

Our Business Partner Gunlocke can help support you with both well designed and beautifully constructed solutions, with thoughtful, value-add advisory services in both workplace trends and planning/solution development. Gunlocke is very thoughtful about the components recommended for every configuration, so that an office can support a range of activities – and therefore potentially be used more frequently throughout the day. Whether it’s a sit/stand desk, a conference room or an Attorney office, please contact ALA Business Partner, Emily Allen, to consult on the future of your firm. https://www.gunlocke.com/ 


Our Business Partner Epiq helps transform organizations by driving impactful operational change and cost savings through their experienced people, resources and innovative technologies. They service clients across the legal sector to drive organizational and operational innovation. Specifically, they accelerate transformation for our clients through records management and information governance, front and back office operations, IT services, document-related workflows and administrative functions. Services include: Mailroom, office, and equipment services, Hospitality and conference room services, Document processing, creative and administrative services, Scaling remote workforces, business continuity plans and digital transformation, Records and information management and Litigation support. 

Their proven track record shows that Epiq optimizes people, processes and technology to help you focus on the more important things, like outperforming your competition. Their deep expertise and global presence means no matter where you are, you have access to the Epiq difference.


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 women's rights.

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 

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Chapter Events    

Save the Dates!

Be on the lookout for popup virtual events hosted by our Business Partners this Fall! 

 Education Series Save the Dates! 

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 

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/