You're invited to Reed Smith's Mental Health Summit. We are excited about this year’s program, which will include two panel discussions with experts and one session on Psychological Capital for which CLE credit will be available. We are happy to extend the invitation our network of ALA colleagues as this promises to be an impactful program.  Click here for more info.


Chapter Member Breana Tavalario, HR Director at Obermayer, speaks on success in law firm leadership. Each of our leadership paths is different. Breana has done it all and will probably continue to do even more! https://anchor.fm/lawfirmgeek/episodes/Uncovering-Success-in-Law-Firm-Leadership-e1gd0dq


Chapter President-Elect Krista Hart (Firm Administrator of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP) will participate in a program entitled “Wellness 2022: Navigating the Challenges/Planning for the Future” presented by Prasada. The program will feature a discussion about how companies can support workplace wholebeing and how workplaces can prioritize their employees’ mental, physical, and emotional health. https://www.panitchlaw.com/panitch-schwarze-administrator-to-participate-in-prasadas-discussion-on-navigating-challenges-in-2022/


Chapter President Kathleen Remetta (Executive Director of Weir Greenblatt Pierce LLP) sat down to talk with Business Partner Afinety to discuss some of the technology challenges her small firm faced during the pandemic and how the investments they've made has made them more resilient for the future. She also discusses their investment in cybersecurity tools and awareness, and how critical it has been to have the ALA as a resource over the past two years. https://afinety.com/ala-leadership-kathleen-remetta/


Member and Past President, Gail Ruopp recently spoke on the Law Firm Geek podcast regarding legal administration. If you are considering a legal administrator or are an administrator, take the time to listen to the conversation. https://anchor.fm/lawfirmgeek/episodes/Uncovering-Fractional-Legal-Administration---Gail-Ruopp-e1emq8f


Now is the time for change, and it is also a time for law firms to embrace and implement DEI within their firm’s culture. Philadelphia Board Member Rasheda Stewart talks about the crucial need for DEI in her recent The Legal Intelligencer article: https://lnkd.in/e2qWVXw5


Despite the hardships this year brought, the legal industry rose to the challenge, adapting operations and offering new services to help clients through these unprecedented times. Philadelphia Chapter member Gail Ruopp was asked by Zola to share some trends in 2020 and how they may affect the transition to cloud-based solutions. https://zolasuite.com/blog/ask-the-experts-how-was-the-legal-industry-transformed-in-2020/ 


Our Philadelphia Chapter Cookbook is finished!  Please enjoy. Click Here to view it. Special thank you to all that participated.  Time to get cooking!


Chapter member Gail Ruopp writes on social media communications and your law firm. Read more here: https://zolasuite.com/blog/social-media-communications-your-law-firms/


Board member Rasheda Stewart and Chapter member Jessica Mazzeo write on important HR shifts to consider including conducting employee investigations remotely and why you should be reevaluating the annual performance review due to changes in employee engagement this year. Read more here: https://griesinglaw.com/staying-engaged-and-evaluating-performance-during-a-prolonged-pandemic/


Chapter member Gail Ruopp writes on Employee Engagement and Increased Productivity and Revenue. Read more here


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


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