Leadership Exchange - April/May 2013 - (Page 39)
Terri J. Oppelt, CLM
NEW 2013-2014 BOARD
The 2013/2014 Board roster was confirmed with three additions
- Monica Celis will join the Community Connection Group, David
Bustle has agreed to co-chair the IT Section with David Neesen and
Patsy Hinojosa will be the Inland Empire’s section chair. See the new
Board of Directors listing with pictures, in this magazine.
BOARD ACTIVITIES AND COMMITTEE UPDATES
The Board has discussed how they could make the chapter meetings ‘more accessible (virtual)’ to those who are geographically challenged and unable to attend all the meetings. The Education Committee Chair has taken on the responsibility to dive into this subject
and give the Board options and ideas on what perhaps the chapter
can implement in 2013 to be able to reach out to our diverse and
broad-based membership. A team has been formed to discuss and
research and will report back to the board at future meetings.
The April 9th Leadership lunch will include a speaker, Lawrence
Kohn, along with the induction of the new 2013 - 2014 Board and a
huge thank-you to the outgoing 2012- 2013 Board members. After
the speaker portion, this year’s Volunteer of the Year Award recipient
will be named.
The June 11 chapter lunch will feature a Green Initiative kick-off
topic of interest to our members and their firms featuring Carolyn
Smallwood’s presentation on How to Create, Manage and Maintain
a Paperless Office.
The May 21 Managing Partner Lunch will feature Tony Natsis,
Partner with Allen Matkins who will be speaking on a common-sense
approach to business development.
The Education team is currently working on the Leadership Reception on July 8 for visiting ALA Past President Steve Wingert, CLM,
in conjunction with the July 9 Past President’s chapter lunch. They
are also working on identifying a venue for the December holiday
party on the westside.
The CLM study sessions are well underway and were kicked off
with the three-night HR study group led by Terri Oppelt. Debbie
Dahlen has several study sessions a month planned for anyone interested in taking the CLM exam, or interested in learning more about
the different aspects of legal management.
Membership hosted the New Member Orientation meetings in
March held in Downtown and Century City, which were well attended
and included many Board speakers. The meeting also included Past
President Michael Palmer speaking to the importance of what ALA
and the GLA ALA chapter can bring to maximizing your membership.
The Members In Transition section is working on new learning
April / May 2013
and meeting/greeting opportunities for the 2013 year which will
include resume writing and a meeting featuring an image consultant.
The BP team is working on the August 13th BP appreciation
lunch as well as assisting the Web Team on reviewing and fixing the
BP section on the website. They are also vetting ideas and getting
input on the Fall BP/Member Mixer. They will be holding a BP Team
meeting to plan out the 2013 – 2014 initiatives.
The Community Connection committee indicated that the Food
From The Bar campaign, which GLA ALA supports, will be beginning
April 29th and run through May 25th. They also reported that the LA
Youth At Work program will be conducting interviews on May 18th
at a Downtown location and need volunteer help. You don’t have to
commit to a hire, but can help to identify great candidates.
The Finance Section had a successful meeting in January and will
be exploring the topic of Proper Trust Accounting at the April 18th
The HR section reports that they will have attorney Beth Schroeder speak at their May 14 meeting on the topic of Exempt, Non Exempt and Independent Contractor issues, to be held at a Century City
2013 JUSTICE JOG
The Justice Jog team will be holding their first committee meeting
on April 24 and have announced that the 2013 Justice Jog will be held
in Century City on September 15. Justice Jog’s charitable partner this
year will be CASA – Los Angeles.
GLA ALA WEBSITE UPDATE
The website team working with the outside designers on the new
GLA ALA website reports that the work is moving forward and phase
one of the design is moving along. They are sending out current website content and information to section leaders and Board chairs, to
review and update the content for the new site.
GLA ALA MEMBER’S BRAZIL TRIP
The board approved the use of the GLA ALA logo and using the
GLA ALA 40th Anniversary pins as well as congratulated three GLA
ALA members - Luci Hamilton, Jean Jewell and Emily Schaub, who
are going to Brazil for a speaking engagement at the Central Bank of
Brazil’s 3rd Annual National Conference in Brasília. They will be the
keynote presenters to Brazil’s attorneys and legal management staff
about GLA ALA and our 40 years of supporting legal managers and
how Brazil’s legal community can move to the next step of supporting professional legal managers to lead their firms. We hope to see
pictures and hear more of the trip in the coming months.
The annual GLA ALA membership directory is in process of being
proofed and printed. Look for it in your mailbox in May 2013.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership Exchange - April/May 2013
Leadership Exchange - April/May 2013
Table of Contents
2013 Event Calendar
ALA Social Media
Community Connection News
The I-9 Gets a Make-Over
ALA Management Encyclopedia
Accept the Challenge to Become a Green Lawyer
CLM Corner / Crossword Puzzle
CLM Study Session
CLM - Steve Wingert
GLA Making News
Volunteer of Year
Annual Chapter Meeting
A Law Firm's Marketing Success Story
GLA ALA Essay Contest
March Luncheon Recap
CLM Crossword Puzzle Answers
Member/BP Mixer Recap
Board of Directors
Region 6 Officers
Board Crossover Meeting
Does Your Law Firm's Technology Meet Ethical Requirements?
ALA Past President's Reception
New Members & Member Updates
Members In Transition
2013 Compensation and Benefits Survey
Business Partner Spotlight
Leadership Exchange - April/May 2013