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Chapter President 2017-2018
Kendall H. Sweet

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE:

Office Administrator/Director of
Human Resources
Clark Hill
ksweet@clarkhill.com
(213) 417-5366

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION!
I am honored to be your President for the 20182019 board year! Our theme this year is Innovation
and Collaboration. The goal of ALA and GLA ALA is
to provide value through networking and excellent
education for our members, to bring this value back to
our firms, and to help us grow in our careers. Things
are changing faster than ever before and having
cutting edge knowledge is paramount. Our Education
Team, led by Jennifer Bradshaw, is constantly looking
to provide engaging and relevant speakers and
seminars on current topics.
Very recently we were the largest chapter of ALA and
we strive to be that again. Terri Oppelt, CLM, SPHR,
SHRM-SCP leads the Membership Team and her goal
is to retain our current membership and identify ways
to attract new members throughout the year.
Last year our chapter celebrated its 45th year at a
spectacular event at the Jonathan Club in Santa
Monica. The attendance was fantastic and the venue,
views, and weather could not have been more perfect.
Seeing everyone there was evidence of the great
camaraderie of our chapter.
The Annual Conference at the Gaylord Hotel in
National Harbor, Maryland, adjacent to Washington,
D.C., was in May. ALA's innovation and collaboration
were readily apparent. The day before the event a
group of us went into Washington, D.C., and took a
private tour of the Capitol Building, coordinated by
Laura Whipple. To say I was impressed beyond words
would be an understatement. I was also impressed by
the showing of our business partners at The Expo
Hall, which had a fantastic layout. The evening
reception and lunch events held there created
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partners with the members throughout the event. The
combination of this modern hotel and the conference
hall premises along with being amongst the history
that is Washington, D.C. was inspiring.
Speaking of our business partners, we could not
achieve as much as we do without their support.
They are also wonderful resources if the need arises.
With all that they do for us, please make an effort to
answer their calls and return their voicemail messages
even if you may not have a need for their services at
that time. Additionally, we can also be a resource to
them by referring them to someone we know who is
seeking a referral for their type of business or service.
I have been a member of ALA since 2000, going back
to when there were separate chapters for Downtown
members, Westside members (known as the
Beverly Hills chapter), and the San Fernando Valley
members. It was in 2003 that these three chapters
were combined to make up the Greater Los Angeles
Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators.
The territory of the chapter is great, from Santa
Barbara to the north, Long Beach to the south, Santa
Monica to the west, and Riverside to the east. A
hearty territory it is!
I recommend that you stay engaged with the chapter,
encourage people you know who aren't members to
join, and spread the good word about both ALA and
GLA ALA. I look forward to seeing you at functions
during the board year ahead! n



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