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(CM) ELEVATE YOUR POSITION: GRAB THAT SEAT AT THE TABLE

ELEVATE YOUR POSITION:
GRAB THAT SEAT AT THE TABLE
BY LAURA J. BROOMELL, CLM, ALA IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Immediate ALA Past President, Laura Broomell, CLM presenting at Denver Conference

Over the past year, our primary ALA goal has been
to Elevate ALA. We have added more value for our
members, and we continue to strive to have ALA be
known as the thought leader in the business of law -
the place for legal management professionals to go to
elevate their positions.
For each of us, our journey is different, and our
professional paths lead us to myriad intersections. One
road may be straight and long, one might include
multiple turns along the way, and one may include a
steep climb. What we want to avoid is getting stuck in a
roundabout with few options to maneuver our way out.
I am grateful that my professional path has taken me on
a wonderful adventure through multiple intersections,
and that adventure would have stalled early if not
for ALA. I earned a seat at the table through my

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involvement in ALA. I share below how you can grab
that seat for yourself, if you don't already have it.
Be a lifelong learner. Your firm or organization hired
you with the confidence that you had the knowledge,
skills and abilities to effectively perform your job. It
is your responsibility to maintain and even enhance
your knowledge and skills, and the best way to do
that is to actively participate in ALA. The more we
personally invest, the more we gain.
Share what you learn. At every opportunity, share
with your firm what you have learned, especially
through ALA. I hear members say that their firm
does not support ALA. In order to change that, we
need to do a better job of educating our partners
or managers about how our participation in ALA
elevates our firms.



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