(originally written: 9/1/09)
I pulled rank and assigned myself the fun duty of exhibiting at this year’s Region 3 ALA (Association of Legal Administrators) show in St. Louis!!
There are over 10,000 worldwide members of this organization, including professionals from law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. Region 3 encompasses IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MS, ND, OH, SD, WV WI, and NB.
In case any of you haven’t heard, the show starts on Thursday October 8th and wraps up at the end of day on Friday the 10th. It will be held at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis. If you’re going to, please stop by and say Hi!
We’ve been a strong supporter of the Minnesota Group, MLAA, for quite a number of years now. A core mission for MLAA is education, and I’ve certainly learned a lot through my association with this energetic group! The importance of MLAA as a support network for the legal administrator cannot be stressed enough. The various active committees working within the organization offer resources and guidance not otherwise available to the legal administrator at the local level. The monthly meetings offer the opportunity to exchange information among the legal administrators and to hear a speaker present a topic, which assists all of us in maintaining our professionalism. Each member has experiences and attributes that are available for the asking. You can find out more about the Minnesota group at: http://www.mlaa-ala.org/ or the worldwide group at: http://www.alanet.org/default.aspx