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AZ Chapter Happenings - July 2018

ALA ARIZONA Chapter Happenings

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In this issue:
Upcoming Chapter Events
Business of Law Conference
Take the Survey - Have Your Voice Heard
Fall Regional Conferences
Business Partner Brag

Upcoming Events

Arizona Chapter Board Meeting
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (NEW START TIME)

The ARIZONA CHAPTER's business of law conference

Registration is Now Open


This event has something for everyone and is open to our members and their colleagues, including managers, attorneys, and staff. Use this conference as an opportunity to develop and engage others in your office. This year, we have many top speakers seen at the ALA Annual Conference in May 2018. Session details can be found on our website.




8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Topic: How to Deal with an Office @#$hole
Speaker: Jennifer K. Hill, President/Senior Recruiter
JHill’s Staffing Services, a Division of Marcum Search LLC

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Topic: Workplace Investigations: Tips for Experienced Investigators
Speaker: Kristina M. Moris, President
The Washington Firm, Ltd.

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Topic: How To Become A Social Media Rock Star
Speaker: Spencer X. Smith
Spencer X. Smith Consulting

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Topic: Gray Area Thinking (Human Inclusivity Training)
Speaker: Ellie Krug, Writer, Lawyer, Human
Human Inspiration Works, LLC

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Business Partner Networking

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Topic: Happy Unfinished
Speaker: Karen Lisko, Ph.D., Senior Litigation Consultant
Perkins Coie LLP

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Topic: No Hire? No Sweat! An Update On the Use of No-Poaching Agreements in the Recruiting Industry
Speaker: Laura Lawless Robertson, Partner
Squire Patton Boggs

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception & Raffle


Take the Survey - have your voice heard

The ALA is continuing to move forward with their 2017–2020 Strategic Plan, including their Defining Our Identity initiative which is aimed at developing a clear, compelling and well-recognized organizational identity. The ALA is asking for your feedback to get Membership Input on Brand Positioning Redirection. For more details and to take the survey please CLICK HERE. The 15 minute survey will only be available until Monday, July 16th.

Fall 2018 Conferences - Registration now open

Regional Legal Management Conferences
East (Regions 1, 2, & 3) - September 13 - 15, Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL
West (Regions 4, 5, & 6) - October 18 - 20 - Hilton Austin - Austin, TX

Specialty Conferences
Advanced Financial Administration for Legal Management Professionals
September 12 - 13 - Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL
October 17 - 18 - Hilton Austin - Austin, TX  

Law Firm Management Essentials Certificate Program
September 12 - 13 - Palmer House Hilton - Chicago, IL

Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management White Belt Certification Course
September 26 - The Capital Hilton - Washington, DC

Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals
September 27 - 28 - The Capital Hilton - Washington, DC

Register at

Business Partner Brag

Our Arizona Chapter of ALA attributes a great deal of our success to our wonderful Business Partners. THANKS for all you do!