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AZ Chapter Happenings - September 2018

ALA ARIZONA Chapter Happenings

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In this issue:
Upcoming Chapter Events
Calling for President Elect Nominees
Community Connection Update
Fall Regional Conferences
Business Partner Brag

Upcoming Events

Chapter Focus Group - Be the Voice of Our Chapter
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Members are encouraged to attend the Arizona Chapter's focus group to review and provide real world insights regarding NextPath Legal's Succession and Contingency Planning program. It's not too late to participate. Email Jerri Buchtel at to RSVP.


Education Specialty Series Lunch
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topic: OA Best Practices (1099's/Accounting Safeguards)
Presented By:  Dana Marinaro, Director of Finance, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Sponsored by: Keyser and Wells Fargo National Bank
Catered by: Conceptually Social
Location: Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
40 North Central Avenue, Suite 2700
Phoenix, AZ  85001
RSVP here by 09/19/18

Arizona Chapter Education Lunch
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Topic:  Maximizing Your Lease Negotiations
By: Darius Green, Keyser
Location: University Club Phoenix
39 E. Monte Vista Road
Phoenix, AZ  85004
Sponsored By: Goodmans Interior Structures
Flowers provided by: PJs Flowers & Events
RSVP here by 09/22/18
*NOTE: The Chapter Board Meeting will be held directly after the Education Lunch at 1:00 p.m.

Leadership Lunch
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Each year, our Chapter holds a Leadership Lunch to so members have the opportunity to bring their Managing Partner or other firm leadership to an ALA event to show thanks for their support of the ALA. This year, we present:

Topic: Get Off Your Attitude and Make it Happen
Presented by:  Ryan C Lowe - The Positivity Pro - Motivational Speaker, Trainer & Author
Helping Individuals and Organizations Increase their Productivity through Positivity

Location: Found:RE
1100 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
RSVP here by 11/2/18


Chapter Holiday Party
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Members are Invited to Celebrate the Holidays with your ALA friends.
Join us for dinner, a Dolphin Presentation, and more! 
Odysea in the Desert
(Including Dolphinaris and dinner at the Views)
9500 E. Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
RSVP here by 12/1/18


calling for president-elect nominees

The ALA Arizona Chapter Nominating Committee is calling for a volunteer to fill the President Elect position for the current term ending March 31, 2019. Candidates must be current members of the Association of Legal Administrators and have been a Chapter member for one year at the time of election. Candidates must also have chaired at least one committee. Individuals interested in serving should apply by September 14

Submit inquiries to

In November, the Nominating Committee will send another call for volunteers for the 2019/2020 Board slate. Also, those interested in becoming more active within the Chapter will be presented with opportunities to serve on committees.

Sharon Williams
Past President (2018-2019)
ALA Arizona Chapter



Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets at the Business of Law Conference on August 10th in support of the Phoenix Rescue Mission Code:Red Water Drive. Our Chapter's donation was made in memory of Lisa Kelly. 



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!