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Message From The President

Regional Legal Management Conference. IDEA Award. Career Center/Job Bank. Business Partners are the BOMB!

Politics. It is everywhere I turn. The election is coming soon and it is one of the weirdest ones I remember. What these candidates haven’t learned yet is… What you put on the internet… stays on the internet. I was also told to never talk about politics so I will do just that. Moving on…

Members of our Gateway board and scholarship awardees are headed to Indianapolis for the 2016 ALA's Regional Legal Management Conferences. Did you know that all three regional conference offer identical education, networking opportunities, and regional round tables? The high-caliber educational content is geared toward the needs of legal management leaders and functional specialists.

Our Annual Marketplace Solutions Expo and Luncheon was a huge it. We received great feedback on the venue set-up and our hilarious speaker, Meagan Johnson. Meagan provided a follow-up article. Click here to read it!

It’s time to start thinking about submitting an IDEA (Innovation, Development, Engagement and Advancement) Award. The deadline to submit your firm, company or individual award entries is November 28th. Click here to view the 2015 winners and all the award submissions. There were a lot of amazing ideas from ALA chapters, committees, regions, individuals, firms, business partners and other organizations. ALA IDEA Awards recognize new practices that deliver great value and transformational impact through innovative achievement.

The ALA Career Center has great resources including a pre-hiring guide for law firms and administrators, a list of administrator’s job responsibilities, a sample performance evaluation and sample employment agreement along with many other resources including the Compensation and Benefits Survey. With all these resources you need a place to find qualified candidates. The cost to post a job opening on the ALA International Job Bank is $299 (if the firm has an ALA member). The ALA Gateway website has a job bank at no cost to post administrator and functional specialist positions.

The Gateway Chapter is dependent upon our business partners. Please take a moment to thank them, take their phone call or respond to their email. Want more exclusive services and discounts – check out ALA International’s VIP Program!

I hope you see you at the many upcoming events! Doors open… and my phone works.

Kara M. Brostron, 2016-17 ALA Gateway President

KARA M. BROSTRON
Office Manager
Lashly & Baer, P.C.
714 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63101-1699   
Tel: 314.621.2939
kmbrostron@lashlybaer.com

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