Past Meetings

Annual Holiday Luncheon

December 11, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Kemoll's & Top of the Met
One Metropolitan Square
St. Louis, MO 63102
Venue Website

Let the warmth of friendship take the chill from the air and the spirit of the season make winter easier to bear. Join the ALA Gateway Chapter at the Annual Holiday Luncheon on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 beginning at 11:30AM.

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The Perfect Storm of Employer Leave Laws

November 20, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C. - 12th Floor
515 North 6th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101

Companies operating in today's environment have more to deal with than just whether or not an employee can get paid through Worker's Compensation. Many employers are faced with FMLA, ADA and WC requirements, and in some cases how all three of these laws

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The Ethics of Email and Social Media (LI) HRCI

November 13, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Husch Blackwell
190 Carondelet Plaza
Clayton, MO 63105

Email and social media have generated some unique and quickly evolving issues that involve the use of electronic communications, documents and social media. Consider the impact of social media on discovery; on juries' and judges' use of these technologies

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HR Section: LGBT Issues in the Workplace

November 07, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP - Suite 1100
7700 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105
Venue Website

Estimates vary, but the percentage of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees comprise between three and ten percent of the workforce today. This presentation will focus on LGBT issues in the workplace.

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Habitat for Humanity - 11/2/2013

November 02, 2013
7:45 AM to 3:30 PM

University City

Come on out and volunteer with the ALA Gateway Chapter to assist Habitat for Humanity! Contact Sherry Smith at (314) 854-8636 or sls@carmodymacdonald.com for details.

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LAW LEADERSHIP - Leveraging the Challenges of Change

October 16, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel
800 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101
Venue Website

The business world is a place of constant change. No matter the scale, when change hits the workplace, the literal, situational shifts are often not as difficult for employees to maneuver as the psychological transitions that accompany them.

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Around the World in 6 Sips

October 02, 2013
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Husch Blackwell
190 Carondelet Plaza
Clayton, MO 63105
Venue Website

Wine Tasting Event Celebrating Professional Alliances

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Planned or Unplanned? Orderly Succession of Firm Management

September 18, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Hilton at the Ballpark
1 South Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63101

There are many reasons to develop a succession plan. Maintaining an orderly succession for administrative and substantitve management are critical issues. ARE YOU READY?

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New Member Orientation

September 17, 2013
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Moulin – Malt House Cellar
2017 Chouteau Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103

All members are invited to attend the New Members Event on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 5:30pm.

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Community Connection - Trails for Tails

September 08, 2013
7:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Frontier Park
500 S Riverside Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63301

Come out and volunteer with the ALA Gateway Chapter to assist Five Acres Animal Shelter in their Trails for Tails event. Contact Sherry Smith at (314) 854-8636 or sls@carmodymacdonald.com for complete details.

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HR Section: The Changing Role of the Legal Secretary

August 28, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C. - 13th Floor
600 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101

The New Paradigm of Legal Secretaries = Legal Administrative Assistants. Evolving law firm models call for new legal secretary workflows and skill sets. This program will conclude with a 20 minute roundtable discussion on what other law firms are doing to

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ALA Gateway Legal Forum & Expo | Thursday, August 8 beginning at 11AM - Mission: Possible

August 08, 2013
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Four Seasons St. Louis
999 North 2nd Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

Your first mission - should you choose to accept it - is to join our ALA Gateway Business Partners for lunch and our annual expo in the Exhibit Hall to obtain the latest and greatest resources for law firm. Your second mission is to join us for an educati

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Legally Blonde Social Connection

August 01, 2013
5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Stages St. Louis - Robert G. Reim Theatre
111 South Geyer
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Venue Website

REGISTER NOW for a special viewing of Stages St. Louis' Legally Blonde production. Limited seating.

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ALA Saturday Jubilee

July 27, 2013
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Operation Food Search
6282 Olive Blvd.
University City, MO 63130
Venue Website

Community Connection's Saturday Jubilee

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What Do YOU Think About Diversity?

July 17, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Double Tree Union Station
1820 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

An interactive diversity conversation with the Diversity Awareness Partnership. Participants will have an opportunity to provide their input on diversity issues and share their own relevant experiences with the use of Audience Response technology!

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HR Section - Remote and Mobile Access for Non-Exempt Employees

June 26, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Thompson Coburn - 35th Floor
One US Bank Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101
Venue Website

Remote access to the workplace and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets offer the flexibility to work outside of the office. When it comes to non-exempt employees make sure you understand the potential risks when it comes to the Fair Labor Stand

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Automation Tools for Legal Drafting - Best Practices

June 19, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Husch Blackwell
190 Carondelet Plaza
Clayton, MO 63105

Learn automation tools for legal drafting best practices with Barron K. Henley, Esq. Henley has been helping lawyers with technology since 1990. He is a renowned expert on many different legal drafting tools including Word, Adobe Acrobat, HotDocs and ma

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WLW, ALA, and Midwest Litigation Invite You to Attend Breakfast

June 11, 2013
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Midwest Litigation
711 North 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
Venue Website

Please join WLA, ALA and Midwest Ligitaion for a complimentary breakfast and learn about the services provided by The Center for Women in Transition and stories from the women who have benefited from the organization. Also, please feel free to bring new o

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The Fundamentals of Trust Accounting

May 15, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel
800 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101

Are you aware of the changes that we will see in Missouri Supreme Court Rule 4-1.15 this year? You don't want to miss this meeting to hear what experts have to say regarding IOLTAs.

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St. Clair County Law Day Run - Volunteers Needed!

April 27, 2013
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Belleville Parks & Recreation
510 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
Venue Website

ALA in conjunction with St. Clair County Bar Association

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Managing More Effectively with Metrics

April 24, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The Westin
811 Spruce Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

Economic realities have triggered unprecedented changes in the practice of law that have in turn affected the administrative support a practice requires. Legal administrators have been challenged to correlate pre-existing job descriptions, staffing levels

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Meet the Newly Elected ALA Board - April 3, 2013

April 03, 2013
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Four Seasons St. Louis
999 North 2nd Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
Venue Website

ALA Gateway’s new year begins on April 1st! Please join us for an opportunity to meet the incoming Board of Directors and extended board members on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis. This event will be held in the

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2013 Operation Bunny Hop

March 22, 2013
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. - 11th Floor
515 North 6th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101

Take part in ALA Gateway's 2013 Operation Bunny Hop on March 22, 2013. The chapter will be assembling Easter baskets and memories at Sandberg Phoenix from noon to 4PM. There are many ways to support the creation of over 1,700. Collect money to donate o

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The Power of ALA Leadership and the Installation of Officers

March 20, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Moulin
2017 Chouteau Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Gateway Chapter is excited to have current ALA president Steve Wingert with us on March 20 to talk about The Power of ALA Leadership.

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Virtual Scavenger Hunt and Business Partner Appreciation Luncheon

February 20, 2013
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Thompson Coburn - 35th Floor
One US Bank Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101

ALA cordially invites you to our Business Partner Appreciation Event featuring food stations from our catering sponsors. This is a casual luncheon to mingle and visit with all of our business partners. And back by popular demand - Virtual Scavenger Hunt

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ALA SuperBOWL Wednesday next week!

January 30, 2013
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Pin-Up Bowl
6191 Delmar Blvd.
University City, MO 63112
Venue Website

Join members of ALA Gateway and our Diamond and Platinum business partners for 6 lanes of friendly competition. Complimentary bowling, pizza and drinks.

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Characteristics of Today's Most Successful Law Firms

January 16, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C. - 12th Floor
515 North 6th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101

Speaker: John Remsen, Jr.

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HR: NLRB - Coming After Non-Union Employers

January 10, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Husch Blackwell - 12th Floor
190 Carondelet Plaza
Clayton, MO 63105

Join ALA Gateway for our HR Section Meeting on NLRB!

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