Message From The President

Time flies… WOW! It feels like just yesterday someone was encouraging me to get involved on the Board as Secretary. It’s been an amazing few years building relationships and learning everything I can about ALA. I’m ready. I’m excited to work with ALA Gateway’s 2016-2017 Board and Committees to accomplish another successful year.

A special thank you to this year’s business partners for making the Gateway Chapter so successful. Our chapter could not offer the education, networking and scholarships if it wasn’t for your support.

So why am I involved in ALA? What is it or really WHO is ALA Gateway? It is a network of friends who are always there for me. My travel companions to amazing places… I mean… conferences (ALA annual conference, leadership training at CLI, specialty conferences and business of law conferences). And, friends I can call when I am stumped at work. There are so many benefits to get involved with the chapter and it always comes back to the ability to connect with the other St. Louis area firms so I can answer that inevitable question… What are other firms doing?

I took on a big role this year as Gateway President and ask, “What is holding you back from being more involved?” Get involved. Be Engaged. Share Ideas. Succeed. And if not… what’s holding you back?

As they say, my door is always open. You can reach me at (314) 436-8366 or by email at

Kara M. Brostron, 2016-17 ALA Gateway President

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Lashly & Baer, P.C.
714 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63101-1699   
Tel: 314.436.8366

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