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What's Happening at Headquarters February 2020

There’s always a lot going on at ALA headquarters in Chicago. Here’s a snapshot of what’s in store for the coming weeks.

lm-february2020-Salt-Lake-City-Skyline-600x600Get Ready to Attend ALA’s 2020 Annual Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City

The agenda for ALA’s 2020 Annual Conference & Expo is available to download. Check out the first-class program of content, education and networking that’s being offered at this year’s event in Salt Lake City, May 3–6.

At this year’s conference, you’ll discover:

  • New strategies to stay ahead of the curve
  • Actionable information from industry leaders
  • Exceptional networking with colleagues and business partners
  • Certification and accreditation hours

Don't miss out on your opportunity to participate in the most significant annual event for legal management professionals and leave with new strategies, contacts and solutions for your company.

For more information, visit or email [email protected].


April Campbell, JD, Joins ALA Staff

ALA is happy to announce that April Campbell, JD, has joined the Association’s professional staff as Interim Executive Director. This follows the news thatcampbell-april ALA’s Board of Directors has initiated a formal search for its next Executive Director after the resignation of Oliver Yandle, JD, CAE; his last day was January 31.

“Serving on the ALA Board and as a member of the Executive Committee has been a privilege and an honor of a lifetime,” says Campbell. “I cannot thank the Association enough for the opportunity to serve and the current and past boards for their passion, gumption, thoughtfulness, dedication, good humor and friendship. I couldn’t be more excited to dive in to this leadership role at ALA headquarters.”

To find the next full-time Executive Director, association executive search firms are being vetted through a request for proposal process, and a search committee has been assembled from a broad and diverse section of ALA's membership.

Any questions or concerns, please contact the [email protected].

It’s Time for the Silent Auction

A popular feature at ALA’s Annual Conference & Expo is the Silent Auction, the major fundraiser for the Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators. For nearly 40 years, the Foundation has focused on the development of education programs, research on the changing legal workplace and increasing awareness of the value of legal management professionals.

If you or your chapter would like to donate an item, please visit the Silent Auction site and ship your item to ALA headquarters before April 10. Bidding will open the Monday before the conference and will close at noon on Wednesday, May 6. All bidding is online, which means anyone can bid from anywhere!

C4 Solutions Booklet Now Available

During ALA’s 2019 C4 The Legal IndustryTM Conference, attendees broke into design-thinking groups using the methods of empathizing, defining, ideating, prototyping and testing. This problem-solving method is critical for practitioners to find improvements to legal service delivery, become more innovative and increase collaboration across the legal ecosystem.

Within their groups, they answered four “how might we” positioning questions and came up with solutions. This booklet contains the results of their design-thinking solutions.