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What's Happening at Headquarters May 2022


Contribute to the Legal Industry’s Knowledge on Compensation and Benefits 

The 2022 Compensation and Benefits Survey and its companion, the 2022 Large Firm Key Staff Compensation Survey, are now open for participation. These surveys provide comprehensive information on law firm salaries, benefits, staffing ratios and turnover. Your participation is crucial to making the report a success. Bonus: Completing the survey should be easier than ever! ALA maintained last year's platform to make your participation more efficient and user-friendly. In addition, you may save the survey at any point and return to finish it at your convenience. 

When you complete the survey, you’re contributing to a more comprehensive and detailed data set that can provide your office the edge it needs to stay competitive, especially in the realms of recruitment and retention. The more firms that participate, the more localized and useful the survey results will be. Additionally, participating firms receive a discount on the final survey report, plus access to digital dashboards and customizable reports that compare data locally or nationally.

For complete details — and to preorder the reports, visit The reports will be published in the fall. Questions? Contact [email protected] for assistance.

Enhance Your Leadership with the Susan L. French Emerging Leader Fellowship Program

You’ve read about the work the Foundation of ALA is doing in our May cover story. If you’re an ALA member looking to finesse your personal and professional leadership skills, this opportunity is for you: The Foundation is now accepting applications for the Susan L. French Emerging Leader Fellowship. Be sure to check out the criteria and hear from past recipients. Then, apply by May 27

Upcoming Playbook Event on Successful Firms Leading with LinkedIn

The next Playbook Event from The Successful Firm Project will take place on May 24 at 11 a.m. Central. It will focus on LinkedIn. Are you and your law firm fully utilizing the platform to connect with clients, prospects and employees? Join noted author and LinkedIn consultant Colleen McKenna as she illustrates how LinkedIn can elevate your professional value, client engagement and mission delivery. This virtual workshop will give you and your firm actionable steps to improve your LinkedIn presence. Register today.

Get Certified in Mental Health First Aid

Working in the legal field can be taxing. Do you know the risk factors and signs of mental health challenges? Do you know how to address them when you see someone exhibiting these signs? This course provides the tools you need to

identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health illness and substance use disorders. Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training to assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.  The dates for summer courses are: 

  • Friday, June 3, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Central  SESSION IS FULL
  • Friday, June 24, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Central  SESSION IS FULL
  • Friday, July 22, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Central  Register
  • Friday, July 29, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Central  Register

Visit for more details. 

As this issue goes live, ALA’s 2022 Annual Conference and Expo is kicking off in Kissimmee, Florida. Be sure to check back in June for complete coverage of the week’s events.