November/December 2022
VOLUME 41, ISSUE 10

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Calling All Volunteers: Welcome New Members with a Thank You Note

We all know that feeling of getting something “fun” in the mail. Now you have the opportunity to put some joy in someone’s snail-mail box.

The ALA New Member Welcome Notecard Program was created to welcome and thank new members and provide them with an introduction to ALA and the deep connections and relationships that members can build. That’s where you come in: We need volunteers to handwrite these “welcome and thank you” notecards for new members. ALA provides everything you need to get started, including some sample messages for inspiration!

Get the full details on this microvolunteer opportunity by visiting alanet.org/welcome-notecard


Announcing ALA’s Newest VIP Business Partner

ALA and GLJ Benefit Consultants are excited to share with you details on ALA’s newest VIP Business Partner: Aflac, your VIP Business Partner for Supplemental Benefits. This new ALA Aflac offering is for firms of all sizes and offers accident, hospital and critical illness insurance. Whether you already offer Aflac at your firm or not, be sure to check out the special offerings available to you through your ALA membership. Check out the details online at ALAducksinarow.com.


Mental Health First Aid Is Back: Sign Up for Winter Sessions

Our popular Mental Health First Aid Certification Program is back! The program is an interactive training course comprised of 2 hours of self-paced content (to be completed online independently prior to the live session) and one 6.5-hour instructor-led session over Zoom. The one-day training program will be offered on four separate Fridays in January and February 2023.

Don’t hesitate! Register now at alanet.org/mhfa. Those who complete the program are eligible to receive 7.5 credit hours toward their CLM certification. 


Check Out These Upcoming ALA Webinars

This time of year gets crazy but be sure to carve out a couple of hours to continue your professional development with these two upcoming webinars:

Using Data Analytics in the In-House Legal Department: November 30 at 2 p.m. Central

Join us for an interactive discussion on how to use data analytics in the legal department. The presentation will go deep into why data analytics matters, how to gather data, and — most importantly — how to use it to pull useful insights and prepare KPIs/dashboards that can be used with the department or with the C-Suite.  

How To Build A Killer Brand: December 7 at 2 p.m. Central
Great branding is all about putting your best face forward. It’s about standing out and being noticed as one consistent voice. It's about easily conveying what you do as a business. If your brand is not exhibiting these three major components…then it’s time to do something different.

Head over to alanet.org/upcoming-webinars to register today!


Join Us in Seattle for ALA’s 2023 Annual Conference and Expo!

Registration is open for ALA’s 2023 Annual Conference, taking place May 7-10 in Seattle, Washington. Don’t miss the chance to join thought-provoking educational sessions, network with your fellow administrators and learn about the products and services business partners offer. Visit alanet.org/conf23 for more info and to sign up.