2017 Association Leadership Institute

Elevate the Leader in You!

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man
to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” – Henry David Thoreau

We are all here today because we believe in elevating the legal management profession. We have happily given our time and expertise to help grow in a field we find rewarding, for an Association that has not only helped us grow professionally, but has also enabled us to further elevate our lives by making lifelong friendships.

By now, we are all familiar with the constant changes our industry is facing. It is something we’re used to juggling daily — the business of law back in our own firms and departments constantly keeps us on our toes. That is why gathering leadership together at ALI is such a vital experience. As we come together to chart the next steps in the Association’s development, we will better understand our roles in helping ALA achieve the goals outlined in the 2017-2020 strategic plan.

We are here to get to know each other better, to welcome new faces to their leadership roles and gain insight into our volunteer roles. We are here to better understand how we can individually help our regional teams, committees and chapters to grow the Association and expand its outreach. We’re here to share ideas of how we can better work with business partners, and to understand how the ALA staff can help support all of these efforts. Most importantly, we’re here to elevate each other as we work to make the Association’s goals into reality.

We hope you enjoy what we have planned for you this weekend! And if you haven’t seen a picture of my adorable first grandson, please stop by. I guarantee you that it will elevate your day!


Gary T. Swisher, II, CLM

We want to hear from you!

Members of ALA’s marketing team will be onsite Friday to secure video testimonials regarding various ALA related events and activities. Consider stopping by the ALA registration desk any time from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to share your thoughts on any of the following topics:

“ALA in A Word”
Share the one word you would use to describe ALA (e.g. what it means to you, who its members are, etc.) Think about it in this format: “I’m <name> and I’ve been a member since <year>. In one word, to me ALA is <_______________________>.”

Exhibit Hall Engagement
Share with us the #1 thing you’ve learned or discovered in an ALA Exhibit Hall as well as your best tip for getting the most out of time spent in an ALA Exhibit Hall

You Should Join Us in Denver!
Share with us the #1 reason someone should attend the 2017 Annual Conference & Expo in Denver

Regional Legal Management Conferences
Share with us what you loved about the new Regional Legal Management Conferences

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