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Annual Conference Committee

Description: Works with ALA headquarters staff to select educational topics and identify presenters for the Annual Conference. Also, identifies a mix of education and networking events that meet the needs and interests of ALA members.

Committee Size: Varies

Term: 1 year, renewable for additional terms

Appointments per year: 6-9

In-Person Meetings / Expectations: Three per term (winter before prior Annual Conference, prior Annual Conference, Annual Conference). Service involves an initial planning meeting about 18 months in advance of the Conference, two meetings at the Conference 12 months prior, plus frequent (at least monthly) conference call meetings and individual committee member assignments.

Call for volunteers: Fall.

Selections made: Winter

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Law Firm Financial Management Conference Committee

Description: The Law Firm Financial Management Conference will be held on an annual or semi-annual basis. When such conferences are contemplated, ALA will appoint a conference chair and issue a call for volunteers.

Committee Size: 5

Term: 1 year

Appointments per year: Varies

In-Person Meetings / Expectations: Attendance at the conference. Committee work will be accomplished through conference calls and other electronic exchange of information. See the full list of roles and responsibilities.

Call for volunteers: Late Spring prior to Winter Conference

Selections made: Winter prior to the fall conference

ALA Headquarters Liaison:

 

Large Firm Retreat Planning Committee

Description: This committee plans the educational content for the annual Large Firm Administrators Retreat.

Committee Size: 5

Term: 1 year, renewable

Appointments per year: Varies

Expectations / In-Person Meetings: One per year (LFA Retreat). Committee work may be accomplished through conference calling and other electronic exchange of information.

Call for volunteers: Spring/Summer. Eligibility: Must be a member of the LFA Caucus (principal administrators of firms with 100+ lawyers) and attend the previous year’s retreat.

Selections made: Summer, at LFA Retreat

ALA Headquarters Liaison:

 

Business of Law Conference Planning Committee

The group is responsible for planning the Business of Law conferences.

Description: Responsible for selecting educational topics and speakers for the conferences. Also works with ALA headquarters staff to put together the right mix of education and networking events to meet the needs and interests of ALA members.

Committee Size: 6

Term: 2 years, renewable for additional terms

Appointments per year: Varies

Expectations / In-Person Meetings: Attendance at the conference. Committee work will be accomplished through conference calls and/or at conference locations and other electronic exchange of information.

Call for volunteers: Fall prior to the Business of Law Conferences.

Selections made: Winter prior to the Business of Law Conferences.

ALA Headquarters Liaison:

 

IP Conference for Legal Professionals Planning Committee

Description: This committee plans the educational content for the annual IP Conference for Legal Professionals.

Committee Size: Varies

Term: 1 year

Appointments per year: Varies

Expectations / In-Person Meetings: One per year (IP Retreat). Committee work may be accomplished through conference calling and other electronic exchange of information. See the full list of roles and responsibilities.

Call for volunteers: Fall

Selections made: Winter prior to the IP Conference.

Individuals interested in serving on this committee should complete the application and submit to ALA Committees no later than October 17, 2014.

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