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October 30, 2014


Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments
Read about ALA members who are on the move, chapter anniversaries, recent awards and honors, and other member-related news. For the latest information on your ALA network and peers, be sure to click through to the ALA Faces section of Legal Management magazine.
It’s all happening in the October 2014 issue of Legal Management.

ALA Member Awarded for Excellence
Angela M. Hickey, Executive Director of Chicago law firm Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC, has been selected by the Illinois CPA Society as a recipient of its 2014 Women to Watch Award. The award program recognizes females in Illinois who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, their organizations and to the development of women as leaders. What makes Hickey an outstanding leader?
Read Legal Management’s ALA Faces section to learn more about Hickey’s accomplishments.

Overheard from a CLM
“Attorneys have to pass the bar. There are paralegals that get certifications; there are other positions in the law firm that have to be certified, so why wouldn’t you certify your legal administrator?” says Eric Hightower, CLM, Director of Administration with Davis Agnor Rapaport & Skalny, LLC.
Learn the latest on upcoming CLM activities.



Law Firm Leadership Forum
The Managing Partner/Executive Director Forum, February 23-24, 2015, in Orlando is now open for registration. This new educational event is a partnership between ALA and Nesso Strategies. Its goal is to help elevate the working relationship among law firm leadership, essential for success in the new legal marketplace.
Learn more and register for The Managing Partner/Executive Director Forum.

Managing Finances and Risks
On Thursday, November 6, identify your firm’s specific needs and learn how to manage them for long-term profitability in the ALA webinar, “Financial Management — It’s More Than Just Billing and Collection.” Then on Tuesday, November 11, participated in the ALA webinar, “Risk Management Considerations in IP Practice,” to learn tactics for minimizing the severity and frequency of claims in your IP practice.
Sign up for the webinars.

Get Inspired: 2014 IDEA Awards Videos
ALA is now accepting submissions for the 2015 IDEA Awards, a prestigious program that celebrates innovation, development, engagement and advancement in the legal community. Perhaps you have a project that you think is award worthy, or maybe you need a little inspiration from last year’s recipients. View the video summaries and see how innovation has made a difference to the legal community. Deadline to submit is January 12, 2015.
Learn about the 2015 IDEA Award and how to submit.

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