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Meet your 2013-14 Leaders
Region 2 Director
Region 6 Director
On a parallel path, Regional Officer appointments were ratified by the Board of Directors, and the following individuals were selected for a two-year Regional Officer term officially beginning in April 2013:
Region 1: Barbara Fisher — Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Region 2: Lisa Dasher, CLM — Coral Gables, Florida; and Michael Keatts — Richmond, Virginia
Region 3: Andrea Myers, CLM — Grand Rapids, Michigan
Region 4: Grover Brittain — Denver, Colorado; and Tracy Spore, CLM — Dallas, Texas
Region 5: Doug Swayne — Portland, Oregon
Region 6: Katie Bryant, CLM — Mesa, Arizona; and Lisa Neitzel, CLM — San Diego, California
ALA's Transition to Digital — A Message from the Executive Director
In a recent member needs survey, we learned that the vast majority of our members receive information about ALA via digital communications and few notice mailed print promotions. Next year, as the print media world continues to evolve to a digital world, ALA will start a transition to predominantly digital communications. Starting with our 2013 Annual Conference Brochure, we're delivering promotional content digitally rather than continuing the process of printing and mailing. And at our 2013 Annual Conference & Exposition, all onsite information will be delivered to attendees and exhibitors digitally, so you can access the info you need right on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
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Consider the Foundation
The Foundation of ALA is the charitable, educational and research affiliate of the Association of Legal Administrators. Since its inception in 1981, the goal of the Foundation has been to improve the legal management profession through the development of educational programs, publications and support of ALA chapters with the Chapter Challenge Grant Program.
Over its 31-year history, the Foundation has invested more than a quarter million dollars in grants, programs and sponsorships aligned with its mission and goals.
A current Chapter Challenge Grant project that the Foundation has funded is the San Diego Chapter's Project LEAP. Project LEAP (the Legal Employment Awareness Program) is a three-part project working with students interested in the legal profession. It is designed to educate, entice, entertain and enlighten high school, vocational school and community college students to the interesting, challenging and lucrative careers in the legal profession. The grant is currently in its third phase, which covers the visibility of legal careers, a template for other chapter internships, and a website with resources where other ALA chapters can direct students. When completed, this product will be available for other chapters to use at junior and senior high school presentations and career fairs.
The mission of the Foundation of ALA is funded by personal, chapter and corporate donations. As you complete your dues renewal for 2013, there will be an opportunity to donate. Please keep the Foundation in mind. Thank you.