Meet the ALA Staff


Patricia S. Carrera, JD, CPLP, CAE

Nov 28, 2016, 14:57 PM
Display Title : Patricia S. Carrera, JD, CPLP, CAE
First Name : Patricia S.
Last Name : Carrera
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Leadership Role : Senior Director, Member Experience
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Patricia “Trish” Carrera joined the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) in September 2016 to support the association’s member services, professional development, conferences and meetings, and component relations teams.  Prior to ALA, Carrera served as Director of Professional Development for the State Bar of Wisconsin and Associate Director of Continuing Legal Education Accreditation for the American Bar Association (ABA).  Her work in associations and legal professional development follows a decade-long career as an employment law attorney.  Carrera currently serves on the Chicago Bar Association’s CLE Committee and is also an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

A true lifelong learner, Carrera holds both a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation from the Association for Talent Development, and a Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM) designation from the KM Institute.  She is a Chicago native, though she resided in Buenos Aires, Argentina during much of her youth.  Carrera holds a JD from DePaul University College of Law, MSA from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and a BA from Northeastern Illinois University.
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