Thank You for a Successful Annual Conference & Expo

National Harbor, Maryland
Thursday, May 3, to Sunday, May 6
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

We’d also like to give a special thanks to the 2018 Annual Conference Planning Committee for all the work they did to make National Harbor such a huge success! View the entire photo collection.

2018 planning committee

A big thank-you to the more than 950 attendees and more than 162 exhibiting companies representing nearly 200 booths at the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo in National Harbor, Maryland. We hope you walked away with plenty of inspiration, new connections and cutting-edge solutions that you can put into practice right now at your law office.

2018-2019 Board of Directors

During Friday’s Association Lunch, new volunteer members officially join ALA’s standing committees, regional representative positions and Board of Directors seats — ALA President April Campbell, JD, and the 2018–19 ALA Board of Directors took office. Click here to view the complete list.

2018 Award Recipients

ALA is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Awards Program:

Outstanding Association Volunteers

Richard Nigon, CLM, of Robins Kaplan LLP, in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Eric Hightower, CLM, SPHR, of Davis Agnor Rapaport & Skalny, LLC

Elevate ALA Award

Northern Virginia Chapter of ALA

Puget Sound Chapter of ALA

Spirit of ALA Award

Kathryn Scourby, KNS Consulting, LLC, in Richmond, Virginia

Quest Award

Megan Pfiefle of Cook Craig & Francuzenko in Fairfax, Virginia

IDEA Awards

Minnesota Chapter of ALA

Northern Virginia Chapter of ALA

Wisconsin Chapter of ALA

Evaluation Award Winners

Congratulations to the following evaluation raffle winners!
Each winner received a $25 American Express Gift Card:

Thursday's winners:

  • Laurel A. Keating, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Houston, Texas
  • Francine E. Lahm, Mendes & Mount, LLP, Cresskill, New Jersey

Friday's winners:

  • Sarah E. Cramer, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jean D. Jewell, CLM, King Holmes Paterno & Soriano, LLP, Los Angeles, California

Saturday's winners:

  • Maria S. Mason, CLM, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Austin, Texas
  • Kathleen A. Remetta, Blank Rome LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Congratulations to the overall evaluation winner and recipient. You have won your choice of one registration for a fall conference: Intellectual Property, Finance Workshop, Law Firm Management Essentials Certificate Program OR Regional Legal Management Conference registration OR you can select one 2019 Annual Conference registration. 

Jacqueline A. Thomas, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Washington, D.C.