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What's Happening at Headquarters October 2020

There’s always a lot going on at ALA headquarters in Chicago. Here’s a snapshot of what’s in store for the coming weeks.

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Register Now: ALA Virtual Master Class

There are just a few weeks left to register for the ALA Virtual Master Class: Critical Skills for Legal Management Success, happening October 29. It’s designed to help professionals master complex executive leadership and management skills that are vital to the growth of the individual and the success of their business.

Check out the highlights of the education and engagement that will take place right at your own desk in your home or office:

  • CM10: Welcome and Opening Session: Conquer Your Stress: Go from Worrier to Warrior
  • CM11: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Matters
  • CM12: How to Get Anything Done with Anyone
  • CM13: Embracing the Challenge of Change

At ALA-Feedback- Image-350ALA Needs Your Feedback!

ALA members have intimate knowledge of the ways the Association currently serves you and how other benefits could address the professional challenges you encounter. The biannual Member Needs Assessment is dedicated to quantifying and describing how ALA impacts its members.

This year, to make the Member Needs Assessment even easier to complete, it’s been divided into three sections. The first of those, the Core section, should only take about 20 minutes to complete. Responses are due November 23. Take the survey today — if you provide your contact information, you will be entered into a drawing for prizes. We appreciate your feedback.

The two other sections of the Member Needs Assessment — each a brief online survey — will be distributed in the coming weeks.

At ALA-We need you-Volunteers-250Last Chance to Apply

ALA is seeking volunteers for some of our most critical roles. Please consider applying to boost your leadership bona fides, expand your professional network and help devise programming and strategy for the Association.

For those interested in a position on a committee or project team, applications are due October 30. Service is open to ALA members, business partners or other interested parties whose knowledge, skills and expertise are deemed useful to a specific project. Apply here.

You can also recommend a colleague for one or more of these roles. They’re not obligated to volunteer, but ALA staff will follow up with more information that may persuade them to take the leap.

2019 ALA Financial Statement

At ALA, we continue to work to make the most efficient and impactful use of our financial and human resources. ALA’s Board of Directors and staff are continuously exploring and identifying opportunities to improve efficiencies and optimize results. In 2019, our overall revenue was $7.18 million and expenses were $7.05 million, resulting in a net gain of $131,373. To read the full statement, click here.

As we head into the second half of 2020, the world continues to change. Like most organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to reevaluate our financial landscape for 2020 and beyond. We remain focused on elevating your membership experience and refocusing our efforts to meet the new challenges our members face.

The Board of Directors is currently working on the Strategic Plan, which begins in 2021. This will set the goals we will be working toward. We look forward to working with the entire ALA community — members, business partners, chapters and other leaders in the business of law — to achieve these goals and navigate this new landscape together.