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What's Happening at Headquarters February 2022

Fresh Topics, New Formats and Perennial Favorites at #ALAConf22

It’s time to make your plans to attend ALA’s 2022 Annual Conference & Expo inAC22-Register-Now-400x281 Kissimmee, Florida! The full agenda will be available soon, but in the meantime you can preview it.

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Essentials in Chapter Leadership-400Essentials of Chapter Leadership: Registration Open

ALA’s Essentials of Chapter Leadership is a virtual training event that focuses on the fundamentals of chapter management. It does not replace the Chapter Leadership Institute, which will continue to provide cutting-edge sessions on leadership, engagement and more.

Taking place between March 30 and April 1, the event will offer two sessions a day that provide incoming (and prospective) chapter leaders with basic instruction on chapter management as well as information on the importance of adhering to essential financial and legal responsibilities. You can also check out the schedule overview.

Interested in attending? Tell your chapter! Registration will be handled on a chapter basis, granting access to all members of a participating chapter. Individuals must then sign up to receive login credentials by March 24.

Did you know? Funding assistance is available for chapters in need: Funding assistance is available for chapters that need it. The ALA Board of Directors will consider funding applications based on financial need. The deadline to request funding is February 25. Decisions will be communicated by March 7. For complete details, visit

WP Survey-web-400Contribute to an Upcoming ALA White Paper

ALA needs your help to gather data for our next white paper! It will identify seven specific business continuity areas that, if neglected or bypassed, can directly contribute to the firm falling short on its business continuity planning initiatives and jeopardize its ability to continue ongoing operations.

We are partnering with Business Automation Consultants, LLC, and Madeline Parisi & Associates LLC on this project, and their researchers are interested in gaining a better understanding of how organizations currently plan, prepare and manage risk associated with an incident. (An incident is anything that disrupts business, from small and local to large and global.) That’s where you come in!

Please respond to this survey to help provide context for the white paper.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and confidential; responses will not be tracked by individual or firm. All responses will be compiled and analyzed as a group. Summaries of the research responses, including graphs and charts, will be included in the white paper — which will be made available at no cost to ALA members. The data we collect will be used only for this research. Your time and contributions are greatly appreciated!

Be sure to check out our previously published white papers — all are free to review. 

Complimentary for ALA Members: The Successful Firm Project

For a second year, ALA is working with The Successful Firm Project to provide a virtual space for you and your team to learn, share and improve practice development. ALA members and their entire firms can take advantage of a complimentary subscription. It’s a great supplement to your other member benefits.

This professional network of law firm leaders, subject matter coaches and solution providers is collaborating on what makes firms successful. Participants are looking for creative ways to improve the business health of their firms today and in the future. The Successful Firm Project will provide a point of access for law firm leaders to connect and collaborate by sharing new ideas and best practices.

Here’s what on deck for The Successful Firm Project:

See a detailed calendar here, and don’t miss digital resources available throughout the website.