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What's Happening at Headquarters April 2023


We Want to Hear From You: What Makes a Good Leader?

It’s easy to identify bad leadership. We’ve all experienced it. But we want to know what makes a good leader — the type who motivates you to be your best self. This year’s print issue of Legal Management attempts to tackle that question by exploring all things leadership. And we want to hear directly from you! 

Here’s how to participate: In 75 words or fewer, tell us what qualities make a good leader. What’s the best piece of leadership advice you’ve ever received?

Here’s an example: “When I was 24, I was fortunate to have a mentor who instilled in me the value of admitting to my mistakes. We all fail at times, but good leaders will own their failures and grow from them.”

Please email your responses to [email protected] by Friday, May 19. Submissions may be edited for clarity.

Congrats to This Year’s Student Scholarship Recipients!

The Foundation of ALA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Student Legal Scholarship Program:

  • Megan Aceves, Arizona State University
  • Kenwanic'ahee Kravitz, Arizona State University
  • Leslie Thomas, Florida State University

Best of luck to these students in their future careers in the legal industry. Thank you to SurePoint for sponsoring this program!


Become a Mental Health First Aider

Our popular Mental Health First Aid Certification Program is taking place again this summer! The program is an interactive training course comprised of 2-hours of self-paced content (to be completed online independently prior to the live session) and one 6.5-hour instructor-led session over Zoom. The one-day training program will be offered on four separate Fridays in June and July.

Due to the interactive nature of this course, there is a maximum of 30 participants per offering, so register now by visiting! Attendees are eligible to receive 7.5 credit hours toward their CLM certification.


Plan Your Days at ALA’s 2023 Annual Conference & Expo

Get excited! There’s less than a month until ALA’s Annual Conference & Expo, taking place May 7-10 in Seattle, Washington.

With many engaging presentations, networking opportunities and the chance to interact with ALA’s VIPs and business partners, now is the perfect time to plan out your schedule — before all the fun starts!

If you haven’t registered yet, now’s your chance! Be sure to visit to meet the speakers, browse the schedule and register. See you in the Emerald City!


Check Out the Latest Podcast Episodes

Are you struggling to keep up with client billing guidelines? Or trying to relieve the stress of hybrid work? Tune in to the newest episodes of Legal Management Talk, including:  

  • Managing Your Mindset with Laura Terrell
  • Successfully Navigating Client Guidelines with Andre Wouansi
  • Conquering Business Development with David Freeman, JD

Tune in by visiting 


Don’t Miss the Upcoming ALA Webinar: Corporate Storytelling: Getting Lawyers to Give You What You Want 

In this busy day and age of instant communication, you get one shot at getting what you want, when you want it and how you want it. Additionally, getting lawyers to pay attention to your emails and respond quickly can be frustrating, daunting and time-consuming. This webinar can help you change how lawyers, colleagues, clients and supervisors will now view you as a leader in your field. Learn how to persuade lawyers, supervisors and direct reports to view you as an important authority whose communications need to be acted upon immediately. You don’t have to be at the top of the org chart to make people sit up and take notice. Join Chere Estrin, Chief Executive Officer of Estrin Legal Staffing, on April 26 at 2 p.m. Central by registering at