ALA Faces Member and Chapter News

Anniversaries, Awards and Appointments January 2023


Congratulations to the 2023-2024 ALA Board of Directors and Chapter Resource Team

In November, the 2022 Nominating Committee convened in Chicago to determine the 2023-2024 ALA Board of Directors and the Chapter Resource Team (CRT).

These volunteer roles are vital to our Association. The ALA Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the vision, mission and goals of the Association as well as setting its strategic direction. Members of the CRT assist in the development of creative strategies that promote and educate members on the policies, programs and initiatives of ALA, including providing support and resources to chapters and their leaders. In addition to serving as mentors to chapters, team members serve as subject matter experts and they are interested in the further development of their own leadership skills.

The members that make up these groups are held in the highest regard and have been entrusted to guide ALA and the legal management profession into the future. Please join us in congratulating this extraordinary group of legal management professionals! These individuals will officially take office in May in Seattle at the Annual Conference & Expo. Read the full list here



    Members on the Move


    Dawn H. Anderson, CLM, JD, PHR, SPHR, a member of the Atlanta Chapter, is now the Chief Human Resources Officer for Butler Snow LLP in Atlanta, Georgia.  


    Scott A. DeRouen, a member of the New Orleans Chapter, is now Administrator at Pugh Accardo LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana.


    Tabatha Stephanie Harris, a member of the Capital Chapter, is now Legal Business Administrator at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in Washington, D.C.


    Sara Maicher, CLM, a member of the Indiana Chapter, is now Senior Practice Manager at Quarles & Brady LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana.


    Sylvia Mankarious, a member of the Minnesota Chapter, is now Firm Administrator at Mueting Raasch Group in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Sending Our Condolences

    ALA is saddened by the passing this month of Linda Clardy, Operations Assistant at Nixon Peabody in Chicago, Illinois, and a member of the Chicago Chapter. According to her obituary, Linda loved the ocean, animals and giving back to the community. You can read more about her life here. We send our condolences to Linda’s family, friends and colleagues.