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What's Happening at Headquarters March 2023


Support the Foundation of ALA’s Silent Auction

The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators is now accepting donations of auction items! The silent auction will once again be virtual and will benefit the Foundation of ALA in conjunction with the 2023 Annual Conference & Expo.

The success of the silent auction is thanks to the amazing items donated by ALA’s chapters, members and business partners. Donations for the 2023 auction will be accepted until April 21.

We’ve made it easier than ever to donate. The virtual format means that you do not have to ship the donated item to ALA headquarters! After the silent auction has closed, ALA staff will provide you with the buyer’s information and ask you to ship the item directly to the buyer.

Visit to learn more.

Ready to Take the Spring CLM Exam? Apply Now!

Regardless of the stage in your career, certification adds a valuable dimension to your professional development. ALA’s Certified Legal Manager (CLM)® program provides the opportunity to demonstrate you have mastered the knowledge, skills and abilities to operate at a high level of expertise in the field of legal management. If you’re hoping to take the exam in May and get your certification this spring, visit and apply by March 17!

For more information on how CLM certification can benefit your career, check out this Legal Management article from January 2022. And if you’re curious about the CLM process, watch (or listen to) this episode of Legal Management Talk, featuring Rita Nielsen, CLM, PHR, SHRM-CP.

Register Now for Essentials of Chapter Leadership

New to chapter leadership and unsure of what to expect? ALA’s Essentials of Chapter Leadership was created to help.

This virtual training event 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 March 29–31, 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.

Interested in attending? Tell your chapter! Registration will be handled on a chapter basis, granting access to all members of a participating chapter. Visit for more information.

Looking for Software Manuals?

Are you and your employees frustrated that software doesn’t come with manuals? You’re in luck, thanks to ALA’s VIP Partner, Affinity Consulting!

Affinity offers manuals that provide step-by-step instructions on ways legal professionals can use their core production tools — including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and other programs — more effectively. Click here to learn more.

ALA’s Annual Conference Is Approaching Fast!

ALA’s 2023 Annual Conference & Expo is less than two months away! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend a wide range of sessions, network with fellow administrators, and bring Balance, Impact and Growth to your professional life. Register by March 31 to save $200 and join us in Seattle, Washington on May 7-10. Visit to meet the speakers, browse the schedule and register.