Fun, Uncategorized

An Administrator’s Holiday

By: Kellie B. Narayan, SVALA President-Elect and Programs & Education Chair
Executive Director Wilke Fleury

It’s year-end at the law firm

A time for toasts & cheers!Christmas - Free-snowman-clipart-christmas-clip-art-images I almost hear the clinking
As good friends raise their beers.

The wine is wildly flowing
While Elves don tinsel caps
But you’ve got reams of paper
In reports upon your lap

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Salary and Benefits Survey

Salary Survey: Last Chance to WIN (and Participate)

You don’t want to miss out on the chance to win a prize do you??

Participate in the Salary Survey by TODAY (October 10th) and you will be eligible to win a fabulous prize!   

But it isn’t just about the prizes . . .

The 2017 Sacramento Valley Association of Legal Administrators Salary & Benefits Survey has become an essential tool for legal administrators to help keep their firms competitive in this market.

We would love to have your input!

The more firms who participate, the more useful the information is to all of us. Continue reading “Salary Survey: Last Chance to WIN (and Participate)”

Conferences

Region 6 Conference Recap

 

I debated about running the Region 6 Conference recaps.  Why the hesitation?  Because the conference was held last month in Las Vegas and I did not want to be disrespectful after the unimaginable horror that just occurred in that city.  I didn’t want to talk about the fun and laughs shared by several of our members just a few short weeks ago when people are now suffering.

Then it occurred to me that the horror in Las Vegas on October 1 does not define that city.  Las Vegas will remain a premiere conference center, a coveted vacation destination and will continue to offer exquisite food, amazing entertainment and even a few casinos.

Las Vegas will not be defined by the evil carried out by a gunman for reasons we may never know.

No.

Las Vegas will continue to be a world-renowned city but now it will also be known as a city with people who showed incredible strength and heroism during the most difficult of circumstances.  It will be a city known for generosity toward the victims of this tragedy.  It will be known as a city with incredible first responders and police and hospital personnel.

It might also be the back-drop of Hangover, Part 12 but we’ll let that slide.

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SVALA Activities

Community Connection Event:  Mark Your Calendars!

Participating in the Community Connection Event (formerly known as the Community Challenge Weekend) has been a longstanding tradition for our chapter.

At the Ronald McDonald House

The ALA explains what the Community Connection Event is all about:  “The mission of Community Connection is to encourage ALA chapters, its members, firms, business partners, relatives and friends to come together to contribute time, energy and resources toward improving their own communities.”

The SVALA members have done that over the years in a big way!  Whether it was raising money for WEAVE, helping the Sacramento Children’s Home, revitalizing the landscaping at the Ronald McDonald House or fixing and building dog pens for a local shelter, the membership has come together to donate muscle, time and money to improve our community. Continue reading “Community Connection Event:  Mark Your Calendars!”

Conferences

Chapter Leadership Institute: Paula Lee

It’s conference season!  Wait, maybe that’s all year long . . .

Let’s start with the Chapter Leadership Institute (aka, “CLI”).  Paula Lee, Operations Manager for the Sacramento office of Klinedinst PC, attended this year and shares her thoughts on the experience:

This year’s Chapter Leadership Institute was in Minneapolis, Minnesota. H – E – Double Hockey Sticks . . . you betcha it was fun!

The theme was about elevating the legal management profession.  CLI provides an overview of ALA’s structure, demographics, member benefits and resources available to chapter leaders.

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