Class Action - December 2020 Print

President's Report

WALA Annual Meeting & Town Hall
By: Bridget Lueck, President

On December 9 at 12:00 PM, all members are invited to the membership meeting where we will vote on the nominations for next year's Board of Directors.  At 12:15 PM, we will begin a WALA town hall where you will learn about what your WALA Board has planned for you for next year.  You will also hear the results from the membership survey, planned education events, info about ALA's Annual Meeting in Chicago, the State Bar of Wisconsin's January 2021 Networking event, and incentives we are providing to our business partners.

Register here - ALA-Wisconsin Chapter - Meeting/Event Information (

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VP of Membership's Report

Membership Survey and Renewals
By: Kevin Lawrence, VP of Membership

Thank you everyone for completing the 2020 WALA survey. I know this is a hectic time of year and I greatly appreciate you taking a few minutes out of your busy schedule to complete the survey.

Well, another year has ended (and what a year it has been!) and it is once again dues renewal season. A dues reminder email was sent out to the membership on Monday, December 7th. Please be sure to check your SPAM folder if you did not receive the email. You can also access your dues renewal by logging into the website here.

Thank you all for your continued commitment to WALA. Your time, your ideas, and your participation in our organization are invaluable. 2021 here we come!

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VP of Business Partner Relations' Report

Membership Survey and Renewals
By: Sue Thome-John, VP of Business Partner Relations

As we start a new year, here’s a great reminder of how (or how not) to successfully build relationships between members and business partners for a mutually beneficial partnership.  It’s bound to give you a chuckle or two!

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Calendar of Events

WALA Annual Meeting & Town Hall - December 9, 2020

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Management Resources

IRS to Make ID Protection PIN Open to All – Learn the steps you can take to protect yourself from tax refund fraud.

New Pro Bono Portal Helps Lawyers to Find Opportunities – Taking on new pro bono cases has never been easier than using the new portal. The article contains an overview and tutorial on how to use the new portal. 

20 Legal Tech Executives Write Speaker Pelosi In Favor Of Open Courts Act – Summarizes current efforts to eliminate PACER fees for accessing federal court documents.


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ALA's Corner

Annual Conference - Upcoming annual conference & expo.
Career Center - Jobs, articles, and resources. 
Certified Legal Management (CLM)® program - Understand the requirements and benefits of this certification. 
Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) - Explanation and outline of benefits of the Committee's efforts.
IDEA Award - Suggest ideas to WALA's leadership.
Legal Management - Review the newest content from ALA's Legal Management magazine.
Legal Marketplace - Collection of ALA's business partners.
Online Communities - Collaborate and network with your peers.
UNPACK ALA - Other news and upcoming events.
Webinars & Preconference Workshops - Educational opportunities.

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