Class Action - June 2020 Print

President-Elect's Report

ALA Ambassador Program
By: Jess Beyer, President-Elect

Calling all new members! I am pleased to share with you that the ALA Membership Development Committee has created an Ambassador Program. If you have been a member for less than two years, you are eligible to take advantage of this program. As a participant, you will learn all the ins and outs of your ALA membership. You will be assigned an Ambassador who will take you on an ALA journey. If you have been a member for less than two years, you should be receiving an email from ALA to opt into the program. If you feel you may have been overlooked, please email Teena Austin, Sr. Manager, Member Services [email protected], to express your interest in this opportunity.

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VP of Membership's Report

Your New Member Orientation
By: Kevin Lawrence, VP of Membership

Hello WALA members! I hope you are all staying safe, healthy and sane during this strange and challenging time. As your new VP of Membership, I’d like to briefly introduce myself. I have served on the Board going on four years – three years as your Treasurer, and as your President Elect-Elect and VP of Membership since April of this year. I look forward to serving you all and getting to know each of you better.

While COVID-19 has tested our resourcefulness, both WALA and ALA are working hard to provide the education, resources, social connections and other benefits to which you are accustomed. WALA will be hosting a New Member Orientation via Zoom on June 17th from Noon to 1:00pm. Whether you are a new member, seasoned member or prospective member, I hope you will attend. For more information, or to register, click here:

Once again, stay safe, healthy and sane.

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VP of Communications' Report

Management Resources
By: Christopher C. Shattuck, VP of Communications

We are always looking for helpful management resources for our monthly newsletter. If you have resources you would like shared or featured in the newsletter, please email us your suggestions. Feel free to add a brief description or reason why the resource should be shared.  Thank you!   

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Calendar of Events

New Member Orientation - June 17, 2020


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Management Resources

ALA Leadership - "ALA stands in solidarity with our colleagues of color. The work to be done to dismantle systemic racism is immense. As individuals, and together as an Association, WE ALL MUST DO BETTER. It is our duty as leaders in the legal profession to set examples for those around us at home and in our workplaces." 

The 2020 Future Ready Lawyer Survey - Free Wolters Kluwer report outlining top trends, client-firm relationships, changing law firm and legal departments, and much more!

Big News! PPP Changes Now in Effect - Law Provides Flexibility for Businesses Seeking PPP Loan Forgiveness - Outlines key changes to the PPP that were signed into law last Friday.

Legaltech Week 6.5.20: Guest Bryan Parker Joins the Panel for A Conversation on Diversity - Excellent conversations and perspectives on diversity can be heard in this free webinar. 

‘Innovative’ Washington State Access to Justice Program Ends - Bloomberg law article outlining history of the Limited License Legal Technicians program in Washington and recent decision to sunset the program.

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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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