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Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight - February 2021
Becky Meulemans 

WALA would like to welcome one of its newest members, Becky Meulemans! Following high school, Becky graduated with an Associate Degree in the Paralegal program offered at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. After working for a law firm for two years, Becky accepted a paralegal position with the Outagamie County Corporation Counsel’s Office, where she has been for the last eighteen years. Recently, she was promoted to Office Manager/Paralegal.

One of the things that most interested Becky about becoming a WALA member is the online collaboration, believing “networking is a great opportunity to improve and learn from others.” In her spare time, Becky enjoys camping and spending time with her family.

If you run into Becky at an educational meeting or social event, please be sure to introduce yourself and get to know her. Once again, welcome Becky!

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Management Resources

ALA Mourns Loss of Past President Paula Barnes – "ALA lost Past President Paula K. Barnes on January 15 after an intense battle with acute myeloid leukemia complicated by pneumonia. Paula was a mentor to many, an advocate of ALA and a dedicated volunteer. Her welcoming personality and compassion for others was evident everywhere she went."

Small Businesses Hit by COVID Get Free Legal Help from Wisconsin Lawyers – Help spread the word about this great service helping Wisconsin businesses. Also, if your firm is looking for pro bono opportunities, volunteers are needed!

Goodwin Procter reports data breach from hack of third-party vendor – Serves as an important reminder of the need to supervise vendors that have access to client information. 

How can firms satisfy continued client cost requests — and still stay solvent? – Consider having collaborative conversations, being open to different types of fee agreements or payment methods, and engaging in continuous communication with clients.

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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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