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August 2020 Print

EAST BAY ALA CONNECTION


Please visit our East Bay Chapter website
for more information!
ebala.org

 

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BUSINESS PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Many thanks to our Mt. Diablo Business Partner, California Bank of Commerce, for launching the first virtual CBC Collaborative Series for EBALA members.  The program debuted on July 16th, and EBALA members who registered for this special debut were gifted with a bottle of wine shipped directly to their home.  Participants raised a glass and enjoyed the opportunity to connect and collaborate with Steve Tessler and Colleen Atkinson of CBC.  A breakout room experience facilitated a focused discussion on the topic, “What is something unexpected you have learned from this pandemic work-from-home experience?”  We are looking forward to the next thought leadership session and the opportunity to connect as peers.

Thank you Steve and Colleen! 

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EAST BAY CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB

August 12, 2020
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Invitation in Confirmation Email

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CERTIFIED LEGAL MANAGER (CLM)

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR
OUR EAST BAY CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP ! ! !

CLM SUBSIDY EXCLUSIVELY FOR EAST BAY CHAPTER MEMBERS

Have you ever considered taking the ALA Certified Legal Manager Exam?
Not sure where to start?
Looking for a group to study with?
Looking for some incentive?
EBALA can help meet your needs!

The Chicago ALA Chapter is offering members from other chapters the opportunity to join their study group remotely. Please see the description and registration information below.

Any EBALA member who wishes to sign up for the study course, purchase the CLM study guide published by ALA and who takes and successfully passes the CLM Exam (total cost of approximately $799), will receive a subsidy of $400 from EBALA upon verification of passing the test. You do not need to let us know or commit to anything before. You can work with the group and study at your own pace and take the test whenever you are ready. This is EBALA’s way of supporting our members who want to further enhance their knowledge and professional certification.

EBALA is proud of our only CLM, Elizabeth Kohlman, who is also happy to answer any questions you might have about the exam. [email protected].

If you have questions about the subsidy, please contact Lorie Gehrke, [email protected].


You can join ALA Chicago’s Study Group for only $100. This fee allows any ALA member to participate in the renowned Chicago Study Group. Past study group participants have needed to push off their test date and found it helpful to participate in a second study group series. For this reason, you may join the Chicago Study Group a second time at no cost, if you enroll within 24 months of the start date of your first study series. 

The first study session is scheduled for Wednesday, August 5th. Over a year ago, the Chicago Chapter opened our study group to all ALA members. For this reason, the last Chicago Study Group had over 70 participants from around the country!

Below is a summary of the group’s offerings:

  • A series of one-hour comprehensive study sessions via Zoom webinar – approximately 18 sessions.
  • A variety of highly-qualified speakers including, a CPA, several labor and employment attorneys, counsel from ARDC, technology professionals, insurance brokers, real estate brokers, employee benefits experts and more.
  • Access to speakers for questions and guidance.
  • Full access to the Chicago Study Group’s Google drive of study materials and speaker presentations. Note: You need a Gmail account to access these.
  • An abundance of sample test questions.
  • Support from prior study group participants and current CLM’s to encourage you along your study journey.
  • Access to our chapter’s CLM Director to help answer questions and guide you to success.
  • Opportunities to form new relationships across ALA chapters.


HOW TO ENROLL IN ALA CHICAGO’S STUDY GROUP

Payment (fee only applies to non-ALA Chicago members) and enrollment is done online.   Visit the Certification page on ALA Chicago’s website → https://alachicago.org/page/ChicagoStudyGroup

 

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CYBER CHAPTER OF ALA FREE WEBINAR SERIES

Register Here

 

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ALA CONTINUING EDUCATION and CALENDAR

   CALENDAR
JUL. 28 ALA Webinar: Keeping Your Head Above Water During COVID-19
JUL. 28 Solutions Series Webcast: Managing Through Change: Helping Your Workforce Adapt to the “New Normal”
JUL. 28 ALA Hangout: Join on Zoom
AUG. 4 ALA Hangout: Join on Zoom
AUG. 5 Small Firm Meetup: Join on Zoom
AUG. 6 Virtual Town Hall: Join on Zoom
AUG. 6 ALA Webinar: Creating the Resilient Firm of the Future
AUG. 11 ALA Hangout: Join on Zoom
AUG. 11 ALA Webinar: Leveraging Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Effective Use of Technology and Preparing for Future Scenarios
AUG. 18 ALA Webinar: Macroeconomic Trends in the Legal Industry: Positioning Your Firm for 2020 and Beyond
AUG. 18 ALA Hangout: Join on Zoom
AUG. 19 Small Firm Meetup: Join on Zoom
AUG. 19 ALA Webinar: Stabilize Partner Contributions and Preserve Cash with Leasing
AUG. 25 ALA Hangout: Join on Zoom
AUG. 26 ALA Webinar: Adaptive Thinking
 
 CONTINUING EDUCATION
The webinar program has been revamped so that its content is more timely and accessible. ALA will develop webinars each month in response to industry hot topics. And each webinar now costs just $29 for members and $79 for nonmembers. Check out what’s coming up:
 
August 6: Business continuity expert Kathyrn Scourby presents Creating the Resilient Firm of the Future, which emphasizes having a written plan that will give you a competitive advantage when an incident occurs in the post-COVID-19 “new normal.”
 
August 11: In Leveraging Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Morris Tabush will describe effective use of technology and how to prepare for future scenarios.
 
August 18: Macroeconomic Trends in the Legal Industry: Positioning Your Firm for 2020 and Beyond will outline key trends affecting the industry and identify how firms can leverage these trends to improve their bottom line.
 
August 19: Cash flow is often a struggle for law firms, but the coronavirus economy has caused even fewer paid bills. Stabilize Partner Contributions and Preserve Cash with Leasing will offer one solution for repositioning for recovery without taking on major long-term debt.
 
Solutions Series webcasts offer a platform for business partners to share their subject matter expertise with the ALA audience. And, best of all for our members, they’re totally free. Make sure to catch the next webcast, Managing Through Change: Helping Your Workforce Adapt to the “New Normal” from Robert Half Legal, happening tomorrow, July 28.
 
Browse the on-demand selection, in which experts representing business partners expound on topics like bankruptcy trends, digital mailrooms and post-COVID-19 opportunities.

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ALA VIP PARTNERS

Did you know your ALA membership provides member-exclusive VIP services and discounts from nationally known companies to assist your firm? Log in to ALA and check out the VIP Program Overview for more information about ALA business partners. https://www.alanet.org/about/vip-program


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ALA LEGAL MARKETPLACE

Your ALA membership provides you with access to the ALA Legal Marketplace where you will find a wealth of information regarding business partners, organized by category. Log in to ALA and visit the ALA Legal Marketplace for more information. http://legalmarketplace.alanet.org/

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Visit ALA’s free, one-stop resource for business solutions and services, and a competitive edge for you and your legal organization.Legal Marketplace features enhanced business partner profiles, interactive content, and easy-to-navigate solution categories.

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