President's Message

Lynda Matthews
Lynda Mathews, PSALA President

Last year, the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators placed emphasis on two areas: Leadership Education and Technology. The result of this focus was an educational overhaul and restructuring, top-drawer educational offerings, and new on-line resources. This year, we will continue that work and infuse it with Professional Outreach and Diversity & Inclusion. Focusing on both of these areas will result in strong inter-organizational collaboration and measurable Diversity & Inclusion results.

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News and Events
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September Chapter Meeting

September 25, 2014: Emotional Intelligence for Leaders, a special workshop with Maureen Moriarty, aka Workplace Coach.

Section Meetings, Webinars, and Other Events

September 17, 2014 Small Firm Section: EPLI, CGL, Key Person, ERISA Bond, Professional Liability, Excess & Umbrella... Where does it stop?, presented by Robert Stevens and Scott Andrews.

September 18, 2014 Next Generation Law Firm Leaders Happy Hour. Mix and mingle with the future of PSALA at the Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge.

September 23, 2014 Webinar: Having Fun with the Hungry, Hungry HIPAA Hurdles: An Update on HIPAA Compliance, presented by Robert Kneppler, Managing director of Wortham & Son's benefits division in Houston.

September 23, 2014 Eastside Webinar: Legal Secretaries: The Future of Law Firm Staffing, presented by Joe Buser of Traveling Coaches. This webinar is scheduled for September 10 in Seattle.

October 2, 2014 Facilities Section Meeting: Using SaaS To Manage Office Spaces, presented by David Spence, Director of Business Development for OfficeSpace software.

October 23, 2014 Managing Partners Dinner: Cultivating the Next Generation of Law Firm Leaders, presented by Mark Usellis.


2014 PSALA Compensation and Benefits Survey Results Available Now!

The results of the 2014 Compensation and Benefits Survey are now available for purchase.  

This year the survey will be delivered in a printer friendly pdf format only.

Those members who participated in the survey will be receiving an email from Gallagher Services and payment will be made directly to them.

Non-participants can order a survey directly from Mary White by contacting her via email at

2014 Survey Pricing:

PSALA Members: Participating Firms: $275
Non-participating Firms: $375
Non-PSALA Members: Participating Firms: $500
Non-Participating Firms: $600

If your firm participated in the survey and you do not receive an email from Gallagher Services or if you have any questions, please contact Mary White at or by calling (206) 999-7788.

Community Service Partner Update. PSALA has been recognized for its support of the Literacy Council of Seattle.

Regional Conference Video. This is a video of highlights from the Region 5 Conference in Anchorage, Alaska in September 2013. There's a great Annual Conference in Toronto coming our way in May! 


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