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

August 23, 2014 Community Service: Theo Factory Flicks - Chocolat, a decadent way to support ROOTS Young Adult Shelter.

August 26, 2014 Webinar: Financial Tips for Contingent Fee Practices: How Do You Manage?, presented by Richard Gray, CPA/ABV, CVA, ASA.

September 9, 2104 HR Section: Emotional Intelligence in Reviews, Recruiting, and Conflict Resolution, three round table discussions facilitated by Eileen Cheshire (McKay Chadwell), Rebecca Misich (Riddell Williams), and Sophia Bell Lavin (Cairncross & Hempelmann).

September 10, 2014 Technology Section: Technology Security Roundtable: Navigating the Minefield. Join us for a lightly moderated round table discussion. Vern Cole, Security Architect for Perkins Coie, will be on hand to facilitate discussion and answer questions.

September 10, 2014 Webinar: Legal Secretaries: The Future of Law Firm Staffing, presented by Joe Buser of Traveling Coaches.

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.

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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