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.

PSALA… Innovative * In Front * In Touch

News and Events
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New Business Partner Directory for 2015!

The 2015 Business Partner Directory is posted on the website. Keep the directory handy for easy reference. PSALA's Business Partners are always happy to assist and answer any questions you have!

The PSALA Business Partner Relations Committee would like to thank those business partners who participated in the 2015 Exhibit Hall on February 19:

ABA Retirement, Access, AHT Insurance, Blue Tiger Coffee, Copiers Northwest, DTI, EC Purchasing, FreeDoc, HUB International, Iron Mountain, Keeney’s Office Supply & Interiors, Kibble & Prentice, Konica Minolta, LawDawgs/Quid Pro Quo, Magnum Print Solutions, Netstar, PerfectLaw Software, Pure Water Technologies, QBSI, Red Promotions, Ricoh USA, Robert Half Legal, Sharp Business Systems, and Systems Auditing – Copitrak.

Our chapter is fortunate to have such a dedicated and wide variety of business partners involved with our organization, and it is with their generosity and support that we are able to provide the level of high quality educational opportunities to our membership.

March Chapter Meeting

March 26, 2015 Chapter Meeting: Leadership Through Sport: It Takes Practice!, presented by Judy Hissong, PCC, CLM, of Nesso Strategies

Upcoming Section Meetings, Webinars, and Other Events

March 10, 2015 HR Section: Coaching Employees for Effective Performance Management, presented by Tracy Laurie, Director of Staff Training and Development, Perkins Coie LLP

March 10, 2015 Tech Section: Microsoft Licensing and Auditing, presented by Nicholas Gilmore of Softchoice

March 11, 2015 Webinar: Jump Starting Your Team for the New Year

March 11, 2015 NWLIA Presentation: Legal Professionals: IBM's Watson is coming for your job. Are you ready? Join PSALA and other NWLIA-affiliated organizations for this forward-thinking presentation. Wine, beer, and appetizers will be served.

March 24, 2015 Webinar: What's New in Managing & Providing Access to Email and Other Electronic Records in the Public Sector?, presented by Jason R. Baron, former senior counsel at the US Department of Justice and the first appointed Director of Litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, now in private practice with Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP in Washington, D.C.

April 1, 2015 Business Partner Networking Event: Mingle with PSALA Business Partners and members during this lively cocktail reception! More information coming soon.

2015 Compensation and Benefits Survey

The Compensation and Benefits Survey is now online! PSALA members should receive an invitation email from Gallagher Services regarding participation in the 2015 Compensation and Benefits Survey. This benefits section is completely new, with expanded content and a new online interface. The process will run smoother than with the previous format.

The Compensation and Benefits survey is a valuable tool that helps drive compensation and benefits decisions for law firms in the Puget Sound area. The survey contains relevant, timely, local data to enable law firms to remain competitive. The survey is local and free to participate. Survey participants receive a significant discount on the purchase price.

Pricing is the same as last year.




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Important Dates To Remember

Report data effective March 1, 2015
Early Bird Deadline: March 18, 2015 (Chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate)
Submission of data due by: March 31, 2015

PSALA hopes you will participate in this year's survey. If you have questions or comments, please contact Mary White.


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