Get involved in a fun, dynamic organization. Check out these Wisconsin ALA committee opportunities available to all members.
Bar Relations CommitteeIf you have participated in any committee on a national level, you will know how unique Wisconsin is to have the support from our state and local bar associations. This is another way to solidify the bond between attorneys and administrators in all aspects of legal management. Contact WALA's VP of Membership, Sandy Schmitt, at 414.271.1108 or via email.
Business Partner Relations CommitteeDo you appreciate that you have free luncheons, free teleseminars, an award winning newsletter and national speakers at our annual conference? Well, we couldn't do it all without the support of our business partners. Once a year we seek monetary donations from our business partners and then partner with them at social events and our annual conference. Through our business partnering, we are able to offer several scholarships each year to local, regional and national conferences. This committee needs help recruiting new business partners, coordinating benefits and planning events. Contact WALA's VP of Business Partner Relations, Kathy Pline, at 608.283.7533 or via email.
Communications CommitteeEven with today's advanced technology we struggle to keep everyone informed of WALA events and decisions made at a Board level. This position was created specifically with you, our members, in mind. The Communications Committee is responsible for the Membership Resource Guide (MRG), chapter events, WALA's award winning newsletter, Class Action (published quarterly) and the monthly Your Connection e-mail. This committee is always looking for members to write an article, proofread copy, assist with website updates, and maintenance of Constant Contact. Contact WALA's VP of Communications, Pamela M. Zacharias, at 414.273.1300 or via email.
Education CommitteeThe continued education of our members is a high priority for WALA's Board of Directors with luncheon meetings in both the Milwaukee and Madison area; free ALA teleseminars throughout the year; CLM study group meetings in both the Milwaukee and Madison areas; and our Annual Conference of Education (ACE) which brings national and local speakers to our members as well as a marketplace of legal products provided by WALA's Business Partners. Contact WALA's VP of Education, Bridget M. Lueck at 262.951.4606 or via email.
Membership CommitteeThe success of any association is its members, and we need to continually market our association to prospective members, get new members involved in our organization and retain our current members. This committee brings together a diverse group of managers from small, medium and large sized firms in order to meet the needs of our entire membership. Contact WALA's VP of Membership, Sandy Schmitt, at 414.271.1108 or via email.
Special Projects CommitteeHave you come to rely on our Salary/Benefits Survey? Do you want to know the average salary for specific positions? By region? What benefits other law firms are providing? This committee has refined our survey over the years -- your ideas are needed to keep it fresh and up to date. Are you concerned about your community or have a cause you are passionate about? WALA is dedicated to helping our community. Maybe you just want to be involved in an event that happens once a year and you're done - the Managing Partner's Event is for you. Are you able to speak at schools, seminars and other events where WALA members are needed? And finally, if you're a social, out-going, fun-loving person, please help out with Social Events! Contact WALA's VP of Special Projects, Jessica A. Beyer, at 262.798.8220 or via email.
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