The Small Firm Section of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (GLA ALA) serves as an educational and networking group for GLA ALA members interested in topics related to management of a law firm with a single small office or branch office of a larger firm. The Small Firm Section is open to any member of the GLA ALA. Members of the section include Executive Directors, Office Administrators, Human Resource Directors, CFO’s, Accounting & Finance Managers and a variety of individuals with other titles. Other than Chapter Membership, there are no prerequisites to join the group.
How to join
Contact our Chapter Manager, Lori Akina, of your interest in joining the Small Firm Section, and She will add you to the database. The Chairperson of the Small Firm Section receives updates from Membership regarding members interested in the Section.
The Chairperson of the Section coordinates periodic meeting of the Section which are announced in the GLA ALA newsletter Leadership Exchange, The GLA ALA websitehttp://www.glaala.org/calendar.htm, as well as by e-mail from the chairperson. These meetings are usually held around the lunch hour at the offices of a member firm, there is a nominal fee to cover the cost of lunch. The format of the meeting vary and include roundtable discussions, panel discussions and presentations involving vendors or other experts, presentations by Section members and participation in teleseminars sponsored by ALA National.
Meetings are generally held the 3rd Thursday of the month about four times per year and alternate between a downtown LA and Westside location. Depending on the topic and other factors, the number of participants in a meeting ranges from 10 to 20.