Meeting/Event Information

Past Meetings

Holiday Luncheon

December 16, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

The Grove
1611 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010

Houston Chapter Holiday Luncheon

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Houston Chapter Board Meeting

December 09, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Thompson & Horton LLP
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77027

Houston Chapter Board Meeting

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ALA Webinar: Creating an LGBTQ-Friendly Law Firm Environment

December 03, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

TBD

Join this webinar to learn the basic legal issues that confront decision makers, partners and managers.

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Houston Chapter Luncheon:Diversity & Inclusion: 60 Tips in 75 Minutes

November 18, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Houston Club
910 Louisiana, Suite 4900
Houston, TX 77002

Diversity and Inclusion: 60 Tips in 75 Minutes presented by Denise Abston

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Houston Chapter Board Meeting

November 11, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Thompson & Horton LLP
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77027

Houston Chapter Board Meeting

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ALA Webinar: Professional Liability Insurance - Get the Right Fit For Your Firm

November 05, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Susman Godfrey
1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77002

Join this webinar to learn practical strategies and procedures to take control of your professional liability insurance program.

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IT/Operations Section Meeting: Windows 10 Demo

October 27, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

DLA Piper
1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 2800
Houston, TX 77002

Shawn Anderson from Aldridge will present a demo of Windows 10 on a Microsoft Surface Pro, very slick indeed

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HR Section Meeting: ACA Updates (Sections 6055 and 6056) and Reporting Requirements

October 20, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Susman Godfrey
1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77002

ACA Updates and Reporting Requirements

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ALA Managing Partner/Executive Director Forum

October 19, 2015
12:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Aloft Orlando Downtown

Orlando, FL

The Managing Partner/Executive Director Forum is the first ever event designed to bring together the executive team (lawyers plus executive administrators) of your firm in a collaborative learning environment.

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ALA Webinar: How to Develop an Effective Mentoring Program

October 14, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Littler Mendelson
1301 McKinney St # 1900
Houston, TX 77010

Join this webinar to learn the keys to a successful mentoring program and jump-start your mentoring program on the path to success.

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Houston Chapter Board Meeting

October 14, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Thompson & Horton LLP
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77027

Houston Chapter Board Meeting

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ALA Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals

October 08, 2015
12:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Westin Annapolis

Annapolis, MD

ALALA Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals

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ALA Webinar: Tex Reform Act of 2014 - What's the Buzz

October 01, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Susman Godfrey
1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77002

Join this webinar to get help understanding the Tax Reform Act of 2014’s proposed mandatory requirement to use the accrual method of accounting for law firm accounting.

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ALA Business of Law Conference — East

October 01, 2015
12:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Sheraton Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

ALA Business of Law Conference — East

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ALA Rebranding Town Hall Meeting with ALA National Board Members

September 30, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
600 Travis, Suite 3400
Houston, TX 77002

Please join us for a town hall meeting with National ALA Immediate Past President Paula Barnes and Region 4 Director James Cornell to discuss the proposed rebranding for ALA.

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Houston Chapter Member Retreat at Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE

September 25, 2015
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE
Citycentre Plaza, 800 Sorella Ct.
Houston, TX 77024
Venue website

2015 Houston Chapter Member Retreat

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ALA Webinar: Going Beyond the 401(k) - Smarter Strategies for Law Firm Retirement Plans

September 22, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Susman Godfrey
1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77002

Using a wide range of real law firm case studies, you will hear how to use creative retirement plan designs to attract and retain top talent, meet the financial goals of the firm's partners, and effectively manage tax liabilities.

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2015 Fall Business Partner Event at FiveSeven Grille Loft in Minute Maid Park

September 21, 2015
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

FiveSeven Grille Loft at Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford St
Houston, TX 77002
Venue website

2015 Fall Business Partner Event at FiveSeven Grille Loft in Minute Maid Park

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Houston Chapter Luncheon: Mindful Eating

September 16, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

The Four Seasons
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010
Venue website

Mindful Eating presented by Lance Breger, Infinity Wellness Partners

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Houston Chapter Educational Session & Meeting: Productivity and Health in the Workplace

September 16, 2015
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

The Four Seasons
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010
Venue website

Productivity and Health in the Workplace presented by Lance Breger, Infinity Wellness Partners

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Essential Competencies for Legal Administrators

September 16, 2015
12:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Godfrey Hotel

Chicago, IL

Essential Competencies for Legal Administrators

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ALA Webinar: Balancing Risks & Benefits - A Fresh New Approach to IP Outsourcing

September 15, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Susman Godfrey
1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77002

Join us for this webinar that will assist you in evaluating, implementing and monitoring outsourcing initiatives to maximize your organization’s net benefits.

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ALA Business of Law Conference — Central

September 10, 2015
12:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Sheraton New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

ALA Business of Law Conference — Central

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Houston Chapter Board Meeting

September 08, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Thompson & Horton LLP
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77027

Houston Chapter Board Meeting

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ALA Webinar: Creating Proactive Leadership

September 03, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Susman Godfrey
1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77002

Join this webinar to discuss the contrast in proactive and reactive leadership, the places where each belong, and how to develop your own proactive leadership style.

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ALA Webinar: Does Leadership Impact Your Firm's Bottom Line?

September 01, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Blank Rome LLP
717 Texas Avenue, Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77002

Join us to learn more about how to enhance your leadership talent, and enhance your firm’s bottom-line.

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Chapter Luncheon: Using Profitability and Metrics to Re-Align Law Firm Culture and Compensation

August 19, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Houston Club
910 Louisiana, Suite 4900
Houston, TX 77002

Learn how legal managers can harness the power of data to understand what drives their firms and their partners.

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Houston Chapter Board Meeting

August 12, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Thompson & Horton LLP
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77027

Houston Chapter Board Meeting

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ALA Webinar: Keys to Interpreting Benchmarking Information to Drive Performance Improvement

August 06, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

TBD

Learn how to best utilize benchmarking information to drive results within your firm.

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ALA Large Firm Principal Administrators Retreat

August 06, 2015
12:00 AM to 11:00 PM

The Broadmoor

Colorado Springs, CO

ALA Large Firm Principal Administrators Retreat

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2015 Summer Business Partner Event

July 30, 2015
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Yellow Rose Distillery
1224 N. Post Oak Rd #100
Houston, TX 77055
Venue website

Business Partner Summer Event

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ALA Rebranding & 2015 Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) Update

July 29, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
600 Travis, Suite 3400
Houston, TX 77002

Hear from your board about the proposed ALA Rebranding & other updates from CLI

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ALA Webinar: When the Impaired Lawyer or Staff Member Comes to Work

July 28, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1000 Louisiana, Suite 6800
Houston, TX 77002

Join this session to discuss how to respond if someone at your firm has a drug or alcohol problem.

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ALA Rebranding Announcement & Webcast

July 24, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

At Your Own Computer

Join our Board on Friday, July 24, 12:00-1:15 PM EST and be a part of the historic recommendation of our new brand name!

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HR Section Meeting: Building Forms with Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

July 23, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Susman Godfrey
1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77002

Building Forms with Adobe Acrobat XI Pro presented by Kari Richards with Attorney Resource

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2015 ALA Chapter Leadership Institute

July 23, 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Grand Rapids, MI

2015 ALA Chapter Leadership Institute

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IT/Operations Section Meeting: The Perfect IT Network: The 8 Technology Must-Haves

July 21, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Squire Patton Boggs
600 Travis Street, Suite 6200
Houston, TX 77002

The Perfect IT Network: The 8 Technology Must-Haves presented by Allison Foelber, WAMS, Inc.

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Finance Section Meeting: Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

July 16, 2015
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Coats Rose
9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77046

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) presented by Jay Erdman, Kingston Rippe

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ALA Webinar: The Right Person for the Right Job: Fresh Assessment Tools

July 15, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

TBD

Join this webinar to discuss a unique assessment-driven benchmarking process in selecting the most appropriate talent for your organization.

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Houston Chapter Luncheon: The "Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders" and how to apply them in your organization

June 17, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

The Four Seasons
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010
Venue website

Learn how we can mobilize others to want to make extraordinary things happen in our organizations.

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Morning Educational Session: Unlocking Leadership in Your Organization - The Recipe for Success

June 17, 2015
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

The Four Seasons
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010
Venue website

The Leadership Challenge presented by Steve Skarke

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Houston Chapter Board Meeting

June 10, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Thompson & Horton LLP
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77027

Houston Chapter Board Meeting

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ALA Annual Conference & Exposition

May 17, 2015
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Music City Center

Nashville, TN

2015 Conference & Exposition

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ALA Finance Conference for the Legal C-Suite

May 17, 2015
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Music City Center

Nashville, TN

ALA Finance Conference for the Legal C-Suite

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Chapter Luncheon: Life is Time...Make it Count!

May 13, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Houston-Downtown
1700 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002
Venue website

Life is Time...Make it Count! presented by Sue Pistone

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Houston Chapter Board Retreat

May 01, 2015
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

La Torretta
600 LaTorretta Boulevard
Montgomery, TX 77356

2015 Houston Chapter Board Retreat

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Houston Chapter Educational Session & Meeting: Show Your Ink

April 15, 2015
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Houston-Downtown
1700 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002
Venue website

Join us for our annual Board Induction Ceremony & a presentation on Fuel for Leaders by Todd Dewett.

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HR & Finance Section Meeting: Best Practices for Using and Interpreting the Houston Chapter's Salary Survey

April 01, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
600 Travis, Suite 3400
Houston, TX 77002

Best Practices for Using and Interpreting the Houston Chapter's Salary Survey presented by Tom Ivey, CLM and Wendy Crane

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2015 Business Partner Showcase: An Evening Under the Stars

March 26, 2015
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

The Astorian
2500 Summer Street
Houston, TX 77007

Please join us for our 2015 Business Partner Showcase: An Evening under the Stars

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IT/Operations Section Meeting: Save 30% on your IT in 3 easy steps (and 1 really hard one)

March 13, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

DLA Piper
1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 2800
Houston, TX 77002

Save 30% on your IT in 3 easy steps (and 1 really hard one) presented by Patrick R. Wiley with Aldridge

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Houston Chapter Board Meeting

March 04, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Blank Rome LLP
700 Louisiana, Suite 4000
Houston, TX 77002

March 2015 Board Meeting

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Chapter Luncheon

February 18, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

The Four Seasons
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010
Venue website

Personal Finance for Legal Administrators presented by Mark Connely of Wealth Design Group

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ALA Houston Chapter HR Section Meeting: Finding the Best Talent via LinkedIn

February 12, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Susman Godfrey – Contact is Jennifer Denton
Wells Fargo Building: 1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77002

Finding the Best Talent via LinkedIn presented by Steve Miglieri, Enterprise Relationship Manager at LinkedIn

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Houston Chapter Board Meeting

February 11, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Blank Rome LLP
700 Louisiana, Suite 4000
Houston, TX 77002

February 2015 Board Meeting

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Finance Section Meeting: Excel 2013: What's In It for Me?

January 30, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
600 Travis, Suite 3400
Houston, TX 77002

Kari Richards from Attorney Resource will cover the new features of Excel 2013, her always popular Tips and Tricks, and what you need to know when you upgrade.

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IT/Operations Section Meeting: Revisiting Legal Purchasing

January 21, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

DLA Piper
1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 2800
Houston, TX 77002
Venue website

Revisiting Legal Purchasing: New strategies for firm profitability and enhancing your career presented by Steve Mizes, President of EC Purchasing

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Houston Chapter Board Meeting

January 14, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Blank Rome LLP
700 Louisiana, Suite 4000
Houston, TX 77002

January 2015 Houston Chapter Board Meeting

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