Feedback from the 2017 Annual Conference Scholarship Attendees
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Posted by: Rousseline Rodene
Kim M. McMahon, Office Administrator, Bove & Langa, P.C.
Thank you to the Boston Chapter for selecting me to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Denver. While my focus was on Diversity and Inclusion and what I could bring back to my committee and our Chapter, I also found a number of other topic quite interesting. Especially, Burying the Billable Hour by Ron Baker, Internal Controls & Segregation of Duties by Ron Seigneur and Executive Presence: How to Achieve Greater Influence in Your Firm by Elizabeth Fried. I met many wonderful ALA members from other chapters and it is always nice to know that someone, somewhere, has experienced the same thing that we may be experiencing now. Just ask!
Randy James, Office Administrator, Verrill Dana LLP
I recently attended the Annual ALA Conference in Denver, CO. I am fortunate and have been to a number of these conferences; this conference was one of the best. It was very well run and the educational sessions were informative and entertaining.
Not only did I gain new insight from the many interesting presenters, but I also learned about new products and services from the Business Partner sponsors. It was also great to meet fellow ALA Members from other chapters and to hang out with many of my Boston Chapter friends as well. If you have never been to an Annual ALA Conference, I highly recommend that you attend the next one at National Harbor (near DC) next year.
Ellen Snyder, Office Manager/Accountant, Kates & Barlow, PC
I cannot express how fortunate I feel to be a member of the Boston Chapter. Receiving the scholarship to the Annual Conference in Denver was truly a special gift. The educational sessions I attended were beyond anything from my previous experiences. The topics were very relevant to all the industry trends and there were so many options. Changes in payroll, diversity, and marijuana in the workplace are difficult issues to negotiate, but I now feel much more prepared to face them. This conference experience has given me the tools to be a better professional. Without the Boston Chapter’s support, I could never have afforded to attend. Thank you!
Patricia Sheehan, Regional Office Manager, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
It's always exciting to meet new members, network and attend sessions and the 2017 Denver Conference was just as great as others I have attended. I found at least 3 or 4 new products to help our firm while going through the Exhibit Hall, and met new business partners. The Leading With Inclusion Idea Exchange was interesting, especially listening to people from different parts of the world. Sessions on digital communication, paperless law firms, presentations, design opportunities and the general sessions were captivating. Thank you Boston Chapter for this wonderful opportunity!