Thanksgiving Food Drive on November 3rd

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Learn More About ALA’s CLM Program

ALA CLM Program:

Benefits of Certification

• Increased knowledge of all areas of legal administration
• Increased value to your organization

Competencies of Legal Administrators

• ALA conducts periodic practice analysis studies which identify the tasks and related knowledge, skills and abilities needed for performance in the legal management field. The latest study was done in 2012.

• Link to 65 competencies:

By order of importance:

By subject area:

CLM Resources

• ALA has a comprehensive list of study resources:

• A new CLM study guide is in development. Subject matter experts are developing specific modules, and ALA has engaged an adult learning and certification expert to assist in completing the study guide.

• ALA eLearning courses and webinars

• Cyber Chapter has a very robust CLM study group. Access to their CLM and education materials is included in the Cyber Chapter membership. Annual membership costs $90.

• Chapter study group – ALA has created a power point presentation on how to develop a chapter study group.

• CLM Online Community group.

• CLM Certification Committee can do presentations (in person or via Webex) to chapters.

Encourage & support chapter members who are interested in the CLM. Chapters can offer scholarships to eLearning courses to study for the exam.

Save the Date!

Operation Troop Appreciation Thank You

Please see the thank you note we received from Sherry Einhaus, Community Project Coordinator for Operation Troop Appreciation. She shares how the much needed items and donations from PLAA will be used.

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Another Fond Farewell

July 14, 2017 is my last day at Dell Moser.  It has been a pleasure meeting many of you and working with other members on various committees and on the Board.  The PLAA has a great group of members and leaders who have provided me with the tools to succeed as an administrator.  Brian Ortman is the new administrator at Dell Moser and I know that he will become a member of the PLAA very soon.

Best wishes to all of you.

Lois Diana

Operation Troop Appreciation Update

Please give yourselves a big pat on the back as you view the five pallets of items that law firms and business partners donated to Operation Troop Appreciation.  How many items you ask?  That’s where I reply that my dog ate my homework…somehow the folder with the tally sheets got misplaced during the business partners event at the Power Center!

In addition, $284 was collected from the 50/50 drawing (the winner donated back to OTA) and a Business Partner who won a drawing also contributed $100 for a total cash contribution $384.00.

Thank you all once again for your generous support!


I am pleased to announce that Terri Wood from Dale Woodard Gent Law Firm has passed her CLM test and is now a Certified Legal Manager!  May she be an inspiration to others that may be interested to pursue this achievement as well.

Congratulations to Terri on a job well done!


Wishing a Fond Farewell to Keith Cameron!

Fellow PLAA members: My final day of employment at Houston Harbaugh will be today, June 15, 2017.  I will “do nothing” until at least the end of July, then I plan to begin doing freelance consulting in law firms. Until I begin consulting I plan to remain active in the PLAA, including continuing as the Compensation Survey Committee chairperson until the 2017 Compensation Survey report is completed in July.  In the meantime, I hope to see you at an upcoming event.  It’s too early for “farewell.”



  • Thanksgiving Food Drive on November 3rd

    Join the Pittsburgh Legal Administrator’s Association Community Service Committee in making the Thanksgiving Holiday a joy for local families in need. We can partner together to help others by creating Thanksgiving boxes filled with all of the trimmings for a wonderful holiday meal.   View More
  • Learn More About ALA’s CLM Program

    Please see the following information regarding ALA’s CLM Program. We now have a Region 1 CLM Ambassador, Brenda Syle, who will be reaching out to us to assist with questions and concerns regarding obtaining your CLM. Brenda and others on ALA’s CLM team are committed to increasing the visibility and recognition of the Certified Legal Manager and promotion of the benefits of becoming a CLM.    View More
  • Save the Date!

    Save the date for the 2018 PLAA Education Conference.   View More

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Oct 24, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am • The Rivers Club
Nov 01, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm • Goehring, Rutter & Boehm
Nov 02, 2017
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm • Doubletree Pittsburgh Downtown

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