Please welcome our newest PLAA member:
Check out some of the PLAA Committees below. No obligation to just contact one of the Chairs to inquire what it would take to get involved in the Chapter. Or even visit one of the meetings to see if it is the right fit for you!
Just a reminder that the ALA Dues run on a CALENDAR basis – January 1 through December 31. So you should have seen an email about renewing your ALA Dues by Jan 1. If not – you may want to reach out and inquire as to the status of the Invoice. As you are aware PLAA dues are not due until later this year. And the rules are – you must be an ALA member to continue with your PLAA Membership.
Any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Michele Rihn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right now, there are many people in Pittsburgh who are trying their hardest to keep warm, and it’s tough. One utility bill, one car repair, one day of missed work and they could land out in the cold.
Please join us to help those in need and living in homelessness by donating adult hats, gloves and scarves.
The Community Service Committee will collect donations for Bethlehem Haven at the Holiday Luncheon, December 11th.
Hats, gloves & scarves can mean so much!
Here are the stats to show it:
443 Boxes of Thanksgiving food items and almost all were decorated.
421 gift cards with a value of $8,530 and almost all were marked
Cash and check donations of $690.
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank really appreciates our efforts and has come to rely on us for support.
Thank you all for your generosity. Firms that decorated boxes were assigned a ticket number and Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C. won the $100 gift card.
Thank you for your time and creativity to decorate some beautiful boxes! The recipients appreciate it more than you know!
A BIG thank you to the companies who volunteered their drivers to pick up boxes: Access, Amcom, Bulldog Office and The Wilson Group.
We couldn’t have done it without your generous commitment of time and support!
While stationery and printed materials have declined, print is still very much alive. Shouldn’t your remaining printed materials differentiate and leave a strong impression? Below are some of the trends in the industry that are making a big impact.
Your paper literally delivers your brand directly into the hands of your clients and potential clients. While seemingly insignificant, it is a major part of your brand.
There is a major shift from ivory and off-white papers to whiter sheets. Law firm brands have transitioned from black to multi-color. Color pops better on whiter sheets, hence the shift. In fact, 95% of large law use white paper for their letterhead and 94% for their business cards.
Most people don’t know the security benefits of watermarked paper, but they do understand the branding benefits and appreciate the attention to the smallest of details. This translates into a more positive view of your firm.
Watermarks do not reproduce on a photocopier. Having this security feature in a physical document remains very relevant.
Typically a brand is only on page one of a document. But with private watermarking, it appears throughout the entire document. Years after the authoring, the firm can be credited just by the watermark.
38% of the largest law firms have their own private watermark.
Professionally produced masthead is a slimmed down version of letterhead which includes only a firm logo, firm name and firm tagline if one exists. This allows for much more flexibility. Via electronic templates, each office can add location and contact information when printing. Personalized stationery for each attorney is as easy as adding names to templates. Plus, marketing can use the masthead for bio sheets, proposals and more. Most importantly, professionally produced masthead maintains brand and color consistency that cannot be achieved with office printers.
A review of hundreds of law firm materials shows 70% of letterheads include a printed element, 57% contain an engraved element and 3% have embossed or bumped elements. Overall 28% are multi-process. For business cards – 87% include a printed element, 37% contain an engraved element and 9% have foil-stamped, embossed or bumped elements. Overall 38% are multi-process.
Reasons for the trend toward multi-process:
Business cards are one of the top 5 most used business development tools. Law firms have begun to invest in more sophisticated business cards with the biggest trends being:
Auditing your branded materials can help you maximize the impact of all your printed materials. It also allows you to incorporate the above trends, streamline procedures, increase efficiency and reduce costs.
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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.
The families enjoy the decorated boxes, so work with your team to decorate as many copy paper box(es) with removable lid(s) and fill it with the items requested below. When decorating boxes, please keep in mind the boxes will be stacked. The more boxes donated, the more people we can help.
Items Required: (no glass containers, please)
(Gift Cards should be placed in a separate envelope – not in the boxes)
Additional Items or Cash Donations Welcome!
All decorated boxes will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card!
Boxes can be dropped off at the location listed below on Friday, November 1. Arrangements for large pick-ups can be made by contacting Jan Isler at Jisler@cdblaw.com or Jan Steen at JSteen@grblaw.com Please partner with a firm in your building or nearby for pick-ups.
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Forbes & Grant Street Lot
(Across from One Oxford Centre)
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Thanksgiving Food Drive will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Pittsburgh Legal Administrators Association Business Partner Exhibit Show and Operation Troop Appreciation Collection!
October 11, 2019
The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
Come and see what the latest trends are, check out what is new in the industry, network with other professionals.
Check back for more details on the Exhibit Show and Operation Troop Appreciation Collection.