December MemberCOnnect

Membership / Professional Development
Mile High Chapter ALA Annual Holiday Party
December 7, 2017
The Palm Restaurant – in the Downtown Westin
1672 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80202
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

We will recognize the following milestone anniversaries
at the Holiday Party:
20-Year Anniversaries:
Donnell Kisa
Chris McGrath
Barbara L. Perlmutter

25-Year Anniversary:
Elise A. Dickerson 


Due to the Holiday luncheon, we do not have an educational luncheon in December.  The January 18, 2018 luncheon is a collaboration with the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) on Artificial Intelligence: What it Means for Legal Space and Your Role in Legal MarketingIn this program, we will explore how the provision of legal services soon will bear little resemblance to the bill-by-the-hour profession of the last century. As the legal services evolve, so must your marketing. The intent of the program is to arm you with enough understanding of AI to be prepared to take your seat at the table as your firm makes strategic decisions regarding its deployment of Artificial Intelligence in the provision of legal services and your marketing of those services.  Our speaker,Elonide Semmes, is the President of Right Hat, a brand consultancy that "helps law firms create simple yet powerful brands." At the heart of Right Hat's approach is getting into the minds of buyers by grounding strategy in external research, not just internal opinion. Elonide is a member of the Legal Marketing Association's Hall of Fame and a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management. Registration is open on the website at


Survey Committee
The 2017 MHALA 2017 Annual Compensation & Benefits Survey is now available for purchase.  If you have not yet placed your order and would like to do so, please go to the ALA Mile High Chapter site to place your order.  The cost breakdowns are as follows:


  • $165 ($153.28 + $11.72 sales tax) for Mile High Chapter members who complete the survey
  • $270 ($250.82 + $19.18 sales tax) for non-ALA members who complete the survey
  • $325 ($301.90 + $23.10 sales tax) for MHC members who did not complete the survey
  • $380 ($353.00 + $27.00 sales tax) for non-ALA members who did not complete the survey


New Members  
Please join us in welcoming our newest member, Kate Phillips with Davis, Graham & Stubbs, LLP, to the Chapter!


Awards Committee  
The Awards Committee is always looking for new ideas for the IDEA Awards.  Do you or someone you know have a unique program, service or event that improves the legal community and advances the business of law?  Then consider entering an IDEA Award submission!  Although the deadline is January 12, 2018, we encourage everyone to submit nominations before the end of the year so you have time to gather the information.  An entry form can be found at  For more information, please contact Chair Nancy Gonzalez at


Communications Committee
Got the new MHALA Mobile App? 

Thanks to the hard work of our Communications Committee led by Chair Amy Kempster and Co-Chair Grover Brittain we are now mobile!!  Get it today from the App Store by searching for “Mile High ALA.”  Once downloaded, login with your normal website login.  You can see all the latest Chapter news, register for events, search for that much needed Business Partner, and more! 

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Tami Lawley
Mile High ALA

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