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MILE HIGH PULSE - April 2021

Welcome to the first edition of the Mile High Pulse!

A year ago, the world became uncertain, and everyone, including this Chapter, had to adapt to the rapidly changing circumstances.   Our 2020-2021 Board of Directors quickly began finding ways to continue providing education and networking events to our members at the same high standards that our members expected.  I want to thank them for their hard work and success in finding ways to meet, and exceed, the Mile High Chapter’s high standards.

We miss seeing our members! As the world begins to open up again, the Mile High Chapter will evaluate whether we can hold any in-person events safely this year.  We hope to see everyone in person very soon!

2021-2022 Mission:

 Our mission is to emphasize the growth and development of our members both personally and professionally. We will address current challenges in our industry and continue to collaborate with other organizations in our community to provide our members with quality education, professional development and networking opportunities all the while continuing to expand our visibility in the legal community.

Education

Mile High Chapter

April 15th luncheon will be a roundtable with our Longs Peak Business Partners.  The topic will be:  “How we are all doing business differently since COVID?”  At the current time, the luncheons will be held via Zoom due to the restrictions that are currently in place.  Your contacts for the Education Committee for the new board year are Sheila Rogers [email protected], Chair and Autumn Phillips [email protected], Co-Chair.

International

 ALA's Virtual Master Class: A Framework for DEI&A will show you how and why the deliberate process of seeking and welcoming diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility is vital to your firm.

https://www.alanet.org/events/2021-events/ala-master-class-a-framework-for-deia

ALA’s 2021 Annual Meeting will be held May 6 at noon Central time.  During this session, ALA President Debra L. Elsbury, CLM; President-Elect Michael T. Bumgarner, CLM, CPA, CGMA; and Executive Director April L. Campbell, JD, will deliver information regarding the current state of the Association. This meeting will also mark the transition of leadership Association-wide as Debbie recognizes outgoing Directors and officially passes the gavel to Mike Bumgarner.

https://www.alanet.org/about-membership/about-ala/ala-news-updates/annual-meeting

Did you know:

 That as a member of as a member of the Association of Legal Administrators you have access too many benefits, including a Diversity and Inclusion resource page.  The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee work to educate legal industry leaders about why diversity is important and how we can work to bring diversity and inclusion to the legal workplace.  You can access more information by going to https://www.alanet.org/resources/diversity

As a member of the Mile High Chapter, all members have the opportunity to participate in our mentorship program as a mentor or mentee. All of us have, at one time or another, needed guidance and or assistance in this industry and this is an easy way to have a contact that you can reach out to when needed. The mentor is available for guidance as you move forward in your career in the legal industry.  Please reach out to Nick Dale [email protected] or Missy Hirst [email protected] if you are interested in being a mentor or a mentee.

Business Partners:

Our Business Partners are an integral part of what makes our Chapter successful.  Without them, we could not offer outstanding speakers at our educational luncheons and annual conference or provide the luncheons and conference at a discounted rate to our members.  The Business Partner drive is ongoing and the BP Committee is always looking for new Business Partners.  If you have a Business Partner that is not a current partner, please send Sarah Stromberg and Michele Hovland their contact information.  Sarah’s email is [email protected] and Michele’s email is [email protected].   You can access the current list of our Business Partner’s here https://milehighala.com/Current_Business_Partners

Join a Team:

If you are interested in getting more involved in the Chapter, please look no further than volunteering to serve as your time allows. We are happy to welcome you to any of these teams that you have interest in:

Awards:                                  Michele Hovland, Chair

[email protected], 720-944-3758

Business Partner:                    Sarah Stromberg, Chair

[email protected], 720-875-9714

Communications:                    Parker Ramey, Chair, 

[email protected], 720-208-2741

Community Connection         Terri Moore-Natal, Chair

[email protected], 720-204-5732

Education                                Sheila Rogers, Chair

[email protected], 303-248-7300

Membership                            Nick Dale, Chair

[email protected], 303-962-7061

Professional Development      Liz Martinez, Chair

[email protected], 303-245-4571

Strategic Relations                  Julie Becker, Chair

[email protected], 303-291-1510

Survey                                     Clara Curtis, Chair

[email protected], 303-607-3751

Communication:

The communication team wants to make sure to keep you connected wherever you may be! Take a moment to download the Mile High Chapter App (available on Google Play or IOS), connect/follow our LinkedIn page and look for great photos and news updates on Facebook!

    

 

I look forward to serving as your Chapter President!

Sincerely,

Jessie Meier, SPHR | Legal  Manager

2021-2022 President

(303) 573-2907 (Direct)

[email protected]

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