ALANYC’s Special Interest Groups bring together ALA members with common roles and interests to network, share challenges and collaborate on best practices.
Corporate Relations/Law Departments Forum
The Corporate Relations/Law Departments SIG strives to help corporate law department managers gain the visibility and tools needed to provide solutions to and address some of the most pressing issues facing General Counsels in today’s challenging corporate environment.
Directors and Chief Officers have unique challenges and concerns in managing law firms. This forum provides this group a direct line of communication to one another on a variety of topics and issues they face.
Small Firm Forum
Small Firms often face the same challenges as large firms but with far fewer resources. The Small Firm SIG share a range of information from cost-saving strategies to staffing concerns.
Branch Office Forum
Many of our members are the NYC office of national and global law firms. And while these global firms may provide high level structure, there are a plethora of NYC specific laws, customs and challenges that NYC Administrators must face with little guidance. This SIG shares statistics, protocols and other relevant information helpful in educating their headquarters on the needs of a NYC law office.
The Association of Legal Administrators offers legal administrators the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the body of knowledge necessary for the successful management of legal organizations. The voluntary Certified Legal Manager (CLM)sm program allows a qualified legal administrator to demonstrate, through an examination process, a mastery of core areas of knowledge identified as essential to the effective performance of a principal administrator.The CLM Certification SIG develops a course of study to help our members study for and prepare to take the exam. The committee identifies topics for review, identifies qualified speakers and conducts review courses to help chapter members achieve certification.
Professional Journey Support Group
The Professional Journey Support Group SIG was created specifically to provide assistance to chapter members who are experiencing challenges such as involuntary job loss and are looking for help to move forward. It was formed to help colleagues become more marketable by concentrating on job coaching, resume building, social media presence and/or interview technique skills.
For more information on our Special Interest Groups, contact Meredith Lonner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also seeking members to help facilitate individual SIGs.