SOURCE: Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators

Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators

April 03, 2012 07:30 ET

Worldwide Board President of the Association of Legal Administrators to Keynote Leadership Luncheon

Legal Volunteer of the Year Awards -- April 10

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - The International Board President of the Association of Legal Administrators will present the Volunteer of the Year award to Luci Hamilton, Director of Administration and Finance at Karlin & Peebles in Beverly Hills at the Leadership Luncheon hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (GLA ALA) on April 10, 2012 from 11:30-1:30 at the Omni Hotel located at 251 South Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles.

Keynoting the luncheon is Karen Griggs, CLM, the National President of the Association of Legal Administrators, an organization with over 10,000 members worldwide. Griggs is the Executive Director of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C., in Kansas City, Missouri, named as a 2012 "Go-To Law Firm."

As Volunteer of the Year award recipient, Hamilton is recognized for her work with GLA including her life-changing "Members-In-Transition" program chaired by Hamilton. Hamilton held educational and inspiring gatherings for administrators looking for work and for anyone who believes that we all are in transition as we grow as professionals and leaders. Dedicated to the pursuit of continuing education, Hamilton tirelessly shares her knowledge and expertise for those seeking the ALA service mark of a Certified Legal Manager or CLM. Hamilton attended almost all of the CLM classes, teaching several herself. Hamilton was GLA ALA's 2004-2005 Board President and additionally volunteers in local and national organizations including Pasadena City College, the Veterans' Affairs Department, the "Women at Work" high school outreach programs and UN Women ---The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

Shaun Morrison, of Glendora, Office Administrator for Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Nastis LLP in Century City, will be installed as the 2012 GLA ALA President. Says Morrison of her new role, "GLA has inspired excellence in our profession and I am proud to be President of this compelling organization."

Cost of the luncheon is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Event question contact Terri Oppelt, toppelt@strook.com. RSVP by April 6.

ABOUT GLA ALA: The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (GLA ALA) is a 350-person nonprofit membership organization that provides opportunities for educational enrichment, professional and personal development, community service, and the exchange of information to improve the quality and professionalism of management in legal services organizations. www.glaala.org

ABOUT KAREN GRIGGS, CLM: Karen Griggs, CLM, is the Executive Director of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C. in Kansas City, Missouri and the 2012-2013 Association of Legal Administrators National President. Griggs has been a member of ALA since 1984.

ABOUT SHAUN MORRISON: Shaun Morrison is the incoming Board President of GLA ALA. Morrison serves as the Office Administrator for Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Nastis LLP in Century City.

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