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Upcoming Events / Save the Date!

Our leadership team has been busy scheduling events and programs for our Chapter. Mark your calendars now for the following dates:

ALA Calendar of Events

A full calendar of our events and programs that have been scheduled as of today has been included for your quick reference.

 Click on the "2016 Dallas ALA Calendar of Events and Programs" link below to view the full calendar.

NEW! The Business of Law eLearning Center

ALA is providing specialized courses in a flexible, on-demand format for ALA members. These are 6-week instructor-led online courses and classes meet live each week for an hour. Some of the upcoming courses include, Law Firm Accounting, Financial Information & Analysis, and Business Trends for the Legal Industry. Go to the eLearning Center at for more information.

If you are not able to attend one of the ALA conferences and have a stipend that was awarded to you by the Chapter, you are welcome to use the stipend towards these eLearning courses. Submit your receipt for payment, along with a copy of the stipend via email to Shannon Portugal at for reimbursement.

2016 Dallas ALA Calendar of Events and Programs

Meet & Mingle - Chapter Social Event - May 12th

Place: The Rustic, 3635 Howell Street

Time:  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Who says happy hour has to be limited to one hour? Join fellow Chapter members for drinks & appetizers at a Happy Hour Mixer event hosted by inceptionists.

Click on the link, Happy Hour, below to view the event flyer for additional information.

RSVP by May 10th to Cindy Stanley at

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Happy Hour

Congratulations 2015 Stipend Winners!

Congratulations to the following winners of a $750 stipend!

Becky Bates       Pam Breier       Joe Brennan

Tracy Clark        Cherrie Citro     Oma Conn

Kerri Gay           Bob Gordon      Jessica Hoffmann

Brenda Homan   Teresa Nowell   Debby Reeves

Cindy Stanley     Deb Strube      Jane West

Thank you for your contributions and participation in Chapter activities in 2015! We are looking forward to another great year!

Click on the "2015 Chapter Stipend Program" document below to find details on the many ways you can use your stipend.

Each individual will receive a separate email with a stipend certificate that should be submitted along with the reimbursement request for qualifying expenses.

Thank you!

2015 Chapter Stipend Program

2015 Business Partner EXPO

Click on this link, 2015 Business Partner EXPO, to view the event.

We thank both Business Partners and Chapter Members for making this year's event a huge success.

Check Out the Photos from the 2014 Business Partner EXPO

Thank you to all Business Partners and Chapter members that made this years Business Partner EXPO a great sucess!  Click on this link, 2014 Business Partner EXPO, then click on the first photo to start the slide show.  Enjoy!!

2013 Dallas ALA Golf Event Video

Click on this link, 2013 Golf Event, to view the video put together by one of our Business Partners, Darren Schnabel with Canon Business Process Services, Inc.  Enjoy!!

WANTED - New Members - REWARD

 Be on the lookout!  We are surrounded by prospective new members.  Capture one and claim your reward.

 The Dallas Chapter ALA is offering members an incentive for bringing new members into our organization.  All you need to do is refer a candidate for ALA International and Dallas Chapter membership. Once the prospective new member is approved and their membership is paid, you will receive your $50 reward.

To get credit for your referral, send an email to the Chapter Membership Committee or with the prospective member’s contact information. Be sure to cc the prospective member on your email.


Pam Breier Receives ALA Region 4 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award

Pam Breier is a member who is well respected by her ALA colleagues, the members of her firm, and the legal community in general.  Pam joined the Chapter of ALA in September of 1983 and has been a member consistently for the past 29 years.  Since joining ALA, Pam has involved herself in Chapter life at every level.  Over the years she has held nearly every leadership position available in the Chapter.  In some instances, Pam even voluntarily stepped in when others had to bow out, left the industry, or needed more help to meet the demands of a growing Chapter.  She not only works tirelessly toward her own Chapter responsibilities, but also acts as an advisor to other Chapter leaders. In other words, Pam personifies what it means to be an ALA volunteer. 

Congratulations to Pam Breier.

Click on the link Pam Breier to view picture.

Pam Breier

Thank you Chihuly Volunteers

The Community Service Committee would like to extend a BIG Thank You to all those who volunteered their time this past Saturday (in the rain, no less) at the Dallas Arboretum.  We had a great turnout for such a bad weather day!  The Arboretum was very complimentary of our group and would love to have us back again.  Sue McCombs, the coordinator at the Arboretum commented, “I have never seen a more committed group of folks.” 

We appreciate your service to the ALA!

You are invited to view Deb Strube's photo album: ALA/Dallas Chapter - Chihuly Hosts at the Dallas Arboretum

A special thank you goes out to Business Partner, Nuance Communications, Inc., for their monetary donation towards our group t-shirts.

Community Service Committee

Jennifer Nix

Donna Hetherington

Deb Strube

Member Recognition for 25 or More Years of Continuous ALA Membership

ALA honors members who have maintained 25 or more years of continuous and uninterrupted membership in the Association. During the ALA Annual Conference two Dallas members were recognized for this honor.

Peter Hammerle and Mary Lou Weiss

We thank these members for their service to our chapter and to International ALA. We applaud your knowledge, resources, networking and service!

Joe Offutt - Recipient of the First Region 4 Outstanding Volunteer Award - 2011

Congratulations Joe! Read more in the attached link.

View additional pictures from the Region 3 & 4 Conference in the Photo Gallery.

Joe Offutt Receives ALA Region 4 Outstanding Volunteer Award