About Us

Who We Are


CALA (Calgary Association of Legal Administrators) and ALA, are committed to being the definitive source of legal management best practices, continuing education, resources and networking.

Our members have access to solutions for most critical, strategic and operational challenges as well as enriching members' professional development through collaborative educational opportunities, leadership development and a diverse and inclusive sense of community. 

President's Message


President's Message

Welcome to the 2019/20 term of CALA (Calgary Association of Legal Administrators) your resource for legal management best practices, continuing education, and networking. CALA is one of over 5000 chapters forming the International Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) which serves more than 8,500 legal management professionals worldwide. CALA is an organization of over 100 members in 58 law firms and corporate legal departments in Calgary. One of our goals is to provide educational op...

Community Involvement


CALA is proud to support local charities who provide services to those who need it most.  Below are just a few of those worthwhile organizations we’ve worked with.   

Executive Board Members


Karryn Mysyk
Karryn Mysyk
President
Holli McVean
Holli McVean
President Elect & Memberships
Sharon Harris
Sharon Harris
Past President
Jennifer Carter-Squire
Jennifer Carter-Squire
VP Sponsorships
Michelle Zizek
Michelle Zizek
VP Education
Andrea Boyle
Andrea Boyle
Treasurer
Robert McLauchlin
Robert McLauchlin
VP Programs/Events
Vikram Adhikari
Vikram Adhikari
VP Communications
Susan Taylor-Heward
Susan Taylor-Heward
Secretary

Past Presidents


Jerry-Lynn Fossenier
2017-2018
Jeanelle Crosser
2016 - 2017
Catina Aronson
2015 - 2016
Laura McCambley
2014 - 2015
Sara deNance
2013 - 2014
Patti Sinclair
2012 - 2013
Bill Hopkins
2011 - 2012
Angela Chios
2010 - 2011
Kathy Badham
2009 – 2010
Stacy Koehler
2008 – 2009
Rhonda Heffernan
2007 – 2008
Shirley Cumming
2006 – 2007
Maureen Wagner
2005 – 2006
JoAnn Kolodychuk
2004 – 2005
Jude Winters (Welliver)
2003 – 2004
Joan Couillard
2001 – 2003
Garry Pattison
2000 – 2001
Pat Gilead
1998 – 2000
June Wall
1997 – 1998
Corryn Grayston
1996 – 1997
Debbie Saunders
1995 – 1996
John Partridge
1994 – 1995
Karen T. Chown
1993 – 1994
Stan J. Martin
1992 – 1993
Loris B. Neff
1991 – 1992
Wayne W. Weger
1990 – 1991
Louise Shirley
1989 – 1990
M. Sharon Ord
1988 – 1989
Robert M. Brunt
1987 – 1988
Karen L. Ridout
1986 – 1987
Dale Shurvell
1985 – 1986
Linda J. Ferguson
1984 – 1985
Norman W. Axten
1983 – 1984
Sivert Erickson
1982 – 1983
F. Chris Logan
1981 – 1982
Robert R. Pratt
1980 – 1981
H. Allen Cameron
1977 – 1980
W.J. Douglas Boyd
1976 – 1977
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