Author: Calgary

Soup Sisters/Broth Brothers

CALA’s annual Community Challenge this year was hosting a Big Stir Event for the Soup Sisters/Broth Brothers Charity organization.  It was held on October 16, 2019 at the new ATCO Park Learning Centre in the SW.  CALA members made soup that night for The Doorway, an organization that helps homeless youth transition off the streets.  […]

CALA Annual Educational Conference and Vendor Fair

CALA is hosting an Educational Conference and Vendor Fair November 14th, 2019 at the Hotel Arts (119 12th Ave SW, Calgary AB). Please click on the link to view the Itinerary and for additional information. Conference Schedule details

April 19, 2018 – Our New 2018/2019 Executive Board Members

President: Sharon Harris, Beaumont Church LLP President Elect: Karryn Mysyk, McLeod Law LLP Past President: Jerry-Lynn Fossenier, TingleMerrett LLP VP Programs/Events: Jennifer Carter-Squire, Bennett Jones LLP VP Education: Michelle Zizek, Parlee McLaws LLP VP Sponsorships: Andrea Boyle, Stikeman Elliott LLP VP Communications: Robert McLauchlin, Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP Treasurer: Holli McVean, Carscallen LLP Secretary: Paul Archambault, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh


We are very excited to announce that the Calgary chapter of the ALA has been awarded the 2019 Presidents’ Award of Excellence program. This program is a performance guideline meant to encourage chapters to take effective and collaborative action in support of ALA’s mission to promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and […]

2018/2019 Upcoming Calendar of Events

Events TBD All of our effort goes into providing quality educational, social and community events to our membership through membership fees and business partner sponsorship dollars. We hope you enjoy the 2018/2019 year.

Apr.20/17 – Our New 2017/2018 Executive Board Members

President: Jerry-Lynn Fossenier, TingleMerrett LLP President Elect: Sharon Harris, Beaumont Church LLP Past President: Jeanelle Crosser, Warren Benson Amantea LLP VP Programs/Events: Jennifer Carter-Squire, Bennett Jones LLP VP Education: Holli McVean, Carscallen LLP VP Sponsorships: Andrea Boyle, Stikeman Elliott LLP VP Communications: Robert McLauchlin, Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP Treasurer: Karryn Mysyk, McLeod Law LLP […]

April 20/17: Congratulations 2017 CALA Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations Cheryl Morgan and Andrea Boyle on your full-ride scholarship win (Regt’n, Travel & Accommodation) to ALA’s Regional Conference this fall.  Cheryl won, by random draw of those in attendance,  at the Firm Leaders Luncheon on February 9th and Andrea won hers yesterday at the AGM.  We can’t wait to hear whether they pick Nashille or Las Vegas.

Win a 2017 Conference Scholarship

The Executive Board is pleased to announce that two (2) full-ride scholarships (registration, flight, accommodation) are being given away again this year to ALA’s Regional Legal Management Conferences in 2017. Congratulations to Cheryl Morgan of Vogel LLP on her win of 1 of these scholarships that was drawn at the Law Firm Leaders Luncheon on […]

August 2016 – CALA Scholarship Change/Update

The Executive Board has reviewed the CALA Scholarship offering and has elected to 1) increase the scholarship to $600.00 (from $400) to accommodate for rising ALA conference registration fees and/or accommodate for US currency exchange and 2) extend the scholarship to include ALA ‘Specialty’ Conferences that have previously been excluded from the scholarship offering. If you are […]

July 2016 – New Financial Subsection Chair

Please join us in welcoming Nayla Mawji of Field Law as CALA’s new Financial Subsection Chair while our former chair of that subsection, Holli McVean, has moved to a Board position. Welcome Nayla!