June 6/16: Congratulations CALA Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Jin Wu of Stikeman Elliott and Alanna Loftus of Lawson Lundell on their CALA full-ride scholarship win (conference registration, flight & accommodation) to ALA’s 2016 Regional Legal Management Conference in the location of their choosing.  Jin won her scholarship as an attendee at our CookBook Company Cooks event and Alanna won hers as an attendee at the AGM.

The format for this ALA conference was changed in 2015 and referred to as Business of Law Conference but ALA was unable to secure branding rights to this title so the name of the conference has changed back to include the term Regional but the format is the same as their 2015 format.  Identical conference content (format, speakers and schedule) in each of 3 separate locations (East, West & Central).  This year’s conference is being held in Boston (Sept.8-10), Phoenix (Oct.6-8) & Indianapolis(Oct.27-29).

All CALA members are encouraged to attend this very worthwhile conference https://www.alanet.org/events/

April 01/16: 2016/2017 Executive Announcement

CALA AGM Highlights!

Welcome our new 2016-2017 CALA Executive Board:

President:                                Jeanelle Crosser, Warren Benson Amantea LLP

President Elect:                      Jerry-Lynn Fossenier, TingleMerrett LLP

Past President:                        Catina Aronson, McLennan Ross LLP

VP Programs/Events:            Andrea Boyle, Stikeman Elliott LLP

VP Education:                          Holli McVean, Carscallen LLP

VP Sponsorships:                    Tami White, McMillan LLP

VP Communications:              Sharon Harris, Beaumont Church LLP

Treasurer:                                  Karryn Mysyk, McLeod Law LLP

Secretary:                                  Paul Dinino, Bennett Jones


A big thank you to outgoing board member Laura McCambley who has given us such great service over the past 7 years on the board.  Laura remains active with ALA as our Region 5 Representative for ALA.

Also a big congratulations to CALA member Jin Wu , Stikeman Elliott on winning full ride scholarship to ALA's Regional Conference.  A second draw will be made shortly for another winning member to also attend ALA’s Regional Conference, also on a full ride scholarship.

Thank you everyone for your continued support.  We are looking forward to a wonderful new CALA year!


ALA Business of Law Conferences – registration open

  • Business of Law Conferences- Registration is open to attend ALA's Business of Law Conference series. This year’s theme is “Evolving the Business of Law” and that’s exactly what the BLC’s were designed to do: offer the same leading-edge curriculum across three locations in the US. Specialty Conferences- Additionally, registration is open to attend the Managing Partner/Executive Director Forum, Law Firm Management Essentials, formerly known as Essential Competencies for Legal Administrators (ECLA), Intellectual Property Management for Legal Professionals and the Corporate Law Department Symposium, hosted by the Boeing Law Department. Register today at http://www.alanet.org/events/ and join your chapter for these high caliber educational events!

2015 Presidents’ Award of Excellence

We are very excited to announce that the Calgary chapter of the ALA has been recognized in the 2015 Presidents’ Award of Excellence program. [Read more...]


CALA AGM Presents…

Freddi Dogterom

Fun with F.R.O.G. s

A fun look at communicating with an emphasis on listening skills with the theme of Frogs!

The acronym FROG stands for:

FIND – common ground;

REFLECT – what do I know;

ORGANIZE – pause and think, and;

GENERATE – enthusiasm.

Once again the learning is participatory and engaging.


Ranchman's Club

Where:  710 – 13th Avenue S.W.

When:  April 15th, 2015

Why:  AGM & ½ day Educational Retreat

Time:  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



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