Register for the 2017 Fall Education Conference

We have a great Fall Education Conference planned for you at The Lakefront Hotel, October 3, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year we have Nancy Nolin joining us for two sessions. Nancy’s first session will be presenting cognitive behavioral techniques combined with self-care goals. Nancy’s second session will be teaching us the practice of mindfulness. Stevie and Andrew Frakes will be working with us on communication skills. Both Stevie and Andrew bring interesting and helpful insights into the topic. See the attached registration form for the bios on our speakers and detailed descriptions of the sessions.

Sign up by September 5, 2017 and receive the early bird registration fee!


7:30 a.m. Registration, Welcome and Breakfast, Redington Ballroom (upstairs)

8:00 a.m. In the Rose Garden ~ the Importance of Self-Care in the Workplace, Nancy Nolin, LCSW, ACSW, CAS, CADCII

9:30 a.m. BP Networking Break

10:00 a.m. Learning the Art of Mindfulness ~ Even with a Busy Schedule, Nancy Nolin, LCSW, ACSW, CAS, CADCII

11:30 a.m. BP Networking Break

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Working with Others: Insights from Ego
, Stevie and Andrew Frakes

2:00 p.m. Adjourn

Download the registration form here:
2017 AK ALA Fall Education Conference Registration

*Education Sessions are pending approval for 4.5 hours of Alaska Bar Association
CLE credits and ALA CLM credits.

Please pass on the information to colleagues and friends who may be interested.
Thanks from the Education Committee, Lindsey Galin, Diane Pennington, Jodi Walton & Karen Schmidlkofer

Karen Schmidlkofer, Controller
Alaska Bar Association | 840 K Street, Suite 100 | Anchorage, AK | Main: 907-272-7469 | Fax: 907-272-2932

Ice Cream Social Business Partner Kick Off Event April 11, 2017

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Business Partner Kick Off Event
April 11, 2017

Spend your Tuesday afternoon with us in the best way possible: ice cream brain freeze! Please join us for this year’s annual meet and mingle with our business partners and Alaska ALA members. Come socialize and create delicious ice cream sundaes while visiting with our members and start long lasting customer relationships.

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Place: Alaska Bar Association
840 K St, Ste 100
RSVP: Karen Schmidlkofer at

We will be accepting donations for Clare House. Items needed: full size shampoo, lotion, women’s deodorant, liquid laundry detergent, liquid softener, dryer sheets, large black trash bags, white trash bags and totes (bins with covers) or financial donations.

We hope to see you all there! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support of Alaska ALA and we look forward to an amazing year!

Karen Schmidlkofer
Alaska Bar Association

Debbie Hinds
Richmond & Quinn

Yvonne Robinson
Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Gillian Havrilla
Russell Wagg Meshke & Budzinski

2017 Presidents’ Award of Excellence!

We are proud to announce that the Alaska Chapter of the ALA has received the 2017 Presidents’ Award of Excellence. This program is a performance guideline that the Alaska ALA Chapter has met in taking effective and collaborative action in support of ALA’s mission to promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and all members of the legal management team; to improve the quality of management in law firms and other legal service organizations; and to represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large. Our chapter will be receiving this recognition at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Denver in April.
2017 ALA Presidents' Award of Excellence

2015 Fall Education Conference Registration

Our Fall Education Conference is just around the corner. We have an exciting new venue, full day of classes and extra time to mingle with Alaska ALA members.

· New location that we think will keep our audience engaged

· Increased time at breaks for members to spend with our Business Partners

· New this year – reception to mingle with members and Business Partners

Please review and return the registration form below so we can arrange your exhibit space at the event.

Date: September 15, 2015

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: The Lakefront Anchorage (formerly the Millennium Hotel) 4800 Spenard Rd

Upstairs in the Prefunction Area

Alaska ALA 2015 Ed Conf Registration 2015 Program

Invitation – Wine & Cheese With AK ALA Members and Business Partners



The Business Partner committee would like to invite you all to the Wine & Cheese Social event. We had this event back in 2013 and it was a big hit. We hope to see you all there!

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

RSVP: June 15 – Karen Schmidlkofer at

Special guest, Jonathan Galin. He is an industry professional, licensed beverage product consultant with K&L Distributors. He will be on-hand to guide everyone through a very informal and fun wine tasting/cheese pairing! Jonathan has over 30 years in the industry and currently is the only individual in Alaska to hold a Certified Wine Educator Accreditation through the Society of Wine Educators, and is a qualified product trainer for distilled spirits. Come join the fun!

We hope to see you all there!

Business Partner Committee:

Yvonne Robinson
Gillian Havrilla
Debra Hinds
Mary Hilcoske
Karen Schmidlkofer