Job Posting – Director of Talent Acquisition [S-R.FID4633092]

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the United States and the region.  This position is responsible for providing strategic direction to and oversight of Stoel Rives’ Talent Acquisition Department.  The individual in this role will work with Firm leadership to develop, implement, and manage strategies and processes to facilitate the Firm’s talent recruiting initiatives.  In doing so, this position will lead a team that ensures the Firm has a robust and effective summer associate program, sources and attracts top quality candidates, increases the Firm’s visibility in all major markets, and establishes a process to forecast for future talent needs.  Strong preference for person to sit in the Portland office.  Some domestic travel required.  At Stoel Rives, you will find challenging work assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of innovation. Click below to view the full job listing:
Job Listing – Director of Talent Acquisition

HOW TO in the ALA Online Community

All ALA members have a basic profile in the Online Communities, created by membership data on file. Your ALA profile update is where you will control/edit most of this information and serves as the master record. Within the Online Communities, however, you are able to add/edit additional profile data. Download detailed instructions below:
HOW TO in the Online Community

Job Posting – Receptionist/Concierge


This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to start their career in legal support and work for one of the top law firms in the U.S. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is looking for an enthusiastic Administrative Secretary to join the Anchorage office. DWT is a full-service law firm with more than 500 attorneys practicing in offices across the United States and China. Headquartered in Seattle and with offices in Bellevue, Portland, Anchorage, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., and Shanghai; we serve clients with local, regional, national, and international interests. Click below to view the full job listing:

Job Post – Receptionist+Concierge (ANC)

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

icecreamIce Cream Social
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