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 opportunities for professional development thereby providing value to not only our members but also to the law firms and legal departments they represent.

Through CALA’s social events, we provide opportunities to connect and collaborate with a diverse membership of legal administrators that work within areas of finance, technology, operations/facilities, and human resources and that come from corporate legal departments and law firms of all sizes and areas of expertise. Our website and its various forums also provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, making connections and communicating with like-minded members at all levels of development in their careers around topics of special interest.

Our organization succeeds because of the efforts of a host of dedicated volunteers on our Board of Directors, subsections and numerous committees. On our website, you will also find information about our tremendous business partners whose support also makes it all possible.

I am looking forward to a busy and exciting year bringing initiatives and projects to our members including a new website, an even more robust salary and benefits survey, a full day conference, community service and more. All this in conjunction with our usual array of educational and social events including our golf tournament, experts to inform, parties to enjoy and people to meet.

CALA assists its members in acquiring a network of resources and skills for effective law firm management and supports its members to achieve their career goals in a fulfilling and rewarding environment.

If you are interested in joining CALA, visit the ALA Membership Eligibility and Application site to apply first with ALA and then join CALA.

Karryn Mysyk
2019-2020 CALA President