Committees

Business Partner Relations

To develop, nurture and maintain beneficial working relationships between business partners, our Chapter, represented firms and administrators. The committee functions as an educational vehicle to provide a means for both prospective and existing business partners to learn about the legal industry and about our needs as business managers. The committee supports and sponsors events selected by the Board and/or Chapter members to give business partners equal opportunities for access to our members. Committee members serve as business partner advocates to continuously express appreciation of the contributions made to our Chapter. The committee also serves as the primary contact for business partners interested in working with our Chapter. Thus, they ensure good relations and frequent communication between business partners and administrators. Further, the committee acts as liaisons between business partners and other committees and their chairs. In this role they are responsible for communicating with other committees to: ascertain which sponsorship opportunities are available each year, communicate those opportunities to prospective and existing business partners, and verify that all promised sponsorship opportunities have been fulfilled each year. Some of the committee’s other key responsibilities are: to plan and implement the Annual Legal Exposition, to prepare and sell the Annual Business Partner Sponsorship Packages, to regularly attend Board and Chapter meetings to report on the activities of the committee, to be subscribed to ALA’s Business Partner Relations listserv and to fulfill requirements as assigned by existing Chapter President necessary to complete the Presidents’ Award application.

Business Partner Relations Chair
Ana Helton
506 West 14th Street
Suite A
Austin , TX 78701
512-457-9806

e-mail: ahelton@r-alaw.com
Business Partner Relations Committee Member
James Cornell
401 Congress Avenue, Suite 2200
Austin , TX 78701
512-480-5696
512-536-9996
e-mail: jcornell@gdhm.com
Business Partner Relations Committee Member
Ana Helton
506 West 14th Street
Suite A
Austin , TX 78701
512-457-9806

e-mail: ahelton@r-alaw.com
Business Partner Relations Committee Member
Summer Jurrells
3711 S. MoPac Expressway,Suite 300, Bldg. 1
Austin , TX 78746
512-472-8021

e-mail: sjurrells@bickerstaff.com
Business Partner Relations Committee Member
Amanda Koplos
2901 Via Fortuna Suite 500
Austin , TX 78746
512-874-3879
512-874-3801
e-mail: amanda.koplos@bowmanandbrooke.com
Business Partner Relations Committee Member
Holly Pulido
1900 Pearl
Austin , TX 78705
512-439-4126
512-474-8557
e-mail: hpulido@howrybreen.com
Business Partner Relations Committee Member
Kimberly Vitray
600 Congress Ave., Suite 2100
Austin , TX 78701
512-495-6089
512-505-6389
e-mail: kvitray@mcginnislaw.com
Business Partner Relations Committee Member
John Wagner
600 Congress Ave., Suite 1500
Austin , TX 78701
512-495-6300
512-474-0731
e-mail: jwagner@scottdoug.com
Business Partner Relations Committee Member
Linda Wood
221 West Sixth Street
Suite 960
Austin , TX 78701
512-476-2020
512-477-5267
e-mail: lwood@fbhg.law
Business Partner Relations Committee Member
Bobby Zamen
303 Colorado Street
Suite 2400
Austin , TX 78701
512-495-6300
512-474-0731
e-mail: bzamen@scottdoug.com

 

Communications

To design and maintain the Chapter website, including functionality and content, in order to provide a resource to Chapter members, business partners and the legal community for current events, news items, and educational materials, as well as provide member and business partner contact information to Chapter members. Other responsibilities include the following: to regularly attend Board and Chapter meetings, to report on the activities of the committee, and to fulfill requirements as assigned by existing Chapter President necessary to complete the Presidents’ Award application.

Communications Chair
Mike Virga
301 Congress Ave. Suite 1700
Austin , TX 78701
512-472-0288
512-472-0721
e-mail: mvirga@germer-austin.com
Communications Committee Member
Summer Jurrells
3711 S. MoPac Expressway,Suite 300, Bldg. 1
Austin , TX 78746
512-472-8021

e-mail: sjurrells@bickerstaff.com
Communications Committee Member
Holly Pulido
1900 Pearl
Austin , TX 78705
512-439-4126
512-474-8557
e-mail: hpulido@howrybreen.com
Communications Committee Member
Karie Rivkin
4201 W Parmer Lane, Ste A100
Austin , TX 78727
512-476-9944

e-mail: krivkin@edlaw.com

 

Community Relations

To provide visibility for the Chapter in the Austin-Central Texas community through participation in community service activities and to enhance the membership’s sense of community responsibility by encouraging community service involvement. Other responsibilities include the following: to regularly attend Board and Chapter meetings, to report on the activities of the committee, and to fulfill requirements as assigned by existing Chapter President necessary to complete the Presidents’ Award application.

Community Relations Chair
Diana Stangl
505 E. Huntland Drive, Suite 600
Austin , TX 78752
512-454-6864
512-467-9318
e-mail: dstangl@wabsa.com
Community Relations Committee Member
Kelly Barker
900 South Capital of Texas Hwy, Las Cimas IV, 5th Floor
Austin , TX 78746
512-338-5413
512-338-5499
e-mail: kbarker@wsgr.com
Community Relations Committee Member
Ana Helton
506 West 14th Street
Suite A
Austin , TX 78701
512-457-9806

e-mail: ahelton@r-alaw.com
Community Relations Committee Member
Summer Jurrells
3711 S. MoPac Expressway,Suite 300, Bldg. 1
Austin , TX 78746
512-472-8021

e-mail: sjurrells@bickerstaff.com
Community Relations Committee Member
Marti Lozano
600 Congress Avenue, Suite 1300
Austin , TX 78701
512-867-8465
512-867-8654
e-mail: marti.lozano@haynesboone.com
Community Relations Committee Member
Joan McClendon
300 W. 6th Street, Suite 1700
Austin , TX 78701
512-692-8734
512-692-8744
e-mail: jmcclendon@mckoolsmith.com
Community Relations Committee Member
Mike McDearmon
111 Congress Ave. Ste. 1700
Austin , TX 78701
512-320-9316
512-481-4916
e-mail: mmcdearmon@andrewskurth.com
Community Relations Committee Member
Diana Stangl
505 E. Huntland Drive, Suite 600
Austin , TX 78752
512-454-6864
512-467-9318
e-mail: dstangl@wabsa.com

 

Compensation & Benefits

To prepare the annual salary survey and any other survey approved by the Board of Directors within the ALA Antitrust guidelines. Other responsibilities include the following: to regularly attend Board and Chapter meetings, to report on the activities of the committee, and to fulfill requirements as assigned by existing Chapter President necessary to complete the Presidents’ Award application.

Compensation & Benefits Chair
Allen Odom
3711 MoPac Expressway,Suite 300, Bldg. 1
Austin , TX 78746
512-472-8021

e-mail: aodom@bickerstaff.com

 

Education/ Program

The Education & Program Committee’s purpose is to enhance the competence and professionalism of our chapter members by providing learning opportunities throughout the year. The committee will secure qualified speakers in current topics and relevant areas of competencies as defined by ALA. At least two in-depth seminars along with monthly lunch and learn programs will be provided. Many of the seminars and luncheons will be approved with credit to encourage its members to obtain and continue as a certified legal manager. The committee will plan, coordinate and facilitate the meetings. In doing so, meeting facilities will be negotiated to meet the ongoing needs and financial budget of the chapter. Invitations to promote with sufficient notification will be forwarded by email to the entire membership. The committee will work with the Treasurer by providing a list of attendees so that payment can be confirmed. To ensure that the committee is meeting the needs of its chapter members, evaluation sheets that allow for anonymous, candid responses and suggestions will be provided at each educational program. A post summary will be forwarded to the Chapter and the ALA Region 4 Education Officer Other responsibilities include the following: to regularly attend Board and Chapter meetings, to report on the activities of the committee, and to fulfill requirements as assigned by existing Chapter President necessary to complete the Presidents’ Award application.

Education/ Program Chair
Christina Terrian
600 Congress Ave. Suite 2120
Austin , TX 78701
512-322-5200

e-mail: tterrian@pirkeybarber.com
Education/ Program Committee Member
James Cornell
401 Congress Avenue, Suite 2200
Austin , TX 78701
512-480-5696
512-536-9996
e-mail: jcornell@gdhm.com
Education/ Program Committee Member
Summer Jurrells
3711 S. MoPac Expressway,Suite 300, Bldg. 1
Austin , TX 78746
512-472-8021

e-mail: sjurrells@bickerstaff.com
Education/ Program Committee Member
Amanda Koplos
2901 Via Fortuna Suite 500
Austin , TX 78746
512-874-3879
512-874-3801
e-mail: amanda.koplos@bowmanandbrooke.com
Education/ Program Committee Member
Karie Rivkin
4201 W Parmer Lane, Ste A100
Austin , TX 78727
512-476-9944

e-mail: krivkin@edlaw.com
Education/ Program Committee Member
Diana Stangl
505 E. Huntland Drive, Suite 600
Austin , TX 78752
512-454-6864
512-467-9318
e-mail: dstangl@wabsa.com
Education/ Program Committee Member
Bonnie Zook
2705 Bee Cave Rd, Suite 220
Austin , TX 78746
512-795-8686
512-795-8787
e-mail: bzook@slackdavis.com

 

Membership

To recruit new members; to develop and maintain a formal orientation program for new members; to provide a new member support system through mentoring; to endeavor to reactivate inactive members and to maintain a current membership list which generates the monthly meeting name tags; to generate and distribute a membership directory. Other responsibilities include the following: to regularly attend Board and Chapter meetings, to report on the activities of the committee, and to fulfill requirements as assigned by existing Chapter President necessary to complete the Presidents’ Award application.

Membership Chair
Julie Smith
1250 Capital of TX Hwy S, 3 Cielo Center, Suite 601
Austin , TX 78746
512-923-2935
(512) 439-3232
e-mail: julie@appealsplus.com
Membership Commitee Member
Laura Angle
1414 Colorado, 6th Floor
Austin , TX 78701
512-263-2802
512-427-4202
e-mail: langle@texasbar.com
Membership Commitee Member
Karie Rivkin
4201 W Parmer Lane, Ste A100
Austin , TX 78727
512-476-9944

e-mail: krivkin@edlaw.com

 

Strategic Alliances

To increase visibility and credibility of the Austin Chapter and ALA through effective communication and publicity. This committee will build and establish relationships by acting as liaisons to other law-related associations at the local, state and national levels and in the legal community. It will look for initiatives (as defined by ALA) and recruit members and other committees to help achieve objectives and measure results. The Chair will relay the activities/events of other legal organizations to the Board and fulfill requirements as assigned by existing Chapter President necessary to complete the Presidents’ Award application.

Strategic Alliances Chair
Diane Dettmann
401 Congress Avenue
Suite 2200
Austin , TX 78701
512-480-5667
512-480-5867
e-mail: ddettmann@gdhm.com