LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Volunteer of the Year award will be presented to Norma Ayala, Legal Administrator at Gipson Hoffman & Pancione by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (GLA ALA) on April 9, 2013 from 11:30-1:00 at the Jonathan Club at 545 S. Figueroa St. in Downtown Los Angeles.
Keynoting the leadership luncheon is Lawrence Kohn, a pioneer in coaching law firms in management and marketing, and co-author of the bestselling ABA book, Selling in your Comfort Zone.
As Volunteer of the Year award recipient, Ayala is recognized for her work with GLA ALA including her work as chairperson of the annual Justice Jog, the biggest annual community initiative for GLA ALA which raises awareness, funds, and visibility for designated nonprofits serving the community and legal sector as well as her work outside of GLA ALA in various Los Angeles charitable organizations.
Norma Ayala will be presented the VOTY award by Terri Oppelt, Director of Administration for Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.
Lydia Tavera, of the Westside of Los Angeles, Firm Administrator for Browne George Ross LLP in Century City, will be installed as the 2013 GLA ALA President during the event.
As part of Tavera's new role, she will introduce the 2013 theme of "Going Green in 2013," where new green and community-inspired initiatives will be offered throughout the association's meetings and educational opportunities.
Says Tavera of her new position, "GLA is a very special organization to me for the ways that we successfully promote excellence within our field of legal administration and I am honored to serve as board president for 2013."
Cost of the luncheon was $30 for members, $35 for non-members and for registration at the door. Event questions please contact Helen Youngblood, Helen@helenyoungblood.com. Business attire required.
For registration, visit: http://www.glaala.org/clubportal/glaala/glaalaEventDetail.cfm?clubID=194&EventID=183199
ABOUT GLA ALA: The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (GLA ALA) is a 350-person nonprofit membership organization that provides opportunities for educational enrichment, professional and personal development, community service, and the exchange of information to improve the quality and professionalism of management in legal services organizations. www.glaala.org
ABOUT LYDIA TAVERA: Lydia Tavera is the incoming Board President of GLA ALA. Tavera serves as the Firm Administrator for Browne George Ross LLP in Century City, California.
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