History of the ALA Columbus Chapter
We do things a bit differently, and that's the way we like it!
The Columbus Chapter, Association of Legal Administrators, formed as the Capital City Chapter, was chartered on November 7, 1972. Similar to the international organization's beginnings, attendance at the first meetings was small and informal. These meetings usually were held at the various law firms on a rotating basis. It is a credit to those early leaders that they had the foresight to recognize the value of this type of association.
Since that time, the Columbus Chapter (as it is now known) has also grown not only in terms of numbers but in the services it provides to its members. Monthly lunch meetings dealing with a wide range of issues related to the management and delivery of legal services are only the beginning. The chapter also conducts a bi-annual salary survey, a bi-annual equipment survey and provides the opportunity for members to participate in telephone seminars.
The Columbus Chapter has been fortunate to have had outstanding leaders throughout its 45 year history. Perhaps one of the best examples of that leadership was the Regional Conference it hosted in 1991. This two-day conference featured a computer track with "hands on" training, something unique for a conference this size. The conference was an educational and financial success thanks to the teamwork and leadership of the chapter.
The Columbus Chapter is part of Region 3, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Thanks to Columbus Chapter member Steve Odum for contributing the chapter history.
PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE COLUMBUS CHAPTER
|2016-17||Jennifer Rosengrant||1993-94||Steve Odum|
|2015-16||Kelly Atkinson||1992-93||Marty Eisenbarth|
|2014-15||Sara Leech||1991-92||Sue Warden|
|2013-14||Janie Jude-Askew||1990-91||Lois Griffith|
|2012-13||Beth Hoeft||1989-90||Roger Yeley|
|2011-12||Cara Tammaro||1988-89||LeAnn Miljus|
|2010-11||Paul Boyd||1987-88||Carol McAllister|
|2009-10||Laura Carpenter||1986-87||Miriam Parker|
|2008-09||Karen Scurlock||1985-86||Lynn Early|
|2007-08||Diane Cook||1984-85||Vivian Hunter|
|2006-07||Becky Von Ohlen||1983-84||Nora Ferguson|
|2005-06||Jack Green||1982-83||JoAnn Swaneck|
|2004-05||Paul Hamilton||1981-82||Charlie Mustard|
|2003-04||Janet Hannaway||1980-81||Lynn Butterfield|
|2002-03||Lori Muetzel||1979-80||Joan Leonard|
|2001-02||Randy Headley, CLM||1978-79||Larry Rogers|
|2000-01||Kit Murphy||1977-78||Phoebe Hauser|
|1999-00||Kathy Rosenberry||1976-77||Leo Kennedy|
|1998-99||Cindy Wesney||1975-76||Lynn Butterfield|
|1997-98||Rob Sander||1974-75||Jerry Phelps|
|1996-97||Ed Schultz||1973-74||Tom Flynn|
|1995-96||Dawn MacMinn||1972-73||Carol Livingston|