Meeting/Event Information

Past Meetings

Holiday Luncheon

December 17, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Loews Regency Hotel
222 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Please join the ALA Golden Gate Chapter for our Annual Holiday Luncheon

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December 2015 Board and Leadership Chapter Meeting

December 10, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mofo.com

Full Board and Leadership Chapter December Meeting

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Getting to Know You - What's Your Type?

December 08, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Keller Sloan Roman & Holland LLP
555 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
http://www.ksrh.com

HR Section Presents....

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The Office of the Future is For Lawyers Too!

December 04, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Arent Fox, LLP
55 2nd Street, 21st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.arentfox.com

As the practice of law continues to evolve and the price of real estate in the Bay Area continues to rise, even firms that said they would never change, are suddenly considering new workplace strategies. Join us for a discussion on what's changing and why

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Situational Leadership

November 19, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mofo.com

Learn to diagnose the variables of any given situation and adapt your management styles to the needs of those you are trying to influence.

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November 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

November 19, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

Monthly Executive Committee Meeting

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BROWN BAG WEBINAR: Conflict: Initiating Difficult Conversations

November 18, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

If you dread confrontation, chances are it's at the expense of your career and personal success.

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Business Partner Idea Exchange

November 17, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Business Partners Invited!

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Light the Night Leukemia Lymphoma Walk

November 12, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

AT&T Park

San Francisco, CA
http://pages.lightthenight.org/gba/SanFran15/ALAGoldenGate

Join the GG Chapter team - Raise money and walk for cancer cures.

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Small Firm Administrators' Roundtable

November 12, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.hansonbridgett.com

Please come and join your fellow Small Firm Administrators for an engaging, collaborative discussion on a variety of small firm topics.

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November 2015 Full Board of Directors Meeting

November 05, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Duane Morris LLP
One Market Plaza, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.duanemorris.com

Monthly Full Board of Directors Meeting

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Business Partner Appreciation Reception

November 04, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Rosa Mexicano
30 Mission Street between Spear and Steuart Streets
San Francisco, CA 94105

Please join us!

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Let Microsoft Office Work for You!

November 03, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Arent Fox LLP
55 Second St., 21st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

It's time to tame your inbox! Come and see how learning a few untapped features in Microsoft Office can give you more productive use of your time.

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ON DEMAND WEBINAR - Building Engagement and Motivation in your Team

October 29, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

How do you motivate, engage and encourage mutual accountability in others?

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Creating and Maintaining a Responsible Budget

October 28, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
560 Mission Street, 27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mto.com

Today, more than ever before, your ability to manage your firm's "numbers" is one of the most important business skills you can possess. That being said, crunching numbers and developing a budget can be a real challenge. At our next Finance Section meet

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October 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

October 27, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Adler & Colvin
235 Montgomery Suite 1220
San Francisco , CA 94104
http://www.adlercolvin.com

Monthly Executive Committee Meeting

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Business Matters - Go From Records Management to Information Governance: How to Implement an Effective Strategy

October 21, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

53% of IT and legal professionals expect to have a centralized model for information govenance within the next two years . . . learn how to implement a framework, monitor and enforce, place controls and transform data

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Fall Quarterly - You + Me = Team

October 15, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Loews Regency Hotel - Embassy Banquet Room
222 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Where does employee engagement intersect team dynamics without derailing productivity?

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Meetings That Matter

October 08, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Hassard Bonnington LLP
275 Battery Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94111
http://www.hassard.com

Learn effective techniques to take control of your meetings

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October 2015 Board Meeting

October 01, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Fox Rothschild LLP
345 California Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94104
http://www.foxrothschild.com

Full Board of Directors Meeting

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WEBINAR - The Right Person for The Right Job: Fresh Assessment Tools

September 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

Join this webinar to discuss a unique assessment-driven benchmarking process in selecting the most appropriate talent for your organization.

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Dealing with Difficult Situations in a Law Office Environment

September 29, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Keller Sloan Roman & Holland LLP
555 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
http://www.ksrh.com

As law firm managers, we often find ourselves in situations that are difficult and stressful; some we are involved in and some we need to mediate. This session will help you identify the causes and what tools can be used to work through them.

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Wine & Cheese Town Hall - New Logo and Rebranding

September 24, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mofo.com

Rebranding conversation with ALA President Teresa Walker

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September 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

September 24, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP
601 California Street, Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA 94104
http://www.mpglaw.com

Executive Committee Meeting

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Risk Management and Client Intake: New Challenges and How to Minimize Your Risk.

September 15, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street, 33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

This session will discuss how firms are impacted by and responding to these new changes – and how they’re leveraging people, process and technology to deliver new value to their lawyers and clients.

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PERSUASIVE BUSINESS WRITING

September 10, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Hassard Bonnington LLP
275 Battery Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94111
http://www.hassard.com

Present all messages in a way that is clear, interesting and persuasive

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September 2015 Board Meeting

September 03, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mofo.com

Full Board of Directors Meeting

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August 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

August 28, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP
601 California Street, Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA 94104
http://www.mpglaw.com

Monthly Executive Committee Meeting

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WEBINAR - Keys to Interpreting Benchmarking Information to Drive Performance Improvement

August 26, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

Learn how to best utilize benchmarking information to drive results within your firm.

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Burying the Billable Hour - Value Billing for Law Firms

August 25, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Fenwick & West LLP
555 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
http://www.fenwick.com

Understanding how people make buying decisions is a key component to any successful pricing strategy. By grasping the concepts of how consumers are influenced you can be better equipped to price successfully and increase your profitability.

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Small Firm Adminstrators' Roundtable

August 13, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
560 Mission Street, 27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mto.com

Please come and join your fellow Small Firm Administrators for an engaging, collaborative discussion on a variety of small firm topics.

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Test Quarterly Meeting Announcement

August 07, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

St. Regis Hotel - The Impressionist Room
125 Third Street
San Francisco , CA

This is a test

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August 2015 Full Board Meeting

August 06, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Fox Rothschild LLP
345 California Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94104
http://www.foxrothschild.com

August 2015 Monthly Board Meeting

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Navigating the Often Confusing and Overwhelming World of Medicare

July 29, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street 26th floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.hansonbridgett.com

Understanding Medicare

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Executive Committee Meeting

July 25, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Chapter Leadership Institute

Grand Rapids, MI

The July Executive Committee Meeting

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New Brand Name Webcast

July 24, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
560 Mission Street, 27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mto.com

Join the ALA Board to be a part of the historic recommendation of our new brand name!

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WEBINAR - Secrets to Reducing Law Firm Stress

July 22, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

Looking to relieve firm-wide stress levels? Join this webinar to infuse relaxation into your firm through secrets from nature and wellness-based research.

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Business Matters - Leveraging Your Current Technology To Improve Information Workflow And Reduce Paper - A Presentation by Jim Higdon, Vendor Direct Solutions

July 16, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Before making any new investments, consider methods to leverage your current technology to accomplish your goals

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WEBINAR - Aligning Our Stars - Succession Planning for the Administrative Team

July 15, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

Careful and thoughtful succession planning is needed as it is forecasted that babyboomers will be leaving the workforce soon.

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July 2015 Full Board Meeting

July 09, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mofo.com

July 2015 Monthly Board Meeting

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Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

June 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street, 34th Floor - Sunset Room
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mofo.com/

Most of us are paying into Social Security but know little about how to maximize our benefits, which can be worth over $1 million for a couple retiring today. The most commonly used strategy of starting benefits at age 62 may not be optimal. Yet, the mi

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Social Hour

June 25, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Patriot House
2 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
http://www.patriothousepub.com

Join Us!

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WEBINAR: Aligning Our Stars: Succession Planning for the Administrative Team

June 24, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

Do you have a plan in place to replace your soon-to-retire collection specialist who knows everything about your client database? Help your firm respond effectively and create a competitive advantage for the future.

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Executive Committee Meeting

June 24, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM

Adler & Colvin
235 Montgomery Suite 1220
San Francisco ,

June Meeting

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"YOU GOT OUR BACK: HOW LGBT WON MARRIAGE AND THE CRITICAL SUPPORT OF ALLIES"

June 23, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Four Seasons Hotel - Yerba Buena Room (A)
757 Market Street
San Francisco,

Kate Kendell leads the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, an

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Community Connection - SF-Marin Food Bank

June 17, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SF Food Bank
900 Pennsylvania Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94107

Join members of the Golden Gate ALA at the SF-Marin Food Bank for a short two-hour warehouse shift, sorting, inspecting and repackaging thousands of pounds of food to help feed our community.

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LIVE WEBINAR: The Paperless Office - You Can Do It!

June 17, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

Every law firm firm wants to be more efficient and save money with each new initiative. This webinar will outline the process of going paperless from concept to implementation.

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Board Meeting

June 04, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Monthly June Meeting

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Understanding the New San Francisco Sick Time, PTO, Healthy San Francisco Ordinances

June 02, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

ALA HR Section Presents..Compliance with local San Francisco ordinances

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Executive Committee Meeting

May 28, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

May 28 Monthly Meeting

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OneNote and Sharepoint

May 27, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

Collaborative Note-Taking Made Easy

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Is the Noise Killing You?

May 20, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

Speech Privacy & Noise in Law Offices

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Small Firm Administrators' Roundtable

May 14, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
560 Mission Street, 27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mto.com

Please come and join your fellow Small Firm Administrators for an engaging, collaborative discussion on a variety of small firm topics.

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Board of Directors Retreat

May 07, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

The Annual Board of Directors Retreat

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Business Partner Appreciation Lunch

April 29, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Wine and Wall Room, One Market Restaurant
One Market Street
San Francisco, CA

Join Us!

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Executive Committee Meeting

April 29, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Wine and Wall Room, One Market Restaurant
One Market
San Francisco, CA 94111

Monthly EC Meeting

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What the Future of the Legal Profession (Really) Holds

April 28, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

There is no shortage of speculation about the future of the legal profession. The legal profession has undergone radical transformation before. Join this session to critically evaluate the future practice and business of law.

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Webinars - Succession Planning: Is Your Firm Financially Prepared

April 15, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
505 Montgomery Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94111

Join this webinar and receive the important steps of an effective long-term succession plan

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Webinar - Effective E-Mail Messaging

April 08, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
505 Montgomery Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94111

Learn a host of easily implemented wasy to use e-mail more effectively and productively

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Board of Directors Meeting

April 02, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105

Board Meeting

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Cross-Over Executive Board Meeting

March 26, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
560 Mission Street, 27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mto.com

Cross-Over Meeting of Executive Board

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2015-2016 Installation Lunch

March 24, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

St. Regis - Conservatory Room
125 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Join us to welcome in our new Board and hear from Dr. Renel Brooks-Moon

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9th Annual Finance Section Roundtable

March 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Join us for a discussion of financial issues for law firms, large and small.

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Behaviorally Based Interviewing Skills

March 17, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Hassard Bonnington LLP
275 Battery Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94111
http://www.hassard.com

Stop Asking Opinion Based Interview Questions

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Justice & Diversity Drive MCLE Lunch

March 13, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

San Francisco Bar Association
301 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
http://www.sfbar.org

Awards Ceremony and MCLE Diversity Speaker

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Full Board of Directors Meeting

March 05, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105

Meeting of Full Board of Directors

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Not So Quarterly Social Hour

February 26, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Patriot House Pub (formerly The Holding Company)
2 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
http://www.patriothousepub.com

Join Us!

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Executive Board Meeting

February 26, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass
1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Building #200
San Francisco, CA 94111
http://www.coblentzlaw.com

Meeting of Executive Board

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Quarterly Small Firm Administrators Group Meeting

February 25, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
560 Mission Street, 27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mto.com

Please come and join your fellow Small Firm Administrators for an engaging, collaborative discussion on small firm topics

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Operations & Tech Section Meeting - Annual Technology Update

February 24, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mofo.com

What is New for 2015 and Beyond?

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Webinar: Partner Compensation: Developing Effective Compensation Plans

February 18, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Trucker Huss, APC
One Embarcadero Center, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Join this webinar to explore the elements of a successful partner compensation system that aligns with your firm's strategy

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Full Board of Directors Meeting

February 05, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass
One Ferry Building, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
http://www.coblentzlaw.com

Meeting of Full Board of Directors

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Executive Board Meeting

January 28, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Meeting of Executive Board

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Ops & Tech Section Meeting: Managing Your Move or Remodel

January 27, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mofo.com

Learn the ins and outs of a remodel or a move from Matt Oliver, an experienced Project Manager. Matt Oliver will provide valuable insights on a wide range of remodel and move related items.

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New Member Breakfast

January 23, 2015
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
560 Mission Street, 27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mto.com

Come and join us for a scrumptious breakfast and learn how to get the most out of your new ALA Golden Gate Chapter membership!

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2015 Employment Law Half-Day Conference

January 21, 2015
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Reed Smith, LLP
101 Second Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.reedsmith.com

The California Legislature continues to be active and some of the new laws for 2015, such as mandatory paid sick leave, make significant changes to California's legal landscape.

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Curry Senior Center Lunch and Bingo

January 14, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Curry Senior Center
333 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
http://curryseniorcenter.org/

Golden Gate Chapter will help prepare and serve lunch and run a bingo game.

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Full Board of Directors Meeting

January 08, 2015
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Jackson Lewis
50 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.jacksonlewis.com

Meeting of Full Board of Directors

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CLM Informational Meeting

January 06, 2015
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
560 Mission Street, 27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
http://www.mto.com

Learn about becoming a CLM and having a study group from our newest CLM's Jennifer Mansfield and Michael Koehne!

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