The Bridge - October 13, 2020 Print

Upcoming Events


For a fun Halloween Trivia Night - October 28 from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Join your fellow GGALA members to see who knows the most about stuff we only need to know for Trivia Night!  Details and registration link will be on website the week of October 12.

Small Firm Roundtable Virtual Luncheon

November 04, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Via Zoom

Please join your fellow Small Firm Administrators for an engaging, collaborative discussion.

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Board of Directors/Chapter Leadership Meeting

November 05, 2020
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Virtual - Telephonic

November 2020 Board of Directors/Chapter Leadership Meeting

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What will the law firm “office of the future” look like? On Thursday, November 5 at 4:00 pm, two experts from commercial real estate and interior planning/design will dive into this compelling question. More details and registration information coming soon.

Ops & Tech Section Roundtable: Managing / Supervising Support Staff Working Remotely

November 18, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Via Zoom

Hosted by ICS. Roundtable participants include Ellen Page, Sue Stratton and Karin Wiborn, all with extensive experience from our very own membership representing a range of firm sizes

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Board of Directors/Chapter Leadership Meeting

December 03, 2020
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Virtual - Telephonic

December 2020 Board of Directors/Chapter Leadership Meeting

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Thank you to our Business Partners for their GGALA Chapter Sponsorship

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Member Spotlight

Karin Wiborn

1.  What is your proudest accomplishment?

With the help of my husband, raising two incredible children! Our 24-year-old daughter just started her career as a Labor & Delivery Nurse, and our 20-year-old son is a student and baseball player at Ohlone College.

2. What is your favorite book to read?

I can’t name just one. I have really enjoyed being part of the East Bay Chapters book club for the past two years as it has exposed me to many books and authors. I am getting ready to read our next pick, The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett. I just started reading Atomic Habits by James Clear (which was recommended reading from the recent Lemonade event).

3. What makes you laugh the most?

Our crazy lab, Nellie! She has a lot of attitude and loves to play.

4. If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?

Definitely cooking! My least favorite question is, “What are we having for dinner tonight?”

5. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Any kind of Dessert! If I had my way, every meal would begin with dessert.

6. Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?

Hawaii – my happy place is anywhere near the ocean. I love the soothing sounds of the waves and the smell of the ocean air. I was recently in San Diego for our office move, and it was wonderful to enjoy the beautiful beaches in La Jolla.

 7. Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

I love my morning coffee.

8. What was your most unusual job?

I worked at an ice-skating rink during my first year in college. I can’t skate and don’t like to skate, but I learned how to properly size and fit skates, and I became one of the rink’s top sellers of hockey skates and figure skates.

9. If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?

I don’t think I would change anything because every twist and turn in life has brought me to where I am now, and I am grateful.

10. What do you do with your down time?
I like taking walks with Nellie, reading, and watching TV medical dramas. AND, my favorite way to relax is watching the Hallmark Channel….especially during the holidays!



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The Most Important Question You Can Ask Your Employees

In his new book 'Good Company,' Arthur Blank spearks to the enduring power of a great corporate culture and how you can create one..(click here).

(Spoiler Alert: Is this organization worthy of your life?)

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Job Bank



Access Job Bank listings here.

The Job Bank operates in the following manner:

For Job Seekers:

  1. The Job Bank is available to all who are seeking administrative or management positions within the legal industry.
  2. This is a free service to all job seekers.

For Employers:

  1. The Job Bank is a valuable recruiting tool and is available for use by law firms or corporations with in-house legal departments.
  2. Effective April 1, 2019, employers or recruiters posting ads to our Job Board will be charged $100 per 60-day posting. 
  3. An employer or recruiter may place an ad detailing the position, which will be posted on the Job Bank's listing page of the Chapter's website for 60 days or until the Chair is notified the position should be removed. The website listings are viewable by the public at large.  A link to the Job Bank is also included in each weekly broadcast email to ALA Golden Gate Chapter Members. 
  4. Go to our Job Bank to post a job.  Provide the particulars of the position as well as the direct contact information in the job posting.

All inquiries or materials should be directed to Mike Lewis.

Michael Migdol
Ph: (480) 710-6818   




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