River City Review
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The River City Review was previously published quarterly to provide information that both benefits and provides education to legal administrators, law office managers, law firm managing partners, and others interested in law firm management. SVALA does not offer legal, financial, or tax counseling through this publication; no statement in this newsletter should be interpreted as such.
Any opinions expressed or product(s) advertised in any article, letter or advertisement published in the River City Review should not be considered to be endorsed by SVALA. Contributing authors are requested and expected to disclose financial and/or professional interests and affiliations which may influence their writing position.
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Spring 2014 Vol. XXIII, No. 4
Business Partner Spotlights: Pacific Records Management; Caltronics Business Systems; DataSafe, Inc.; Meet the 2014-2015 Board of Directors
Winter 2013-2014 Vol. XXIII, No. 3
Business Partner Spotlights: Sierra Office Supplies & Printing; Terrapin Technology Group; Gallaway Commercial Inc.; “Find Out What Makes Savers Tick,” by ABA Retirement Funds.
Fall 2013 Vol. XXIII, No. 2
Getting to Know Your Platinum and Gold Business Partners; “My CLI Experience in Atlanta” by Cheri Blethen; “AARP Workplace Policy Solutions Needed for Working Family Caregivers” by Denise M. Brown; “Three-Step Approach to Reducing Your Tax Bill and Saving More for Retirement” by ABA Retirement Funds
Summer 2013 Vol. XXIII, No. 1
Business Partner Spotlight: Leavitt Group; Business Partner Spotlight: Sacramento Placement Services; “30 Creative Ideas” submitted by Office Team; “To Blog or Not to Blog,” by Marc Sanchez, J.D.
Spring 2013 Vol. XXII, No. 4
Business Partner Spotlight: Caltronics; Business Partner Spotlight: Sierra Office Supply & Printing; “Green Ideas,” by Sarah Kittner; “Go Green: Truths & Myths,” by Judy Anderson.
Winter 2012 Vol. XXII, No. 3
Business Partner Spotlight: Gallaway Commerical, Inc.; Business Partner Spotlight: Pacific Records Management; “Top Ten Ways to Avoid Employee Lawsuits,” by Wayne N. Outten, Esq.; “The Importance of Vital Records Protection for Law Firms,” by Richard Steed.
Fall 2012 Vol. XXII, No. 2
Business Partner Spotlight: Sacramento Placement Services; Business Partner Spotlight: Terrapin Technology Group; “I Have Three Words For You: Document, Document, Document,” by Michael Kun, Esq.; “Silent Auction Benefitting the Illumination Foundation,” by Janet Proudfoot.
Summer 2012 Vol. XXII, No. 1
Business Partner Spotlight: Jenkins Insurance Group; Business Partner Spotlight: DataSafe; “Hitting the Reset Button at Work,” by Tillman Coffey; “What’s the Best Way to Work Remotely?” by Dave Kinsey.
Spring 2012 Vol. XXI, No. 3
Business Partner Spotlight: Pacific Records Management; “Working Caregivers-Helping Your Employer Help You,” by Trish Hughes Kries; “The Unhappy Happy Lawyer,” by Michelle Gielan.
Winter 2011 Vol. XXI, No. 2
Business Partner Spotlight: Sierra Office Supply & Printing; “Revisiting Year End Evaluations” by Doreen Marino.
Summer – Fall 2011 Vol. XXI, No. 1
Business Partner Spotlight: Caltronics Business Systems; “Firms Cannot Be Silent About Social Media Pitfalls” by Stuart Teicher, Esq.; “Spirituality in the Workplace” by Mary F. Rivard, SPHR, CLM.
Spring 2011 Vol. XX, No. 4
Business Partner Spotlight: Gallaway Commercial; “The Dark Side of Technology: Are You Aware of Your Cyber Liability?” by Tim Hoan, CIC, CRM; Regional Projects Officer Announcement; Highlights from ALA National.
Winter 2010-2011 Vol. XX, No. 3
Business Partner Spotlight: Sacramento Placement Services; “How to Increase Profitabiity in a Shaky Economy” by Marylou Steeden; Annual Conference & Exposition Information; Cindy Snook elected as ALA Regional Projects Officer for 2011-2013 term; “It’s As Much About What you Believe As It Is What You Do” by John Michalik.
Fall 2010 . . . . . . . . Vol.XX, No. 2
Business Partnership Spotlight: Jenkins Insurance Group; Regional Conference & Exposition Recap; Community Challenge Weekend Recap; Flash Forward: 25 Trends That Will Change the Way You Do Business, Part 2.
Sumer 2010 . . . . . . . Vol. XIX, No. 5
Vendor Partnership Spotlight: Pacific Records Management; Annual Conference & Exposition Recap; Flash Forward: 25 Trends That Will Change the Way You Do Business
Spring 2010 . . . . . . . Vol. XIX, No. 4
Vendor Partnership Spotlight: Sierra Office Supply and Printing; Meet Your Board of Directors; Job Coaching and Accountability: Lessons for Dusty – Real Estate, Land of The Lost.
Winter 2009-2010 . . . . . . . Vol. XIX, No. 3
Vendor Partnership Spotlight: First Legal Network – CLM Study Group – Job Coaching and Accountability: Lessons for Trusty
Fall 2009 . . . . . . . Vol. XIX, No. 2
Vendor Partnership Spotlight: Debbie Jordan, Sacramento Placement Services – Community Challenge Weekend Recap – The 2009 Region 6 Educational Conference & Exposition Recap
Summer 2009 . . . . . . . Vol. XIX, No. 1
Vendor Partnership Spotlight: Gallaway Commercial, Inc. · Community Challenge Weekend Preview · Greening Your Office – It’s Easy Being Green
Spring 2009 . . . . . . . Vol. XVIII, No. 4
Vendor Partnership Spotlight: Jenkins Insurance Group · The Hero’s Journey: Navigating Through Turbulent Change and Transition · Introducing 2009-2010 Board of Directors
Winter 2008-9 . . . . . . . Vol. XVIII, No. 3
President’s Message: Managing Through the Economic Crisis: What? You Didn’t See It Coming? · ALA Chapter Email Guidelines · I Have a Feeling We’re Not In Kansas Anymore · Law Firm Marriages: A Business of Law Primer · Upcoming Events
Fall 2008 . . . . . . . Vol. XVIII, No. 2
Vender Partnership Spotlight – Pacific Storage Company · Community Challenge Weekend · A Practical Approach for Coping with the Changing Economy · Who Wants to be a Board Member? · Chapter Leadership Institute – June 2008 · From the Coach’s Corner
Summer 2008 . . . . . . . Vol. XVIII, No. 1
Vender Partnership Spotlight – Sierra Office Supply & Printing · Community Challenge Weekend · ALA Missions and Goals · 9 Secrets to Increasing Employee Retention · Vendor Partnership Program · 2007-2008 Chapter Awards
Spring 2008 . . . . . . . Vol. XVII, No. 4
Feeling Stressed at Work? by Lynn Belzer · Managing Partners and Members Luncheon 2008 by Lynn Cole · The Extraordinary Law Firm Conference by Cindy Broughton, PHR · Introducing the 2008-2009 Board Members
Winter 2007-8 . . . . . . . Vol. XVII, No. 3
Interviewing: Picking Gems from the Landmines by Trish Hughes Kreis · 401K Plan Administrators Timeline to Guide You Through 2008 · Community Challenge Weekend 2007 by Kim DeVincenzi · Report on New Member Orientation Teleseminar by Cindy Harris · Vendor Relations Report by Michele Tracy · Managing Partners and Members Luncheon 2008 by Lynn Cole
Fall 2007 . . . . . . . Vol. XVII, No. 2
My Chair Smells Funny…And Other Real Challenges Facing the Legal Administrator by Trish Hughes Kreis · Is Our Model Broken? by Ken Sockolov · Antitrust Guide · ALA Member Performance Objectives
Summer 2007 . . . . . . . Vol. XVII, No. 1
Reports on 2007 ALA Educational Conference and Exposition · Luncheon Highlights · Certified Legal Manager Study Group Information · Chapter Leadership Institute Report
Spring 2007 . . . . . . . Vol. XVI, No. 4
Managing Partners Dinner Highlights · Luncheon Highlights · Enticing and Retaining Valued Employees · Work to Live or Living to Work? Options!
Winter 2006-2007 . . . . . . . Vol. XVI, No. 3
Becoming a Board Member · Community Challenge Weekend Highlights · Las Vegas International Conference April 30-May 3 · Older and Wiser-Celebrating ALA and the Legal Management Profession
Fall 2006 . . . . . . . Vol. XVI, No. 2
Becoming a Board Member · Community Challenge Weekend · Educational Conference Highlights · Essential Competencies for Legal Administrators ·Luncheon Highlights ·Board Minutes Summary ·Upcoming Luncheons
Summer 2006 . . . . . . . Vol. XVI, No. 1
Highlights from Montreal · SVALA Extreme Landscape Makeover Wins First Prize! · Marketing Tips for Rainmakers · Recap of Group Emails
Spring 2006 . . . . . . . Vol. XV, No. 4
Priorities · Report on Managing Partners Dinner 2006 · Upcoming Luncheons · Recap of Chapter Email Surveys · Calendar Highlights
Winter 2005 . . . . . . . Vol. XV, No. 3
Welcome to the Firm…Now what? · Report on 2005 Regional Conference in Las Vegas by Tami Aschenbrenner · Community Challenge Weekend Report by Linda Brughelli · Survey Results on Salary Survey Participation · Calendar Highlights
Fall 2005 . . . . . . . Vol. XV, No. 2
Upcoming Community Challenge Weekend · Let’s Hear It For Our Vendor Partners · Antitrust Guide for Members of ALA · Ethics and Character in the Workplace and Beyond · Calendar Highlights
Summer 2005 . . . . . . . Vol. XV, No. 1
2005 Managing Partner Dinner · Upcoming Community Challenge Weekend · Meet your 2005-2006 Board of Directors
Spring 2005 . . . . . . . Vol. XIV, No. 4
Employment Law Updates · Driven to Distraction ·
Winter 2004 . . . . . . . Vol. XIV, No. 3
Potential Claims vs. Actual Claims · Region 6 Conference 2004 · Community Challenge Weekend 2004
Summer 2004 . . . . . . . Vol. XIV, No. 2
Tribute to Deborah Solomon · Are you Gambling with your Law Firm’s Translation Needs? · Administrator, Editor, Writer, Mom
Spring 2004 . . . . . . . Vol. XIV, No. 1
Workers’ Compensation – Today’s Crisis · What an Education! What it’s Like to be an SVALA Board Member · Building a Firm – One Hire at a Time
Winter 2003 . . . . . . . Vol. XIII, No. 4
Community Challenge Weekend · Impaired Attorneys: The Firm as Employer
Fall 2003 . . . . . . . Vol. XIII, No. 3
Can Your Temps Sue You? · Nine General Rules for Marketing Success
Summer 2003 . . . . . . . Vol. XIII, No. 2
Workplace Conflict · We Do What We Can Do
Fall 2002 . . . . . . . Vol. XII, No. 3
Build Employee Satisfaction · Develop Positive Attitudes · Community Challenge Weekend
Summer 2002 . . . . . . . Vol. XII, No. 2
Stop Wasting Time · Workplace Safety
Fall 2001 . . . . . . . Vol. IX, No. 10
Community Challenge Weekend · Twenty Ways to Love Your Lawyers
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Third/Quarter Page: $85.00
Business Card: $ 50.00
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Half Page: $500.00
Third/Quarter Page: $300.00
Business Card: $150.00
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