Affinity Managing Partner Debbie Foster began 2016 like she ended 2015 – on the road! One of Debbie’s greatest joys is sharing her vast knowledge of the business of law with legal professionals. This week she kicked off her year by traveling to Houston and Denver to educate, challenge and advise.
As a VIP Business Partner for the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), Affinity is honored to work closely with local and state chapters, as well as the national organization. In 2015, Affinity made a special offer to a select number of ALA Chapters – bring Debbie to town to speak for your Chapter for free! ALA Chapters only pay Debbie’s travel expenses and Chapters across the U.S. are taking advantage of that offer. The first two ALA Chapter visits were held last month.
The Houston ALA Chapter hosted Debbie where she delivered her popular “60 Legal Tech Tips, Gadgets and Websites in 60 Minutes” presentation to a crowded room of legal administrators. In this session, Debbie revealed the best of legal technology, practice management, electronics and incredibly useful websites for law firms in a rapid-fire, entertaining hour full of great ideas that could be immediately incorporated.
The following day, the Mile High ALA Chapter in Denver hosted their monthly meeting featuring Debbie’s presentation “8 Things Killing Your Law Firm and How to Stop Them!” The Mile High Club offered CLM certification for attending Debbie’s session which focused on how the proven business management concepts of Lean Six Sigma can add value and eliminate waste to help make law firms more productive than ever. The Mile High Club enjoyed their largest January meeting ever.
“Debbie was a great speaker with some great information and entertaining, as well,” shared Jill Griffiths, Legal Administrator for Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley, P.C., who attended Debbie’s Mile High presentation. “She is a really great Affinity asset. I am so impressed with your organization.”
“My goal is to visit every ALA Chapter I can in 2016,” said Debbie, “I really love meeting ALA members! They have a true appreciation for continually improving – themselves and their law firms. Whatever I can do to make that happen is my great pleasure.”
As a nationally known and widely acclaimed speaker, Debbie Foster delivers sessions on many topics – from gender and age in the workplace to time and digital chaos management to communication, client satisfaction and culture issues.