Affiliated Associations

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Admins are...

In honor and celebration of Administrative Professionals Week 2014 (April 21-27, 2014), I would like to share the following item by Ayanna Chambliss, an Executive Assistant in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Admins are...
Part Super, Part Crazy
100% the Glue of the Office
I love it when someone asks, "What do you do?".
Well, we are the gatekeepers, the schedulers, the travel coordinators. We nailed logistics long before UPS. Before apps, before GPS navigation, there was us. We know the best restaurants and hotels in every major city. We have committed airport codes, staff birthdays, and spouses names to memory. We Google everybody.  LinkedIn is our playground.  We're able to leap tall piles of expense reports in a single afternoon. We know that "vacation day" is code for "working from home."  We've got the reports printed, the room set and the food ordered before you get out of bed in the morning. We can answer an email, answer the phone, and answer the door with our eyes closed and hands tied behind our backs. We eat calendars for breakfast. We understand the secret, underground network that exists beneath the surface of corporate America. We navigate it skillfully and efficiently, connecting those who will seal deals, move, and shake. We are executive assistants, administrative professionals, project coordinators, and secretaries.
We may not drive the machine of the business world, but we certainly make sure it runs smoothly!   

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2014-2015 Officers Installed

Officers for the 2014-2015 fiscal year were installed on Monday evening, April 28, 2014.  Deborah M. Yencha, PP, PLS, and Tom Yencha served as mistress and master of ceremonies as they installed the following officers:

Cindy Hughes, PP, PLS - President
Gwen West, PLS - Vice President
Nancy Durrette, PLS - Recording Secretary
Joyce Crostic - Treasurer
Julie Marshall, PP, PLS - Governor

Congratulations to the new officers of RLSA...the association for legal professionals.  We look forward to a great year!

Another Year In the Record Books

As the 2013-14 fiscal year for RLSA...the association for legal professionals comes to a close, I would like to thank all of those who contributed to an outstanding year of CLE After Hours programs for the association:

  • “State Appellate Procedure” presented by Elwood “Sandy” Sanders of Lantagne Legal Printing
  • “Medicaid Fraud” presented by Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • “Views from the Bench” presented by Hon. Lawrence B. Cann, III, of the City of Richmond, Virginia, General District Court
  • “The Basics of Personal Injury Law” presented by Bridget N. Long, Esq., of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen
  • “HIPAA and  You” presented by Ruth Griggs, Esq., of SandsAnderson
  • “The History and Use of K-9s in Law Enforcement,” Sgt. Michael Bohannon, Richmond Police Department, K-9 Unit
I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to my executive committee and to the various committee chairs for their hours of dedication to the association.

I look forward to the 2014-15 year and the great things to come.

Cindy Loving, CAP-OM
RLSA President, 2013-14
RLSA Programs & Reservations Chair, 2013-14