Happy New Year! On behalf of the leadership of the LMA Northeast Region, I’m excited to welcome you to another great year of educational programming and valuable networking. We’ve got a lot planned for 2022 already, and we’re working on delivering the value you expect and deserve from your LMA membership.
Where to begin? First, we hope that you’ve already renewed your LMA membership for this year. If you haven’t, it only takes a moment online at www.legalmarketing.org. Don’t wait until your access to all of LMA’s great resources and benefits expires at the end of January.
Next, stay in touch: Please don’t forget to keep your membership contact information up to date. Our primary means of communicating with you is email. In response to our members request for fewer emails, the Northeast Region launched a newsletter in Q4 2021, the Nor’Easter. Each Nor’Easter* will feature news from the Region, updates on initiatives from HQ, member spotlights and a listing of upcoming programming and networking events with signup links. If you know someone who hasn’t been hearing from us lately, or if you have content suggestions and/or want to help produce the newsletter, send an email to Kristyn Brophy, our Regional Communications Chair, or me.
*The Nor'Easter will be sent weekly on Mondays, except when a holiday is observed on a Monday.
What’s new? The Northeast Region has pivoted to offering a single monthly lunch education program virtually so all of the members in our region, from Maine to Delaware to Pittsburgh and Puerto Rico will be able to participate. The programming committee is working hard to develop an impressive lineup of programs for the region. If you are interested in volunteering for the programming committee, please send an email to Joe Calve, our Regional Programming Chair.
What else? Across the region, our LSCs and SIGs will be offering targeted educational and networking opportunities each month, both virtually and in-person, in our four City groups (Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). We are busy planning things like new roundtables (in-person and virtual), webinars, new member mixers and more.
We need your VOTE: The International Board has updated the LMA Bylaws and we need your vote to ratify them. The annual meeting to approve the bylaws is being held on January 21, 2022. Please log in and vote here: https://legalmarketing.org/vote.
The Northeast Region Bootcamp & Annual Conference Returns! In addition to our regional and local programming offered throughout the year, the LMA Northeast is looking to build on the successful 2021 Bootcamp. The program will be offered again virtually in 2022 with the added bonus of being able to meet up in-person on the last day of the Bootcamp at the 2022 Northeast Region Annual Conference scheduled for November 2022. More details to come soon, so watch your inbox for the Nor’Easter.
Last but definitely not least: Remember that LMA is your organization. Not only do we want to hear from you, we want you to get the most out of your membership by getting involved. There are lots of places to volunteer locally or at the regional level – whether you want to volunteer for the whole year or on a micro-volunteer basis. We promise it will be fun and you’ll even make some great, and lifelong, new friends. If you are interested in local volunteer opportunities for any of the committees in your LSCs, please reach out to the Chairs – Boston, Lisa Murray; New York, Willie Sleight; Philadelphia, Aubrie George and Pittsburgh, Matt Goffe. If you are interested in working on the Northeast Region’s Annual Conference Committee, please contact Carolyn Rumpf Sandano or me.
Are you excited yet for 2022? We are and we hope you are too!
With warm regards,
LMA Northeast Region