President’s Message

Welcome to the Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (SMCALA). It is an honor to be serving as the 2018-2019 Chapter President alongside an exceptional Board of Directors, including Daphne McDonough, President-Elect/Secretary, Ruth Farmer, Treasurer and Janet Danziger, Immediate Past President.

SMCALA offers members opportunities and resources including educational programs, training, networking and more. Moreover, SMCALA serves the community through charitable giving and civic engagement. Over the past 12 years, I have been proud to be a member of this organization and the benefits of having this resource for myself and my Firm have been instrumental in my professional growth as a Legal Administrator.

Furthermore, I would personally like to thank our Business Partners who continue to support our Chapter. This support is invaluable in helping us reach our professional education goals and to continue to contribute to our community in a meaningful way. We are looking forward to another year of building relationships with you and your team.

Finally, if you are not a current member and would like more information about our Chapter, please explore our website for additional information regarding member firms, our current events calendar, links to other sites and information on how to apply for membership. If you would like to be a guest at one of our monthly meetings, please contact myself or one of our Board members, we would love for you to come and see for yourself the value of SMCALA.

We are gearing up for a year of community contribution, education and growth, I hope you will join us!


Laura Calderon

Chapter President