Pugh Accardo is proud to announce the election of their Administrator, Scott DeRouen, as the President-Elect for 2023-2024 for the New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Scott has been a member of the NOLA Chapter since 2014 and has served on the Business Partner committee for several years. Recently, Scott has served on the Board for the last two years as Treasurer.
The New Orleans Chapter offers its members monthly legal education and training and provides a network for Legal Administrators to collaborate and meet the challenges of daily operations for law firms. These areas include human resources, accounting and finance, information technology, contracts and lease management to name a few.
ALA’s mission is to “improve the quality of management in legal services organizations; promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and all members of the management team; and represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large.” Today’s legal administrators face challenges in a wide array of areas including technology, human resources, finance, facilities, marketing and practice development. This is where ALA comes in, by offering the resources, education, services and information needed to help solve these challenges.