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  • GLSA State of the Industry and Business Meeting

    GLSA State of the Industry and Business Meeting

    Friday, July 16th, 2021 2:00 pm central

    Join GLSA as it presents its State of Industry, a dynamic session of legal plans and attorneys who will discuss the Access to Justice landscape.

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


  • GLSA Webinar Series: How to Use Your Personal Brand to Easily Market Your Practice/Career, Eliminate Bias & Increase Diversity

    Next in the GLSA Webinar:

    How to Easily Market Your Practice/Career and Eliminate Bias By Increasing Diversity Using Your Personal Brand

    Thursday, July 8th, 2021 2:00 pm central

    Our personal brands make us unique as lawyers. They also create an environment where conflict reigns and diversity is lacking if the personal brand distinctions are not clarified and harnessed well. When done well, the results are a thriving legal practice, easier marketing, a happier workforce, collaborative work environment, maximum efficiency and better attorney-client relationships and attorney- attorney relationships.In this interactive session, learn:
    • the shocking connection between diversified legal environments that actively seek to eliminate bias and attorney-client/attorney-attorney relationships
    • how you can have a corporate legal culture that mitigates business risk AND still drives creativity and innovation- of employees and the law firm brand
    • how you can maintain a diverse law firm and utilize this diversity to grow- including better hiring and managing/terminating employees
    • the Five “Cs” of brand management to achieve, and cultivate, diversity in your law firm environment and in attorney-client relationships

    Katy Goshtasbi

    Katy GoshtasbiKaty Goshtasbi is a branding, diversity and growth expert and founder of Puris Consulting. She works with law firms, lawyers and organizations on growing with diversity, in size and profits, by mastering change and developing brands that get their message out effectively and ethically. The results include happier, more productive lawyers, reduced stress, attracting better clients and more revenues. Katy practiced securities law for over 14 years at the US Securities & Exchange Commission, on Capitol Hill, in a major law firm and in-house. She has written two books on the subject matter, one for the ABA. She was the 2018-2019 Chair of the ABA Law Practice Division and 2020-2021 Chair of the Division’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She can be reached by email at .

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • Webinar Series: Disaster Preparedness

    Next in the GLSA Webinar Series:

    Disaster Preparedness

    Friday, May 21, 2021 2:00pm central


    Do you know how many businesses do not reopen following a disaster?

    Do you know how many businesses fail within one year? Two years?

    Do you know the difference between Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery?

    Hear state-of-the-art tips of how to protect your most critical business documents!

    Most importantly, learn how to  effectively deal with the different types of emergencies.

    Participate in simulation exercises

    All of the above will be featured at this  month’s must-attend webinar! 


    Vincent Imhoff


    Register in advance for this webinar:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • Webinar: Diversity in the Law

    GLSA Webinar Series presented:

    Diversity in the Law


    Lindsay N. Greene


    Most recently, the lack of diversity in law firms has been a well-publicized issue, and many law firms have, over time, recognized the need to recruit and promote diverse attorneys.

    Recent events underscore the urgency of the issue and highlight the ongoing inequality in the legal industry despite those past efforts; some of which amount to mere “window dressing.”

    During this webinar, Attorney Lindsay N. Greene discussed ways in which firms can improve diversity (not simply race and gender), why diversity in the law matters socially and addressed how diversity affects a firm’s economic bottom line.



  • Business Meeting and Elections June 18, 2021

    GLSA will hold its annual business meeting with Board Elections, on June 18, 2021.  As part of the business meeting,  we will be having elections to fill three (3) open seats on the Board of Directors.

    Those individuals elected to the Board of Directors will be for a three (3) year term. All voting members are eligible to be nominated. All voting members may nominate another voting member or may nominate themselves.

    The Nominating Committee will select the best nominees to run for election to the Board. The Nominating Committee will base its decision on the following:

    • A desire to serve on the Board
    • Some background and familiarity with the legal plan industry
    • Regular-Voting Membership in GLSA.

    This is a working board and the time spent is productive in advancing the mission of the organization.

    To submit your name or a colleague’s name for consideration as a candidate, send an e-mail or letter.

    • Tell us about yourself or your suggested candidate

    Please let the Nominating Committee know a little about yourself.  You may also support the nomination with recommendations from other members who know you or your candidate.  

    Don’t forget to include basic contact information including e-mail addresses.

    • Highlight relevant background and experience  

    A proven record of volunteer work and leadership in relevant organizations and strong practical experience in the legal plan industry will be a plus.

    • Distinguish yourself or your candidate 

    The election process is an opportunity to encourage participation in GLSA leadership by a wide diversity of members.  If electing you or your candidate will make GLSA more inclusive, or provide unusual but useful experience or perspective, please indicate such facts in the nomination.

    All nominations must be submitted to the committee so that they are received on or before May 7, 2021.   Nominations must be made by submitting by the name of the nominee, a short biographical statement for the nominee and why the nominee should ultimately be elected to the Board of Directors.
    All nominations should be sent via email to the GLSA Executive Director at  Nominations received after May 7, 2021 might not be considered by the Committee. Following the nomination of candidates, the Nominating Committee will convene to consider all nominations and will then announce the candidates for this year’s election.
    If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please do not hesitate to contact Executive Director, Annette M. Waggoner  via email to or 847-907-4670.

    Group Legal Services Association    P.O. Box 1693  Arlington Heights, IL 60006
  • Webinar: Ensuring Due Process for Litigants with Mental Illness

    GLSA Webinar Series presented:

    Ensuring Due Process for Litigants with Mental Illness

    January 28, 2021 1pm central

    Thank you to our prestigious panelists for the January Webinar:

    Dr. David Demarest, Director of Psychology & Neuropsychology Services at

    On With Life

    Hon. Henry Hamilton III Administrative Law Judge-SSA

    Jane Hudson, J.D.

    Executive Director

    Disability Rights Iowa

    Hon. Laura Jontz

    Administrative Law Judge

    Iowa Dept of Insurance & Appeals

    Georffrey M. Lauer MA

    CEO, Brain Insury Alliance of IA

    We discussed:

    • Special considerations when representing persons with mental illness or cognitive disorders
    • Adjudicating matters where individuals with such impairments appear as litigants or witnesses.  
  • Webinar – Putting it to Bed: How COVID and Civil Unrest Makes it the PERFECT Time for You to Learn How to Sleep

    Student girl finding it difficult at study and comprehend scool tasks

    GLSA welcomes Thomas Trunnel as he presents:

    Putting it to Bed: How COVID and Civil Unrest Makes it the PERFECT Time for You to Learn How to Sleep
    Mr. Trunnel examined the benefits/consequences of proper sleep as well as the connection between sleep and the successful practice of law.


    How one’s sleep is affected because of:

    1.The impact of the “Covid World” 

    2. Civil unrest, turmoil and the political landscape of late 

    3. Economic hardship including the politically correct term being “food insecure”

    4.How to deal with these factors in such a way that sleep is still possible, and even enriching! 

    Mark Divine, SEALFIT Founder and CEO. New York Times Best Seller, Wall Street Journal Best Seller, and #1 Amazon for books, Mr. Devine will inspire our members and share his story.





  • November, 18th 2020 – Webinar: Elder Law Wills & Estate Administration

    Join GLSA as it presents

    Ken Vercammen of Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C.

    On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 11AM PT.

    Register here

    Webinar ID: 985 9611 2546
    Passcode: 918376



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