Legal Management Consultant John Olmstead to Present At Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Iowa Chapter

Date: 7/20/2011

St. Louis, MO., July 20, 2011 . . .

Olmstead & Associates today announced that Dr. John W. Olmstead, president of the legal management consulting group, will be a presenter at the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Iowa Chapter, Des Moines, Iowa Chapter July meeting.

The monthly meeting is being held on July 20, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Bar Center. Olmstead’s topic, Selling Your Ideas to Your Partners: Administrator As Internal Consultant will provide practical management tips that he has acquired over 25+ years advising law and other professional service firms.

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), the premier management resource for the legal profession, is the largest association representing legal administrators in the world. Formed in 1971, ALA provides support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies.

ALA provides high quality educational opportunities and services to more than 9,000 members representing more than 6,000 employers in 27 countries. ALA is structured into six regions with more than 100 chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and New Zealand.

The ALA Iowa Chapter (Des Moines) and includes llegal administrators throughout the state of Iowa.

Dr. Olmstead is a certified management consultant and has more than 34 years of experience in law firm management and working with other professional service firms. He is president of Olmstead & Associates, a legal management-consulting firm based in St. Louis. He also is President of the Institute of Management Consultants – St. Louis Chapter and Editor-in-Chief of The Lawyers Competitive Edge: The Journal of Law Office Economics and Management, published by West Group. His doctoral work in Business Administration concentrated on organizational behavior and marketing. He has lectured for the Association of Legal Administrators, St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri Trial Attorneys, IBM, Illinois State University, Illinois State Bar Association, Solo-Map CPA Association of St. Louis and many other state and local bar associations.

Olmstead & Associates is a practice management, marketing, and technology consulting firm that works with law and other professional service firms to help change and reinvent their practices. The firm, founded in 1984 and based out of St. Louis, Mo., serves clients across the United States ranging in size from 100 professionals to firms with solo practitioners. Olmstead & Associates assists firms with implementing change and improving operational and financial performance, management, leadership, client development and marketing.

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