A Chapter of the
Association of Legal Administrators

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Contact Us | Officers | Committees



Debra Baltzell, CLM
(713) 653-7382
Review and verify accuracy of monthly financials, reimbursements/backup, bank reconciliations and other financial/banking transactions.
 Liaison – Jason Folkman (President)


Rosa Walker
(713) 276-7632
Establish mutually beneficial relationships with the State Bar, Houston Bar Association and other legal organizations and to advance diversity within the legal profession.
 Liaison – Jason Folkman(President)


Emma Rice, CLM
(713) 220-4628

Linda Perez
(713) 236-5144

Promote and maintain strong business partner/membership relationships in order to enhance the services and benefits available to the Chapter and strengthen the Chapter's economic base.
 Liaison – Valerie Hayes, PHR (Director of Business Partnering)


Kathryn Vidal, CLM
(713) 546-5856

Linda Smith
(713) 860-0562

Select a project and schedule, plan and follow through on all aspects of the Chapter's annual outreach events.

Liaison – Jody Gressett, CLM (Secretary)






Evaluate, plan and implement educational programs and/or seminars for the membership/legal community.

HR Section - Susan Robinson (713) 229-1592
IT/Operations Section - Monique Mahler (713) 571-1146
Finance Section - Debra Baltzell (713) 653-7382
 Liaison –Liz Sampson(Dir. Of Education)


Linda Perez
(713) 236-5144
Assist ALA Houston Chapter members and Houston area law firms/legal departments with job placements.
 Liaison – Janet Lamp, CLM (Treasurer)


Monique Mahler
(713) 571-1146
Develop and implement programs to ensure the successful assimilation of new members into the Chapter. Prepare and maintain Chapter member name tags. Coordinate membership/guest RSVP's with Board to ensure name tags are available at Chapter events.
 Liaison – Candace Childress (President-Elect)


Tanya Urban
(713) 758-6055

Promote/publicize to the legal and business communities the activities of the Houston Chapter via appropriate and efficient means.


 Liaison – Stacey Ransleben, CLM (Vice President)


Julie Stevenson, CLM
(713) 220-4203

Dana Gambino, CLM
(713) 308-0171

Schedule, plan and follow through on all of the various issues that comprise the Chapter's annual retreat.

Liaison – Candace Chidress (President-Elect)




Cindy Graves, CLM
(713) 650-2777


Update and maintain the content of the salary and benefit survey and coordinate the preparation and distribution of the survey on an annual basis.

Liaison – Wendy Crane (Chapter Manager)


David Silverman
(713) 871-9000
Develop and maintain the Chapter's website.
 Liaison – Jason Folkman (President)