Burr & Forman's Paula Barnes Inducted as President of the Association of Legal Administrators

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Nashville, Tenn. - Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that Paula K. Barnes, legal administrator in the firm's Nashville office, was inducted as president of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). Barnes is the first Nashville resident to serve in this international leadership position, serving the organization's 9,000 members worldwide who are involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. She was inducted on May 23rd at the ALA's 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

"We're proud to celebrate Paula's recognition by her peers as a leader nationally among law-firm administrators," said Tom Potter, managing partner of the Nashville office. "Her dedication to the leadership and advancement of the members of the ALA is admirable and we know the organization will benefit from her perspective and hard work," added Jim Lowery, chief operating officer of Burr & Forman.

Barnes joined Burr & Forman when its Nashville office opened in 2006 and has over 13 years of experience as a legal administrator. Her ALA resume includes both chapter and regional leadership positions. She has served as secretary, vice president and two terms as president of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of ALA. She is a previous projects officer, and member of the Conference Planning and Nominating Committees for ALA Region 2, which includes the Southeastern United States. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to management, leadership and coaching/mentoring.

Barnes earned her bachelor's degree from Grand Canyon University and her master's degree from Baylor University.

About the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
ALA was founded in 1971 to provide support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. The organization's 10,000 members represent more than 30 countries across the globe. ALA's mission is to promote and enhance competence and professionalism of all members of the legal management team; improve the quality of management in law firms and other legal service organizations; and represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large. For more information, please visit www.alanet.org.


About Burr & Forman LLP
For over a century, Burr & Forman LLP's experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and nine offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com.

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