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Sunday 18 November 2018
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November Membership Meeting

The Westgate Hotel
Riviera Room, 3rd Floor
1055 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

11:45 am – 12:00 pm – Registration
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Program

The Business of Law, the Culture of Law, and the Evolving Legal Workplace
Presenter: Shawn Dixon, Design Director

It has long been established that the private office is the hallmark of the legal workplace, providing an environment conducive to quiet concentration and individual work. A 2016 US Legal Workplace Survey however, suggests that the highest performing firms also differentiate themselves by taking full advantage of communal spaces to collaborate, mentor, and learn from colleagues. Recent legal industry trends have begun to move the foundation of traditional law firm design thinking. Progressive firms have dramatically reshaped their workplaces, with the most innovative firms taking less individual space and collaborating more. These firms are looking several years down the road to when current junior associates become partners, and answering these questions: How can workplace culture help foster the highest performance? What will a millennial want in a workplace? What type of work environment will retain talented young associates for decades?

Forward-thinking law firms are leveraging their real estate assets to answer these pressing questions about growth, talent development and innovation.

Shawn Davidson Dixon is a passionate interior design professional, focusing on workplace projects throughout Southern California for over 20 years. As Design Director in the Workplace Studio, her approach to design is thoughtful, strategic, and authentic, a champion of the firm’s philosophy around leveraging the power of design to create a better world. Shawn also serves as the Professional Service Firm Office Leader, collaborating with her peers throughout the firm to maintain a consistent and robust dialogue around the greatest challenges facing law firms today.

In addition to a diverse and rewarding career, Shawn is an active volunteer within her community and the design industry, a San Diego State Alumni, and the proud wife and mother of two children.

RSVP due by noon on November 8, 2018

PARKING & CANCELLATION POLICIES
Parking is $16.00 at The Westgate Hotel
Last day to cancel without $50 penalty is noon on July 12.

ALA Members: Free
Non ALA Members: $75

SPONSORED BY:

The Westgate Hotel 3rd Floor

The Westgate Hotel
Riviera Room, 3rd Floor
1055 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101