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McGlinchey’s Jessica VanTroost Elected to ALA Board of DirectorsRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Jessica VanTroost, Strategic Operations Administrator resident in the firm’s Jacksonville office, has been elected to the international board of directors of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA).
“I am honored to serve on the ALA Board,” said Jessica. “ALA sets the standard for educating, developing, and promoting administrators within the legal industry. Membership has been formative for my career and that of many colleagues and friends and has helped me to become a better legal administrator and law firm leader. I look forward to giving back to help shape the future of the organization alongside my peers.”
With more than 15 years of experience in various legal roles serving both small and large firms across multiple states, Jessica supports McGlinchey’s Operations, Recruiting, and Human Resources departments. She also manages special projects and optimizes programs across the firm’s 17-office footprint. A well-versed presenter, Jessica speaks across the country on topics ranging from choosing business partners and managing a hybrid workplace to engaging and retaining employees and leading through grief and unexpected change.
Jessica is a current member of the ALA’s Membership and Development Committee and previously served on the 2018 and 2019 Nominating Committees. She is the immediate Past President of the ALA Jacksonville Chapter and a member of the South Florida and Middle Tennessee Chapters. In 2019, Jessica worked to help plan the first Florida Statewide ALA Retreat. She is also a member of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and a member of the Florida State College of Jacksonville Paralegal Program’s Business & Industry Leadership Team (BILT) Committee.
“We’re proud to congratulate Jessica on this well-deserved appointment,” said Al Thomas, McGlinchey’s Executive Director of Administration. “She is a true leader whose devoted service to the law firm community and passion for mentoring and engagement exemplify what it means to ‘give more’ to the legal industry.”
ALA is the premier professional association connecting leaders and managers within the legal industry. Founded in 1971, ALA provides support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments, and government legal agencies. It provides extensive professional development, collaborative peer communities, strategic operational solutions, and business partner connections empowering members to lead the business of law. For more information on ALA, visit alanet.org.