Get to Know Your LMASE Board of Directors: Jennifer Scotton

LMASE Board of Directors Spotlight: Jennifer Scotton; Secretary

As a third-year member of the LMASE Board of Directors, I am pleased to be serving our amazing members this year as the Secretary for LMASE. I've previously held the roles of Director of Communications and Director of Outreach and have so felt lucky to serve my friends along every step of the way.
 
I'm excited to share with you that we are currently working on an updated salary survey for our members! Slated to launch in early 2018, this anonymized salary survey will gather data from LMASE members across the Southeast on compensation, benefits, and additional perks offered by their law firms. We last did a salary survey in 2014 (note: must be logged in to legalmarketing.org to download) and with so many changes in the marketplace, we look forward to gathering and sharing updated data with you. LMASE salary survey information is an exceptional resource in negotiating the compensation and benefits offered to you at a new position as well as acting as supporting documentation to ensure your salary is on-par with other Southeastern firms for your position and experience level. Of course, no salary survey would be possible without the participation of our members, so we hope you will freely share the (anonymous) information when the time comes!
 
I think I speak for all of LMASE when I say we can't wait for the 2017 LMASE Regional Conference in the Queen City! Can you believe we are just under two months away?! It seems like just yesterday we were all gathering in Orlando for our 2016 Regional Conference. As part of our ramp-up to the Conference each year, the LMASE awards an attendance scholarship to one lucky LMASE member. The scholarship includes conference registration, lodging, and an allowance for travel expenses. The winner will be asked to present key takeaways from the Conference in a three-part series of articles to be published in the LMASE Connection newsletter in October, November, and December. Thanks to our scholarship sponsor, the Wicker Park Group, for helping us to offer this opportunity to our members for the 2017 conference! We'll be rolling out the application process during the next month so please keep an eye out for those communications. You must be a member of LMASE to win. We hope you'll apply and encourage your colleagues to apply for the opportunity!
 
I look forward to seeing all of you at this year's LMASE Conference in Charlotte! Cheers to educational opportunities, new friends, and smiling faces!
 
If you have any questions about what I've written above, I can be reached at jscotton@brookspierce.com.
 
All the best,
Jennifer
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