Los Angeles Legal Secretaries Association

President’s Message

Dear LALSA Members and Friends,

During these unprecedented times, many of us are facing monumental challenges and high levels of stress that impact our mental wellbeing.  The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over and the potential for infection is still there.  It is important to know that you are not alone.  We are all in this together as we live life in a new normal.  While physical health is top priority, be sure to also take care of your mental wellbeing with these 5 tips on staying mentally fit during Covid-19.

  1. Set a Schedule for meals, exercise and yes, even for fun.  With everything happening at home, it can be easy to let the day slip away without taking breaks.  If you don’t stick to a schedule, burnout will leave you feeling emotionally exhausted.
  2. Take media breaks! Covid-19 is all over the news, our social media feeds and pretty much everywhere. While it’s important to stay informed, taking frequent breaks from news stories and social media is needed during this time.  Maybe it’s for 20 minutes a few times a day and after 9 p.m. at night so you can rest peacefully.
  3. Still socialize – It’s important to stay connected to others outside of your home. And it’s normal to want to connect with others other than those you are sheltering with.  Set up a video chat to connect one on one or in groups small to large using the many tech tools available like Zoom, Facebook messenger, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype and others.
  4. Sweat it out – No question, exercising impacts physical health and is recommended during this pandemic to keep your body healthy, boost your energy and lift your mood.
  5. Get outdoors – With so much inside time, getting outside daily should be on your schedule. A walk around the block (with a friend at least 6 feet distance between you), a hike at a nearby park, or simply tossing a ball to your dog in the backyard can instantly boost your mood.

FREE Webinar – Santa Clara Legal Professionals Association presents “The Art of Presenting Yourself Through Virtual Communication: Projecting Credibility and Confidence” on Tuesday, July 14 via Zoom.  See Calendar page.

LSI Name Change – Legal Secretaries, Incorporated (LSI) became Legal Professionals, Incorporated (LPI) on May 1, 2020!  You may still visit the website for updates at: http://www.lsi.org

Membership Dues – Membership dues are due in July.  See Membership page for application.

LSS – Dues for Legal Specialization Sections (LSS) are due.  Please visit the link below to renew and/or to register: http://www.legalprofessionalsinc.org/legal-specialization-sections/

Annual Conference – LPI’s Annual Conference scheduled as a one-day modified hybrid meeting will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2020, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at the Stockton Hilton in the Grand Ballroom. This hybrid meeting will be limited to a total of 54 in-person attendees (social distancing guidelines will be adhered to) and internet access using the Zoom videoconferencing platform for everyone else who would like to attend.  Linked below are the new forms for the Annual Conference Hybrid Meeting. Please specify whether you will be attending this meeting in person or virtually on the conference registration form.

Association Meetings – Gatherings of people not from the same household are still prohibited.  Further information to come

To reiterate, please be reminded that life might be full of obstacles but love itself is unstoppable.  If we keep loving one another, we will come out on the other side stronger than ever before!

Thank you LALSA members and friends.  Until we meet again, please stay safe and well!

Rita Burnett, CCLS
President, LALSA