RBGG Office Administrator Kira Hansen was recently named as one of two nationwide recipients of the Susan L. French Emerging Leader Fellowship for 2020 by the Association of Legal Administrators.  “Kira is doing an amazing job,” said RBGG Managing Partner Gay Grunfeld.  “It’s no surprise to her colleagues at RBGG that she has been recognized by her peers as a future leader in law firm administration.” 

“I am honored to have my name attached to Susan’s ongoing legacy and hope to make the association proud of its selection through positive impacts on the professional development of those in my community,” said Kira.

Here’s how the ALA website describes the program:  “The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators is pleased to announce the Susan L. French Emerging Leader Fellowship Program. The scholarship was originally established by GLJ Benefit Consultants in memory of former ALA President Susan L. French. Susan’s commitment to professionalism, dedication to the advancement of law firm administration, development of future leaders and record of long-term service to the Association of Legal Administrators, is truly the foundation of this program.  In 2019, the fellowship program was developed to assist up to two ALA members annually who have a strong desire to enhance their personal and professional leadership skills. The one-year fellowship program provides a full scholarship to ALA’s 2020 Chapter Leadership Institute and a personalized series of leadership-focused coaching sessions with Judy Hissong, CLM, a distinguished leadership consultant.”