Law firm adds executive director

Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P., a full-service business and commercial law firm with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Norman, has added Lorri T. Salyards as Executive Director. Salyards will manage the business operations of the firm, including accounting, human resources, information systems, marketing and facility oversight.

“Lorri’s 25-year career in law firm administration for similarly sized firms, as well as her numerous professional accolades, make her an excellent choice to serve Doerner Saunders and its clients,” said William F. Riggs, Managing Partner at Doerner Saunders.

Salyards most recently was at a 50-attorney law firm in Denver, where she served as Executive Director. She managed all aspects of the firm’s administration, including financial management and budgeting, organizational development and human resources, technology, records management and facilities. She also was an integral part of firm strategic planning.

A Certified Legal Manager since 2003, Salyards will be inducted into the College of Law Practice Management in October. Membership in the College recognizes a distinguished law practice management career and promotes industry excellence and innovation.

A recipient of the Association of Legal Administrators’ 2010 “Outstanding Volunteer Award,” Salyards has served in various ALA leadership roles, including Region 4 Officer and Chair for ALA’s 2010 Law Firm Financial Management Conference. She has held numerous Mile High Chapter offices, including serving as President. In 2009, she received the Chapter’s David Award, which recognizes a legal administrator’s significant and extended contributions to the ALA and its membership on a local, regional and national level.

A member of the ALA, American Bar Association, Legal Marketing Association, and Society for Human Resource Management, Salyards has given presentations across the country and taught in the Management Development Programme for Law Firm Owners in Lagos, Nigeria, a joint education project between the ALA and Lagos Business School. She is an instructor in the ALA’s Essential Competencies for Law Firm Administrators Program and has published numerous articles on legal administration topics. She serves as an adjunct professor in the Master of Science in Legal Administration Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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