Joan W. Gleich (Emeritus)

Business Phone: 314.609.5487

Joan W. Gleich, CLM, is the Co-Chief Operating Officer and CAO at Husch Blackwell, LLP, in St. Louis. She has served as President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the St. Louis/Gateway chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. She is one of the first individuals to be awarded the Certified Legal Manager designation by ALA and authored the  ALA monograph, Closing the Gaps – A Guide for Improving Internal Controls in Law Firms.

Joan is a former Trustee of the College of Law Practice Management.



For the past twenty years, Joan Gleich has enhanced the practice of law firm management both through her continuing efforts at her firm as well as through many ALA conferences and educational programs. Joan served in many capacities with ALA, including as a member of the first CLM Certification Committee, Financial Management Committee, several National Conference Planning Committees and many other committees. Through her lectures and writings, which include the first ALA monograph “Closing the Gaps — a Guide for Improving Internal Controls in Law Firms,” Joan continues her involvement in ALA activities that can and will enhance law practice management in the future. Joan’s many years of service in all phases of legal administration, her absolute willingness to help others in her field, and her all round good nature make Joan a very valuable member of the College.
— 2005