John J. Michalik (Emeritus)

7705 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., No. 29
Scottsdale, AZ 85258-2056

Business Phone: 206. 518.2214

John J. Michalik graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1970 and was soon “diverted” into what would be a 37-year career in the management of legal, academic, and association organizations. That included 15 years at the Washington State Bar Association, where he served as Executive Director and CEO; a stint at the University of Washington School of Law, where he was Assistant Dean; and from 1995-2010 as Executive Director of the international Association of Legal Administrators, headquartered in the Chicago suburbs. Michalik is the author of The Extraordinary Managing Partner: Reaching the Pinnacle of Law Firm Management (2011) and of over 200 articles, annotations and essays on legal and management topics. He has been a featured speaker on legal and association management in six different countries. A former member of the College’s Board of Trustees, he also serves on the Board of Directors of two other organizations located in the United States and one based in the United Kingdom. Michalik’s “working retirement” activities include specialized management consulting to professional associations and academic institutions.