Linda E. Quindt is the firm administrator for the law firm of Finch, Thornton & Baird, a 25 attorney law firm in the UTC area. She has worked for the past 34 years in law firms and has managed small to large firms with an emphasis on efficiency and people skills. Quindt is a past president of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), San Diego Chapter. She acquired her CLM (Certified Legal Manager) designation in 2004 and was honored with the Spirit of ALA Award in 2008. Quindt currently sits on the board of directors for the International ALA, an organization of 9,000 members. She is an instructor at UC San Diego Extension, teaching paralegal career development.