Joan Rataic-Lang is Executive Director/Library Director of the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA). She is a great proponent of professional development, both as an avid participant and as an enthusiastic provider, having been on the organizing committees of several national conferences and as an occasional speaker both locally and nationally. She has been managing the Courthouse Library since 2010, while rejuvenating the TLA and raising its profile in Toronto. Before coming to the TLA she had 20 years’ experience managing large law firm libraries and also worked in sales, education and executive search. If “variety is the spice of life” Joan’s career has been a highly seasoned bowl of chili.