We identify and provide solutions to the most strategic and operational challenges our members and customers face today, while we prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.

Mission

ALA is the undisputed leader for the business of law, focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services to the global legal community. We identify and provide solutions to the most strategic and operational challenges our members and customers face today, while we prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.

History, Purpose & Goals

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) was founded in 1971.  ALA has nearly 9,000 members worldwide, representing more than 30 countries.

ALA's goals are: 1) Develop and deliver programs and products that will provide high-quality, competency-based education to members of the legal management team; 2) Improve and strengthen the flow of information to and from the members; 3) Enhance the services and benefits available to members; 4) Increase the visibility and credibility of the Association of Legal Administrators and its members in the legal community through effective marketing and communications, and through partnering efforts with the bar and other law-related associations; 5)Retain and recruit members from all components of the legal management team; 6) Maintain the Association's strong economic base; 7) Increase diversity in the Association, in the legal management community and in all legal service organizations; 8) Promote and continue an organizational structure which clearly and effectively allocates the policy and operational roles and responsibilities of volunteers and staff through Governance Policies that ensure that organizational resources are to achieve the Association's Mission and Goals.

The Independence Chapter currently has more than 95 members, including representatives from law firms of various sizes and encompassing many areas of practice. We work with management from Northampton, Schuylkill, Monroe, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh and Montgomery Counties. We provide newsletters, seminars, monthly brown bag meetings, an annual vendor expo, and much more in our ongoing efforts to offer the highest caliber of information and education to our membership. The Independence Chapter partners with the Philadelphia Chapter and the First State Chapter from time to time to provide broader networking opportunities.

The Independence Chapter provides support to many local and national charitable organizations including Ronald McDonald House and the Crime Victims Center of Chester County and other various organizations throughout our community.

We welcome your participation, comments, suggestions and membership inquiries.

We also invite you to visit the international Association of Legal Administrators website.