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.


The Association of Legal Administrators mission is to promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of all members of the legal management team; improve the quality of management in law firms and other legal service organizations; and represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large.

History, Purpose & Goals

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) was founded in 1971 to provide support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. 

ALA serves more than 9,300 management professionals in their law firms, legal departments, and other legal-related organizations worldwide.  As a dynamic, member-driven organization, ALA is committed to a high standard of excellence as we serve our members and other in the legal marketplace.

ALA is dedicated to providing world-class products, services, and resources to members throughout the legal profession.  ALA enriches members' professional development through collaborative educational opportunities, leadership development, and a diverse and inclusive, highly valued sense of community.  

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 Smile Train, Ronald McDonald House, Melmark and the Crime Victims Center of Chester County.

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

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