The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) was formed in 1971 to provide support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. The association's members are law office administrators who manage such areas as finance, human resources, systems and technology, facilities, marketing and practice development.

ALA's mission is to:

  • Improve the quality of management in legal services organizations.

  • Promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and all members of the
    management team.

  • Represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large.

ALA provides educational opportunities and services to more than 10,000 members in 30 countries. The association is structured into six regions with more than 100 chapters in Canada, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and the United States. The Hudson Valley Chapter is located in Region 1, which includes chapters in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec and ALA’s on-line chapter, the Cyber Chapter.

To learn more about the many resources and programs provided by ALA, see its website at

For information on joining ALA and the Albany Chapter please see the Join Section of this website or contact the Chapter's Membership Chair.