2023–2024 ALA President, Geoffrey M. Williams, CLM, MBA, MDiv
Welcome to the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), the premier professional association connecting legal management professionals and empowering our members to lead the business of law. In service to our more than 8,000 members worldwide, we provide extensive professional development, collaborative peer communities, strategic operational solutions and business partner connections.
As a member, ALA gives you access to solutions for the most critical strategic and operational challenges you face today, while preparing you for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow. ALA continues to innovate and find various ways to keep members connected both virtually and in-person.
Our in-person events allow networking and education to thrive. ALA’s two newest events include the Legal Management Fundamentals conference — for those just starting their legal administration careers — and the Executive Leadership Summit, a deep dive into forward-thinking topics to help you drive results in your firm. We have also expanded our online opportunities for members to stay informed and grow professionally, including offering Mental Health First Aid training; producing webinars, white papers and podcasts covering the cutting-edge topics you need to know; providing educational programming options and on-target content in ALA’s publications; and continuously updating career and diversity resources.
The Strategic Direction that we rolled out in 2021 continues to drive us forward in how we deliver our products and services. With the help of our various committees, Board leadership and ALA staff, we will keep working to provide new solutions and resources to empower members to lead and be influencers in the business of law.
Not a member? Now is the perfect time to join! Begin investing in yourself, your future and your legal organization’s success. You can learn more about ALA by visiting the member benefits section of the website. If you would like to contact me directly about ALA, please do not hesitate to do so. I look forward to continuing the collaboration and connection as we move the Association and you — its biggest and brightest asset — forward.
I am excited for this opportunity to serve as your Association President and look forward to walking this journey with you.
Geoffrey M. Williams, 2023–2024 ALA President