The Association


2021-2022 ALA President, Michael T. Bumgarner, CLM, CPA, CGMA

Welcome to the Association of Legal Administrators, the premier professional association 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. The legal industry saw unprecedented change this last year as a result of the pandemic. As we’ve had time to reflect and figure out how to keep pushing forward, we’ve learned so much about what we need to do to continue this momentum of change. That is what will keep our legal organizations and ALA on the path to growth and success. Browse our website to learn more about the latest innovations in the Association’s offerings, from virtual member meetupseducational programming options and award-winning publications to the many career and diversity resources.

And did you know that ALA is celebrating its 50th year? The Association, its members and the legal industry have endured a lot over those decades and have come out stronger as a result. We look forward to celebrating our birthday with you and sharing in 50 more years of continued growth and development!

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’m excited for this opportunity to serve as your Association president and look forward to you joining me on this journey.

Michael T. Bumgarner, CLM, CPA, CGMA
2021-2022 ALA President
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