The following projects are a sample
Legal Services Organizations
Legal Services Organizations (LSO) provide free or reduced-fee legal services for low-income individuals and families; many focus on particular groups such as veterans, the working poor, immigrants or the disabled. LSOs provide a range of services. The Foundation has been developing a program aimed at leveraging the skills and resources of our members and business partners. The objective of the program is to match the depth of expertise in areas such as HR, IT, finance and general management with the needs of our peers at LSOs. Read more about this initiative.
Lagos Visiting Scholars Program
With a grant from the Foundation of ALA, the Association was able to team with the Lagos Business School in Nigeria to launch a higher education curriculum for Nigerian Legal Practitioners. Along with one ALA staff member, five visiting U.S. scholars participated in the launch of ALA's first co-branded international legal administration higher education curriculum.
Supervisor's Manual for St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP)
Gateway Chapter 1997
Project LEAP, Phase I, II, III
San Diego Chapter 2001, 2001, 2009
Project LEAP is a three-part project working with students interested in the legal profession. The first phase of the program includes a DVD of high school students interviewing employees in the legal
Innovative Paralegal Studies Lab
Knoxville Chapter 2006
CLM in a Flash (Updated to an App in 2016)
Valley of the Sun Chapter 2006
CLM in a Flash is a deck of more than 500 study cards specifically designed to help prepare for the Certified Legal Manager (CLM) exam. Each flash card includes a "term," definition and corresponding resource. Individual ALA members can purchase them through the ALA Legal Management eStore for their own use, and chapters can provide them to members studying for the CLM exam or participating in chapter-organized CLM study groups: www.alaphoenix.org.
Online Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate Program
First State Chapter 2006
Online course component of Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate Program in partnership with Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
Roadmap to Leadership Success Women's Symposium
Austin-Central Texas Chapter 2007
The ALA Austin Chapter partnered with the Travis County Women Lawyers Association to host a luncheon themed, "Roadmap to Leadership Success - Advancing and Retaining Women Attorneys in Today's Law Firms."
Rochester Chapter 2008
The "Talk Logic" project was designed to teach reasoning and public speaking skills to urban high school students. Through a partnership with the Academy of Law, Justice
Best Practices in Legal Management: A Comprehensive Guide
New York Chapter 2009
The Foundation awarded a grant to the New York Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators to support Best Practices in Legal Management: A Comprehensive Guide, which was written in conjunction with the New York Bar Association. The book features contributions from numerous law firm managers and provides a blueprint for running a successful law practice. Topics in the book include strategic and organizational planning, business development, legal practice management, and financial management: www.alanyc.org.
Law Firms are More than Lawsuits & Lawyers
Indiana Chapter 2010
The program, "Law Firms are More than Lawsuits & Lawyers," is a partnership with Indianapolis Public School's Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy and is designed to guide students toward a career in the legal profession and offer them the tools necessary to develop a variety of skills that will help them be successful, productive citizens, regardless of their ultimate career choice. Through this