The Association


elsbury_debbie2020-2021 ALA President, Debra L. Elsbury, CLM

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 8,500 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.  In this rapidly changing time of our profession, highlighted specifically by the unanticipated shift in legal organizations due to a pandemic we could not plan for, our members rely upon their ALA membership now more than ever. The support provided by our members and business partners to one another has been showcased in early 2020. Through Hangouts, Zoom meetings, COVID-19 Roundtables, the ALA spirit of collaboration and helping the next one in line has elevated our members’ ability to successfully navigate this new landscape. Browse our website to learn more about the latest innovations in the Association’s offerings, from its Coronavirus Response page, educational programming options and award-winning publications to its many career and diversity resources.

Not a member? Now is the time. Begin investing in yourself, your future and your firm or legal organization’s success. You can learn more about ALA by visiting the member benefits section on 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.

As always, I am proud to serve with you and for you.

Debra Elsbury, CLM
2020-2021 ALA President
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