The Association

Swisher_Gary-2017-03 - cropped2017-2018 ALA President, Gary T. Swisher, II, CLM

Welcome to the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), your all-inclusive source for legal management thought leadership, resources and networking!  

ALA serves almost 9,000 management professionals worldwide in law firms, legal departments, and other legal-related organizations. As the undisputed leader for the business of law, ALA is focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services for the global legal community. We take pride in being a dynamic, member-driven organization. ALA is committed to an elevated standard of excellence as we serve individuals comprising the legal industry ― wherever that person works or whatever the role he or she holds.

ALA provides it members and customers with solutions for the most critical, strategic and operational challenges they face today, while preparing them for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow. This Association enriches members' professional development through collaborative educational opportunities, leadership development, and a diverse and inclusive sense of community.

Our members rely upon the benefit of ALA membership now more than ever before. Browse our website to learn more about the latest innovations in the Association's offerings, from its educational programs and award-winning publications, to its many other resources such as its career and diversity resources, and ALA's renowned Certified Legal Manager CLM® program.

Not a member? Well there’s no better time than now to begin investing in yourself, your future, and your firm or legal-related 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. I welcome the opportunity to visit with you, and would love to share how ALA has enabled me to grow professionally, and personally, throughout my legal management career!


Gary T. Swisher, II, CLM
2017-2018 ALA President