The Association

Cornell_James-2017-062019-2020 ALA President, James L. Cornell, III

Welcome to the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), your definitive source for legal management best practices, continuing education, resources and networking!  

ALA serves more than 8,500 legal management professionals worldwide in law firms, legal departments and other legal-related organizations. ALA is the premier professional association connecting business leaders and managers in the legal industry. We provide extensive professional development, collaborative peer communities, strategic operational solutions, and business partner connections empowering our members to lead the business of law.

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. This Association enriches members’ professional development through collaborative educational opportunities, leadership development and a diverse and inclusive sense of community.

In the rapidly changing time of our profession, our members rely upon their ALA membership now more than ever. 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 career and diversity resources and the renowned Certified Legal Manager (CLM)® program.

Not a member? There’s no better time than now to 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. I look forward to connecting and collaborating with you as we collectively move the Association forward and shape its future. 


James L. Cornell, III
2019–2020 ALA President