Alamo Association of Legal Administrators

Membership Information

The Association of Legal Administrators is here to serve. ALA was founded in 1971 to provide support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. We have 9,000 members worldwide, in 95 chapters, in more than 30 countries. Learn more here.

The Alamo Chapter, based in San Antonio, Texas, was chartered in 1980, and has approximately 35 members. We have monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month featuring a guest speaker who addresses topics of interest to our members.

Monthly meetings also present an opportunity for our members to network about issues facing each of us in our jobs. Many members find the ability to network with their peers to be the greatest asset to membership in ALA.

In addition to meetings, membership includes a variety of programs, publications, networking activities and benefits, including:

  • Members receive monthly magazines providing the latest association news and career information for legal administrators. ALA offers many other resources, including publications, audiotapes, videotapes and teleseminars on communications, general management, human resources, office systems, finance, client development, etc.
  • The Alamo Chapter maintains an online membership directory listing all chapter members, their firms, firm size and contact information. This directory is included in your annual dues and serves as a reference guide for our members to network with each other.
  • We sponsor an annual compensation survey and participating law firms receive the results at minimal cost.
  • We hold an annual retreat each fall where guest speakers are invited to present topics to enhance our members’ abilities to perform their jobs. Members of the chapter can attend this retreat at no cost.
  • Both the international organization and the local ALA Chapter partner with legal-specific service providers and vendors to provide networking opportunities and discounts on goods and services to ALA members.

We encourage you to explore the many opportunities available to you by joining the Alamo Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. The educational and networking experiences will definitely increase and enhance your capability and professional standing and improve the quality of management in your firm.

If you would like information on membership, please contact our Membership Committee Chair:

Ann Davis
Coats Rose PC
1020 NE Loop 410, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 451-6921