Member Responsiblity

On numerous occasions, chapter leaders and ALA's Board of Directors have discussed the concept of "oneness" and unity throughout the association. In effect, ALA members are the association.

The following objectives resulted from a combined effort of chapter leaders, regional councils and a board appointed task force, and have been officially adopted by the ALA Board of Directors.

Members should aspire to meet or exceed the performance objectives, which are intended to provide every member the ability to improve the quality of management in legal services organizations; promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and other members of the legal management team; and represent professional legal management and managers in the legal community and to the community at large. They are:

  • A member will abide by the Association's Code of Professional Ethics.

  • A member will take an active part in ALA through participation in chapter, regional, and/or international activities.

  • Through continuing education and other activities, a member should enhance his/her skills as a professional manager and as a responsible leader within the employer organization. Members are encouraged to communicate to the appropriate leaders topics or issues which will benefit them and enhance their ability to perform their job responsibilities.

  • A member should share his/her knowledge and expertise with other ALA members through volunteer efforts and activities.

  • A member should support the governance policies which outline the roles between and among ALA, its regions, its chapters, and its members.

  • When acting for or on behalf of a chapter, region or the Association, a member should do so in a responsible manner by utilizing appropriate due diligence and/or following appropriate and necessary bylaws, rules, standards and guidelines of the Association.

  • A member should make every effort to advance the profession of legal management and to help the Association of Legal Administrators increase its stature within the legal community.