About Us

    In 1975, the Detroit Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators was formed.  In 1999, it was renamed The Metropolitan Detroit Chapter to more accurately reflect and represent its membership. The chapter has grown steadily over the years, both in the number of members and in the services and programs offered. There are currently more than 70 members.

    The chapter holds educational meetings on many topics, such as financial management, human resource management, information technology, diversity, and other subjects relevant to effective legal management. The chapter also offers its members registration in an email listserv – a very popular member tool used when you need to find the answer to a question quickly or to find out how other firms in the Detroit area deal with a particular situation. The chapter provides business partner (vendor) contact and reference information to members to assist in due diligence or cost comparison research.

    The chapter is committed to giving back to the local community and it undertakes several projects each year to fulfill that commitment.

    Chapter leaders work diligently throughout the year to make membership in the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter a meaningful and valuable tool for all aspects of legal management.

    Diversity and Inclusion Statement
    The Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators is a professional organization comprised of administrative managers from private, corporate and governmental legal organizations in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Metropolitan Detroit ALA embraces and encourages diversity and inclusion within the local legal profession. We value diversity and inclusion and those initiatives that promote it and look to partner with affiliated professional legal organizations to advance diversity and inclusion. We not only strive to raise awareness, but to increase our sensitivity in the area of diversity and inclusion and more closely reflect the diversity of our community at large. Having a more inclusive and diverse legal community will improve the quality of our organization’s workforce and respond to our clients’ requirements for diversity and inclusion.  We are very interested in your thoughts, comments and suggestions about achieving greater diversity and inclusion in our Chapter, our profession and in our firms. Please feel free to contact any Board member.