Welcome to FirstStateALA.org

The website for the First State Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators located in Delaware.

For more information about the Chapter and Association of Legal Administrators, see About ALA.


 Welcome to the First State Chapter Association of Legal Administrators website.  We hope that you will find the various resources available through this site helpful. The members of our Marketing and Communications Committee work very hard to ensure that the website is a valuable tool and resource to everyone that visits the site. 

The First State Chapter was established in 1979 and has been providing educational and networking opportunities to its members since that time. Our Chapter members are legal administrators, human resource professionals, corporate legal department managers and managers of all aspects of law firm operations. Our members have a direct connection to or are the decision makers for many law firms in the State of Delaware.

The Chapter strives to provide monthly educational sessions that keep our members up to date in the current trends and hot topics in the legal field.  These sessions are invaluable to our members and assist them to excel in their profession. Our Chapter also provides members with a direct link to their peers for advice and networking.  If you are a legal administrator in Delaware and not a current member of the First State Chapter, I encourage you to contact me or any member of the Board of Directors to discuss the benefits of membership. We are always looking for new members to join our dynamic group of professionals.

While browsing our site, please review the Business Partner Sponsorship page for information on our Chapter’s current Business Partners.  The Chapter is grateful for their support and recognizes that without their support we would not be able to offer many of the benefits that we provide to our members. Our Business Partners play an important role in educating, assisting and providing professional services to the law firms of our members. Our Chapter values their support and encourages our members to consider them first when purchasing products or services for the firms that they manage.

Please feel free to contact me or any members of our Board of Directors if you have any questions, comments or suggestions for our Chapter.

Best regards,
Amy W. Kiefer
First State Chapter President 

Upcoming Events

Bullies in the Law Firm presented by Brenda L. Thompson, Director of Human Resources, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
We hear a lot about bullying on the playground, but what happens when the bullies grow up and enter the workforce?
May 06, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Technology Infused Leader with Technology Expert, Scott Klososky
2014 Annual Legal Leadership Forum
May 13, 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lean Six Sigma and Legal Process Improvement
Join us on June 10 for a presentation by on what it means to go “Lean;” what is Lean Six Sigma all about; and hear about examples of Lean Six Sigma in action.
June 10, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Announcements

A link to the videotaped presentation The Affordable Care Act and Strategies for Employers is now available under the Members Area.  Click here to be taken directly to  the link. 

Click here to view pictures from the 2013 Annual Halloween Party at Emmanuel Dining Hall.

Check out the latest issue of the Blue Hen News click here

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