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 



March 2, 2015

To: The members of the First State Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators

Re: First State Chapter Yearly Membership Dues 4/1/2015 – 3/31/2016

Another year has passed and it is time to renew your First State Chapter membership. The yearly membership dues for the First State Chapter are $225. Please fill out the membership form and return with full-payment to the address listed at the bottom of the form by Tuesday, March 31st.

Make sure to select a least one committee on which you would to serve. Committee involvement is very important to our chapter and a great benefit to you as a member. Being a part of a committee is a great way to learn more about the chapter and its members, and enables you to take an active role in our chapter events, educational programs, communications and various other activities. The time commitment is minimal.

Please also keep in mind that membership with the National Association of Legal Administrators and the First State Chapter is not limited to Legal Administrators. If you have an Attorney, Controller, IT Professional, Group Manager, etc., that you believe would benefit from our organization, please invite them to one our monthly meetings so that they can see first hand. You can find the criteria for joining the National Association of Legal Administrators on their website – www.alanet.org.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call at 302.472.1732.

Kindest regards,

Rachel A. Nuzzi

Membership Chair


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