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The Atlanta Chapter has been an active member of ALA since 1977.

The Chapter was organized by a small group of pioneering legal administrators who had been meeting since 1975 to help each other conquer the challenges of the fledgling profession and to better serve the firms for which they worked. When they learned about ALA they knew immediately that being part of the organization would help them achieve their goals.

Today, the Chapter has over 210 members representing more than 130 private law firms and the legal departments of corporations and government entities. The Chapter promotes the exchange of information regarding administrative and management problems peculiar to legal organizations, develops and promotes continuing education programs and makes available members who specialize in specific areas of administration for consulting purposes to the membership.

AALA Chapter Timeline                                                                                    

1975

Chapter Organized

1977

Chapter Officially formed (6/13/1977)

1986

Established Human Resources Section

1988

First Vendor Luncheon

1988

Membership Exceeds 100 Members

1989

Established Small Firm Management Committee Section

1994

First Newsletter Published by the Fulton County Daily Report

1996

Established Membership Committee

1996

Introduced Teleseminars to the Chapter

1996

First Toy for Tots at Holiday Luncheon

1999

www.atlanta-ala.org Launched

1999

Established Past Presidents' Council

1999

Established Information Technology Committee

1999

Chapter Wins First ALA Award - Best Website

1999

First Community Challenge Weekend

2000

First Service Juris Day

2000

Email Exchange Established

2001

First Newsletter Published Separate from Daily Report

2001

Established Branch Office Section

2002

Chapter Celebrated 25th Anniversary

2002

Chapter Awarded First Platinum President's Award of Excellence

2002

Membership Tops 200 Members

2003

Electronic Newsletter Introduced to the Chapter

2003

First Summer Social Held

2003

Established Knowledge Management Section

2004

Established Finance Section

2004

Established Gene Henson Scholarship

2005

Vendor Sponsorship Program Exceeds $150,000

2005

First Gene Henson Scholarship Awarded

2006

First Chapter Manager is Hired

2007

Chapter Celebrated 30th Anniversary

2007

Established New Member Knowledge Share Section

2007

Established Member Mentor Program

2007

Chapter hosted landmark fundraising event raising $37,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure

2008

Business Partnership Program exceeds $190,000 with 62 Business Partners

2008

AALA gets updated look & www.atlanta-ala.comis launched

2009

AALA hosts first "Career Day" Half-Day Seminar

2010

AALA hosts 2nd Casino Royale fundraising event raising $35,500 for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

2010

AALA updates quarterly newsletter, creates two new weekly newsletters and freshens up the website

2010

AALA attends first scholarship fair to promote Gene Henson Scholarship

2012

AALA Celebrated 35th Anniversary

2012

AALA exceeded $200,000 in Business Partner sponsorships

2012

AALA hosted ALA Region 2 Conference

2012

AALA sent 84 members to ALA Region 2 Conference

2012

AALA hosted a joint Half-Day Conference with LMA and ILTA

2016 AALA hosts first E2E: Where Education Meets Expertise event at Georgia Aquarium
   

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