Successful law-firm management requires broad knowledge and expertise. Among other challenges, the professional administrator must address fast-paced technological changes, management trends that may contradict age-old practices, and fundamental changes in the way the practice of law is structured and conducted.

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) was formed in 1971 specifically to support these professionals. ALA’s members, now numbering upwards of 10,000 and representing employers in more than 30 countries, are administrators who lead critical areas of law firm management including marketing, human resources, financial business planning and technology.

The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (SVALA) was chartered in 1979 and is now comprised of representatives of private law firms, government agencies, and corporate legal departments throughout California’s Sacramento Valley. We meet regularly to share information and experience, provide networking opportunities, learn from business partners, and evaluate significant technological developments in the context of law-firm management.

A member of Region 6 of ALA, we share their mission to:

  • Promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of all members of the legal management team;
  • Improve the quality of management in law firms and other legal service organizations; and
  • Represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large.

This website provides an overview of ALA and SVALA, highlights our upcoming events, and offers information to current members. Enjoy our website and we look forward to hearing from you!



The Sacramento Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators is a separate legal entity from the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). ALA licenses the use of its name, mark, logos and other protected properties to chapters that are in good standing. ALA disclaims all liability or responsibility whatsoever for the actions, representations and liabilities of the Sacramento Chapter, specifically including those of any nature whatsoever arising from or out of the content of other features related to the Sacramento Chapter Web site. In no event shall ALA be deemed the guarantor of the Sacramento Chapter.