2022 Alaska ALA Holiday Party

December 13th

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Saint Coyote

135 W. Dimond Blvd, Suite 111

Join Alaska ALA for our Holiday Party!

We will be doing our Sneaky Santa gift exchange which is always lots of laughs!  Bring a wrapped gift ($25 max) to join in! 

Kick off the holiday season with some networking time with fellow legal administrators and business partners — as well as some laughter, drinks and delicious food.

If you know of a colleague who is not yet a member but is thinking about it, please feel free to invite them along; these social events are a perfect way to introduce a new person to the group!

Please RSVP to Janet Tipton (jltipton@hollandhart.com) by December 12th.

Ice Cream Social

The Ice Cream Social was a big hit on Tuesday.  Thank you to everyone who participated and we missed you if you were unable to attend. 

Representatives from Clare House joined us and explained different programs and how their facility works.  I am very excited to let everyone know they left with a big box and two huge bags of supplies plus contributions totaling $750.00.

We enjoyed great conversation and ice cream on a bright, sunny day.  Thank you all for making the event a big success!

2017 Presidents’ Award of Excellence!

We are proud to announce that the Alaska Chapter of the ALA has received the 2017 Presidents’ Award of Excellence. This program is a performance guideline that the Alaska ALA Chapter has met in taking effective and collaborative action in support of ALA’s mission to promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and all members of the legal management team; to improve the quality of management in law firms and other legal service organizations; and to represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large. Our chapter will be receiving this recognition at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Denver in April.

Region 5 Team Management

The Alaska Chapter is in ALA’s Region 5 which consists of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon Territory. Region 5 is the largest geographical region in the ALA network.

Click here to read more about the Region 5 Team Management.

Region 5 Chapter Websites

ALA Code of Professional Ethics

In 1991, ALA adopted a Code of Professional Ethics to outline professional ethics standards for legal administrators. During the past year, the ALA Board of Directors appointed a task force, chaired by Past President Wendy Rice-Isaacs, to review the existing Code of Professional Ethics and recommend necessary updates to best reflect the current state of the profession and administrators’ responsibilities. In addition, the Board appointed a group to review the Member Performance Objectives. As a result of these efforts, the Association has adopted the following newly revised Code of Professional Responsibility that encompasses the spirit of the previous code and performance objectives, and reflects our professional responsibilities in today’s profession.

As legal management professionals, members of ALA shall abide by high ethical standards. This ALA Code of Professional Responsibility sets forth standards for the administration of legal management practices. Legal administrators at all levels have a responsibility to uphold and incorporate these standards into their everyday performance. This Code applies to the administration of legal organizations including private firms, corporate legal departments, legal clinics, government agencies and courts.

I. Responsibilities to the Profession of Legal Management:

  1. Uphold the ALA Code of Professional Responsibility and the mission of the Association of Legal Administrators;
  2. Conduct oneself with integrity and project a positive image of the legal management profession;
  3. Pursue continuing education to maintain a high level of proficiency in management procedures and issues;
  4. Promote initiatives for civic, economic and social well-being within our communities; and
  5. Advocate increased diversity in the legal management community and in all legal service organizations.

II. Responsibilities to the Legal Employer and its Employees:

  1. Foster an environment that promotes the use and improvement of sound business practices where all employees can develop, contribute and prosper;
  2. Be truthful and forthright in all forms of professional and organizational communication;
  3. Report financial information promptly, completely and accurately, and in a manner that facilitates informed decision making;
  4. Implement policies and procedures to address professional responsibility, business ethics and conduct;
  5. Establish an appropriate grievance and appeals process tailored to the legal organization’s size and structure; and
  6. Promote a work environment that does not discriminate, intimidate or allow harassment based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status, marital status, sexual orientation or other legally protected characteristics.

III. Responsibilities to those Outside the Legal Organization:

  1. Respect the customs and practices of clients, prospective clients, business partners and the community at large;
  2. Avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest and advise all appropriate parties of potential conflicts;
  3. Refrain from soliciting or accepting any fee, commission, gift, gratuity, discount or loan on behalf of oneself, family or friends, that may influence business decisions;
  4. Ensure the existence of policies and procedures to provide quality client service;
  5. Utilize confidential and proprietary information solely for legal practice or management purposes and not to further private interest or personal profit; and
  6. Support outreach activities that cultivate pro bono assistance and law related public education to meet community needs.

Job Bank

Welcome to the Alaska ALA Job Bank! The Job Bank is provided to assist firms or legal departments seeking to hire qualified management personnel and to support our Chapter members. Advertising is open to Chapter members, law firms, corporate/government law departments, executive search firms, and employment agencies. The position posting may identify the firm name in the position description or it can be confidential. The Chapter offers this service at no cost.  See the disclaimer below.


Please be advised that there is no evaluation or recommendation of either employer firms or members postings. All inquiries/postings received are handled in strict confidence. The only guidelines:

  • Please prepare the posting as you want it to appear — we do not rewrite the listing.
  • If you prefer the listing to be confidential and want responses returned to us, please tell us. We will then immediately forward any responses to you.
  • Applicants need to notify us when they obtain employment so we can remove their listing.
  • When firms have filled their positions, they are requested to notify us so we can remove their listing.
  • Please note, this is not a listing of secretarial/support staff positions.

How to Submit a Posting

Chapter members, employers or any other advertiser who would like to post a Position Available or Position Wanted listing should submit the information to Laura Newman – csg@alaskalaw.com

National Job Bank

ALA Headquarters, based in Lincolnshire, Illinois, maintains a nationwide job bank for legal administrators exploring career opportunities and for organizations seeking a legal manager. Listings are updated weekly and are accessible to over 8,500 ALA members as well as prospective employers. For information concerning fees and details about the National Job Bank, contact Member Benefits at ALA International, www.alanet.org/career-center or 847.816.1212. Current job postings are recorded on 708.445.6777.


The Alaska ALA Chapter makes no guarantee and accepts no legal responsibility resulting from positions or personnel secured through this service. “Positions Available” and “Positions Wanted” descriptions are written by the firms/individuals involved and are not independently reviewed and/or verified by the Chapter. The Alaska ALA Chapter is only posting these positions as a service to its members and the firms, and is not an employment agency. We recommend that you pursue all means available in locating positions or personnel. The Alaska ALA Chapter does not enter into salary negotiations nor will it mediate any disputes that may arise in connection with any postings.