The mission of the PLAA is to promote the exchange of information regarding the administration and management of legal organizations. The organizations goals are: to promote continuing education programs, peer networking, to support goals and programs of the Association of Legal Administrators, community service, and to participate in any other way in the advancement of legal administration.
Membership meetings occur in February, June, September, November and December. These meetings provide members an environment conducive to networking and the exchange of ideas concerning trends and developments affecting the legal and business community. The majority of these meetings also offer speakers on topical issues.
Through the organization's Education Committee, a variety of educational experiences are sponsored to enhance the personal and professional growth of members. Events include, but are not limited to, seminars, roundtable discussions, and the presentation of ALA webinars. See events (members only) for more information on the PLAA's educational resources..
Every other year the PLAA sponsors an educational conference. The Education Conference Committee is appointed to organize the event. The conference typically consists of educational and social events that provide members and business partners with invaluable educational material and networking opportunities.
Annual Attorney / Administrator Event
Each year, the PLAA sponsors this special event where PLAA members, and members of their organizations management, are invited to a luncheon with their counterparts from other organizations. The event includes a lunch and a presentation from a prestigious speaker. The event reinforces the value of a PLAA membership and raises the awareness of the role played by the legal administrator in the modern legal environment.
The Chapter's e-newsletter, "To The Point," serves to maintain quarterly communications to all members, and it also includes timely educational articles.
This valuable service provides members with current information regarding compensation trends within the local legal community, performance standards used as a component in evaluating legal personnel, and a review of benefits offered by member organizations.
Membership in the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is a prerequisite of membership in the PLAA. PLAA members take advantage of the ever increasing array of membership services and programs offered by the ALA. ALA members are eligible for an associate membership in the American Bar Association, a further recognition of the vital role played by administrators in modern law office management.