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the history of MTALA

about us

In the spring of 1979, a small group of law firm leaders in Nashville, Tennessee met to discuss law firm salaries and benefits. A key member of that meeting was Doug Berry who stated that he had belonged to a local ALA chapter in Dallas, Texas. The idea that Doug planted grew and in November of that same year eight individuals held their first organization meeting to form the MTALA chapter. The National Association of Legal Administrators reviewed and approved the application and Charter, and on April 17, 1980, MTALA was officially chartered at a special meeting nearly one year after that first initial meeting.

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What we do for you

our mission

The Association of Legal Administrators, ALA, is the undisputed leader for the business of law, focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services to the global legal community.

​​We identify and provide solutions to the most strategic and operational challenges our members and customers face today, while we prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.

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Membership with MTALA offers many benefits including conferences and monthly meetings, access to the career center/job bank, networking, research, volunteer opportunities, and business partners.

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our partners

The members of MTALA are grateful for the services and support provided by our business partners. The Middle Tennessee Business Partner Program provides members with access to better educational programs locally, regionally and nationally than would be possible with an annual dues based program.

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About Richard & Richards

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