Message from the Philadelphia ALA Chapter President

Welcome to the Philadelphia Chapter of the ALA, where we strive to think outside the box, keep up with the latest trends as it impacts the legal community, and serve as a resource for our member’s needs.   We have a dynamic board ready to serve the chapter by offering thought provoking educational sessions, creative socials, and networking opportunities with other members and our business partners. 

Our chapter consist of a diverse membership of over 200 members from all areas of the legal community including small to large law firms, corporate legal departments, and community legal services.  We are also privileged to be partnered with over 30 business partners who are experts in their fields and available to members as an additional resource.  

If there’s anything we can do to help support you, please reach out to me, Alexa Santangelo or Krista Hart with any questions, comments, ideas, or concerns at [email protected].

-Shaun W. Jones, Chapter President 2024-2026

The Philadelphia ALA is a diverse, and inclusive group of administrative professionals in and around the greater Philadelphia area. Philadelphia is referred to as a city of brotherly and sisterly love and reflects a rich diversity of cultural, religious, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental and physical disability, and socio-economic backgrounds. The  Philadelphia ALA embraces and celebrates this diversity and recognizes that there is great value in the differences of peoples and bringing them together. We elevate and honor our community by drawing from the full diversity of the city, seeking to achieve an equitable and inclusive membership striving to become a model chapter accessible to all. National DEIA resources can be found here.


ALA National Events 

Spring / Summer Registration 2024 Mental Health First Aid Certification Program

Register here - Chapter Leadership Institute July 18 – 20, 2024 Salt Lake City, Utah

Register here - 2024 Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals, September 13-14, 2024 Washington D. C.

Register here - 2024 Legal Management Fundamentals, September 27-28 2024 Chicago Illinois

Register here - 2024 Executive Leadership Summit, October 18-19, 2024 Minneapolis, Minnesota

2024 – 2026, Future Annual Conferences

ALA VIP Legal Marketplace

UNPACK ALA: Links and Resources

ALA Online Community 

Chapter Awards


Philadelphia Resources

City of Philadelphia Emergency Alerts on ReadyPhiladelphia

Philadelphia OEM "X" Account

SEPTA Alerts and Advisories 


Chapter Events  

Members Only Lunch at the new Morgan Lewis Rooftop
Thursday, September 12, 2024
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Lunch buffet and non-alcoholic beverages will be served 
Free to all members

Annual Business Partner Appreciation
September 25, 2024
5:00 pm
Philadelphia Distilling


Education Session:
Mental Health Matters
Thursday, September 26, 2024
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Save the Date


2024 Annual Fall Outing
The Riverton Country Club
Riverton, New Jersey
Monday, October 21, 2024
Save the Date


Education Session: 
What Gen Z and Millennials Want: How to Retain a Generation
Tuesday, November 12, 2024
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Save the Date


Fall Social
November 2024


Annual Holiday Party
December 2024