Founded in 1958, the ALA is a charitable and educational non-profit organization with individual and institutional members nationwide.
The mission of the American Lawyers Alliance is to promote understanding of the American legal system through our national network of lawyers’ spouses. The ALA strives to provide a communication network to bring our unique strengths to the preservation and enhancement of the American legal system, and to preserve the integrity of our legal heritage through citizenship education.
Each year the ALA recognizes teachers, concerned citizens, auxiliaries, and individual members who have excelled in their support of our goals.
The ALA works with more than 90 state and local affiliate groups nationwide.
To foster understanding and respect for the American Legal System.
We nurture the rule of law for freedom’s sake.
Message from the President
Sir Winston Churchill must have known our American Lawyers Alliance members, because they all give of their time and talents! His quote beautifully illustrates the passion and caring attitude that our Alliance has for helping ensure that the younger generations have the opportunity to learn about the Constitution and our Law.
I am so honored to have been selected to lead this smart and talented group of ladies for the next twelve months. However, I am only the conductor. Each of you has your own special song that contributes to the whole of our organization. From committees that work on the difficult job of selecting the Teacher of the Year Awards, To the committees that recognize the Outstanding Volunteers and Lifetime Achievement Awards, to the committees that have the fiduciary responsibility for the CARR investment, to the committees that focus on how to distribute more information on law-related education to the teachers and classrooms – you are all stars. Your job is much harder than mine will ever be!
Long Range Planning ensures that our goals are viable as we move further into the twenty-first century. Membership helps our group maintain its strength. Our grants program rewards Auxiliaries who are doing exemplary jobs of promoting law-related education. Website and the Newsletter keep us connected to all our members, as many are unable to travel and attend our meetings twice a year. And our infrastructure committees are the glue that holds us all together from year to year.
Each committee is key to our continuing success, and I urge those of you who might be interested in one of them to contact the Committee Chair and volunteer! You might be surprised at how much you will learn, and we will in turn learn from you.
My sincere thanks to you for entrusting me with the leadership for the next year. I think all the hard work was done by the leaders before me, as Cheryl and Lucy were instrumental in getting our name changed and in moving us forward with a beautiful new logo. I look forward to the year and hope that you will send me ideas that will make our year an even better one!
President 2013 – 2014