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 ~ Mary Ellen Borgelt, Texas
I am so honored to be your President this year. It has come swiftly, and suddenly, we’re here, in San Francisco, launching into 2016-2017! I am very grateful. You are a fabulous group of individuals offering friendship and competency, year after year, as we fulfill our high purpose: to nurture the rule of law for freedom’s sake.
You are Awesome! Sue Bennett asked, “Do you have a theme?” One had not come to me. But in putting together the ALA Board Member materials, I realized you are awesome. Together, we are awesome. As the year flies by, I hope we will remember our history and honor all who are today making American Lawyers Alliance awesome. So, my theme is “Don’t Forget to be Awesome!”
As we endeavor to foster understanding and respect for the American legal system, let’s continue to seek ways to grow our network serving spouses of lawyers and continue fine recognition of those on the front lines of providing citizenship education in our country. Please contact me when you have a concern or suggestion for better accomplishing our goals in the coming year.
With great respect,
Mary Ellen Borgelt, ALA President 2016~2017