The Capital Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators is a professional organization comprised of administrative managers from private, corporate and government legal organizations in the Washington DC, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland areas. ALACC embraces and encourages diversity within the legal profession. We value diversity and those initiatives that promote it and look to partner with affiliated professional legal organizations to advance diversity. We not only strive to raise awareness, but to increase our sensitivity in the area of diversity and more closely reflect the diversity of our community at large. Having a more inclusive and diverse legal community will improve the quality of our organizations workforce and respond to our client’s requirements for diversity.
As a committee we are very interested in your thoughts, comments, and suggestions about achieving greater diversity in our Chapter, our profession, and in our firms. Please feel free to contact our Chair and Co-Chair of the Capital Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Beth Fowler and Denise Verdesoto.
One of ALA's goals is to increase diversity in the Association, in the legal management community and in all legal service organizations.
As a result, ALA launched the ALA Diversity Initiative - designed to increase awareness of and sensitivity to the differences among our workforce and to advance the concepts of inclusiveness and acceptance. To meet these goals ALA has created leadership panels, educational venues and programs.
The Capital Chapter is also committed to leading the way with diversity initiatives through leadership, education, advancement and development.
2016 Diversity Programs
March - A Sustainable Strategy for Diversity & Inclusion
2015 Diversity Programs
August - Diversity & Inclusion: 60 Tips in 75 Minutes
- ALA 60 Tips Description Outline and Learning Objectives
- Diversity & Inclusion: 60 Tips in 75 Minutes
- Resources Available from the Committee on Diversity & Inclusion
- Why Diversity? The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion (pamphlet)
- 10 Hiring and Interviewing Tips to Move Diversity Forward - Verna Myers
- Work From Home for Non-Exempt Personnel Form
- Self-Identification Form Including Sexual Orientation