Initiatives

ALANYC works with members, business partners and local organizations on initiatives to support our community, create social impact, promote inclusion and healthy living and champion environmental awareness.

Recent Events

Our Annual Attorney Luncheon on March 12, 2019
featured keynote speaker Joseph K. West, Esq.
Partner and Chief Diversity Officer
at Duane Morris LLP.


Diversity & Inclusion:
Seeing What We Can't See: Does Bias Affect How Well We Perform?

The keynote was a CLE accredited presentation
that satisfies the NYBSA's new CLE requirement for
Diversity Inclusion and Elimination
of Bias in Legal Profession.

Diversity and Inclusion

One of ALA’s goals is to increase diversity in the Association, the legal management community and legal service organizations. The ALA Diversity & Inclusion Initiative is 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 presentations and programs. The New York City Chapter is committed to leading the way with diversity initiatives through leadership, education, advancement and development.

ALANYC Diversity Mission Statement
The New York City Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALANYC) is comprised of a diverse group of administrative professionals, including Managing Partners, Executive Directors, Firm Administrators, Office Managers, and Facility Managers from private law firms, corporate legal departments and government entities in and around the greater New York City Area. New York City is called the melting pot and its residents reflect a rich diversity of cultural, religious, ethnic, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds. ALANYC embraces this diversity and recognizes that there is great value in the differences of peoples.

ALANYC Diversity Initiative
The ALANYC Diversity & Inclusion Team promotes respect, mindfulness and sensitivity. These attributes are used to foster continued growth and education with regard to other cultures and backgrounds as well as any visible or non-visible disabilities. It does not exclude any groups and values individual contributions. ALANYC believes in the power of equality and encourages all to be inclusive and accepting of others. To welcome and celebrate the differences that make us all unique.

To view our PRISM Diversity Initiative newsletter, click here.