Community Service

The Association of Legal Administrators along with the South Florida Chapter shares a strong commitment for community service. 

The South Florida Chapter’s Community Service Committee works year-round to raise funds for local and national organizations.  In the past, our Chapter through its members and business partners have coordinated book drives for local school programs, participated in the Dress For Success Program, donated computers and other equipment, assisted other Florida Chapters during Hurricanes disasters, and provided monetary assistance.  Our chapter also has supported an annual toy drive to benefit many non-profits in our community such as, Voices for Children, Angel Tree Program through the Salvation Army, Institute for Child and Family Health, and Legal Services of Greater Miami.    

Since 2005, the South Florida Chapter increased its involvement in the community by planning ALA's "Community Challenge" events that increased member, business partners, and community member participation.   Since then our major annual event has benefited the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate. Our Chapter is consciousness that many members have been affected by breast cancer, making this cause even more meaningful to our hearts.   As a result of our efforts, four golf tournaments, two "Cocktails for the Cure" receptions and one “Bowling for the Cure” have been held.  Through these efforts our Chapter has raised more than $150,000 to benefit the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate.  Seventy-five percent of these funds have supported grants for breast cancer health in our community and the other 25% has been allocated to breast cancer research at the national level. 

Our chapter is committed to this community and it will always promote awareness with important causes that are valuable to our members and business partners.  Together we have made a difference and we will continue to increase our efforts in how we serve this community. 

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Homestead-Miami Speedway



    Our Chapter will participate in The EVERGLADES BICYCLE CLUB’s annual fall-classic bike ride and festival on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.   The Chapter will be a main Rest Stop Sponsor, have a tent at the event and have a team of riders.  Our Chapter Members, Firms, Business Partners and local vendors can participate by:

    1. Being a volunteer at the Rest Stop or Chapter Tent
    2. Members/Firm Employees/Business Partners can participate in the ride on the South Florida Chapter Team Team PW  is ALA2017
    3. Firms/Business Partners can enroll individual teams to participate in the ride
    4. Volunteer to ride (be a buddy) with a hand-cyclist.

    Proceeds from the event will go to Achilles International FREEDOM TEAM OF WOUNDED VETERANS.


    The Achilles International Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans is made up of amputees, paraplegics and quadriplegics who train and compete in mainstream marathons and cycling events on hand-pedaled tri-cycles.


    The Freedom Ride begins with a lap around the Speedway track. Cyclists in South Florida and around the country are invited! Routes include  12, 29, 65 and 100 miles courses. The century & metric century head to Key Largo and back. Routes are SAG supported. The local chapter of the Honda Gold Wings Motorcycle Club will provide traffic calming. Rest stops and lunch are included with registration.


    Please distribute the information to your firm employees – you would be surprised at how many participate in these cycling events.


    Our Chapter’s involvement with the Freedom Ride will allow our members, business partners, firm members and local vendors to spend a day serving food to the anticipated 1000 + riders, informing the general public of our Chapter at our tent and riding bikes together in the South Florida area – while at the same time raising money for Achilles International FREEDOM TEAM OF WOUNDED VETERANS.   


    For more information contact Carole Sheets at csheets@mmhlaw.com or 305-613-6163.






    • Thursday, November 02, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Akerman LLP 98 Southeast Seventh Street, Suite 1100 Miami, FL 33131

    Networking with a Purpose


    Networking with a Purpose, we are at it again and this time we are honoring Miami Music Project



    Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

    Where: Akerman LLP 98 Southeast Seventh Street, Suite 1100 Miami, FL 


    We are excited to announce this event which will spotlight our local legal associations while raising funds for a local South Florida charity.  

    Register here and be sure to note One-Time Gift of $30 for Fundraiser November 2 in the Drop Down:


    Tickets will be $35 at the door

    Our sponsors, Copytech Solutions USA Inc and Akerman LLP, are teaming up to make this event the best yet!

    Please feel free to invite anyone that would interested in or out of the legal community.

     Miami Music Project – Bringing Social Change to Under-Resourced Communities Through The Transformative Power of Music 

    Miami Music Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses music as an instrument for social transformation, empowering children to acquire values and achieve their full potential, positively affecting their society through the study and performance of music. Miami Music Project’s vision is to create opportunity and access through music for those most in need, improve the quality of life for children today and ultimately transform their lives, the lives of their families and their communities.

    Emerging as a model for music education programs nationally, Miami Music Project offers free of charge, after-school programming to all students with no barriers to entry, regardless of race or economic status. As of today, Miami Music Project has reached thousands of children and youth across Miami-Dade County, becoming one of the largest socially transformative music initiatives in US.

    • Friday, December 08, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Coral Reef High School - Cafeteria 10101 SW 152 Street, Miami, Fl 33157

    Join ALASOFLA and PinoStrong Foundation as they support the Troops station in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria. 


    To learn more about Hero Box, go to HeroBox.org

Past events

Saturday, May 06, 2017 Volunteer Opportunity -His House Children's Home
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Volunteer Opportunity - Broward College Paralegal Program Mock Interviews
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Networking with a Purpose
Saturday, February 04, 2017 Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Picnic
Saturday, November 05, 2016 Volunteer Opportunity - HeroBox Holiday Care Package
Sunday, October 30, 2016 Volunteer Opportunity: The EVERGLADES BICYCLE CLUB’s annual fall-classic bike ride and festival
Saturday, June 04, 2016 Volunteer Opportunity -His House Children's Home
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Networking with a Purpose
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Spanish American League Against Discrimination (SALAD) Judicial Reception
Saturday, April 09, 2016 Volunteer Opportunity - Broward College Paralegal Program Mock Interviews
Saturday, December 05, 2015 Volunteer Opportunity - HeroBox Holiday Care Package
Saturday, October 31, 2015 Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Picnic
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Volunteer Opportunity - PinoStrong and HeroBox
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Volunteer Opportunity - Capes for Superheroes!
Saturday, November 01, 2014 Volunteer Opportunity - Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Networking with a Purpose
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Volunteer Opportunity - Capes for Superheroes!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Volunteer Opportunity - Read for the Record
Sunday, October 19, 2014 Volunteer Opportunity: The EVERGLADES BICYCLE CLUB’s annual fall-classic bike ride and festival
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Volunteer Opportunity - Florida Bar Annual Meeting
Saturday, March 08, 2014 SFALA 2014 Golf Tournament to Benefit Miami Children's Hospital
Friday, March 07, 2014 Legal Expo 2014
Friday, November 15, 2013 E-Discovery Conference Presented by the Legal Learning Series
Saturday, November 09, 2013 Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Networking with a Purpose
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