Home to the state capitol, more than half our membership lives in the Midlands. As a result, most of our meetings are currently held in Columbia.

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The westernmost region of the state has many legal management professionals that broaden the wealth of knowledge you have access to when joining SCALA.

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Spanning across the coast of South Carolina, the Lowcountry is replete with firms with legal management professionals who benefit from networking opportunities provided by SCALA.

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Driven by constant innovations in technology, new developments in the law, and ever-changing economic considerations, the role of the legal administrator continues to expand. The South Carolina Chapter – Association of Legal Administrators (SCALA) provides support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies throughout the entire state of South Carolina. The mission of SCALA is to promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and all members of the management team.

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member spotlight

SCALA provides its members with a wealth of information through peer contact and educational meetings featuring well-known speakers from all over the country.

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    Leah A. Buttry, Firm Administrator

    Member of SCALA Since: 2007

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    Rhonda Houghton, Office Manager

    Member of SCALA Since: 2014

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    Judy Carberry, Firm Administrator

    Member of SCALA Since: 2011

business partner spotlight:

Insurance Management Consultants

IMCI is a specialty risk and insurance agency.  We add a personal touch in the most important way: we speak your language.  By limiting the type of clients we take on, we have gained expertise in the industries we serve.

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next up event:

October Meeting – Roundtable Discussions

Friday, October 14th, 2016


Contact Shelly Lynch, SCALA Program Chair, to RSVP.


Francis Marion Hotel

387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

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If you meet the criteria for membership in the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), you automatically meet the criteria for membership in the South Carolina Chapter – Association of Legal Administrators (SCALA). You must be a member of ALA in order to be a member of SCALA. Membership criteria and benefits of joining ALA can be found on the membership page of ALA’s website.

The South Carolina Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators is a separate legal entity from the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). ALA licenses the use of its name, mark, logos and other protected properties to chapters that are in good standing. ALA disclaims all liability or responsibility whatsoever for the actions, representations and liabilities of the South Carolina Chapter, specifically including those of any nature whatsoever arising from or out of the content of other features related to the South Carolina Chapter website. In no event shall ALA be deemed the guarantor of the South Carolina Chapter.

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