Welcome to the Los Angeles Legal Secretaries Association (LALSA) Website

We are a local association of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated (“LSI”).

About Us

In 1929, an idea was formed and initiated to gather together a group of legal secretaries in order to learn what was required in the preparation and filing of legal documents.

In 1931, Los Angeles Legal Secretaries Association (LALSA) was established and organized for the purpose of providing educational, professional and personal development programs to its members.

By 1934, this idea blossomed and spread throughout the state of California, and in 1940, Legal Secretaries Incorporated, (also known as LSI®) was formed as a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation.  Membership is open to anyone within the legal profession.

With few exceptions, LALSA holds a dinner meeting on the third Tuesday of every month at TAIX French Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles; a guest speaker presents a legal educational topic.  Click here for information about are next meeting.


Code of Ethics

It shall be the duty of each member of Legal Secretaries, Incorporated, to observe all laws, rules and regulations now or hereafter in effect relating to confidentiality and privileged communication,  acting with loyalty, integrity, competence and diplomacy,
in accordance with the highest standards of professional conduct.

Dedicated in memory of Joan M. Moore, PLS, CCLS, LSI President 1980-1982
(Adopted by the Board of Governors at the LSI Third Quarterly Board of Governors Meeting, February