As a worldwide, cooperative non-profit organization, the International Association of Law Libraries:
- promotes the work of individuals, libraries, and other organizations concerned with the dissemination of legal information;
- advances the education of law librarians, lawyers and other legal information professionals by providing substantive educational programs on foreign and international legal systems in venues all around the world;
- supports educational and professional opportunities for newer legal information professionals, especially those from developing nations, by providing financial support in the form of bursaries and scholarships for annual course attendance and internships;
- shares legal knowledge and scholarship and increases access to legal information on a worldwide basis through the International Journal of Legal Information and other publications, and its website;
- fosters networking and mentoring among legal information professionals on a worldwide basis by creating and maintaining ongoing relationships between IALL and other international, national and regional law library and legal information organizations; and
- supports and encourages the development of national and international legal information policies and promotes free access to legal information on a worldwide basis through policy statements and scholarship.