Alla Jakobson was born in Tallinn in 1952. Upon being admitted to the Estonian Bar Association in 1975, Alla Jakobson has acquired over 30 years of experience of representing clients in criminal and civil matters. She has been a member of the Management Committee of the Estonian Bar Association since 1994 and a member of the Board of the Community of Estonia since 1993. She was elected Chairman of the Community in 2005. In 2013 she was awarded with the Order of the White Star from President of Estonia.