Founded in 1971 by individuals managing legal organizations, ALA focuses on serving the legal management community through our mission:
ALA is the premier professional association connecting leaders and managers within the legal industry. We provide extensive professional development, collaborative peer communities, strategic operational solutions, and business partner connections empowering our members to lead the business of law.
Annual Conference & Exposition — Featuring nearly 100 educational sessions focusing on legal industry trends and developments, unparalleled networking opportunities and a three-day Expo, the Annual Conference brings together more than 3,000 legal management professionals, business partners and experts from around the world.
Conferences, Retreats and Specialized Programs — ALA’s educational opportunities include a wide range of retreats and specialized programs that will enhance your legal management intelligence, plus specialty track events focused on specific areas including Intellectual Property, Human Resources, Large Firm Administrators, Finance, and Law Firm Management Essentials.
ALA Webinars — Members, lawyers and their staff have the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into a range of law office management and personal development topics, 24/7/365 on their own schedules.
Online Learning Center — Delivering specialized courses offered on demand to fit your busy schedule. Choose from flexible options, ask questions from online instructor, and collaborate with fellow students.
BOLD Bites — ALA’s weekly newsletter that includes industry news updates, highlights of ALA events, ALA member and association news and more.
Legal Management — your award-winning educational magazine, provides insights from legal industry thought leaders, trends and knowledge to keep you ahead of everything that impacts the professional environment.
Legal Management Talk podcast — delivering 15- to 20-minute episodes that feature event speakers, Legal Management authors, conference speakers and ALA leaders.
CAREER CENTER / JOB BANK
Visit ALA’s Career Center and Job Bank for information and resources available to job seekers and employers.
NETWORK WITH PEERS
New! Join your member-exclusive Online Community. Networking and peer-to-peer learning are the top benefits of membership. Make connections and communicate with like-minded members around topics of special interest.
Join a chapter and connect locally or in cyberspace.
Join the conversation in our social media channels!
ALA Compensation and Benefits Survey offers key data on the unique management positions in law firms — essential to creating a competitive compensation and benefits package. ALA member participants SAVE with the most favorable rate on the resulting data.
Find colleagues in your state, or chapter leadership, suppliers or a peer expert — it’s all there in ALA Directories online
DIVERSITY TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Check out the ALA Diversity Resources, a robust collection of resources to help you measure and implement best practices in diversity and inclusion.
EXCLUSIVE MEMBER DISCOUNTS ON MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
ALA’s Value in Partnership (VIP)® program provides discounts and special benefits exclusively to members.
The Legal Management Bookstore offers a collection of books and informative resources prepared by experts, all designed to increase productivity and profitability.
Certified Legal Manager (CLM)® Credential demonstrates mastery of the competencies needed to apply leadership and gain recognition beyond the law office. The certification assessment involves educational and experiential requirements in addition to passing an examination that tests knowledge of 56 key competencies.
VOLUNTEER TO LEAD ALA
Lend your talent to ALA Governance and develop your leadership potential.
The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators is an education and research affiliate of ALA dedicated to supporting activities that serve legal management and our communities.
STUDENTS: Learn more about how the Foundation is focusing on students as the future of our profession, including a scholarship for students furthering their education in the legal management field.
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Phone: (847) 267-1389
ALA International Related Links and Resources
Link to About ALA
Link to ALA International Online Community
Link to ALA Event Calendar
Link to Legal Management magazine
Link to ALA Diversity Toolkit
Link to ALA Business Partner
Link to ALA Legal Marketplace
Link to ALA BOLD Bites, the weekly newsletter