ALA is the undisputed leader for the business of law, focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services to the global legal community.

We identify and provide solutions to the most strategic and operational challenges our members and customers face today, while we prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.

Membership dues and sponsorships support thoughtful discourse, great ideas, research, education and progressive developments within our industry that would not otherwise be possible.

ALA connects its members to all its powerful resources, helps them benchmark their law firms and legal departments against others and gain competitive intelligence they can't afford to be without.

Member Benefits:

Members-only Online Community: The best way to crowdsource ideas, give and get advice and information on shared interests, and brainstorm solutions with your peers who’ve “been there.”

Educational Experiences

Annual Conference & Exposition - Featuring 100 educational sessions focusing on legal industry trends and developments, unparalleled networking opportunities and a three-day Exposition, the Annual Conference brings together more than 3,000 legal management professionals, business partners and experts from around the world

Fall 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, including several broad-based conferences, plus specialty track events focused on specific areas including Intellectual Property, Human Resources, Large Firm Administrators, Finance, Law Firm Management Essentials, Corporate Law Departments, and more. Find the details and register at alanet.org/events

ALA Webinars give members, lawyers and their staff 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

Business of Law eLearning Center

Offers specialized courses on demand to fit your busy schedule. Choose from flexible options, ask questions from online instructor, and collaborate with fellow students

Publications / Niche Industry Content

Legal Management, your monthly digital educational magazine, in iOS, Android and Kindle platforms, and online

Legal Management Talk podcast, delivering 15- to 20-minute episodes that feature event speakers, Legal Management authors and ALA leaders.

BOLD (Business of Law Discussion) Bites, your weekly digital and monthly print digest for industry news, articles and announcements

Career Center/Job Bank

Visit ALA's Career Center and Job Bank for information and resources available to job seekers and employers, and subscribe to the careers newsletter.

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

Grow Your Network
Share Tools and Resources
Crowdsource Ideas

Compensation and Benefit Research

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 most favorable rate on the resulting data

Online Directories

Find colleagues in your state, or chapter leadership, suppliers or a peer expert – it’s all there in ALA Directories online

Member Directory
Chapter Search Tool
Peer Consultants
Legal Marketplace

Diversity Resources and Tools

Check out the ALA Diversity Resources, a robust collection of resources including the new Law Firm Scorecard to measure and implement best practices in diversity and inclusion

Exclusive Member Discounts

ALA’s Value in Partnership (VIP)SM Program provides discounts and special benefits exclusively to members

The ALA Bookstore offers a collection of informative resources prepared by experts, all designed to increase productivity and profitability

Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM

The CLM credential demonstrates mastery of the competencies needed to apply leadership and gain recognition beyond the law office. The certification assessment involves educational and experience requirements and passing an examination that tests knowledge of 56 key competencies

Volunteer/Leadership Opportunities

Lend your talent to ALA Governance and develop your leadership potential

Charitable Foundation

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