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Value of Membership

Law office management is uniquely challenging. ALA offers the networking and resources to help you achieve success as part of a law office management team.

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CLM Hopeful? Mark Your Calendar

In 2020, the Certified Legal Manager (CLM)® exams are scheduled for April 20 (apply by February 20) and November 23 (apply by September 23). Prospective CLMs must complete their education prerequisites, submit an application and begin studying.

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ALA Annual Conference Education

Get a sneak peek at some of the confirmed conference sessions and speakers to date. View the agenda preview to see why 1,500 legal management professionals choose to attend every year.

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2020 Schedule for Web-Based Courses

Available through the internet using the WebEx/live interaction platform, they present the latest content in two topic areas in a framework that combines a live instructor with self-directed learning. Registration today for HR1: Employee Selection and Promotion.

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ALA AC2020 Summit Solutions Webcasts
ALA Renew Membership 2020 ALA Bookstore

Legal Management Magazine

ALA’s award-winning publication reports on legal operations-specific issues— stories mainstream management and legal publications miss.


Do you have questions about eDiscovery vendors, flexible staffing or hiring and retention? See what your peers have to say in the Online Communities.

Online Education Targeting Your Role

Designed by and for legal office professionals, ALA’s instructor-led courses and webinars cover topics like client experience, compliance and legal support staff training.

Live Events for Law Office Managers

ALA’s events and on-site courses cover legal practice management matters, including computer security, legal project management and emerging trends like timeless billing.

The Association of Legal Administrators is here to serve...

ALA was founded in 1971 to provide support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies.

9,000 members worldwide

91 Chapters

more than 30 countries

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.


Find and connect with legal management colleagues. Open to all ALA members!

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A variety of Articles & Resources to help you develop your skills and enhance your career.

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6 Tips for Law Firm Cybersecurity

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