Welcome to the Member Center

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.

Make the Most of Your ALA Membership

Take advantage of all the benefits your ALA membership has to offer including:


Legal Management Magazine — available 10 times/year in digital format

Network and Access Free Resources through the ALA Online Community

Find information by topic in the Reference Library (in the Online Community)

Browse resources by topic in the Resource Hub

Browse the latest in thought leadership with ALA White Papers and Podcasts 

Experience a rich, immersive experience through attendance at an ALA Live Event

Participate in a virtual or hybrid educational event

Access Online Learning, available at your convenience

Get the ALA Job Description Toolkit featuring over 100 pages of job descriptions and hiring resources, a $399 value, free to ALA members

Gain Leading Industry Knowledge through the Compensation and Benefits Survey, or learn more about how ALA is developing the Uniform Process-Based Management System (UPBMS) to establish standard definitions of the work legal managers perform

Earn the Certified Legal Manager (CLM)® credential 

Learn even more about your ALA Member Benefits


Discover discounts, special offers and more from business partners

 Having quality business partners on your side can make all the difference in your need to feel equipped and supported as attorneys, staff and clients make demands of their firm or legal department. ALA’s Value in Partnership (VIP)SM program is full of such partners, all ready to provide the services, benefits and other products that make an organization hum.

This program helps you find and establish valuable business relationships with nationally known companies representing a wide range of solutions categories. All our VIP partners offer exclusive discounts and services to ALA members. Take advantage of savings up to 70% on essential products and services — enough to offset your annual dues!


Manage Your ALA Account


  • Update Your Profile
  • Find Your Directories
  • Check Your Engagement 

Your ALA Membership comes with many opportunities to expand your knowledge, grow in your career and connect with others in the profession. Most of the benefits of membership can be accessed through this website. Learn more about your ALA account and get to know alanet.org!


Make the Connection

ALA Events

Attending a conference provides you education and networking opportunities.

Get Connected

Network with members in the ALA Online Community, or join us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Join a Chapter

ALA Chapters provide opportunities to connect with fellow members in your neighborhood.

Enhance Your Career

View monthly articles and Q&A designed to help you further your career.

Increase your knowledge and expand your opportunities. Become a Certified Legal Manager.

ALA offers a variety of educational options - online or in-person.

Member Referral

Do you have a colleague whom you believe would benefit from ALA membership? Refer them and earn a free webinar with our appreciation. Simply ask the applicant to enter your name when requested during the online join process, and we'll take it from there.  You earn one free webinar for each colleague you refer.

Contact [email protected] or call 847-267-1585 with any questions regarding member referral.   

Membership Renewal

The ALA membership term corresponds to the calendar year, beginning January 1 through December 31. Membership dues are payable on January 1 of each renewal term.

Terms are not prorated based on join date. For example, the term for members who join in August ends on December 31 of the current year. 

In accordance with ALA bylaws, membership may be terminated after 90 days of nonrenewal. ALA offers a renewal grace period that corresponds to this 90-day specification which concludes on March 31. ALA will begin renewal reminders prior to the close of the current membership term and will never deactivate membership without notice.

Contact [email protected] or call 847-267-1585 with any questions regarding your membership term.   


Student Members

The Foundation of ALA is focused on students as the future of our profession. With this in mind, learn more about student scholarships supporting students furthering their education in the legal field.  

Are you retiring?

Current members who have retired and are not otherwise employed, and have reached 65 years of age and/or maintained 15 years of continuous membership history with ALA are eligible for the Retired member reduced dues rate. This Retired category of membership keeps you in touch with all the news of your former profession, including Legal Management, maintains your chapter eligibility status; and grants continued access to the members-only areas of the website to participate in discussion forums, education, volunteer opportunities, events and more. Contact Membership for eligibility details, dues information and more.

Experiencing a hardship or transition?

ALA understands that sometimes challenging things happen, and we want to do what we can to help you retain your membership. Learn more about ALA policies here, and contact [email protected] for more information about your options.

Have a Question?

We're here to help. Contact the ALA Membership Team.