Individual Dues Investment

Membership belongs to the individual and follows the member for the calendar year term January 1–December 31. Memberships that begin in January through November will expire December 31 of the year applied. Memberships that begin in December will not expire until December 31 of the following year. Dues rates are adjusted at midyear for partial year memberships according to the dues rates published below. All dues are in U.S. dollars. Membership dues are considered earned upon payment to the organization, and membership is not transferable to another individual.

Any individual interested in legal management may join ALA if the individual or their employer is not business-partner eligible.

An organizational pricing dues option is also available. Organizational Pricing is based on attorney count worldwide and offers the organization the ability to add an unlimited number of members for one yearly cost. Current members may enroll their organization during the August 1-September 30 enrollment period. New organizations may enroll throughout the year. Learn more about organizational pricing.


Management Professionals

Management professionals employed by law firms, law departments, private colleges/universities or any other organization not eligible as an ALA business partner, and eligible consultants.

Annual Dues - U.S.$439
Annual Dues - International$339
Midyear (Jul-Nov) - U.S.$269
Midyear (Jul-Nov) - International$199


Management Professionals: Nonprofit

Employers are nonprofit organizations, government legal departments/offices, judicial agencies or courts.

Annual Dues - U.S.$229
Annual Dues - International$229
Midyear (Jul-Nov) - All$139



Part or full-time students not already employed as management professionals and in any degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning are eligible with proof of current enrollment, for up to four terms.

Annual Dues - U.S.$49
Annual Dues - International$49
Midyear (Jul-Nov) - All$49



Individuals who are retired and have reached 65 years of age are eligible.

Annual Dues - U.S.$49
Annual Dues - International$49
Midyear (Jul-Nov) - All$49


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.   

Members: are you retiring?

Retired individuals who 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 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.