Standards Review Committee


Description: This committee is primarily responsible for the maintenance, expansion, interpretation and promotion of the Uniform Process Based Management System (UPBMS) Code Set. It is also charged with monitoring and when appropriate supporting or participating in similar efforts across the legal industry. For more information on the UPBMS,  click here.

Specifically, the committee will:

  1. Maintain a universally applicable set of standards.
  2. Educate our members and others about the use and understanding of how standards can be used to improve operations.
  3. Support and foster efforts by others to develop and promote the use of legal industry standards.

Committee Size: Up to 7

Term: 3 years

Eligibility: Membership on the committee is open to anyone in the legal management community with a stake or interest in the development of industry standards, including representatives from law firms, corporate legal departments, legal management consultants, and business partners. Knowledge of or experience with standards is helpful, but not required. A general interest or expertise in process improvement methodologies is desirable.

In-Person Meetings/Expectations: The committee will meet in-person once a year during the ALA Annual Conference & Expo. The committee will hold regular conference calls, in addition to other calls, as needed for sub-committee projects.

Call for Volunteers: Summer

Selections Made: Fall

ALA Headquarters Liaison:  Bert Saper

Current Committee Roster

Standards Review Committee Plan of Work