As we evolve in a world with ChatGPT, the metaverse, bank closures, expanding firm ownership models, an uncertain economy, and a world full of exponential change and an uncertain future, remember — you are not alone. You are a part of a network of people with great ideas, deep experience, sharp acumen, credentialed professionals, trailblazers, strategists, leaders and friends. We come from all walks of life and have unique stories. But we all belong in ALA.
I encourage you to invest in yourself by attending one or more of our in-person conferences, joining webinars or getting involved in a chapter or two. When you do, be sure to ask others to share their ALA stories. And be sure to share yours, too.
According to data analytics company CauseIQ, there are over 46,200 trade and professional service Associations. Many share common roles and attributes such as industry focus, standards compliance or political influence. In the legal industry, ALA is the preeminent organization of legal management professionals focused on the business of law. As members, we have access to resources, provide and share thought leadership and knowledge, and enjoy networking opportunities.
But one thing that makes ALA uniquely valuable is our community of members, staff and business partners. We, all of us, are ALA. And that includes you.