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Hiring in Legal Is Competitive. ALA Can Help.

As firms struggle with hiring and retaining staff, you need all the information you can gather to remain competitive. ALA’s 2023 Compensation and Benefits Survey can help.

Our annual comprehensive report is filled with data from nearly 1,000 law firms across the country featuring over 400 pages of information. It’s an essential tool to see how your firm stacks up in relation to compensation and benefits. Data is further broken down by region, state and metro area, making it even easier to compare your firm against competitors.

Firms with 100 or more attorneys are encouraged to purchase the bundle that includes the 2023 Large Firm Key Staff Compensation Survey Report, which contains data for director-level and C-suite positions in large law firms. Purchasers of the surveys consider them a valuable tool in determining compensation for new and existing positions in their firms. Visit to order both reports and download the Executive Summary.



From Legal Ops to Imposter Syndrome: Tune In to Legal Management Talk 

Legal Management Talk offers bite-sized learning opportunities that you can listen to on the go. Most are 20 minutes or less and tackle hot topics in the legal industry. 

Go to to watch every episode and stay informed. Plus, be sure to subscribe to ALA’s YouTube channel so you know every time a new episode drops! Here are some of our latest: 

  • Can AI Make Your Firm More Efficient? with Hamid Kohan
  • Don’t Let Cybercriminals Disrupt Your Fim with Jeremy King
  • A Peek Around the Corner with PDAC: Imposter Syndrome in Legal (and Life)
  • Understanding Legal Ops with Tom Stephenson

Battling Burnout in the Legal Industry 

Intense workloads, added responsibilities and requirements, long workdays, and continual stress. It’s an all-too-common scenario in the legal industry — and it’s a recipe for burnout. It’s more than just a feeling; burnout can take a toll on your mental, emotional, and physical health and start to affect your life outside of work, too. If this sounds familiar, plan to attend our next Roundtable — on October 20 at noon central — with colleagues who empathize. Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, and Joseph A. Samarco, MBA, ALPP, of ALA’s Professional Development Advisory Committee, will offer ideas for battling burnout and start an open and honest discussion on an issue that’s widespread within the legal community. Go to to register for FREE!


ALA Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, when we celebrate the important contributions Americans with disabilities make to the workforce. This year’s theme is “Advancing Access and Equity.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 22.5% of people with a disability participate in the workforce compared to nearly 68% of those without.

This month, we recognize the significant progress that has been made in advancing equity and inclusion nationwide while still acknowledging the work that remains. ALA is committed to helping you create an inclusive environment at your firm so everyone receives an equal employment opportunity. First, check out this Legal Management article on how to make your firm more inclusive for those with disabilities. Then, click here for more information on National Disability Employment Awareness Month and how to commemorate it at your office.