Benefits of ALA Membership

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EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Annual Conference & Exposition - Featuring 100 educational sessions focusing on legal industry trends and developments, unparalleled networking opportunities and a three-day Exposition, the Annual Conference brings together more than 3,000 legal management professionals, business partners and experts from around the world

Regional Conferences, Retreats and Specialized Programs - ALA's educational opportunities include a wide range of retreats and specialized programs that will enhance your legal management intelligence, including broad-based conferences,plus specialty track events focused on specific areas including Intellectual Property, Human Resources, Large Firm Administrators, Finance, and Law Firm Management Essentials.

ALA Webinars give members, lawyers and their staff the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into a range of law office management and personal development topics, 24/7/365 on their own schedules

Business of Law eLearning Center Specialized courses offered on demand to fit your busy schedule. Choose from flexible options, ask questions from online instructor, and collaborate with fellow students

PUBLICATIONS

Legal Management, your award-winning educational magazine, provides insights from legal industry thought leaders, trends and knowledge to keep you ahead of everything that impacts the professional environment

Legal Management Talk podcast, delivering 15- to 20-minute episodes that feature event speakers, Legal Management authors and ALA leaders

CAREER CENTER / JOB BANK

Visit ALA's Career Center and Job Bank for information and resources available to job seekers and employers

NETWORK WITH PEERS

New! Join your member-exclusive Online Community. Networking and peer-to-peer learning are the top benefits of membership. Make connections and communicate with like-minded members around topics of special interest

Join a Chapter and connect locally or in cyberspace

Join the conversation in our social media channels

RESEARCH

ALA Compensation and Benefits Survey offers key data on the unique management positions in law firms – essential to creating a competitive compensation and benefits package. ALA member participants SAVE with most favorable rate on the resulting data

DIRECTORIES ONLINE

Find colleagues in your state, or chapter leadership, suppliers or a peer expert – it’s all there in ALA Directories online

Member Directory

Chapter Search Tool

Peer Consultants

Legal Marketplace

DIVERSITY TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Check out the ALA Diversity Resources, a robust collection of resources including the new Law Firm Scorecard to measure and implement best practices in diversity and inclusion

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER DISCOUNTS ON MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

ALA’s Value in Partnership (VIP)SM Program provides discounts and special benefits exclusively to members

The Legal Management eStore offers a collection of books and informative resources prepared by experts, all designed to increase productivity and profitability

CERTIFICATION

Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM Credential demonstrates mastery of the competencies needed to apply leadership and gain recognition beyond the law office. The certification assessment involves educational and experience requirements and passing an examination that tests knowledge of 56 key competencies

VOLUNTEER TO LEAD ALA

Lend your talent to ALA Governance and develop your leadership potential

CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators is an education and research affiliate of ALA dedicated to supporting activities that serve legal management and our communities