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 rates published below.
Any individual interested in legal management may join ALA if the individual or their employer is not business-partner eligible. Individual members are assigned Regular or Associate status based on application criteria. Associate members receive all the benefits of membership except 1) may not hold elected or appointed office, and 2) may not vote.
Employers are Law Firms, Corporate Law Departments, Private Colleges/Universities or any other organization which is not eligible as an ALA business partner, and eligible Consultants.
|Annual Dues - US||$419|
|Annual Dues - International||$319|
|Midyear (Jul-Nov) - All||$249|
Management Professionals: Nonprofit
Employers are nonprofit organizations, government legal departments/offices, judicial agencies or courts.
|Annual Dues - US||$219|
|Annual Dues - International||$219|
|Midyear (Jul-Nov) - All||$129|
Part or Full-Time Student
Part or full-time students in any degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning are eligible. (If student is employed in a management level position, apply as Management Professional.)
|Annual Dues - US||$49|
|Annual Dues - International||$49|
|Midyear (Jul-Nov) - All||$49|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-267-1585 with any questions regarding your membership term.
Members: are you retiring?
Retired individuals who have reached sixty-five years of age and/or maintained fifteen years of continuous membership history with ALA are eligible for the Retired Associate member reduced dues rate. This Retired Associate 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. ALA even offers attractive payment options so you can forget about it and get on with other pursuits. 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@example.com for more information about your options.