Industry White Papers

ALA members are on the forefront of innovative trends in the business of law. Learn about these trends and what they mean for the legal industry in our researched white papers. 

"Market Research Reveals That North American Law Firms Expect to Lose 58% of Their Legal Secretaries" – February 2020

"Workplace Violence and Its Effects on Your Firm: The Need for Change and the Steps to Prevention" – November 2019

"The Changing Role of Law Firm Leadership" – September 2019

"The Principles of Partner Compensation" – November 2018

"The Changing Role of the Legal Secretary" – October 2018
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"7 Steps to Better Profitability: Integrating Process Improvement, Legal Project Management and Pricing" – August 2018

"The Client Cost Conundrum: Legal Service Pricing in a Post-Recession Market" – February 2016

Compensation Surveys

Legal professionals need current market intelligence to attract top talent. ALA’s Compensation & Benefits Survey and Large Firm Key Staff Compensation Survey offer the most relevant benchmark data, including:

  • More staff positions
  • Staffing ratios and office best practices
  • Comparative salary and benefits by location and firm size

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Legal Management Archives

The archives of ALA's flagship digital publication, Legal Management, comprise a trove of keyword-searchable articles on the topics that legal managers care most about. Our writers dig up the latest data, interview industry experts, and deliver the scoop on everything from facilities and operations to firm culture and communication best practices. The archives are a great place to start when you want to know more about a certain facet of the business of law.

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Legal Management e-Store

Consider the Legal Management e-Store your go-to for relevant titles in the legal management category. Check back often to see which title ALA has chosen for its Book of the Month!


Legal Industry Research

Workplace sexual harassment has often been the subject of headline news in recent months. In response, ALA partnered with Elizabeth Mell of Mell Consulting to evaluate whether sexual harassment is a widespread concern in our profession and, if so, how ALA can support members in addressing it and promoting a safe work environment for you and your colleagues. This survey was anonymous; no identifying information was collected, used publicly or distributed to third parties.  

Sexual Harassment in the Legal Environment: 2018 Survey Results

Check out the latest trends impacting the legal industry. The joint survey between ALA and Novitex shares trends and insights from more than 800 legal professionals.

2016 Report on Trends Impacting the Legal Industry

Need Help?

These members-only resources allow you to ask a peer in the industry for help with specific challenges.