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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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ALA’s 2022 Benchmarking Survey reports on topics ranging from virtual work to firm structure to productivity. It provides important metrics on practice areas, number of attorneys, billing/hourly rates, outsourcing, office space, support needs, and more to help maintain a current and ongoing understanding of the industry’s landscape.
Read a free executive summary of the latest report.
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 Industry Research
A 2019 research study conducted by BigHand and the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) uncovers high retirement and attrition rates among legal support staff. These trends will fuel the need for law firms to act quickly to organize their legal support services in order to continue offering optimal support to attorneys and clients.
Click here to see the survey results.
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.
These members-only resources allow you to ask a peer in the industry for help with specific challenges.
- The Peer Consulting database puts you in touch with over a thousand active administrators worldwide.
- Post a message in the ALA Online Community to ask a question or seek advice.