Membership in ALA offers opportunities for:
- Knowledge sharing and networking opportunities (locally, regionally, nationally and internationally)
- Professional recognition
- Chapter and leadership support (substantive educational tools, idea exchanges and workshops
to educate chapter leaders)
- and a whole host of resources and opportunities for professional development - see more about
all of ALA's member benefits below.
Now in its 38th year, ALA serves more than 10,000 professionals in managing their law firms, legal
departments, and other legal-related organizations worldwide. As a dynamic, member-driven
organization, ALA is committed to maintaining a high standard of excellence in serving its members.
In addition to enriching members’ careers through dynamic and relevant educational opportunities,
leadership development, and a highly valued sense of community, ALA is dedicated to providing world-
class products, services and resources to members throughout the legal profession – wherever that
In order to be eligible for ALA membership, you must be a "full-time legal administrator or support
manager employed in a private law firm, legal service clinic, corporate legal department, university legal
department, governmental legal agency, court system, charitable legal agency or some other
organization engaged primarily in the practice of law." Or, practicing lawyers with principal management
responsibility in their legal organization.
For more information on ALA membership, please contact Shelli Stine or visit the international
organization's Join ALA site for other membership classifications and eligibility criteria including
international affiliate membership and associate membership. Please note that membership is not open
to vendors or consultants.
ALA MEMBERSHIP... your Connection to legal management knowledge, resources and networking!