Member Interest Form

Managing the business affairs of today's law firm requires special expertise. Legal management professionals must deal with fast-paced technological changes, management trends that contradict age-old practices, and fundamental changes in the way the practice of law is structured and conducted.

For immediate solutions to the challenges you face day after day, the Association of Legal Administrators can help provide resources to meet those demands. Please consider joining ALA and your network of peers in legal management.

Membership Criteria
  • Any individual who demonstrates an interest in legal administration and the management of legal organizations, including legal professionals employed in a private law firm, legal service clinic, corporate legal department, university legal department, governmental legal agency, court system, charitable legal agency or any other organization engaged in the legal industry.
  • Shares interest in and supports the purposes of the Association.
  • Is not affiliated with a business partner or business-partner eligible entity.
  • Consultant to the Legal Industry. A consultant is defined as an individual who does not provide goods, furniture, equipment, supplies, materials, software, technology, insurance, investment instruments or legal industry services directly or through their company; or causes to be provided through a workforce of employees, or is employed by such an entity; AND the individual meets one or more of the following criteria:

- an individual who is a recognized subject-matter expert within the legal community;

- an individual whose primary service generally involves the sale of intellectual property, expert advice, coaching or assessment to legal organizations and who engages with multiple and changing clients;

- an individual who performs ongoing day-to-day administrative functions for one or more companies or firms which would otherwise qualify the individual for Regular ALA membership despite who employs them, including a business partner;

- an individual who is self-employed as a contractor or operating a self-owned business and performing day-to-day administrative roles for one or more companies or firms, which would otherwise render the person eligible for Regular ALA membership if an employer/employee relationship existed.

Please note: A consultant membership is bestowed upon an individual, not a company, and employees of business partner-eligible companies are not considered consultants and are not eligible for consultant membership, unless: a) the individual is performing day-to-day administrative functions at a remote or third party location; or b) the individual is employed as a legal administrator in the corporate legal department of the business organization; or c) the individual holds an administrative position similar to someone in a legal management professional role and is not responsible for business development, marketing or sales.

  Private Law Office
  Corporate Legal Department
  Government Agency
  Judicial Agency/Court
  Law Dept. of Non-profit Organization
  Bar Association
  Business Partner Relations
  Community Connection (Charity)
  Website and Newsletter
  Social Media Communications
  CLM Study Group
  Salary and Benefits Survey
  (CO) Corporate/Government
  (MO) Multi-Office Management
  (PP) Personal Injury (Plaintiff)
  (IP) Intellectual Property
  (PD) Personal Injury (Defense)
  ALA Member
  ALA's Social Media
  Business Partner