ALA Resources

There are many valuable resources available from the Association of Legal Administrators parent organization at alanet.org. Some areas will require your member log in information.

Bookstore:  An extensive collection of books is available for purchase in the areas of Communications and General Management, Client Services and Marketing, Financial Management, Human Resources, Legal Industry, and Office Operations. The Compensation and Benefits Survey can be purchased here.

Business Partner Legal Marketplace:  Find the specific products and services your firm needs using vendors supportive and experienced in the legal field.

Business Partner Value in Partnership (VIP) Program The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is pleased to offer its line of member benefits, providing an array of resources and services from nationally known companies. ALA members, their employers, and their families have the opportunity to enjoy the savings of special benefits these programs provide.

Career Center:  ALA has a variety of Articles & Resources to help legal management professionals develop skills and enhance our career. Job seekers can post their resume or search the database for open positions posted by employers.

Certification ALA's Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM program provides the opportunity to demonstrate you have mastered the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate at a high level of expertise in the field of legal management.

Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit.  Created by the ALA Diversity Task Force, the toolkit is designed to be used as a guide to assist in implementing and maintaining diversity initiatives in legal organizations.

Education.  In addition to local chapter seminars, the ALA offers number of other high-quality, competency-based educational opportunities.

New! eLearning Center. Professional Legal Manager ProgramSM courses are instructor-led online certificate courses designed for those wanting to increase their proficiency in any or all of five key competency areas identified for law firm managers: Human Resources Management, Financial Management, Operations Management, Business Management/Legal Industry, and Communication and Organizational Management.

Podcasts. 

The Foundation of ALA  The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators is the charitable, educational and research affiliate of ALA. Through grantmaking, programs and sponsorship, we support grassroots efforts within the Association to improve the profession of legal management

Job Bank.  The ALA Job Bank is an online job bank that connects law firms, corporations, governmental agencies and similar professional service organizations and recruiters with prospective candidates for non-lawyer positions.

Online Communities:  New! For ALA members-only. Login required. ALA Online Communities are designed for the sharing of information among ALA members around the world. Communities and Forums provide a place to get answers, advice, and brainstorm solutions on shared interests from your ALA colleagues. 

Publications:

Legal Management, a magazine featuring articles about issues facing legal management professionals

BOLD Bites (Business of Law Discussions), an e-newsletter featuring law firm management trends and innovations, member news, and association updates.

Ahead of the Curve, legal management articles aggregated by the Professional Development Committee of ALA (PDAC).

Just the Facts, a newsletter featuring news briefs and updates about ALA's s programs for Chapter leaders.

Reference Library Get answers to your legal management-related questions. The reference center can be found in the Online Communities.

Resources for Chapter Leaders (member log-in required)