Managing the business affairs of today's law firm requires special expertise. Among other things, the professional administrator 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.
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Who are ALA's members and prospective members?
“Legal management professional” shall mean any individual who is, or aspires to be, actively engaged in the management of a legal organization or dedicated to performing its management responsibilities.
“Legal organization” shall mean any law firm or practice, legal service clinic, corporate legal department, college or university legal department, governmental legal agency, court system, charitable legal agency, not-for-profit or nonprofit legal organization, bar association, legal consulting, alternative legal service provider, law and/or legal management educational institution or other organization that is engaged in the legal industry.
The criteria for membership in the Chapter are the same as those for membership in the Association as established by the Association in its bylaws and policies and are as follows:
Membership may be granted to any individual who: (i) is a member in good standing of the Association; (ii) demonstrates an interest in legal administration and the management of legal organizations; (iii) is not disqualified by an affiliation with a business partner as defined herein or business partner-eligible entity; (iv) shares interest in and supports the purposes of the Chapter and Association; and (v) abides by these bylaws, the Association’s Code of Ethics, the Association’s bylaws, and such other policies, rules, and regulations as the Chapter or Association may adopt.
Policies governing the participation and the benefits accruing to Associate Members shall be determined from time to time by the Board or, as delegated by the Board, the Executive Director.
ALA encourages minority membership in the Association and in the profession. Please note that membership is not open to vendors or consultants.