EDITABLE AREAS - resources
* These are just a few of the valuable resources available from the Association of Legal Administrators parent organization at

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 you, the Legal Administrator, develop your skills and enhance your 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 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.

Job Bank.  ALA Management ConnectionsSM accepts ads for legal administrator positions, as well as support staff positions such as legal secretaries, legal assistants, paralegals, law clerks and other non-lawyer positions. Ads are also welcome for positions in professional service organizations (such as consulting and accounting firms) that require skills similar to those of a legal administrator or functional specialist. ALA is not currently accepting ads for lawyers, or for management positions in service industries and retail settings.

LMRC (Legal Management Resource Center).  The LMRC is designed to immediately provide the information you need or to quickly direct you to other resources, mostly on the Internet, where the knowledge you seek can be found. Start exploring and using this new resource today!

ALA Management EncyclopediaSM Articles:   The ALA Management EncyclopediaSM was specifically developed for legal administrators, managing partners, or anyone who needs concrete information on legal management issues. The Encyclopedia is a powerful tool that turns theory into practical tips and provides suggestions you can implement to get results.
     Legal Management, a magazine featuring articles about issues facing legal administrators.
     ALA Currents, a newsletter featuring law firm management trends and innovations.
     ALA News, a newsletter featuring member news and association updates.
     Just the Facts, a newsletter featuring news briefs and updates about ALA's s programs for Chapter leaders.

ALA Research Studies:  Research Studies were developed to help answer the most frequently-asked management questions posed by ALA members; they're updated on a regular basis, and lead you to the best material available. ALA members have access to over 60 Research Studies - and they're all free.
Reference Desk:  Free and comprehensive answers to pressing management questions. Receive clear, detailed responses, often within one business day of your request, or they can put you in touch with a peer consultant who can provide the type of personal experience necessary when your decision must be right, right now.

Research Center:  Get answers to your legal management-related questions.

Retreat Planning Plus:  Organizing a successful retreat that exceeds expectations takes time and effort. Let Retreat Planning Plus be your one-stop resource for any or all of your retreat planning needs.

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