Programs, Products & Services

    ALA CURRENTS 

    (Biweekly Newsletter on Law Firm Management trends and Innovations) http://www.alanet.org/alacurrents.


    ALA LOGO PRODUCTS

    Need the perfect gift for speakers, guests, leaders completing service - or just to say thank you? Demonstrate your pride in ALA with these logo products. Order online. http://www.alanet.org/bookstore/logoproducts.asp


    ALA MANAGEMENT 
    ENCYCLOPEDIA SM (ALAME)

    When you need answers to your most pressing legal management problems, you need the ALA Management Encyclopedia SM (ALAME). Now available online, theEncyclopedia provides a wealth of comprehensive and timely original articles on the topics you need most to efficiently and successfully manage your law firm, corporate legal department or governmental agency. Providing the knowledge you need – when you need it – the online Encyclopedia is a unique product.http://www.alanet.org/alame


    ALA BOOKSTORE

    Is your reference shelf a bit barren? Do you want a copy of The Extraordinary Administrator? Are you looking for ways to improve your leadership skills? Find the books you need through ALA’s own bookstore. Order online with a money-back guarantee. http://www.alanet.org/bookstore


    ALA MANAGEMENT 
    SOLUTIONS SM 

    A reference-desk service available to ALA members, at no charge. Get help with your management dilemmas from ALA staff with law-firm background and research experience. Research studies and personalized assistance save you time, and are worth the cost of membership! http://www.alanet.org/alams


    ALA NEWS 

    ALA’s biweekly member news keeps you up-to-date on national, regional and local happenings within the Association. Plus, it offers features on personal development and career enhancement.http://www.alanet.org/youralanews


    ALA VALUE IN 
    PARTNERSHIP (VIP) PROGRAM 

    ALA membership can pay for itself many times over through the special discounts offered on products and services from nationally known suppliers. ALA members, their employers and their families have the opportunity to enjoy the savings these benefits provide. http://www.alanet.org/vip


    ALANET.ORG 

    ALA is at your fingertips: news, resources, idea-sharing and much more, available at your convenience. Register for events, ask your peers for advice, read up on topics of interest – it’s all waiting for you. Just point and click! http://www.alanet.org


    AMERICAN BAR INSURANCE (ABI) PROGRAM 

    Employment practices liability insurance, group variable universal life insurance, disability income insurance – special discounts on these and other products are available to ALA members. This program is co-sponsored by ALA and American Bar Insurance consultants.


    ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    ALA’s Annual Educational Conference and Exposition is the premier event for management professionals in the legal industry. Attend educational sessions presented by recognized experts; visit the exhibit hall for the latest products and services; catch up with old friends and make new contacts. http://www.alanet.org/conf


    A BUSINESS SKILLS CURRICULUM FOR LAW FIRM ASSOCIATES(BSC) 

    Your new associates probably don’t know much about the day-to-day operations of a law firm. And it would be unusual for them to have the business, management and supervisory skills they’ll need to be successful contributors to the firm. The BSC is a resource and curriculum planning tool you can use to develop and conduct a successful associate training program, customized to fit your firm’s needs.


    CAREER CENTER/JOB BANK

    For assistance with locating a job, http://www.alanet.org/careers.


    CERTIFIED LEGAL MANAGER (CLM)

     

    For information on becoming a certified legal manager (CLM), http://www.alanet.org/clm.

    COMMUNITY SERVICE 

    ALA’s Community Challenge Weekend encourages ALA chapter members and friends to join in contributing time, energy and resources toward helping those in need tackle their everyday challenges.http://www.alanet.org/about/commconnect.aspx


    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS SURVEY 

    ALA conducts the only national-level survey focusing on salary and benefits for management positions in the legal industry; other organizations collect some of this same data, but sell it for an exorbitant price. And they don’t approach the same level of detail as ALA provides!  http://www.alanet.org/bookstore


    CORPORATE/GOVERNMENT FALL FORUM 

    If you’re in the corporate, government or nonprofit sector, you face different issues than your peers in private law firms. This program gives you a chance to address the challenges unique to your environments. Special Idea Exchanges let you interact with administrators from coast to coast.http://www.alanet.org


    DIVERSITY 

    It’s no secret that Corporate America values diversity initiatives now more than ever before. ALA’s own Diversity Toolkit gives law firms and legal departments a guide to developing, implementing and maintaining diversity programs suited to the organization’s own unique culture.http://www.alanet.org/diversity


    LAW FIRM MANAGEMENT  ESSENTIALS

    This leadship development program is designed for those with recently acquired or significantly expanded law firm management responsibilities.  It also is appropriate for experienced functional leaders who need a broader perspective on firm operations.  Legal professionals who want to develop a more comprehensive perspective and sharpen their human resources, financial, operational and leadership skills will benefit most from this program. 

     

    THE EXTRAORDINARY ADMINISTRATOR: CAREER PROGRESSION FOR LAW FIRM MANAGERS 

    What are the essential qualities of an extraordinary administrator? How do you acquire and/or develop these skills and talents? This groundbreaking book, developed specifically for law office management professionals, offers practical ideas and suggestions to help unlock your true potential and give your career that added boost. 


    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) RETREAT 

    Intellectual property firms have many specialized and detailed administrative and support requirements. This retreat concentrates on emerging trends, providing an in-depth analysis of the hot areas in IP management.  http://www.alanet.org/ip


    JOB BANK/CAREER CENTER

    Looking for a new position? Need to replace a valued member of your leadership team? Use ALA’s redesigned Career Center to post your own résumé, or advertise an open position in your firm. New features: ads accepted for management positions in nonlegal professional services firms, and staff positions in law firms; postings are fully searchable; extended run time (6 weeks).http://www.alanet.org/careers


    LARGE FIRM ADMINISTRATORS—JUST FOR YOU! 

    If you’re the principal administrator in a firm of 100 or more attorneys, check out the special services ALA has created for your benefit. The LFA caucus has its own listserve where you can discuss topics of particular interest, and you’re eligible to participate in a separate compensation and benefits survey just for large firms. Also, the Large Firm Principal Administrators retreat, held every fall, focuses on topics unique to the larger law firm.  http://alanet.org/lfaretreat


    LAW FIRM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION 

    Whether you’re a legal financial professional or the principal administrator of a small- to mid-sized firm, here’s your opportunity to enhance your financial management skills. Get the knowledge and information you need to manage law firm finances with increased confidence and assurance.http://www.alanet.org/finance


    LEGAL MANAGEMENT

    ALA's Flagship Educational Magazine -- Publihsing Monthly in Exciting New Digital Formats in 2014.  http://www.alanet.org/legalmanagement

     



    LEGAL MARKETPLACE

    Your exclusive online supplier directory.  http://www.alanet.org/legalmarketplace


    LISTSERVES 

    Are you a chapter leader? The administrator in a corporate or governmental office? The principal administrator in a firm of 100+ lawyers? Then you should participate in one of ALA’s three special-interest listserves (Chapter Presidents, Corporate/Government or LFA Caucus). These listserves are perfect tools for exchanging ideas, solving problems, sharing solutions and discussing issues unique to your group.  gbiasi@alanet.org 


    MEMBERSHIP RESOURCE DIRECTORY 

    Check it out whenever you need to network with your peers, in town or across the continent. And if you need an expert, use a Peer Consultant – an ALA member who has volunteered to serve as a resource on specific topics.  http://www.alanet.org/memberdirectory


    ONLINE DISCUSSION GROUPS

    These groups are a quick and easy way to “talk” to your colleagues about management issues you may be experiencing – and they’re only available to regular ALA members. Human Resources and Technology have subject-specific groups, and there’s an Open Forum for general topics. http://www.alanet.org/members/network/index.html


    PEER CONSULTING 

    Got a question? Phone a friend! One of the greatest information resources ALA provides is a network of expertise – those who willingly share their accumulated knowledge, wisdom and experience with others. Your fellow administrators – and ALA members – can be the best source of help. Find a friendly expert quickly through the Peer Consulting Directory: in print at the back of the Membership Resource Directory, or on the Web at http://www.alanet.org/peerconsulting.


    REGIONAL LEGAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES 

    Regional legal management conferences provide identical education across three U.S. locations, and include networking opportunities and round tables based on region.  The high-caliber educational content is geared toward the needs of legal management leaders and functional specialists.  


    200 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR LAW FIRM AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE TO WORK 

    ALA asked, and you answered: What do you do to stand out as an employer? What makes your staff and attorneys want to come to work every day? From food fests to a “respectful workplace” policy, you’re sure to find something in this new book that will help you make your own law firm an extraordinary place to work!  http://www.alanet.org/bookstore


    VENDOR RELATIONS LISTSERVE 

    Chapter Presidents and Vendor Relations Chairs can have instant access to ALA's Vendor Relations Committee.  This is a great avenue for exchanging ideas, solving problems, sharing solutions and discussing issues related to vendor relations.  gbiasi@alanet.org


    WEBINARS

    For more information on webinars available, http://www.alanet.org/webinars.