As the local chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, membership in the Pittsburgh Chapter of ALA (PLAA) provides opportunities to network with colleagues and business partners, and offers key educational opportunities to further develop skills required for the effective legal management professional.

  • Education Opportunities
  • Members-Only Communication Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Compensation and Benefits Survey
  • Certified Legal Manager (CLM) Program
  • Business Partners Program
  • Community Service

If applying September 1 – December 31
If applying September 1 – December 31
If applying January 1 – May 31
If applying June 1 – August 31

 

Regular Member
$100.00
$50.00
$125.00

Associate Member
$100.00
$50.00
$125.00

Student Member
$0
$0
$0

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Eligibility Criteria: 

Regular Membership Criteria

      • Full-time legal administrators or support managers employed in a private law firm, legal service clinic, corporate legal department, university legal department, governmental legal agency, court system, charitable legal agency or some other organization engaged primarily in the practice of law
      • Practicing lawyers with principal management responsibility in their legal organization.
      • Must be a member of the Association of Legal Administrators.

Associate Membership Criteria

Individuals who are interested in legal management but do not qualify for Regular Membership may apply for Associate Membership if they are:

    • Practicing lawyers with an interest in law firm administration and management;
    • Individuals engaged in an ongoing employment-type relationship which involves providing continuing management services of the types defined in the bylaws;
    • Retired Regular Members of ALA who are not otherwise employed;
    • Unemployed legal administrators who have exhausted their eligibility for Regular Membership who are not serving as consultants or vendors and are actively seeking employment as a legal administrator;
    • Teachers of business, organizational management, law or law-related disciplines at institutions of higher learning, as well as deans with administrative and management responsibilities at such institutions;
    • Part or full-time students in any degree program at accredited institutions of higher learning;
    • Bar association executives with management responsibilities;
    • Other individuals not specifically excluded from membership who have and demonstrate an interest in the management of law firms and other legal organizations.
    • Must be a member of the Association of Legal Administrators.