A collection of ALA resources you should know

ALA is constantly looking for new ways to deliver what matters most to their members: learning that keeps them ahead of the curve, solutions that improve their firms, and — overall — a toolkit that allows them to be the best legal management professional they can be as they advance in their career. In this post you will find an an overview of some of their best resources, many of which were developed in the past year.

The Job Description Toolkit is a downloadable handbook that helps legal management professionals and their organization draft better job descriptions — both for finding the best candidates and managing their performance once they’re hired. There are sample descriptions, which also apply Uniform Process Based Management System (UPBMS) classifications, for more than 40 different business of law jobs.

Member price: Zero! | Non-member price: $399



The Compensation and Benefits Survey gathers data from more than 1,000 firms across the United States to report pay and perks for over 60 different law firm positions. Legal managers use its 400-plus pages to evaluate their employees’ compensation (and their own), to determine whether they’re competitive in the job market, and to develop pay structures for new locations. Download the free Executive Summary to get an overview of the data and analysis of the trends.

Member price: $299 (survey participant); $399 (non-participant) | Non-member price: $549 (survey particpant); $759 (non-participant)


Job Bank
Looking for a new career challege? ALA’s Job Bank is continually adding high-quality positions from firms, legal departments and government offices all over the U.S. and Canada. You can also list your résumé in our database for prospective employers.

Looking to fill a role at your organization? Traditional job boards make it difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. Our Job Bank specializes in legal management roles and legal support positions, and it’s used by job seekers who tend to already have extensive legal experience

Job seeker price: Free to view listings and post your résumé | Employer price: To advertise a job, $299 for organizations that employ an ALA member and $499 for non-member organizations

Legal Management Resource Hub
Introduced this year, the Legal Management Resource Hubs gather all the recent relevant education resources for a single knowledge area in one place. That means conference recordings, e-learning courses, webinars, Legal Management articles and more. Hubs already exist for Human Resources and Finance; look for us to add C-Suite and Law Firm Management Essentials soon.

Member price: Zilch! * | Non-member price: Nada! *

* Access to the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo session recordings is free for attendees. Non-attendees can pay $79 for the FM package or $69 for the HR package.

Event Planning Plus
We know planning events for your workplace or chapter can be tough, especially when you have so much else on your plate. That’s why Event Planning Plus allows you to harness the experience and connections of ALA’s own meeting specialists to develop educational programs, find suitable locations, book prominent speakers, and create a budget you can stick to.

Price: Varies. Email EventPlanningPlus@alanet.org for more information.