Member Application

Please review the job decriptions below:

  1. Responsible for overall management of activities, including principal elements of supervision of all of the following functional descriptions, and/or general management, including management of a majority of the following activities: policy making, strategic and tactical planning, business development, risk management, quality control, organizational development, and other general management functions beyond mere attendance at management meetings.
  2. Financial management, including management of a majority of the following activities: planning, forecasting, budgeting, variance analysis, financial reporting, operations analysis, general ledger accounting, rate determination, billing and collections, cash flow control, banking relationships, investment, tax planning, tax reporting, trust accounting, payroll, ERISA accounting, and other financial management functions beyond mere recordkeeping.
  3. Human Resource management, including management of a majority of the following activities for the legal, paralegal and support staff, recruiting, selection, placement, orientation, training and development, performance evaluation, salary administration, employee relations, motivation, counseling, disciplining, discharging, benefits administration, workers' compensation, personnel data systems, organizational analysis, job design, resource allocation, and other human resource management functions beyond mere recordkeeping. 
  4. Systems management, including management of a majority of the following activities: systems analysis, operational audits, procedure handbooks, cost/benefit analysis, computer system design, programming and systems development, information services, records management, library management, office automation document construction systems, information storage and retrieval, telecommunications, litigation support, legal practice systems, and other systems management functions beyond mere procedures manuals and computer program documentation. 
  5. Facilities management, including management of a majority of the following activities: space planning and design, office renovation, purchasing, inventory control, reprographics, records management, reception/switchboard services, telecommunications, mail, messenger, and other facilities management functions beyond mere purchase order processing.
  6. Marketing management, including management of a majority of the following activities: participation in planning and developing firm, departmental and individual attorney marketing plans, collection and analysis of marketing research data, preparing and managing marketing budget, developing and implementing marketing programs, coordinating marketing efforts among departments and offices, participation in developing strategies to identify, select and promote new services offices and attorneys.
  7. Practice management, including management of one or more of the following activities: lawyer recruiting, lawyer training and development, legal assistant supervision, practice development, marketing, public relations, advertising, work product quality control, professional standards, substantive practice systems, and other practice management or administration of any legal organization.
  8. Associate membership, including, (a) practicing lawyers involved in firm management; (b) retired legal administrators who are not otherwise employed; (c) full-time teachers or students of law management courses at institutions of higher learning.

  (B) Bankruptcy
  (CL) Civil litigation
  (C) Criminal
  (EB) Employee Benefits/ERISA
  (EV) Environmental
  (F) Family
  (GB) General Business/Corporate
  (HC) Health Care
  (IP) Intellectual Property
  (I) International
  (L) Labor
  (RE) Real Estate
  (SE) Securities/Bonds/Commercial Paper
  (T) Tax
  (D) Tort litigation/Defense/Insurance Defense
  (P) Tort litigation/Plaintiff
  (EP) Wills, EP, Probate
  (O) Other
 Financial Management/Systems Technology
 Human Resources
 Large Firm Administrators
 North Dallas
 Small Firm Administrators


  • Payment of dues for Chapter membership must accompany this application.
  •  ALA Membership is not issued to an organization and membership is neither transferable  nor refundable.
  • Membership applications are accepted subject to review and approval.

Membership in the International Association of Legal Administrators is a requirement for membership in the Dallas Chapter.