All members of the Greater Los Angeles (GLA) chapter must be members in good standing of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). For information and an application form for ALA membership, please visit www.alanet.org.
The criteria for membership in the Chapter are as follows:
- Any individual who demonstrates an interest in legal administration and the management of legal organizations, including legal professionals employed in a private law firm, legal service clinic, corporate legal department, university legal department, governmental legal agency, court system, charitable legal agency or any other organization engaged in the legal industry.
- Shares interest in and supports the purposes of the Association.
- Is not affiliated with a business partner or business-partner eligible entity.
- Consultant to the Legal Industry. A consultant is defined as an individual who does not provide goods, furniture, equipment, supplies, materials, software, technology, insurance, investment instruments or legal industry services directly or through their company; or causes to be provided through a workforce of employees, or is employed by such an entity; AND the individual meets one or more of the following criteria:
- an individual who is a recognized subject-matter expert within the legal community;
- an individual whose primary service generally involves the sale of intellectual property, expert advice, coaching or assessment to legal organizations and who engages with multiple and changing clients;
- an individual who performs ongoing day-to-day administrative functions for one or more companies or firms which would otherwise qualify the individual for Regular ALA membership despite who employs them, including a business partner;
- an individual who is self-employed as a contractor or operating a self-owned business and performing day-to-day administrative roles for one or more companies or firms, which would otherwise render the person eligible for Regular ALA membership if an employer/employee relationship existed.
A consultant membership is bestowed upon an individual, not a company, and employees of business partner-eligible companies are not considered consultants and are not eligible for consultant membership, unless: a) the individual is performing day-to-day administrative functions at a remote or third party location; or b) the individual is employed as a legal administrator in the corporate legal department of the business organization; or c) the individual holds an administrative position similar to someone in a legal management professional role and is not responsible for business development, marketing or sales.
Click HERE to download Membership Application.
Or, if you have any questions regarding membership, please contact the Chapter Manager, Lori Akina- firstname.lastname@example.org