A Community of Peers Who Understand Your Role

With colleagues from all areas of legal management, you can find immediate solutions to the challenges you face and learn comprehensive best practices to support your role.

Meet Our Members

Julissa Keene
Membership Leadership & Mentoring Team Leader
Ogletree Deakins
julissa.keene@ogletree.com
212-492-2508

I am honored to serve as your Membership, Leadership and Mentoring Team Leader for the 2018/2019 term. When I first stepped into a management role at a law firm, I needed law firm management assistance stat, but wasn’t sure where to find it.  Thankfully, a colleague suggested membership in the ALA because she was certain I would find like-minded professionals from whom I could learn in ALA.  That tip was a godsend.  Over the years, I have gained valuable friendships, connections and knowledge.  As the legal industry continues to evolve, I can’t think of a better group of people to share experiences with, grow and face challenges with, and celebrate achievements with. From our educational programs, networking and social events we’ve got you covered. But for me, the best benefit of the ALA is that I know there is always someone who will have my back! Join us and we will have your backs too.  

Membership Criteria

Membership in the ALA is open to legal administrators and other legal management professionals employed in private law firms, corporate and government legal departments, and educational institutions.

Membership in the International organization is required to participate in the New York City Chapter. Click here to complete the national application.

Regular Members
Legal administrators, regardless of the title by which that individual is recognized within his or her organization, engaged in the management of a legal organization as defined below.

International Affiliate Members
International affiliate membership is available to legal administrators who are engaged in the management of legal organizations outside of the United States and Canada.

Associate Members
Associate membership is available for those individuals who are interested in legal administration, who do not meet the criteria for regular or international affiliate membership, who are practicing lawyers, management services of the types described in (1) (01)-(05) to no more than three legal organizations, retired and unemployed legal administrators, and full-time teachers law-related disciplines and students in law-related studies at institutions of higher, and bar association executives.

Membership Application

To join the chapter, complete the ALANYC application.
To start your ALA membership, complete the membership application.