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

ALANYC offers five types of membership in the chapter broken into two categories:

REGULAR MEMBERS:

  • Regular Membership: A member who is in good standing with ALA, who meets regular membership criteria as outlined in ALANYC’s chapter bylaws and whose place of work is physically located in the New York City area. The annual Regular Membership rate is $275 and entitles you to the full suite of membership benefits.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

  • Reciprocal Membership: A member who is in good standing with ALA and is already a member of another ALA chapter and whose firm has an office located in the New York City area. Proof of primary chapter membership is required. The annual Reciprocal Membership rate is $100 and entitles you to limited membership benefits.
  • Hardship Membership: ALANYC is pleased to offer a financial hardship plan to members who are unemployed or temporarily disabled and who are in good standing with ALA and meet regular membership criteria as outlined in ALANYC’s chapter bylaws. Carefully review the terms of the plan as outlined below.

Terms of the Hardship Plan

  • The financial hardship plan is available to anyone who is a member in good standing of ALANYC and who is currently up for renewal of their membership and is unemployed or temporarily disabled.
  • Temporarily disabled members, including those on unpaid parental leave, also are eligible for the plan provided they meet the terms of item 1 above.
  • The annual hardship dues rate for ALANYC regular members is $75, a savings of $200 from the full dues of $275.
  • The hardship dues must be paid in full.
  • Members granted a Hardship Plan receive such status for a period of one (1) year and such member can reapply for a Hardship Plan during the next membership renewal period.
  • Members who renew with the hardship plan will still receive all ALANYC member benefits.
  • To apply for the hardship program, members must complete and submit an application at renewal on which they attest that they are unemployed or temporarily disabled and must submit any applicable dues.

For questions about the hardship plan, contact Member Services at info@alanyc.org.

  • Retired Membership: A member who is in good standing with ALA and is no longer actively working because of retirement. Attestation to the following is required.
    • A member shall be eligible for retired-member status if the person has retired from active practice. For these purposes, “active practice” shall mean providing administration support in the business of law.
    • Requests for retired status will be reviewed and granted as applicable by the Executive Board of the ALANYC. Members who wish to be granted retired member status are entrusted to honor the provision concerning active service as stated above.
    • A member granted retired-member status shall receive a reduced annual fee of $75 and entitles you to limited membership benefits.
    • Retired-member status will be granted for a period of one (1) year and such member can reapply for retired-member status during the next membership renewal period.
  • Student Membership: A person who is currently enrolled full-time or part-time in any degree program and is interested in pursuing a career in the legal management field. Proof of student status is required.  The annual Student Membership rate is $25 and entitles you to limited membership benefits.

Membership Application

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