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#WIIFM? – What’s In It For Me? That’s the question most of us ask when discussing the value of ALA membership.

#WIIFM? – What’s In It For Me?  That’s the question most of us ask when discussing the value of ALA membership.  Below is a Top Ten List of (free) Benefits of Membership in ALA.

By James L. Cornell

 

#10 – Knowledge

BOLD Bites Weekly Email
Industry News
Ahead of the Curve
Article of the Week
Legal Management Magazine
Legal Management Talk Podcasts - www.alanet.org/podcast
Conference Recordings of Educational Sessions on Demand
Whitepapers

 #9 – Leadership Training

Chapter Board and Committees
Conference Committees
Standing Committees
Regional Leadership and International Board of Directors
 

#8 – Reference Library

Articles, documents and checklists (former encyclopedia and resource center)
Nearly 200 resources have been posted, with more added each week
Use the Online Community or ala@alanet.org  for all your research needs
 

#7 – Legal Marketplace

One stop resource for business solutions and services
Interactive features for Business Partner profiles, articles, and case studies
Intersection of Business Partners and Law Firm Success
Solution Series Webcasts
 

#6 – Value in Partnerships (VIPs)

Exclusive services and discounts from nationally known companies in areas like security, technology consulting, insurance, and office products
 

#5 – Diversity Tools and Resources

Progress Reports, Chapter and Law Firm Scorecards, Mentoring Guide and Resources
 

#4 – Networking

Participation in the online communities
Each week in BOLD Bites highlights interesting conversation strings
More than 2,000 members have signed up to participate
More than 9,000 members across 95 chapters in 30 countries
Hundreds of Business Partners

 

#3 – Uniform Process Based Management Systems (UPBMS)

Common Processes include HR, LM, FN, BM, IT, TI, PS, and OS
Classifications, Substantive Areas, Categories and Processes
 

#2 – Peer Support

Mentorship
Career Success
Job Bank
Friendships
Therapy 
The Power of the Pinky Swear
Linkedin – Association of Legal Administrators
Twitter - @ALABuzz
Facebook – Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)
 

#1 – Learn a New Language Made Up of Acronyms

ALA, CLI, ALI, RLMC, UPBMS, ATOC, BOLD, VIP, CLM, SIGs, HQ, KSAs, LFA, FM, HR, OM, LI….
Speak the language of relevant and successful professional legal managers!

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