Become a member

Why join MTALA?

  • Education

    MTALA’s monthly lunch meetings feature speakers presenting topics of special interest to law firm management. Cybersecurity, compliance in employment law, changes in health care laws, disaster planning, hostage and terrorism situations, overview of the court systems, and HR issues are just a few of the various topics presented at past luncheons. Additionally, our annual state retreat brings together administrators from across the state for a two-day educational experience focusing on legal industry trends and developments. This special event produces an unparalleled networking opportunity, while the Business Partner Exposition features the latest in law office products, supplies and technology. The cost of this retreat is funded by MTALA’s business partners.

  • Job bank

    MTALA members have access to resumes and legal job postings which provide easy access to top talent to fill open positions.

  • Network with peers

    Networking and peer-to-peer mentoring are one of the top benefits of membership. Our events encourage members to make connections and communicate with like-minded members around topics of common interest

  • Research

    The MTALA Compensation and Benefits Survey offers key data on positions in law firms which is essential to creating a competitive compensation and benefits package.

  • Volunteer oportunities

    Lending your talent to MTALA Governance provides the opportunity to showcase your leadership skills. There are many opportunities presented during the year to participate and the leadership encourages you to actively participate and make this your chapter.

  • Business partners

    Our business partners have years of experience in providing services to the legal industry. Often, they are our best source of information. Membership in MTALA provides opportunities to network with these vendors at both the local and national level.

Testimonies

“The relationships I have developed over the years have been invaluable to me. The sage advice, understanding support and humor over shared experiences in the management of law firms have immeasurable value to me. The resources offered by ALA are simply boundless.”

Viki Everly, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Who can join?

  • Law office managers who exercise management responsibilities on a full time basis and who spend 75% of their time performing such duties, manage others, exercise independent judgement.

  • Members may be part of a private law office, legal service clinic, corporate legal department, college or university, government, charitable organization, court system, or consultant to the legal Industry who is not providing goods or services.

  • Members may be lawyers who have the principal executive management responsibility and who devote no less than 75% of their time managing.

  • Associate membership is available for students, teachers, retired or unemployed administrators who remain unemployed after an 180 day period.

Membership in International ALA is a prerequisite to becoming a member in a local chapter. You may apply for membership online here.

After National membership is approved, our Membership Committee Chair will contact you with information about joining MTALA.