Membership Information

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is an international organization of more than 10,000 members throughout the United States, Canada and 20 other countries. Headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, the ALA is structured into six regions and 109 chapters representing firms of all sizes. Founded in 1973, the Capital Chapter has approximately 375 members and serves the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

The Capital Chapter provides quality educational programs and a variety of information resources on the local level. More information can be found in About ALA. In order to become a member of the Capital Chapter, individuals must also join and maintain membership in the international organization.

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Benefits of Capital Chapter Membership

The Capital Chapter offers many opportunities for you to begin building your network and enhancing your skills and abilities. We encourage our members to take advantage of the many benefits offered by the Chapter and by our international organization:

Networking

  • Quarterly networking lunches
  • Bi-annual Chapter happy hours

Education

  • Monthly educational seminars
  • Webinars
  • Monthly section meetings in the areas of Small Firm Administration, Branch Office Administration, Human Resources, Intellectual Property Administration, Office Operations & Management,Technology, and Finance
  • Scholarship opportunities to attend ALA annual, regional, and specialty conferences
  • Access to Diversity & Inclusion education and resources

Resources

  • Listservs focused on the subjects of Small Firm Administration, Branch Office Administration, Human Resources, Intellectual Property Administration, Office Operations & Management, Technology, and Finance
  • Access to online Job Bank
  • Opportunity to participate in and purchase results of the annual ALACC Salary Survey, which compiles data on local yearly salary and benefits information
  • Opportunities to serve the community by donating your time, your talent, or your treasure
  • Exclusive access to vendors serving the legal industry through the ALACC Business Partner Program
  • Monthly Capital Connection online newsletter
  • Access to Membership Directory

Capital Chapter membership provides you with invaluable resources to help you build your career and give you a competitive edge within the legal industry. Many of our active members agree that Capital Chapter membership has been integral to their professional success.

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Fees

Capital Chapter Dues

First Time Member: $175 Returning Member: $250

Capital Chapter Dues - 3rd Quarter

First Time Member: $87.50 Returning Member: $125    

Capital Chapter Dues - 4th Quarter

First Time Member Returning Member 
Option A - 4th quarter current year and all of following year: $293.75 Option A - 4th quarter current year and all of following year: $312.50
Option B - 4th quarter current year only: $43.75 Option B - 4th quarter current year only: $62.50

Membership in the Capital Chapter runs from January 1 to December 31

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