The Maryland Chapter has grown steadily over the past 25 years to its current size of almost 100. Over 50 law firms participate in the local Chapter, and virtually all of Maryland’s top firms, large and small, and represented. Additionally, there are members who administer the legal departments of a number of large local corporations in the fields of insurance, banking, investing and real estate, as well as the Maryland State Bar. The Chapter provides a dynamic force within the community for the support of its members, as well as strong representation at the ALA’s regional and national levels.
Your membership in the Maryland Chapter will open the door to a variety of professional activities and other benefits, providing you with the opportunity to work with other members of your profession in the legal industry.
There are a number of benefits to joining the ALA, including access to:
Local, regional, national, international, and online educational opportunities; and ALA’s variety of professional publications;
Discounts on ALA Management Resources, including books and discounts/special benefits from a variety of organizations;
Access to ALA Management solutions, including a full-time reference desk and peer consulting database; a variety of resources available through the ALA Career Center, including a Job Bank, Peer Consulting Directory, and other additional career resources;
- Online members-only website benefits; and much, much more!
For detailed information about the benefits of becoming a member of the National ALA, visit the Membership Benefits section of their website.
To become a member of the Maryland chapter please visit our Become a Member page.
Managing Your Membership
To change your contact information with ALA Headquarters, please complete the online address change form on the National ALA website (you will need to log in).
To change your contact information with the Chapter, please contact the Chapter’s President-Elect, Debbie Melnyk
- A member will abide by the Association’s Code of Professional Ethics.
- A member will take an active part in ALA through participation in chapter, regional, and/or international activities.
- Through continuing education and other activities, a member should enhance his/her skills as a professional manager and as a responsible leader within the employer organization. Members are encouraged to communicate to the appropriate leaders topics or issues which will benefit them and enhance their ability to perform their job responsibilities.
- A member should share his/her knowledge and expertise with other ALA members through volunteer efforts and activities.
- A member should support the governance policies, which outline the links between and the roles of ALA, its regions, its chapters, and its members.
- When acting for or on behalf of a chapter, region or the Association, a member should do so in a responsible manner by utilizing appropriate due diligence and/or following appropriate and necessary bylaws, rules, standards and guidelines of the Association.
- A member should make every effort to advance the profession of legal management and to help the Association of Legal Administrators increase its stature within the legal community.