Join the ALA East Bay Chapter

Membership in the Association of Legal Administrators is open to legal management professionals worldwide.  Members of the local chapter MUST belong to the ALA National organization in order to become a member of the local chapter. 

Why Join the East Bay Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (EBALA)?

Membership in EBALA will open the door to a variety of benefits such as educational opportunities, networking with other members and Business Partners, and the opportunity to obtain and exchange ideas and information with other members of your profession in the East Bay area and beyond.

How Can You Get Involved in Chapter Activities?

EBALA encourages members to volunteer their time and become involved in chapter activities such as planning and executing educational or networking events and serving in leadership positions.  The rewards gained from such involvement benefits members and their firms and also provides personal and professional satisfaction.  We welcome the opportunity to acquaint you with our Chapter!

What Does EBALA Offer its Members?

Education:  Each month brings a new and varied selection of education opportunities. General Section meetings offer guest speakers or roundtable discussion on topics relative to law firm management.  Section meetings provide focused presentations and discussions in the area of Human Resources, Finance, Technology, and other topics specific to law firm management.  Half day educational sessions, such as the popular Morning In The East Bay (MIEB) is held each January.

Member Directory:  Published each spring, the Directory facilitates communication among members by listing all EBALA members, along with contact information and (optional) photo. 

Networking: Opportunities to engage with members and Business Partners to share knowledge and experiences, and make professional and personal connections among colleagues within the local legal community.

Other Publications: Publications sent to all members by ALA headquarters include Legal Management and ALA News.

EBALA Connection:  EBALA's electronic semi-monthly connection features articles on trends in office technology, updates on governmental and legislative regulations with emphasis on changes in labor laws, a calendar of upcoming EBALA events, and "getting to know you" feature articles on members and Business Partners.  The Connection also provides members a calendar and registration to attend upcoming EBALA programs/events and classified job listings. 

East Bay Chapter membership provides your firm's Legal Administrator and/or Management team with invaluable resources to help your firm's competitive edge within the legal industry.  Many of our active members' law firm Managing Partners agree that East Bay Chapter membership has been integral to their Legal Administrator's professional success.

To apply for ALA East Bay Chapter membership, please complete and submit the membership application and dues to the following: 

If bypassing credit card payment when completing your online application, please make out your membership dues check to EBALA in the amount indicated on the membership application. 

Please send your check to:

Joy Buchanan
Director of Human Resources
Miller Starr Regalia
1331 North California Boulevard, Fifth Floor
Walnut Creek, CA  94596

For additional questions please contact Joy Buchanan, Membership Chair at [email protected]