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  • ALA’s 2018 Compensation & Benefits Survey Reports
    by Association of Legal Administrators

    This year, ALA has collected data for more than 60 different positions from more than 1,000 law office locations in 50 states. As an example, click here to see excerpts from the 2017 report, including compensation for law firm COOs and Executive Directors, key staffing ratios, and associate billable hour expectations. Importantly, you'll note that data is broken down by firm size, region and other factors.

    • The ALA Survey is the most comprehensive tool for determining compensation and benefits for legal management staff for firms of all types, sizes and locations.
    • The report includes critical bench-marking data for associate attorneys, as well as legal management staff positions. This year, they've also added questions about succession planning and partner capital contributions.
    • ALA is offering substantial discounts to readers of The MPF Weekly. Use the promotional code “MPF2018" when you place your order.
    With 400+ pages of information, these Reports are essential tools to determine compensation and benefits for your firm's management staff. We highly recommend them.

  • ALA 2017 Compensation & Benefits Survey Reports 
    by Association of Legal Administrators

    For this year's Reports, ALA (Association of Legal Administrators) has collected data for 60+ different positions in 40+ metropolitan areas, including compensation information for law firm COOs, Executive Directors and other key positions, as well as key staffing ratios and associate billable hour expectations. Importantly, the Reports break down the data by firm size, region and a myriad of other factors. With 400+ pages of information, these Reports are essential tools to determine compensation and benefits for your firm's management staff. MPF readers get $100 off the purchase price. The promotional code is “MPF2017.”

  • ALA’s 2016 Compensation & Benefits Survey
    by Association of Legal Administrators

    Ever wonder how your firm compensates its non-lawyer administrative and support staff compared to other firms of your size and/or in your state or region? Look no further than The ALA’s 2016 Compensation & Benefits Survey, which is now available online for both members and non-members of the association. This comprehensive 380-page report covers just about every position imaginable, and will give you the data you need to know if you’re paying your people at, above or below market rates. It’s a great tool to help your firm put together its budgets for next year.

    For example, Marketing Directors in New York make $181,000, on average. IT Directors in Seattle make $137,000, on average. This is indispensable information as your firm assesses salaries for your current personnel and considers hiring new people in the coming year.