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ALA Web Site Adds User-Friendly Features

The ALA is pleased to announce that the association’s web site has been enhanced with some exciting improvements that offer members many self-service capabilities.

The following features are now available:

Don't Let Your Spam Filter or
Corporate Firewall Shut Us Out

Your corporate firewall or PC spam filter may be blocking email from the ALA. If it is, that means you won’t get notices about upcoming meetings and new issues of our valuable, members-only publications, such as Cases Pending.

Make Us an Approved Sender

To ensure that your spam filter does not block Association emails, please add to your list of approved senders, or ask your firm’s IT staff to assist you. Another option is to change the email address in your member profile to one that has less restrictions on incoming mail, such as a home email account.

We Need a Valid Email Address for You

If your email address changes, please log in to your member profile and update it. Otherwise, you won’t receive notice about all the member-only benefits your dues entitle you to receive.

Email Privacy

We will not barrage your inbox with emails, but will send you occasional emails regarding ALA’s upcoming events, new issues of publications, and other official business. The ALA does not sell or rent its member list.

Member Information

    • Ability to make online updates of contact information and other details in your member profile;
    • Ability to decide which parts of your member profile will display publicly and which will be kept private;
    • Ability to view and search the ALA member database, which is now more complete and current than ever before.

On-Line Registration

    • Ability to register for ALA events and pay online via a credit card or using an existing PayPal account (manual payment via check is still an option, of course).

Use the PDF “Cheat Sheet”

For detailed instructions, view and print the PDF file that explains how to access these extensive new features. If you have questions, please email our administrator, Christine Teed, or call her at (630) 416-1166, ext. #303.

Accessing the System/Getting Your Password

Our enhanced web site requires each member to have a unique user name and password.  Your user name is your email address. We’ve also assigned you a randomly generated password which you will be able to change.

  1. To reset your password and gain access to your online profile, go to:
  2. Input your email address and click on “Forget password.”  You will receive an email with a link and instructions on how to reset your password.
  3. Click on the link in the email, which will take you to a browser window that is labeled “Reset your password”.
  4. Fill in your new password, then re-enter that new password, and click on the “Set new password” button.

Editing Your Member Profile

  1. Go to
  2. Type in your email address and the new password you created.
  3. This will take you to a screen with the ALA’s web site labeled “My profile.” To edit your profile, click on the “Edit profile” button.

Members, Check and Update Your Record

Please log on and access your member record, check it for accuracy, make any changes needed, and fill in any missing information. After you update your member record by putting information in a field that was previously empty, you will need to update “Profile access settings” on your member profile in order for other members to be able to view this new information in the online directory.

Tailoring the ALA to Our Members Needs

We have begun to track the number of lawyers in members’ firms or at their employers, and members’ employment type (private practice, government, education, or judge/justice). We also would like you to select your Illinois appellate district. Please fill out this information in your member profile. This new and more complete information will help us tailor our events, activities, and publications to your needs.

ALA Committees Need Your Help

Want to find out more about one of our committees? We can always use more volunteers. Visit the ALA Member Data section in your member profile and express interest in one of our 12 active ALA committees.

Contact Us

Christine Teed

Program Administrator

Appellate Lawyers Association

1717 N. Naper Blvd., Suite 102

Naperville, IL 60563

P: (630) 416-1166, ext. #303

F: (630) 416-9798

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