About ILTA


About ILTA

ILTA IS PEER-POWERED!

ILTA is a volunteer-led, staff-managed association with a focus on premiership. We aim to educate you and connect you with your peers to support your work in the legal sector. While we have a strong focus on technology, our offerings support professionals of every stripe in law firms and corporate/government legal operations. (see member benefits)


WHO ARE ILTA’S MEMBERS?

ILTA's international membership comprises firms and law departments of all sizes and all areas of practice, each sharing a common need to have access to the latest information about products and support services that impact the legal profession worldwide. We are entity-based, so that any employee of a member organization can participate at no additional cost.


WHAT DOES ILTA DO?

ILTA has a strong reputation for delivering relevant, peer-developed programming to its constituents around the globe. Our history is a success story built on the capable volunteer leadership from our member law firms and corporate/government legal departments. The expertise and real-world experiences shared by our community provide ongoing learning and support for every professional who works in the legal sector.

Beyond the knowledge that you’ll acquire through educational programming, publications and knowledge-sharing communities, we believe the greatest benefit ILTA brings its members is the opportunity to establish peer connections that will provide a lifetime of support. Our “been there, done that” approach allows us to bridge your needs with a global support network to assist you now and in the future.


HOW IS ILTA ORGANIZED?

ILTA was founded in 1980 and was first incorporated in 1985. It is currently incorporated in Texas, where the home office is located, and is designated as a 501(c)(6) organization (nonprofit) by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

We are governed by a seven-member Board of Directors and supported by a professional staff. Many volunteer leadership positions provide the thought leadership, program development agenda and program deliverables that make us “peer-powered.”

 

Leadership

Our passionate and committed volunteers are the heart and soul of ILTA. In addition to the formal volunteer roles listed here, there are hundreds more who contribute by writing, speaking, hosting meetings, making peer introductions and posting helpful advice.

Board of Directors
Role Archetype: Steward
Our Board of Directors are the fiduciaries who steer the organization toward a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies; they ensure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
Program Planning Council
Role Archetype: Strategist
The Program Planning Council comprises subject-matter experts in various areas, representatives from our conference planning teams and representatives who focus on our law firm and law department members’ needs at local, regional and international levels. They collaborate to develop an overarching programming framework that serves all sectors of ILTA’s membership.
Content Coordinating Team
Role Archetype: Coordinator
A Coordinating Team reviews the specific areas of focus, target audiences, scope of deliverables and topics assigned to them by the Program Planning Council. The team develops a list of specific deliverables to be executed by Project Teams.
Relationship Coordinating Team
Role Archetype: Connector
The Relationship Coordinating Team selects and mentors volunteers who focus on supporting and meeting the needs of our members at a local level (both firm and law department members), and who help foster the relationship the members have with the organization.
Conference Coordinating Team
Role Archetype: Curriculum Developer
Conference Planning Committee members work as part of a team to develop the educational program for our major conferences. They are guided by the goals and framework established for each event.

 

Knowledge Advisors
Role Archetype: Innovator
Knowledge Advisors are big thinkers who bring an entrepreneurial, visionary mindset to the development of “hot themes” — those overarching, critical concepts — that can be explored and developed into programming by ILTA’s Program Planning Council. Their creative process is unconstrained and fluid, and they are one of many resources to inform the development of ILTA’s deliverables.
Strategic Relationship Liaisons
Role Archetype: Partner
In their work with our strategic vendors, our Strategic Relationship Liaisons advocate for our members when issues arise with products; they facilitate vendor connections to support educational and product programming; they provide feedback from our members in future product/service development; and they ensure that ILTA is involved in standard-setting initiatives.
Member Liaisons
Role Archetype: Advocate
Member Liaisons provide and enhance value to our law firm and law department members by focusing on all ILTA opportunities for member relationships, education and collaboration. Member Liaisons are charged with assisting members with building relationships with each other and the organization, and to act as an advocate on behalf of the membership to the organization.
Project Team Members
Role Archetype: Doer
Project Teams will be assembled as needs arise. Some project teams will have a singular focus and dissolve once their deliverable is complete, while others may be scoped to extend over a longer period with multiple goals. We align specific project needs with talent and expertise.