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.
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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.

Our Core Values

These are the beliefs and behaviors that inform everything we are and do as an organization:

  • Respect our colleagues
  • Commit to the highest standards of professionalism
  • Provide unbiased and accurate information
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards
  • Nurture skills and talents to promote lifelong learning
  • Develop and enhance strategic relationships
  • Provide opportunities to celebrate volunteers and maximize their value to foster a trusted resource community
  • Foster diversity and inclusion throughout the ILTA community

How is ILTA organized?

ILTA was founded in 1980 and was first incorporated in 1985. It is currently incorporated in Texas, with the home office located in Chicago, IL, 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.”

Governance Documents

Who are ILTA's members?

Entity Type (1,447 total)





Entity Size


42% 25-99 ATTORNEYS

27% 100-499 ATTORNEYS

5% 500-749 ATTORNEYS


By Country

85% U.S.


5% UK



Volunteer 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.
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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.
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International Program Planning Council

Role Archetype: Strategist

The Program Planning Council comprises subject matter experts in various areas, representatives from our volunteer planning teams, and professionals who focus on our law firm and law department members’ needs at local, regional and international levels. Their mission is to develop and implement a strategy to promote and serve the current and potential international membership, creating internationally-centric content and communities, and assisting in achieving content and membership goals.
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Content Coordinating Teams

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.
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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
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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.
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Volunteer Leadership Task Force

Role Archetype: Infrastructure

The Volunteer Leadership Task Force is a committee with the following goals: the volunteer leadership structure supports ILTA's being a member-run organization, strongly supported by staff; volunteer selection processes are, fair, position-appropriate and result in a broad diversity of members in leadership roles; volunteers' skills are strongly aligned to the appropriate volunteer leadership roles, and volunteers interested in leadership roles have and understand the path to develop or align the necessary skills to available roles.
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Membership Task Force

Role Archetype: Innovator

he purpose of the Membership Task Force will review the business and industry trends impacting the current definition of “member” and “participant” and determine what changes to the membership structure, if any, will be required to align with, and capitalize on, developments in the legal services industry and the evolving needs of current ILTA members and the broader legal community.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Talent Council

Role Archetype: Cultivator 

The Talent Council is a standing committee tasked with the on-going development of leaders within the organization through programming, coaching and mentoring efforts aimed at helping individuals develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to serve as an effective leader and, if applicable, Board member. During the biennial election process, the Talent Council solicits nominations, vets all potential candidates, and prepares for the Board its recommended slate of seven individuals and their roles.
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