Law firm leaders are increasingly concerned about losing business professional talent—not just to other law firms. They’re worried that people with transferable expertise, such as human resources, information technology, marketing and sales, will leave the legal industry entirely if certain asks aren’t met.

At the Association of Legal Administrators Annual Conference & Expo in Austin, Texas, in October, ALA executive director April Campbell repeatedly heard a question she hadn’t heard much before: What do I need to do to keep my ALA membership if I switch jobs?