Get answers to today's issues and explore tomorrow's challenges with more education than ever before as part of the Education and Networking Mosaic at the 2014 Annual Conference.

More than 90 sessions

More than 90 sessions will be offered in a new, flexible conference schedule. Education will be offered alongside HIVE sessions, Ask the Expert and Exhibit Hall time, and you will be responsible for creating your personal schedule to meet — and exceed — your expectations. You will determine if you want to maximize the number of sessions you attend, spend more time in the Exhibit Hall, or have additional time to network with your ALA peers and leaders.

Five key legal management areas

Educational topics align with five key legal management areas:

  • Communications/Organizational Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Operations
  • Legal Industry/ Business Management

Education credits

Earn valuable education credits at ALA's premier event, where you will meet legal management experts and consultants who present current information on the challenges and solutions that impact law firms and legal departments in today's demanding professional environment. Download the Education Tracking Form


Application Credits

All applicants for the CLM program must meet certain education prerequisites before sitting for the CLMSM exam. At this conference, one or more sessions will assist you in meeting the educational prerequisite requirements. All such sessions have been clearly identified in the session description.

Recertification Credits

All sessions at this conference, except the Idea Exchanges, HIVE and Business Matters sessions, count for CLM Recertification.

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CPEThe Association of Legal Administrators is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to:

National Registry of CPE Sponsors
150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37219-2417
Web site:

This program is eligible for a maximum of 25.5 hours of CPE credit. This program is a group-live offering.

All CPE eligible courses are identified by the following codes and/or descriptions:

  • Length of Instruction in Minutes
  • Field of Study Covered
  • Audience Level (B = Basic, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced)
  • Audience: The type of prior preparation in experience, skills, and/or education necessary for optimal learning outcomes.


The Association of Legal Administrators certifies that Annual Conference & Expo has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount up to 21.5 hours in law practice management.

MCLE/Other States

In all states, accreditation is dependent on individual state guidelines and regulations. Credit may be available in other states, but cannot be guaranteed. In all states, accreditation is dependent on individual state guidelines and filing regulations.

HR Recertification

HRCIALA is an approved provider of recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification from the HR Certification Institute. At this Conference you can receive up to 15.25 credit hours including 5.25 hours of "Business" credit (formerly known as "Business Management & Strategy" credit) toward fulfilling recertification requirements toward your PHR/SPHR credential. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at

Sessions that qualify for recertification credit are indicated on the HRCI Approved Session Form. To track your HRCI credits, please use the Education Tracking Form.

Canadian Credits

Certified General Accountants (CGA) of Ontario - Those seeking CGA credit require a Certificate of Attendance from ALA in order to claim the Conference hours as verifiable. Please complete the Education Tracking Form and submit as indicated on the form. A Certificate of Attendance with total hours attended will be emailed to you. This program is eligible for a maximum of 21.5 hours CGA credit.

Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)
This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Upper Canada. View the LSUC Approved Sessions.

Canadian CreditsThis program is eligible for up to 16.75 Professionalism Hours.
This program is eligible for up to 20.5 Substantive Hours.

Managing Partner sessions

These sessions include essential skills for managing partners and real-life illustrations of client development and law firm management. Each independent session offers the ability to assemble and readily implement a customized toolkit suitable to your needs and practice.

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