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Written Testimonials

  • "The ALA Annual Conference & Exposition is unquestionably the premiere educational event for anyone who wants to continue to effectively and efficiently manage a law firm or legal department. The classes cover all aspects of legal management and the exposition has literally anything you need to best manage your firm. Couple all of that with the unsurpassed networking that carries through all year; it is surely something you shouldn't miss."
    Kris Oliveri, CLM
    Firm wide Human Resources Manager
    BakerHostetler
  • "As Henry Ford said, 'Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.' In this time of transition for ALA, I will reflect on my conference experiences as a place to come together with colleagues, keep together as a team and work together to enhance our profession and our learning."
    Gail Faherty, CLM
    Executive Director
    Haymond Law Firm, PC
  • "I love attending the Annual Conference. It is the best "one-stop shopping" experience for not only the education we need to improve our own performance, but also legal products that improve the performance and productivity of the attorneys we work for. As a CLM, I know I will get quality education in all areas of legal administration."
    Timora Cereghino, CLM
    Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson
  • "The Annual Conference & Exposition is a great way to get much of your education, see vendor contacts and new products and services, and network with your peers in setting removed from the day-to-day crises in our offices, over a fairly short and concentrated period of time. I always come away with a few good ideas and fresh perspectives, even though I've been in the business over 25 years."
    Mike Palmer
    Executive Director
    Allen Matkins
  • "Fabulous location + informative and diverse sessions = terrific annual conference. If you're in this business, you need to be a member of the ALA and attend the annual conferences whenever possible. You'll come away energized, educated and eager to get back to the office to share new ideas."
    Diana M Giebel
    Assistant Administrator and Recruiting Coordinator
    Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti
  • "As a long-time member, I continue to receive value from the ALA Conference. While the profession has changed since I first became a legal administrator, the ALA organization has also changed, keeping me up to date on the current trends, the latest technology and best practices. Between the educational sessions and the interaction with my peers at the Annual Conference, I've been given the tools I needed to be a leader in my firm. I have used those tools to contribute to the success of my firm."
    Steven P. Odum
    CFO
    Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • "National Conference has been and continues to be a valuable tool in my ongoing education as a Legal Administrator. I have received my CLM as a result of some hard study and attending educational opportunities on a National, Regional and local level. I can always find a topic that addresses my Firm's ever changing business trends, human resource issues, and economics. National Conference is inspiring, motivating, and educating. I cannot imagine success in my career without the ALA and all it has to offer."
    Triss Brakefield, CLM
    Office Administrator
    Lamberth, Cifelli, Stokes, Ellis & Nason, P.A.
  • "In addition to the educational sessions and idea exchanges at conference, the networking among legal administrators throughout the US and worldwide make the conference a must attend. The benefits of the annual conference far outweigh the cost to attend."
    Ruth Fry
    Saul Ewing LLP
  • "The ALA Conference always has great educational sessions that are on target for me and my firm. It allows me to obtain my credits for CLM recertification as well as HRCI recertification. I have a number of business partners that now work with my firm due to connections made via the ALA Annual Conference."
    Lana S. McGinnis, CLM, SPHR
    Office Administrator
    Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC
  • "The ALA national conference is always tremendously well done; professionally delivered with a great balance of education, exhibitor ideas and networking opportunities."
    David Aylward
    Sr Business Manager
    General Counsel Group, RBC Financial Group
  • "The ALA Annual Conference is an invaluable opportunity to gain knowledge and new ideas from attending educational sessions and networking with colleagues. An informal support group was formed from our Medium Sized Law Firm Idea Exchange session that will provide us all with many resources for advice and ideas going forward. That long term return on the investment in the conference is priceless."
    Christopher Pilotti
    Director of Administration
    Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP
  • "The value of education and networking an Administrator receives from attending the Annual Conference far exceeds the actual expenditure. Being able to discuss with fellow colleagues the day to day issues that you face as an administrator and the comfort and "its going to be ok" feeling you get from your discussions is one of the greatest gifts you get to bring home from the conference."
    Debbie Burgos
    HR/Legal Administrator
    Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
  • "A small firm administrator wears many hats. I never fail to take back information from the Annual Conference that I can immediately put to use at my firm. It is an excellent resource for not only information and education, but for also networking with and learning from peers."
    Karen D. Hammersmith, CLM, SPHR
    Legal Administrator
    Levin Ginsburg
  • "The conference brought programs to solidify the foundation of law firm management, giving me innovative ideas for the future."
    Mary Jennings
    Director of Human Resources
    Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.