Event Snapshots for Speakers

Event Snapshots for Speakers

Regional Legal Management Conferences

ALA’s Regional Legal Management Conferences offer broad-based, legal management education and networking opportunities in convenient locations across the US. These three-day events offer cutting-edge educational sessions representing all core areas of interest to individuals engaged in the business of law, including management of human resources, facilities, communications, finance, technology and overall operations. Each conference, held in a hotel meeting space setting, typically draws about 200 and 250 attendees, with most (up to 90 percent) working as principal administrators in private law firms, and others working in that capacity in corporate and government legal departments and legal aid agencies. Others have executive roles, or are functional specialists (such as Human Resources Manager, Director of Finance, etc.). Many but not all attendees will come from locations within driving distance or a short plane flight of the conference, as they are designed to offer education and networking “closer to home” in relatively short time frames during which attendees can more easily manage being away from their places of work.

Accompanying the educational sessions during the three-day events are table-top expositions featuring business partners that are suppliers of products and services to the legal profession. Also featured are relevant keynote addresses and networking events during which attendees engage with speakers, business partners and each other.

For the Regional Legal Management Conferences, ALA welcomes presentations that are broad in scope, but still made specific and applicable to the legal profession, with actionable takeaways for attendees. Relevance and resonance are critical. In addition, ALA requires speakers with a relevant presentation to apply to speak at all the Regional Legal Management Conferences, as we prefer to deliver top-notch, resonant, relevant education in all locations. Audiences will likely not overlap outside of a few ALA leader volunteers. The event often attracts legal professionals with highly varied levels of experience, so articulating that a proposed session is designed as essentials or intermediate and/or advanced learners is helpful.

 Human Resource Conference for Legal Professionals

ALA’s Human Resources Conference for Legal Professionals will focus on the challenges facing HR professionals in private law firms, corporate and government legal departments, and nonprofit and legal aid agencies. By attending the HR Conference, attendees should walk away with new, elevated ways to stay in front of the demands placed upon HR professionals in the legal environment and should enhance the value of the position held in their firm or organization.

Accompanying the educational sessions during the three-day event are table-top expositions featuring business partners that are suppliers of products and services to the legal profession. Also featured are relevant keynote addresses and networking events during which attendees engage with speakers, business partners and each other.

ALA welcomes presentations that are targeted for HR Professionals, with actionable takeaways for attendees. Sessions should be at a high-level with interactive educational sessions that examine workplace trends. Relevance and resonance are critical. Audiences will likely not overlap outside of a few ALA leader volunteers. The event often attracts legal professionals with varied levels of experience, so articulating that a proposed session is designed as an essentials course, or for an intermediate or advanced audience is helpful. This conference, held in a hotel meeting space setting and typically draws about 100-150 attendees.

Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals

ALA’s Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals is the only IP-focused forum for administrators working in a legal practice setting. Attendees will be able to share in interactive education sessions and create and renew networks with fellow peers to address today’s challenges. The goal is to provide a wide variety of topics specific to the IP practice that address day to day challenges and to promote best practices.

Accompanying the educational sessions during the two-day event are table-top expositions featuring business partners regarding services and products specific to the needs of the IP practice. Also featured are relevant keynote addresses and networking events during which attendees engage with speakers, business partners and each other.

ALA welcomes presentations that are targeted for Intellectual Property Professionals, with actionable takeaways for attendees. Sessions should be at a high-level with interactive educational sessions that examine IP trends. Relevance and resonance are critical. In addition, audiences will likely not overlap outside of a few ALA leader volunteers. The event often attracts legal professionals with varied levels of experience, so articulating that a proposed session is designed as an essentials course, or intermediate or advanced audience will be helpful to the learners. This conference, held in a hotel meeting space setting, typically draws about 75-100 attendees.

 

Finance and Law Practice Management Conference for Legal Professionals

ALA’s Finance and Law Practice Management Conference for Legal Professionals will focus on the challenges facing finance professionals in private law firms, corporate and government legal departments, and nonprofit and legal aid agencies. By attending the Finance Conference, attendees should walk away with new, elevated ways to stay in front of the demands placed upon Finance professionals in the legal environment and should enhance the value of the position held in their firm or organization.

Accompanying the educational sessions during the three-day event are table-top expositions featuring business partners regarding services and products specific to the needs of the legal profession. Also featured are relevant keynote addresses and networking events during which attendees engage with speakers, business partners and each other.

ALA welcomes presentations that are targeted for Finance Professionals, with actionable takeaways for attendees. Sessions should be at a high-level with interactive educational sessions that examine workplace trends. Relevance and resonance are critical. In addition, audiences will likely not overlap outside of a few ALA leader volunteers. The event often attracts legal professionals with varied levels of experience, so articulating that a proposed session is designed as an essentials course, or intermediate or advanced level will be helpful to the learners. This conference, held in a hotel meeting space setting, typically draws about 75-100 attendees.

Annual Conference & Exposition

The Annual Conference & Exposition delivers broad-based legal management education and networking opportunities. This four-day spring event offers educational sessions representing all core areas of interest to individuals engaged in the business of law, including management of human resources, facilities, communications, finance, technology and overall operations. The Annual Conference, held principally in a convention center setting, typically draws between 1,000 and 1,400 attendees, with most (up to 90 percent) working as principal administrators in private law firms, and others working in that capacity in corporate and government legal departments and legal aid agencies. Others have executive roles, or are functional specialists (such as Human Resources Manager, Director of Finance, etc.). The event attracts legal professionals from around the world with highly varied levels of experience, so articulating if your proposed session is designed for beginners, intermediate and/or advanced learners is helpful.

Accompanying the educational sessions during the Conference is the Exhibit Hall, a large, three- day trade show featuring 150-200 business partners that are suppliers of products and services to the legal profession. Also featured are relevant keynote addresses and several networking events during which attendees engage with speakers, business partners and each other.

For the Annual Conference & Exposition, ALA welcomes presentations of varying lengths of time, including those with multiple parts or segments. Sessions may be broad in scope, but they still should be specific and applicable to the legal profession, with actionable takeaways for attendees. Relevance and resonance are critical, and audience interactive elements are encouraged.