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The Association of Legal Administrators has specially designed its events to advance the development of professionals from all walks of law.

Networking opportunities are paired with educational sessions for general legal management professionals and functional specialists alike, from human resources and finance to office management and business development. ALA conferences can help you solve the challenges that face your firm or office.

  1. Solve problems with advice from peers who have been there
  2. Make important connections with colleagues and business partners
  3. Discover the latest technologies and solutions in the expo
  4. Earn CLE or continuing education credits for your Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM, HRCI or SHRM certification, or your CPA license.

    2018 Annual Conference and Expo

    Annual Conference 2016

    Thursday, May 3 - Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

    National Harbor, MD

    East (Regions 1, 2, 3)

    September 13–15, 2018
    Palmer House Hilton
    Chicago, Illinois

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    West (Regions 4, 5, 6)

    October 18–20, 2018
    Hilton Austin
    Austin, Texas

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    Specialty Conferences

    Large Firm Principal Administrators Retreat


    August 2–4, 2018
    Hotel Del Coronado
    San Diego, California

    Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals

    Intellectual Property Conference

    September 27–28, 2018
    Capital Hilton
    Washington, DC

    Finance Workshop for Legal Professionals

    finance-conferenceSeptember 12 – 13, 2018
    Palmer House Hilton
    Chicago, Illinois

    October 17 – 18, 2018
    Hilton Austin
    Austin, Texas

    Law Firm Management Essentials Certificate Program

    September 12-13, 2018
    Palmer House Hilton
    Chicago, Illinois