Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals Planning Committee


Description: ALA’s Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals is the premier IP-focused forum for administrators working in a legal practice setting. The committee will work with ALA staff and any contracted third-party vendor to plan the agenda and secure speakers for this two-day event. 

Composition: The volunteer positions will include a Chair, plus two to three individuals each having experience working in a legal practice setting focused on intellectual property. A board and staff liaison will also be assigned to the committee. 

Term: The term runs from September 2023 through the post-event report submission (approximately 30 to 45 days after the event).

Note: The event dates have not yet been confirmed but it is expected to take place in September or October 2024. The location is also TBD.

Expectations and Responsibilities: This committee will begin its planning in October 2023 and meet virtually as necessary until the conclusion of the event, including the submission of the post-event report. Committee members are expected to attend and participate in the event and share observations and experiences — including any concerns, successes, future considerations and recommendations — with the Board of Directors.

Qualifications and General Responsibilities:
  • Must have attended at least one ALA conference, ideally a prior Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals.
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to representing the values, mission and strategic direction of ALA.
  • Commitment to adhering to the ALA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Statement.
  • Continued commitment to professional development and advancing the mission of ALA.  
  • Commitment to identifying innovative, engaging, real-world business content that appeals to those adult learners and professionals working in a legal practice setting focused on intellectual property.
  • Commitment to ensuring that CLM® and other continuing education credits are offered, whenever possible.  
  • Commitment to delivering creative networking opportunities. 
Chair Expectations: The Chair is responsible for scheduling meetings, preparing an agenda, ensuring that notes are taken and uploaded to the online community, and submitting monthly updates and a post-event report to the Board.

Staff Liaison Expectations: This individual enhances the working and historical knowledge of the event, advises on operational and procedural matters, and provides professional expertise and guidance toward the successful execution of the event.

Board Liaison Expectations: The board liaison ensures that the scope of the committee’s work operates within the established charter and aligns with the strategic direction. They also act as a conduit between the committee and the Board of Directors.

ALA Headquarters Liaison:
Nicole Larson, CAE

2023 Committee Roster