In-Person, Virtual and Hybrid Learning


ALA provides legal business professionals with the best industry education available. Programs serve your needs at any stage of your career, and deliver an environment for learning, networking, collaboration and sharing that will take you to the next level.


Annual Conference & Expo


C4: The Legal IndustryTM Conference

 Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management Yellow Belt Certification Course
 ALA Master Class: Leadership for Legal Management Professionals
 Managing for Impact

Intellectual Property Conference

 Advanced Human Resources Administration for Legal Professionals
 Large Firm Principal Administrators Retreat

Legal Management Credentials

Certified Legal Manager (CLM®)

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Demonstrates you have the expertise, knowledge and skills essential to the practice of legal management.

ALA provides continuing professional education credit for Certified Public Accountants (CPE), Human Resources Professionals (HRCI and SHRM), and Attorneys (CLE).

Legal Management HR and Finance Specialist Certificates


Live Webinars

Watch, listen, and ask questions from your home or office.

On-Demand Webinars

Online, on-demand, convenient and economical.

e-Learning Center

Live or on-demand online courses.


Web-Based Courses

Instructor-led online courses.



Timely, short and on-demand. Listen from work, home or in the car.

On-Demand Conference Recordings

Legal Management Bookstore

Discounts on books and resources to meet the needs of all areas of legal management.

American Law Firms in Transition: Trends, Threats and Strategies
By Randall Kiser

American law firms in transition


American Law Firms in Transition takes a sweeping, incisive view of law firms' uneven progress after the Great Recession and analyzes the five elements that will determine their success or failure in the next decade: culture, character, practices, systems and leaders. Studying every critical aspect of law firms from income trends to attorney attrition rates and from gender bias to leadership development, this book shows how law firms have struggled to adapt to rapidly changing conditions. Through its careful analysis of law firms’ evolving role in the legal services industry, the book guides attorneys, law students, and law firm leaders in developing new, evidence-based perspectives, practices, and strategies.

Certificate and Degree Programs in Legal Administration

The University of Denver College of Law offers a Master of Science in Legal Administration and a  Legal Administration Certificate.

The George Washington University College of Professional Studies offers a graduate program in Law Firm Management that responds to the need for highly skilled and adaptable leadership in law firms and companies providing services to law firms.