Your Online Learning Hub

ALA offers a variety of online learning opportunities from on-demand resources to instructor led training, all to meet your education needs. 

Web-Based Courses

Our web-based courses present the latest content based on two of ALA’s popular topic areas. They combine weekly sessions led by a live instructor with independent reading, assignments, and quizzes. 

  • Six-week instructor-led online courses in human resources and financial management.
  • Classes meet live each week for an hour. Content is then available on-demand.
  • HR1 and HR2 or FM1 and FM2 completion provides the option to earn a Legal Management Specialist Certificate in the respective area.
Title Instructor Live Sessions
HR 1
Employee Selection & Promotion
John Jakovenko, CLM, MBAThursdays
12–1 Central
HR 2
Performance Management & Compensation
John Jakovenko, CLM, MBA Thursdays
12–1 Central
FM 1 Law Firm Accounting Lisa Waligorski, CLMTuesdays
1:30–2:30 Central
FM 2
Financial Information & Analysis
Lisa Waligorski, CLM Tuesdays
1:30–2:30 Central



ALA also offers completely self-paced learning opportunities. The e-Learning courses are delivered via text and graphics, animation, audio and video, quizzes, surveys and games. It presents the latest content on any topic set in a framework of self-directed/self-paced instruction.

E-learning can help learners complete education and training objectives with greater ease and flexibility than they can with traditional classroom-based or web-based learning. When learning materials are online, users are able to access content from anywhere and at any time using desktop computers, laptops, mobile phones and tablets.


Law Firm Management Essentials (LFME) e-learning

The Law Firm Management Essentials (LFME) series sets a foundation in the subjects necessary for legal administrators. These courses are intended for professionals who are new to legal management or specialists who are broadening their experience into new aspects of legal management. Take just one course to learn more about that topic or enroll in all five to set a firm foundation in Financial Management, Human Resources, Leadership, the Legal Industry and Operations Management.

The LFME (Law Firm Management Essentials) course series is complete and available now.