Web-Based Courses



Hybrid instructor-led and self-paced courses

ALA’s web-based courses replicate the classroom experience in a virtual setting. You and your cohort of classmates meet online once a week for six weeks, all under the tutelage of the same instructor. (In case you are unable to attend live or want to review materials, the sessions are recorded.) Each week includes an hour-long instructor-led synchronous session as well as independent reading, a writing assignment and a quiz to check comprehension. The writing assignments are posted in online forums where you will see responses from your fellow legal administrators. This delivers educational content in a variety of ways to suit different learning styles and professional experiences. 

The curricula are continually updated to account for new developments, such as laws banning salary history questions, beefed-up rules on anti-harassment training and new federal financial programs like the CARES Act.

Register as an ALA member for the package of both courses for the best price. Complete both the first and second course in a series to qualify for the Specialist Certificate exam.

Click on the title of each course below to see what content is covered, meet the instructor and register.

"I have been a Legal Administrator for fourteen years and found this course to be extremely helpful in formalizing my knowledge base of what I do on a day-to-day basis. The instructor, materials and format were all geared towards making the experience overwhelmingly positive and beneficial. I highly recommend this course."

Joe McAdams
Firm Administrator
Atlanta Chapter
Member since 2007


Legal Management Human Resources Specialization Courses

    Course NameRegistration ClosesFirst Class DateLast Class DateMember CostNonmember Cost
    HR 1A: Human Resources: You've Got This — How to Do Your Job, Aligning with Key HR Strategies February 9, 2024February 15, 2024March 21, 2024$549$679
    HR 2A: Human Resources: You've Really Got This — Additional Best Practices to Do Your Job, Aligning with Key HR PrinciplesMay 24, 2024May 30, 2024July 11, 2024$549$679
    Package of both HR 1A and HR 2AFebruary 9, 2024February 15, 2024July 11, 2024$999$1,249


    Legal Management Financial Management Specialization Courses

        Course NameRegistration ClosesFirst Class DateLast Class DateMember CostNonmember Cost
        FM 1: Law Firm Accounting
        July 5, 2024July 9, 2024August 13, 2024$549
        FM 2: Financial Information & AnalysisSeptember 6, 2024September 10, 2024October 15, 2024$549$679
        Package of both FM 1 and FM 2July 5, 2024July 9, 2024October 15, 2024$999$1,249