Call for Presentations

ALA’s conferences fuel the development and advancement of legal industry professionals by providing both proven solutions and innovative thinking in an inviting and exciting environment.


Conference attendees connect with talented, diverse and engaged presenters and colleagues who share their experience and expertise generously. Attendees include business management professionals in private law firms, corporate and government legal departments, and non-profit legal aid agencies.

We are seeking your creative participation in designing conferences that optimize learning by providing the very best, high-level, relevant and thought-provoking ideas pertinent to the legal administration profession. This call is not for any specific conference, but may be considered any number of our live, in-person or virtual learning events.

Proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Is the quality topic content current, relevant, pragmatic and concise?
  • Will the session answer the "How" to legal management issues?
  • Has the presenter(s) received positive ratings in the past?
  • Will the session appeal to seasoned administrators and managing partners?
  • Is the session well organized and designed to meet the needs of this particular audience?
  • Is the session able to be presented in 15-20 minute instruction periods followed by meaningful application exercises and repeated until the session material is covered?
  • All speakers at ALA conferences are required to agree to ALA’s educational content policy.  (See submission and Selection Process.)

The Process:

  • Learn about the submission and selection process.
  • Create an account.
  • Add your bio.
  • Add your co-presenters.
  • Submit your presentations for proposal.
  • Wait for an answer.

Please Note

  • Presentations cannot be sales pitches.
  • We purposely strive to present conference education that is diverse in nature so that it enriches the learning experience for our members.
  • All speakers at ALA conferences are required to agree to ALA’s educational content policy.  The policy makes clear that educational content presented by the speaker at an ALA conference becomes the property of ALA. Speakers will grant ALA a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide license to capture, live stream, record, use and archive Speaker’s presentation and handout materials (collectively “Speaker Property”) in any manner ALA deems appropriate including, but not limited to, the reproduction, translation, distribution, creation of derivative works, and display on the internet of all or any excerpt of Speaker Property, with ALA retaining the proceeds derived from such distribution and use of Speaker Property. The speaker also agrees to work directly with the company performing these services for ALA, if any, and understands that the sale of Speaker Property by ALA is primarily for the educational benefit of ALA’s membership and not for monetary gain; and therefore, there is no royalty arrangement between Speaker and ALA.

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