HR17-Header-1Human Resources Conference for Legal Professionals

October 5-7, 2017
Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, Illinois

Registration opens in May!


Greetings Colleagues and Friends!

Automation. Compliance. Culture. Health. Talent. Training. These are some of our top challenges as Human Resources professionals today. We are ramping up for an incredible ALA 2017 Human Resources Conference to address these and other challenges, sharpen skills and knowledge, and join in partnership to confront the rapidly changing hot topics in the industry.

This year’s HR Conference will be co-located with two other specialty conferences – the Finance and Law Practice Management Conference and Intellectual Property Conference – on October 5-7, 2017, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.

After participating in ALA’s HR Conference, you will walk away with new, elevated ways to stay in front of the demands placed upon HR professionals in the legal environment. Most importantly, the value of the position you hold in your firm or organization will be enhanced. We will offer high-level, interactive educational sessions that examine workplace trends, explore a shared exhibit hall that will offer products and services relevant to the HR profession, and network with colleagues, experts and business partners.

Come join your peers for this collaborative two-day educational event. Registration opens in May. We hope to see you there!

Marcia Zigrang, CLM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Human Resources Conference for Legal Professionals

Planning Committee Chair


ALA’s Human Resources Conference for Legal Professionals will focus on the challenges facing HR professionals in private law firms, corporate and government legal departments, and nonprofit and legal aid agencies. The conference promises to deliver:
  • Interactive education featuring workshops and case studies
  • Examinations of workplace trends
  • High-level, relevant and thought-provoking ideas pertinent to legal administration
  • An expo featuring business partners that supply products and services to the legal profession
  • Unique networking events designed to engage attendees with speakers, business partners and industry peers

Join your HR specialist peers for this two-day business of law forum.

This conference is co-located with Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals and Finance and Law Practice Management Conference for Legal Professionals.

As HR leaders, it is our responsibility to understand and respond to the changing needs of our firms. The best way to do that is to continue to grow professionally through education and networking.
Laura R. Wickliff, Director of Human Resources, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Arizona Chapter, Member Since 2003

Radical changes in terms of advanced technology, compliance requirements and the way in which legal services are delivered impact how HR professionals perform. It is imperative now more than ever for the HR professional to participate, collaborate and innovate to add value to the way our law firms and organizations operate.
Julie Logan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources, Newmeyer Dillion, LLP, Orange County Chapter, Member Since 1998

Questions?