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ALA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo Schedule


Education Categories
Look for these icons for the main five educational categories, which also align with the CLM Functional Speciality categories:

Communications and
Organizational Management
Financial
Management

CLM Functional Speciality

Human Resources Management

CLM Functional Speciality

Legal Industry/ Business Management

CLM Functional Speciality

Operations Management

CLM Functional Speciality


CLM Recertification Categories
Sessions with these icons are applicable to the recertification credits from the category indicated.

Communications and Organizational Management
Financial
Management
Human
Resources
Management
Legal Industry/ Business Management
Operations Management
Substance
Abuse

CLM Application Categories

Communication
Skills
Information Technology
Organizational Development
Self-Management Skills
Writing Skills


 
 

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2021
9 a.m.
Registration Opens
12:30–4:30 p.m.
Meeting of Minds – Personal Injury Plaintiff
12:30–4:30 p.m.
Meeting of Minds – Large Firm Principal Administrators
12:30–4:30 p.m.
First Five Live!
4–5 p.m.
Path to Certification
5–6 p.m.
Newcomers Connection
6–10 p.m.
Welcome Reception
MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021
7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
7:30–8:30 a.m.
Rise and Shine! Networking Continental Breakfast
7:30–8:30 a.m.
CLM Breakfast (invitation only)
8:30–9 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9–10 a.m.
Keynote Speaker featuring Dr. Jen Welter, First Female NFL Coach, Arizona Cardinals
10–11:30 a.m.
Break Time! Exhibit Hall Opens for Refreshments and Networking
11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
50 Critical Factors for Strategic Success
From Frazzled to Focused: Techniques on Productivity and Efficiency
The Future of the Legal Sector Workplace
11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Scalable Solutions for Legal Project Management: The How-To and Why
You Belong Here: Creating an Inclusive Environment Where Everyone Belongs
The Basics of Navigating the World of Law Firm Accounting
12:30–2 p.m.
Refuel & Connect! Networking Lunch
1:15–1:45 p.m.
2–3 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Getting More Out of the Tech You Already Have: Unlocking Your Software’s Hidden Potential
Grammar in Professional Communication
Empathy and Culture Have a Seat at the Table—and They are the Key Factor to Marketing and Branding Successfully Post-Pandemic
2:15–3:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Lucky Zip Codes: How Are Some People So Lucky?
RFP Questionnaire from a Client’s Legal Operations Perspective and the Importance of DE&I
Don’t Let Institutional Knowledge Walk Out the Door: Succession Planning for Administrative Managers
3–4 p.m.
Break Time! Refreshments & Networking in Exhibit Hall
4–5 p.m
Breakout Sessions
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
Meeting of Minds – Secretarial Support
What Legal Administrators Should Know About Litigation Financing
4:15–5:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Dear Helga: It’s 2021 and Her Employees Are Back and the Issues Are Creating Chaos!
Strategically Increasing Profitability: Increase Revenue and Leverage Your Place at the Table
The Data Breach Epidemic: What Every Administrator Needs to Know Today
5:15 p.m.
Day 2 Adjourns
Evening
Look out for details of #ALAConf21 Meetups, which will allow you to enjoy fun activities that will give you a taste of Austin in a smaller group gathering.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2021
7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
7:30–8:30 a.m.
Rise and Shine! Networking Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30–10 a.m.
David W. Brezina Memorial Session featuring Rick Rigsby, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rick Rigsby Communications
10–11 a.m.
Break Time! Refreshments & Networking in Exhibit Hall
10:15–10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Closing the Gap in Strategic Execution
Scalable Solutions for Legal Project Management: A Coaching and Implementation Workshop
LGBTQ 101 for Legal Administrators
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
The Urge to Merge: Merging for the Right Financial Reasons and Then Making It Successful
It’s Time to Have the Conversation
Return to Office: The Evolution of Law Firms
12–1:30 p.m.
Refuel & Connect! Association Luncheon
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
A Law Firm Built for 2021 and the Future: Examining Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, and Barriers to Implicit Bias
Don’t Leave Money on the Table, Part 1: The Mechanics of Cashless Payments and How to Increase Your Collections
Reimagining the Post-COVID Law Firm
1:45–2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Achieving Cybersecurity Compliance and Preparing for Client Cybersecurity Audits
Proofreading and Punctuation
Retirement by Design, Not Default
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Break Time! Refreshments & Networking in Exhibit Hall
2:45–3:15 p.m.
3:30–4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
New and Different Staffing Models
Leading Change through Organization Development
Don’t Leave Money on the Table, Part 2: The Mechanics of Cashless Payments and How to Increase Your Collections
3:45–4:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Do More with Less: Leveraging Technology in Legal Operations
Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Prevention, Detection and Treatment
Meetings of Minds – Small Firm (1-30 attorneys)
4:45–5:15 p.m.
BOLD Bites Breakout Sessions
A Fresh Look on Outlook: Productivity Techniques to Mastering the ARTT of Email
Client and Employee Experience: The Stuff You Never Hear
Market Research Debrief: The Legal Workflow Management Survey, 2021
5:00–5:30 p.m.
BOLD Bites Breakout Sessions
Adapting to Sociocultural Changes Alongside Your Clients
Knowledge Management for Legal Support Staff
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021
8:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Rise and Shine! Networking Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9–10 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
How to Develop an Encore Career, Part 1: Encore Career for Yourself
LGBTQ: Allies and Inclusivity in the Workplace
Brave New World: Updates on Which States Permit Non-Lawyer Partners and Paying for Referrals
9:15–10:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
The Bill & Phil Show: It’s 2021, So Where Is My Flying Car?
Human Capital Strategies in the New Legal Ecosystem
Meetings of Minds – Branch Office Managers
10 a.m.
Break Time! Refreshments & Networking in Exhibit Hall
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Workshop: Modernizing Partner Compensation
Default or Defined: What We Can Do to Positively Influence Culture in Our Law
Meetings of Minds - Remote Work Policy
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Composing a Communications Strategy: Play Your Own Tune for Limitless Opportunities
How to Develop an Encore Career, Part 2: How to Help Others Develop an Encore Caree
Don’t Hit the Panic Button: Meeting Client Diversity Initiatives
12–1:30 p.m.
Refuel & Connect! Networking Lunch
12:45–1:15 p.m.
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Operating the Ethical Law Office in the 21st Century: Professionalism, Finances, Cybersecurity and Client Relations
Meeting of Minds - Medium Firm (31-99 attorneys)
Meeting of Minds - Large Firm (100+ attorneys)
1:45–2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Navigating the 2021 Workplace: An Employment Law Update
Understanding the Law Firm Liability Environment
Musings of a Recovering Miscommunicator—How to Craft More Authentic and Effective Written Communications
4:30–6 p.m.
Association Awards Presentation
6–8:30 p.m.
VIP Grand Finale
 

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