2018 Law Firm Management Essentials Certificate Program

Prior to Regional Legal 
Management Conference – East 
September 12 (all day) to 
September 13 (all day), 2018
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
Chicago, Illinois


*Please note that if you wish to also attend the Regional Conference – East, please select either a one-day (Friday or Saturday) or two-day (Friday–Saturday) registration option.


Held immediately before ALA's East Regional Legal Management Conference in Chicago, ALA's Law Firm Management Essentials is a hybrid course that combines online education and assessment with a two-day face-to-face course. It's a must-attend program for those new to the legal administrator role.

Once you have completed the live, two-day LFME course, you will receive an email with instructions on how to login into our Learning Management System, iCohere to complete the eLearning portion of the course. The eLearning will consist of key term/definition matching sections and a 10-15 question quiz for each of the LFME modules. You will have until 9/28/18 to complete this portion of the training. A passing grade is 70 percent. Upon successful completion of the eLearning sessions and quizzes you will receive your certificate via email within 24 hours.

This leadership development program is designed for those who recently acquired significantly expanded law firm management responsibilities. It also is appropriate for experienced functional leaders who need a broader perspective on firm operations. Legal professionals who want to develop a more comprehensive perspective and sharpen their human resources, financial, operational and leadership skills will benefit most from this program.

With engaging content geared to those with up to five years of experience, successful participants will receive:

  • Vital knowledge for legal management professionals
  • Hot topics relating to the legal industry
  • A faculty of seasoned experts
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • A Law Firm Management Essentials Certificate 
  • CLM application credits
  • CLE, CPE, HRCI and SHRM credits

Target Audience

The target audience is principal administrators with up to five years of experience or functional specialists that want to broaden their skills.

“I highly recommend attending Law Firm Management Essentials. There are many facets to managing a law firm, and this course gave an intuitive overview of each. It covered a wealth of important, beneficial, and practical material. The return on investment will continue through the years and as I grow in my role as a leader at my firm.” 

Jessica Diede, Minnesota Chapter, Member Since 2015

“I found the course extremely beneficial. As an administrator, I find that I need to know a lot about each area of firm operations, and this course provided that information. It was also helpful to hear from others about their experience and what works for them in their firms.”

Tania Freeman, Middle Tennessee Chapter, Member Since 2012

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