2018 Regional Legal Management Conferences




East (Regions 1, 2 & 3)

September 13-15, 2018 

Palmer House Hilton

Chicago, IL

West (Regions 4, 5 & 6)

October 18-20, 2018 

Hilton Austin

Austin, TX


ALA’s Regional Legal Management Conferences provide identical education in two locations, and include networking opportunities and roundtables based on region. The high-caliber educational content is geared toward the needs of legal management leaders and functional specialists.

These conferences feature:

  • Insight on hot topics in today’s legal industry
  • Intensive networking opportunities
  • Experts on profitability, innovation, strategy, leadership, technology and more
  • The latest in legal management products, market intelligence, services and technology
  • Continuing education credits

ALA's Finance Workshop for Legal Professionals

Held immediately before ALA's Regional Legal Management Conferences in Chicago and Austin, ALA’s Finance Workshop for Legal Professionals will specifically focus on issues and challenges facing those responsible for firm financials and profitability. This conference will offer financial educational sessions and expert speakers specifically focused on law firm financial management.

ALA's Law Firm Management Essentials Certificate Program

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.

Exhibits and Sponsorship Opportunities 

Regional Legal Management Conference East

Regional Legal Management Conference West 


Congratulations to the following 2018 Regional Legal Management Conferences and Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Professionals evaluation raffle winners!

Each recipient won a $25 American Express (East Regional only) or Amazon (West Regional and IP only) gift card.

2018 Session Evaluation Raffle Winners


Regional Legal Management Conference – East (Regions 1,2,3) 

  • Doris Alexander, CLM, San Francisco, California
  • Sheila Johnson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Holli McVean, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Regional Legal Management Conference – West (Regions 4,5,6)
  • Nilo Bolden, Los Angeles, California
  • Linda T. King, Houston, Texas
  • April M. Stack, West Palm Beach, Florida
Intellectual Properties Conference for Legal Professionals
  • Robert S. Caldwell, CLM, Portland, Oregon
  • John D. Bowers, Nashville, Tennessee

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"Over the years, my ALA membership and networking privileges have afforded me many opportunities to grow not only professionally but personally. I am passionate about education and the takeaways from the sessions and workshops have pushed me to take charge of my career. By attending annual and regional conferences, I continue to learn about “best practices” or new ideas and brainstorm with others who are also looking to share and learn new information. I have also made some great friends along the way. Staying informed and connected through this synergistic group is PRICELESS!" 

Susan Gay
Office Administrator, New England Offices
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
Nutmeg Chapter
Member Since 2000