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Law Firm Management Essentials Certificate Program

September 12-13, 2018
Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, Illinois

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.

This leadership development program is designed for those who recently acquired sgnificantly 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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