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Advanced Financial Administration for Legal Management Professionals

Legal Management Finance

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


September 12 (afternoon only) – 13 (morning only), 2018
Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, Illinois


October 17 (afternoon only) – 18 (morning only), 2018
Hilton Austin
Austin, Texas


FM 1A Course: Law Firm Accounting
MAY 14 - JUNE 24, 2018

FM 2A Course: Financial Information & Analysis
JULY 16 - AUGUST 26, 2018

FM 1B Course: Law Firm Accounting

2015 Conference Playback

Session recordings now free to members

"Pricing for Profit with Project Management and Process Improvement"


Past webinars are available on-demand

Legal Management Magazine

The current and past issues are available free in our archive

"The Road to Raising Revenue" - March 2016

Featured Finance Resource

Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour: Strategies That Work


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ALA Legal Management Talk

Fast Forward: Driving Revenue Growth

Jill Weber and Sally Schmidt

Improving Top-Line Revenue for Your Law Firm

Jill Weber is Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for Stinson Leonard Street, where she created Fast Forward®, a nationally recognized revenue program. Weber appears on the National Law Journal's "50 Business of Law Trailblazers & Pioneers" and was recognized as an "Unsung Legal Hero" by Minnesota Lawyer. She has received 22 local and national Legal Marketing Association (LMA) "Your Honor" awards. She currently serves on the LMA Board of Directors, and attended Harvard Law School's "Leadership in Law Firms" executive education program.

Sally Schmidt is President of Schmidt Marketing, Inc. in Edina, MN, which offers marketing services to law firms. She was a founder and the first President of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA). In 1994, she was inducted as a Fellow into the inaugural class of the College of Law Practice Management. Schmidt was also inducted into the LMA first Hall of Fame in 2007 and is the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.