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Sign Up for This Fall’s Mental Health First Aid Program

Our popular Mental Health First Aid Certification Program is back! The program is an interactive training course comprised of 2 hours of self-paced content (to be completed online independently prior to the live session) and one 6.5-hour instructor-led session over Zoom. The one-day training program will be offered on four separate Fridays in late October and early November. Due to the interactive nature of this course, there is a maximum of 30 participants per offering, so register now: alanet.og/mhfa. Attendees are eligible to receive 7.5 credit hours toward their CLM certification.


New to Your Legal Management Career? We've Got You

ALA’s Legal Management Fundamentals is a must-attend program for those in the first five years of their legal management careers. This comprehensive program focuses on the core competencies and best practices of legal management, broken out into four distinct modules:

  • Legal Trends and Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Leadership
Join like-minded industry peers from across the country for engaging and dynamic sessions led by industry veterans. You’ll walk away with invaluable advice and practical tools and skills that you can apply immediately ― plus, a new network of industry colleagues! Register now to join us November 4-5 in Denver, Colorado!

Register Now for ALA’s 2022 IP Conference

ALA’s Intellectual Property Conference for Legal Management Professionals — to be held October 13-14 at the Hamilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. — is the premier IP-focused forum for administrators working in a legal practice setting. If IP is

your area of expertise, mark your calendars to join open discussions, share ideas and problem-solve with your peers in the intellectual property community!

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights — Maximizing Their Usefulness in the Current Post-Covid, Prerecession Economy
  • Planning for the Future: How to Set Your Firm on a Path to Success
  • Leading Your Firm in the Digital Ecosystem: What You Need to Know about AI, Smart Contracts Cryptos and NFTs
  • Rule No. 1: Don’t Lie (aka IT and Cybersecurity Compliance)

Member rates start at $799. Visit to register. 

Register by October 7 for HR 2: Performance Management and Compensation 

Maximize your learning and enhance your problem-solving skills in this facilitated online, scenario-based course that covers developing strategic and operational goals among personnel at a law firm, including termination procedures, employee handbooks, training, motivational techniques, incentives and substance abuse. If you’ve completed HR 1: Employee Selection and Promotion, you’ll receive your Legal Management HR Specialist Certificate. For more info and to register, click here.