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What's Happening at Headquarters February 2024

Start Planning Your Calendar for Annual Conference

Your travel and room arrangements are made. Now comes the fun part: Planning your education and networking calendar at our 2024 Annual Conference & Expo, taking place May 19-22 in Aurora, Colorado!

You can download the newly released conference agenda featuring all the sessions and speakers you won’t want to miss.

See you there!

P.S. If you haven’t done so, make your hotel arrangements before space runs out.


Invest in Your Professional Growth: Apply for the CLM Exam This Spring

If you’re interested in getting your CLM certification, now’s the time! The deadline to apply for the spring exam is March 7.

If you have long wondered about the process to apply, we’ve got you covered. ALA is hosting a FREE webinar to go over everything you need to know. Sign up to join on February 23 at noon Central. Plus, check out this recent LM Extra that provides even more information about how to start your CLM journey. 


Learn About the Basics of Running a Chapter

Registration for the 2024 Essentials of Chapter Leadership (ECL) is now open! This three-day virtual training event will take place Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 28.

This doesn’t take the place of our popular Chapter Leadership Institute. That will be happening this summer. Rather, ECL is intended to provide incoming chapter leaders with the tools and knowledge necessary for chapter management, highlight important resources available to all leaders and present information on the importance of adhering to essential financial and legal responsibilities. 

As event registration is on a per chapter basis, this is a great opportunity for all chapter leaders as well as prospective leaders to be provided with this training.   

Register Now for ALA’s February Virtual Events

Be sure to check out ALA’s virtual events this month, where you can collaborate with fellow ALA members and learn from expert speakers. Don’t miss out — register today!

  • ALA Roundtable: Redefining Legal Secretary/Paralegal Roles, February 16 at noon Central: As the roles of legal secretary and paralegal have evolved, we have seen the need for adapting to technological advancements, incorporating specialized skills and shifting toward a more collaborative and strategic support staff team contribution. 
  • Chapter Leader Educational Series Roundtable: Succession Planning/Officer Transitions, February 21 at noon Central 
  • Webinar: Monetize Your Professional Legal Knowledge for New Revenue Streams, February 21 at 2 p.m. Central: In this webinar, you’ll walk through a step-by-step process to create a business plan and execute it in order to monetize your skills and knowledge in the legal profession.