ALA Educational Events

ALA’s Annual Educational Conference and Exposition is the premier event for management professionals in the legal industry. Attend educational sessions presented by recognized experts; visit the exhibit hall for the latest products and services; catch up with old friends and make new contacts. For more information, go to ALA Annual Conference

Essential Competencies for Legal Administrators (ECLA)
Are you new to legal management? Or are you a functional specialist – perhaps an accounting or HR manager – who wants to move into a principal administrator role? This three-day course is perfect for those who need to build expertise in managing a law firm or legal department. Please visit ECLA.

Intellectual Property (IP) Retreat
Intellectual property firms have many specialized and detailed administrative and support requirements. This retreat concentrates on emerging trends, providing an in-depth analysis of the hot areas in IP management. Please visit (

Law Firm Financial Management Conference & Exposition
Whether you're a legal financial professional or the principal administrator of a small- to mid-sized firm, here's your opportunity to enhance your financial management skills.  Get the knowledge and information you need to manage law firm finances with increased confidence and assurance.  Find out more at ALA Finance Conference

Law Firm Profitability Enhancement Program
Learn how to control costs, target your firm's financial strengths and increase profitability within a quick and easy cost-accounting tool.  This program is a live, interactive webcast; you'll  listen by phone and view via the Internet.  If you're in a small or mid-size firm, or are new to law-firm accounting, this is the program for you!  For more information, please visit Law Firm Profitability.

Regional Conferences are mini-versions of ALA's Annual Conference, complete with valuable educational sessions and vendor exhibits.  Networking opportunities abound! Closer to home, less time away from the office and fewer travel costs - do you need any other reason to attend?  Go to Regional Conferences.


Sit in your office, conference room or even your own home and "attend" these 2-hour seminars via phone and Internet links. Subject-matter experts cover a variety of management and personal development topics.  One fee allows an unlimited number of participants at your location.  Learn about upcomingwebinars at ALA Webinars.

ALA Publications

The Extraordinary Managing Partner: Reaching the Pinnacle of Law Firm Management
Featured ALA Book Essential reading for anyone who is serving as a managing partner in a law firm, or simply interested in acquiring additional understanding of what is involved in law firm management. The third in the Extraordinary Series, this book is based on research obtained from managing partners and their teams, and provides - from a variety of knowledgeable perspectives - what it takes to move beyond doing “very well” to being a highly effective andextraordinary law firm management leader.
Author: John J. Michalik, J.D. 184 pages. Softcover.

Click here to order online

ALA Currents is an opt-in e-mail newsletter about business management trends and innovations, provided exclusively and at no charge to ALA members twice per month.  To have this newsletter sent directly to your e-mailbox, you must subscribe online at ALA Currents

ALA News, your Association's bimonthly magazine, features vital information about the Association's programs, events, goals and objectives.  Provided exclusively to all active ALA members, the news magazine is published in alternating months opposite the Association's scholarly journal, Legal Management.  Members can read and download PDFs of ALA News articles (from current and archived issues) at ALA News

Legal Management, your Association's bimonthly journal, features news and scholarly articles on issues and trends of importance to law firm managers, legal administrators and managing partners.  Annual themed issues focus on core competency areas, including General Firm Management, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Law Firm Marketing. A bonus 7th issue released annually focuses on "Making Your Firm a Great Place to Work." Members can read and download PDFs of Legal Management articles (from current and archived issues) at Legal Management.

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