The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) was formed in 1971 to provide support to those professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. ALA’s members, representing employers in more than 20 countries, are administrators who direct important areas of law firm management including marketing, technology and finance.
ALA is the premier professional association connecting leaders and managers within the legal industry. We provide extensive professional development, collaborative peer communities, strategic operational solutions, and business partner connections empowering our members to lead the business of law.
Annual Conference and Exposition
ALA's Annual Educational Conference is recognized as the premier educational conference in the field of law firm management. It is designed to meet the needs and interests of legal managers, whether novice or seasoned, generalist or specialist. Over 1,400 administrators attend four days of educational programs featuring more than 140 courses. ALA's Exposition is the only national show specifically targeting the legal administrator. More than 200 companies showcase the latest legal technology, products and services. Attending ALA's Annual Educational Conference and Exposition is an opportunity legal administrators and vendors cannot afford to miss!
Regional conferences, two-day events traditionally held each Fall, provide affordable educational opportunities for ALA members and members of the legal management team. You will not find a better opportunity to expand your knowledge, enhance your professional value, and network with your peers.
Retreats and Specialized Programs
Legal managers who work in specialized organizations enjoy learning opportunities tailored to their unique needs. Each year, ALA's special interest retreats provide speaker and panel presentations as well as networking benefits. Currently, ALA sponsors four special interest retreats:
- large firm administrators
- personal injury plaintiff
- intellectual property