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What's Happening at Headquarters March 2021

There’s always a lot going on at ALA headquarters in Chicago. Here’s a snapshot of what’s in store for the coming weeks.


Worry-Free Registration Now Available for ALA’s 2021 Annual Conference & Expo

Join us October 3–6 in Austin, Texas, for fresh, energizing educational content, speakers with varied perspectives and experiences for you to learn from and, of course, a 50th Anniversary to celebrate!

Much like ALA members, Austin is known for its welcoming and distinctive spirit. It’s a unique city with a wide variety of attractions — there’s something for everyone. Foodies, music lovers, history buffs, art aficionados, sightseers and nature enthusiasts alike will find something to explore and enjoy. The conference programming will offer professional development for every level of legal management, and plenty of opportunities to rekindle or establish lifelong connections within this amazing community. We will share updates on the agenda, venue details and accommodations soon.

Worry-free registration will make your decision to attend easier than ever. Please visit our FAQs for information on this policy and more. If you would like to register or have any immediate questions about the Annual Conference & Expo, contact us at [email protected] or 1-888-593-7243.

50th-ALA-is-50-resizedHappy 50th Birthday, ALA!  ALA officially turned 50 on March 4, the date we were incorporated in 1971. To mark the occasion, we’ve launched an interactive timeline that takes you through our history and released a video message from nearly all of ALA’s Past Presidents. We’ll be celebrating all year, culminating at  in our Annual Conference & Expo, October 3–6 in Austin, Texas. In the meantime, be sure to follow along on our social channels with the #ALAis50 hashtag.

E-Learning Courses: Law Firm Management Essentials

ALA’s e-learning courses allow participants to direct their own education and learn at their own pace. They’re perfect for the busy professional, as you can work your way through as many modules as you have time for and come backe-learning-At-ALA-372 later to pick up where you left off. And each digital module features a dynamic mix of text, graphics, animation, audio, video, quizzes, surveys and games to reinforce learning concepts.

 Law firm management essentials (LFME), which used to be presented in conference form, has proven to be the perfect subject for this e-learning framework. Now, you can go online to refresh your memory about LFME or use the full package of courses as a professional development program for yourself or your staff:

  • Five-course LFME package
  • LFME: Operations Management
  • LFME: Financial Management
  • LFME: Human Resources
  • LFME: Legal Industry
  • LFME: Leadership

Enter for Your 60 Seconds of Fame!

We’re just over a month away from the April 15 deadline for 60 Seconds of Fame! submissions. We encourage members and business partners to create 60-second videos that demonstrate how much they value their ALA relationship. We welcome everything from straightforward testimonials to parodies to skits to pop-culture references and anything in between.

Online voting takes place May 3–5, and the winner will be announced at the virtual ALA Annual Meeting on May 6.