Leading the Business of Law

In addition to the education offered locally by the ALA Silicon Valley Chapter, the Association of Legal Administrators' parent organization offers many more opportunities around the United States to enhance your knowledge, skills, and abilities in the business of law at an Annual Conference in the spring, Regional Conferences in the fall, and various Specialty Conferences.

For more information about these ALA events, visit alanet.org/events.

Annual Conference

The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Annual Conference & Exposition is the legal management profession's most comprehensive event of its kind.

  • Education: Featuring dynamic and relevant education presented by recognized leaders in their field, the ALA Annual Conference will enhance your knowledge, develop your management skills, and enable you to achieve greater personal and professional growth.
  • Business Partnership: ALA's Exposition is a vital extension of the educational program and provides the opportunity to update yourself on the latest technologies, find solutions to business issues, solve problems, uncover emerging trends, and develop valuable resources and partnerships in the legal industry.
  • Networking: The Annual Conference also provides ample opportunities for networking. Various events, including receptions, lunches, and idea exchanges, will allow you the time to discuss your day-to-day challenges and unique issues with other legal management professionals from around the world. You're sure to learn tips, tactics, and wisdom that you can implement back at your workplace.

Save the Date

2018 Annual Conference & Exposition

Thursday, May 3 - Sunday, May 6
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

Previous Annual Conferences


2017 Annual Conference & Exposition
April 2-5, 2017
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

Download 2017 session handouts here

2016 Annual Conference & Exposition

May 22-25, 2016
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

Download 2016 session handouts here

2015 Annual Conference & Exposition
May 17-20, 2015
Music City Center
Nashville, Tennesee

Download 2015 session handouts here

2014 Annual Conference & Exposition
May 19-22, 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Download 2014 session handouts here

Future Annual Conferences


2018 Annual Conference & Exposition

Thursday, May 3 - Sunday, May 6
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

2019 Annual Conference & Exposition

Sunday, April 14 - Wednesday, April 17
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Grapevine, TX

2020 Annual Conference & Exposition

Sunday, May 3 - Wednesday, May 6
Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, UT



Regional Legal Management Conferences

In addition to ALA's premier Annual Conference & Exposition in the spring, ALA also provides additional broad-based legal management and networking conferences in the fall, as well as other specialty conferences in targeted areas of legal management.

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West (Regions 4, 5, 6)
September 7-9, 2017
Venetian Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

East (Regions 1, 2, 3)
October 12-14, 2017
Renaissance Nashville
Nashville, TN


Specialty Conferences

Human Resources Conference for Legal Professionals

Finance and Law Practice Management Conference

Chapter Leadership Institute 

Large Firm Principal Administrators Retreat

Law Firm Management Essentials
(formerly Essential Competencies for Legal Administrators)

Intellectual Property Conference For Legal Professionals

Corporate Law Department Symposium

For up-to-date information about all events and to register, visit alanet.org/events/2017-events