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

2019 Annual Conference & Exposition

April 14-17, 2019
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Grapevine, TX


Previous Annual Conferences


2018 Annual Conference & Exposition
Thursday, May 3 - Sunday, May 6
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

Download 2018 session handouts here

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

Future Annual Conferences


2020 Annual Conference & Exposition

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

2021 Annual Conference & Exposition

Sunday, April 25 to Wednesday, April 28
Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois

*Celebrating ALA’s 50th Anniversary!*


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)

October 18-20, 2018 

Hilton Austin

Austin, TX

East (Regions 1, 2 & 3)

September 13-15, 2018 

Palmer House Hilton

Chicago, IL


Specialty Conferences