Association of Legal Administrators 2016 Annual Conference & ExpoAssociation of Legal Administrators 2016 Annual Conference & Expo

2016 ALA Conference & Expo


Association of Legal Administrators 2016 Annual Conference & Expo

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

Your Roadmap to Modern Resources, Invaluable Connections
and Expert Guidance

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What makes ALA’s 2016 Annual Conference & Expo the must-attend event of the year? It’s the education, networking, solutions and resources from more than 200 business partners in the Exhibit Hall, the ability to connect with speakers after their sessions, and more.

Modern Resources…

  • NEW! Advanced Profitability Track: A Deep Dive into Legal Pricing, Projects and Processes, which comprises a structured set of sessions designed specifically for your financial success.
  • ALA’s business partners bring expertise in legal management solutions to help streamline your office. It’s easy to find your specific product or service need. 
  • BOLD Bites (Business of Law Discussions), a series of informal 15- to 20-minute discussions following education sessions, delve deeper into the subject matter.

Invaluable Connections…

  • Greet your ALA colleagues at the “White Hot Summer Nights” Welcome Reception on Sunday.
  • Engage with business partners and peers at the Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday.
  • Get new ideas from experts in the legal industry.

Expert Guidance…

  • Identify secrets to leadership development.
  • Score your firm on data security compliance.
  • Stay ahead of the pack on profitability.

Further your education. Gain market-ready solutions to everyday issues. Share ideas with your peers. Attend ALA’s 2016 Annual Conference & Expo.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Konica Minolta
Royal Cup

Silver Sponsors

ALL State Legal

Bronze Sponsors

Adams & Martin Group
Abacus Data Systems
Alliant Employee Benefits
Altour International
Contact Ease / Cole Valley
Cushman & Wakefield
Express Network
Health Savings Administrators

National Business Institute (NBI)
Nikec Solutions

OneAmerica Retirement Services
Speech Processing Solutions

The MCS Group
Traveling Coaches
Unicorn HRO
WALZ Group

Remember to stop by and thank these sponsors for all they do for ALA. Also, there’s some new education and events that you won’t want to miss. Take time to check out these innovative offerings. Consider donating to the toy drive. Hear from fellow members why the conference is a can’t-miss experience.

What’s New?

  • Learn how to maximize profitability with our new Advanced Profitability Track: A Deep Dive into Legal Pricing, Projects and Processes, which comprises a structured set of sessions designed specifically for your financial success.
  • Partake in a full day of Idea Exchanges on Sunday, May 22, including traditional topics such as Chapter Leader; Small, Medium and Large Firm; Human Resources; Corporate and Government, along with a new topic introduced in 2015 – Branch Office.
  • Be a part of the future! ALA will conduct a pilot virtual conference this year, offering a simulcast of three select sessions. Keep an eye on this site for additional details.
  • Provide real-time feedback as to how things are going by participating in ExperienceGuru, a mobile chat feature that delivers your feedback directly to ALA staff.
  • Don't miss the full day of Idea Exchanges held on Sunday, May 22.
  • Specialty Sessions: New this year, the Annual Conference committee has suggested that each of the specialty segments (Corporate, Government, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury/Plaintiff) provide a full education session in addition to their long standing Idea Exchanges. Please look for these sessions during regular education times on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Daymond John Keynote Speaker: Daymond John, President and Chief Executive Officer of FUBU (“For Us, By Us”). John will speak to ALA about the keys to his success – establishing the right mindset and following the fundamental principles that he calls his five SHARK points.

This Year’s Charity: LA Children’s Hospital Toy Drive!

Help bring a smile to a child’s face. We will be providing collection locations for attendees to help support the drive. Toys, gift certificates and monetary donations are all welcome.

Additionally, you can directly support the charity by visiting their website.

Member Insights

“At a time of specialization, when most are focusing more and more on less and less, legal administrators need to learn more and more about … more and more. From changes in ethics, HR regulations, drugs in the workplace, greening of the office, mobile lawyers and e-billing, ALA provides the structure and resources for me to learn, share and teach.”
William F. Donehoo, CLM, CPA
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP

“As a 20-year member of ALA, I can honestly say ALA was my lifeline as the firm I am with grew from a very small 10-person firm to the current 85-person firm. When I was new to the job, people and printed resources were much needed. Not only the members of my chapter were called upon, but from ALA’s conferences I was also able to network with the smaller firms that met my needs at that time. As the firm grew, so did my need for new information, particularly as we passed some magic numbers for state and federal benefits. ALA members came to my rescue. Even though I have six department heads and an office manager that now report to me and are responsible for some of the day-to-day people issues, I still rely on ALA to meet my needs for information. It is the first source I turn to.”
Brenda A. Majewski
Kohn Law Firm S.C.

“All 10 of the ALA Annual Conferences that I have attended presented me with opportunities to learn new skills, to see the latest trends and gadgets in the legal market, to meet new friends and to rekindle old relationships. This year, I decided to give a little bit back to ALA by volunteering to introduce one of their wonderful educational session speakers to the ALA attendees. It felt great to be more than just a participant this year (even if it meant working outside my comfort zone) and to actually play a very tiny part in the ALA Annual Conference experience. I would encourage everyone to walk the walk and talk the talk by volunteering and earning a Session Manager ribbon!”
Fran Puntillo, CLM
Weiner Lesniak, LLP