ALA’s Legal Management Fundamentals conference is designed specifically for professionals in the early stages of their legal management careers or those recently transitioning to new roles within the field. This comprehensive program provides a solid foundation in the essentials of legal management, covering key topics such as finance, human resources, operations and leadership within a legal context.

Attendees will benefit from expert-led sessions that offer practical advice and proven strategies for effective management and leadership. The program also includes workshops and case studies, enabling participants to apply learning in real-world scenarios and gain valuable hands-on experience.

This is an instrumental opportunity for new legal managers to expand their knowledge base, enhance their managerial skills, and connect with other legal professionals facing similar challenges. Whether you’re looking to refine your skills, broaden your understanding of legal management, or build a network of peers and mentors, ALA’s Legal Management Fundamentals is your gateway to success in the legal management profession. Join us in Chicago, Illinois on September 27 – 28.

2024 Registration Rates

Legal Management Fundamentals Chicago, IL
Member – Early-Bird (effective today – July 27) $849
Member – Advanced Booking (effective July 28 – August 27) $949
Member – Standard (effective August 28 and later) $1,049
Non-member* – Early-Bird (effective today – July 27) $999
Non-member* – Advanced Booking (effective July 28 – August 27) $1,099
Non-member* – Standard (effective August 28 and later) $1,199

*NOTE: Nonmember registration is restricted to individuals who are not currently members of ALA but meet the eligibility requirements for ALA membership. Nonmember registrations may not be someone who is not eligible for membership in ALA, a business partner or a supplier who is not exhibiting/sponsoring. Learn more.

All registration prices listed are in U.S. dollars and are per person rates. Fees are based on membership status. However, all member rates are contingent on the member renewing their full ALA 2024 membership.

ALA is pleased to offer our registered attendees a limited number of hotel rooms at a negotiated rate. To take advantage of these rates, please book your room using the online reservation tool. Please make your hotel reservations by Friday, September 6, 2024, to be eligible for the negotiated rate.


Hotel Chicago Downtown
333 North Dearborn Street
(Driveway entrance on 350 N. State Street)
Chicago, Illinois 60654


$209 Single/ Double+17.4% tax ($245)
*Check in time is 4 p.m., Checkout is 11 a.m.


Friday, September 6, 2024
*After this date, best available rate will be applied.


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Legal Management Fundamentals
Chicago, Illinois
September 27–28

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