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Professional Development

The Professional Development Team is responsible for offering education for the Chapter. The Professional Development Director works with Advisors specific to firm size or category to assist in determining education topics of interest for our members, identifying motivating and enlightening speakers, and planning and coordinating the logistics. Team members also assist with the Bi-Monthly Chapter Luncheons, Law Firm Leaders Event, various round-tables, and pop-up sessions. You can find the various Professional Development offerings below.

Note: All members are invited to ALL sessions, regardless of size/category


ALA Chicago Professional Development Offerings

  • Topical sessions – HR, Finance, Legal management, leadership , etc.
  • Bi-monthly educational sessions – all firm sizes
  • Special interest groups:
    • COO/ED roundtables (Takes place every other month)
    • Large Firm Administrators Roundtables (Takes place every other month)
    • Large Firm Secretarial Roundtables (Takes place every other month)
    • Small/Mid-Size Firm Roundtables
    • HR, Finance, or other special interest groups available upon request
  • Twenty Minute Tidbits (Takes place every other Thursday from 8-8:30am)
  • Featured ALA resources of the month – podcasts, whitepapers, webinars
  • Library / Recorded sessions
  • Sister chapters – ALA Chicago will highlight sessions from other national chapters as additional resources
  • Certified Legal Manager
  • Mentorship/buddy programs
  • Diversity and Inclusion

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