Registration Fees:

All registration prices are in U.S. dollars. Prices listed are per person. Registration fees apply to the individual and cannot be shared among people from the same firm or company. A detailed description of what is included in registration is outlined on the “Register” page of the event website.

Health and Safety Requirements

The 2023 health and safety protocols for ALA’s in-person conferences will be finalized later this year. In the meantime, please be aware of the 2022 requirements, which are that all Annual Conference participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to entry. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered no more than 48 hours prior to entry will be accepted in lieu vaccination proof.

Vaccination proof or test results must contain your name and be accompanied by a matching piece of government-issued ID.
Learn more about acceptable forms of proof.

Any attendee unwilling to comply with the above requirements will not be granted access to the event, nor will any refunds or expense reimbursements be issued.

We will continue to closely monitor public health guidance in addition to local, state and federal laws and will provide further information as needed.

Registration Eligibility

Registration fees are based on membership status (ALA member or nonmember) on the date registration and payment are received (by 11:59 p.m. Central). However, all member rates are contingent on the member renewing their full ALA 2023 membership. Nonmember registration is restricted to individuals who are not currently members of ALA but who do meet the eligibility requirements for ALA membership. Learn more about membership eligibility requirements or contact the ALA Membership Department at 847-267-1585.

Business partners, including legal industry suppliers who are not exhibiting/sponsoring, are not permitted to register as attendees or guests. One exception: All those holding the Certified Legal Manager (CLM)® designation are eligible to register for the conference.

A guest registration may not be used by someone eligible for membership in ALA, a business partner or a supplier who is not exhibiting.

Payment Policy

Payment must be received in full by the conference date. All discounts will be applied to the full conference fee only (excluding add-ons), cannot be combined with any other offer‚ and must be paid in full at the time of order.

Confirmation

All registrants will receive written confirmation/receipt of registration. If you do not receive confirmation from the organizers, please contact Customer Service at 1-888-593-7243 or [email protected].

Worry-Free Registration

Should pandemic circumstances or local restrictions on gatherings/travel be imposed and the in-person 2023 Annual Conference & Expo transitions to a fully virtual event, we will contact you with an update on your registration options. We will be offering full refunds for cancellations received by February 6, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Central.

If you elect to cancel your registration after February 6, 2023, the following cancellation fees and options will be assessed.

Cancellations

All cancellations require a written request and can be sent to [email protected].

Cancellation notifications via social media (e.g., posting on our Facebook page or Twitter) are not accepted. No-shows and late cancellations forfeit the full registration fee.

Cancellation fees and options will be assessed based on the following schedules, by event.

Date Cancellation Received Attendee Cancellation Fee Full Guest Cancellation Fee Special Event Cancellation Fee
Before February 6, 2023 Full refund Full refund Full refund
Between February 7 and March 8, 2023 $219 $119 Full refund
Between March 9 and
April 7, 2023
50% of fee paid $119 Full refund
After April 7, 2023 No refund No refund No refund

Cancellation notifications via social media (e.g., posting on ALA’s Facebook page or Twitter) are not accepted. No-shows and late cancellations forfeit the full registration fee.

Transfers for In-Person Conferences

Fees for paid conference registrations may be transferred to a future Annual Conference & Expo according to the following schedule.

Transfer Requests Received by Fee Transferred
Before February 6, 2023 Full fee paid can be transferred
Between February 7 and March 8, 2023 Full fee less $219 can be transferred
After March 8, 2023 50% of fee paid can be transferred, the remainder is forfeit

Substitutions

Paid conference registrations may elect to send a substitute attendee from their organization or chapter. The following fees and options will be assessed. The substitute’s registration fee will be adjusted if a nonmember replaces an ALA member. Please submit a written request to [email protected].

Substitution Requests Received by Fee
Before February 6, 2023

No cost.
However, the substitute’s registration fee may be adjusted based on membership status.

Between February 6 and March 8, 2023 $150 fee
The substitute’s registration fee may be adjusted based on membership status.
After March 8, 2023 $250 fee
The substitute’s registration fee may be adjusted based on membership status

Guest Registrations for In-Person Conference

The purchase of a guest registration for in-person events is restricted to guests of registrants only. A guest may not be someone eligible for membership in ALA, a business partner or a supplier who is not exhibiting. ALA reserves the right to review eligibility for guest registration. Guests of attendees are also subject to the health and safety requirements. Prior to attending the event, all guests of conference participants will be required to accept the terms of service, including specific terms regarding health, safety and COVID-19 found below.

Guest Registration Package Fee per Guest
Full Guest Registration (all meals and special events) $549
Sunday Welcome Reception $99
Tuesday Exhibit Hall Reception $59
Wednesday Grand Finale $149

 

Special Registration Discounts

Managing Partner at a Law Firm

If you are a managing partner of a law firm, you qualify for a special discount, equivalent to the ALA member rate (at the time of registration).

To register at this rate, select the “ALA Members” button on the “Register” page of the website. Specify “Managing Partner at Law Firm” in the membership information section of the registration form. Or you may contact us to complete your registration.

Strategic Alliance Partners

If you are a member of one of our Strategic Alliance Partner organizations, you qualify for a special discount, equivalent to the ALA member rate. To be eligible for this rate, you must be a member in good standing with your organization.

To register at this rate, select the “ALA Members” button on the “Register” page of the website. Specify “Member of a Strategic Alliance Partner” in the membership information section of the registration form. Or you may contact us to complete your registration.

Strategic Alliance Partner organizations include:

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • American Bar Association Law Practice Division (ABA-LP)
  • ARMA International
  • Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia (ANDI)
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • Association of Legal Technologists (ALT)
  • Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA)
  • British Columbia Legal Management Association (BCLMA)
  • Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
  • International Paralegal Management Association (IPMA)
  • Law Council of Australia
  • Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW)
  • Legal Marketing Association (LMA)
  • Legal Support Network (LSN)
  • Legal Value Network
  • Meritas
  • National Association for Law Placement (NALP)
  • TerraLex
  • The Law Office Management Association (TLOMA)

Student Registration Fee

Students may apply to register for ALA’s 2023 Annual Conference & Expo for a fee of $599. To qualify for this special rate, you must be a full-time college or university student and provide a copy of your transcript upon request.

Team Pricing

Groups of five or more attendees (from the same firm) receive a 10% discount* on the total registration price. Call our customer service team at 1-888-593-7243 or email  [email protected] to register your group.

*All attendees must be from the same firm and register together in one transaction. Team pricing is not available for online registration; please call or email us. Group booking discounts apply to full conference registrations only.

Conference Consent Policy

By registering for this ALA conference, you are consenting to receive communications from ALA in addition to sharing your contact information publicly on attendee rosters. You will have the ability to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting  [email protected].

Promotional Photos and Videos

Participation at and registration (attendee, guest and exhibitor) for the conference gives consent to the use and distribution of the participants’ image or voice in any pictures, video or audio recordings, or electronic reproductions taken during ALA and ALA-related events for conference coverage and future ALA promotional purposes. ALA is able to use your likeness without remuneration.

Association of Legal Administrators Meeting Code of Conduct

ALA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and ALA staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, guests, ALA staff members and service providers, are expected to abide by this Meeting Code of Conduct (Code) whether participating in-person or virtually. This Code applies to all ALA webinars, educational sessions, conferences, meetings and meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than ALA but held in conjunction with ALA events, whether on public or private platforms (collectively, “meetings”).

ALA has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at or during meetings.

If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, ALA asks that you immediately inform either Julie Wichlin, Deputy Executive Director/Interim Executive Director, [email protected] or 847-267-1369, or Renee Tibbetts, Director of Human Resources, [email protected] or 847-267-1365 so that ALA can take the appropriate action.

Unacceptable behavior includes without limitation:

  • Harassment, intimidation or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal or written abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, ALA staff member, service provider or other meeting participant.
  • Examples of verbal and written abuse include, but are not limited to, comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations; or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, guest, ALA staff member, service provider or other meeting participant.
  • Disruption of any element of an in-person or virtual meeting. Other behavior, actions or activities deemed disruptive, unacceptable, or contrary to the best interests of ALA as determined by ALA in its sole and absolute discretion.

In addition, the following rules apply to all ALA meetings:

  • Presentations, postings, comments and messages may not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements or solicitations for services. ALA reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban source(s) of such solicitations from its meetings.
  • Participants may not copy or take screenshots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space.
  • All meeting participants must comply with the instructions of ALA staff, session moderators and presenters.

ALA reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from a meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior or other violation of this Code, and ALA reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future virtual or in-person meeting.

Health and Safety for In-Person Conferences

The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, sponsors and staff is our No. 1 priority. We closely monitor all local and international alerts regarding public health and proceed according to the local and national health guidelines respective to the location of the Annual Conference & Expo. Attendance at the Annual Conference & Expo remains an individual decision with any considerations to be assessed by the attendee and/or their organization.

By agreeing to be a registered attendee of the Annual Conference, you freely waive, release from liability, assume all risks, and covenant not to sue the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) or American Conference Institute, Inc. (ACI) and its affiliates (or any of their respective members, customers, employees, board members, directors, agents or volunteers) for any expense, loss, damage, personal illness/injury, including loss of life, disability, property damage or property theft or actions of any kind that they may hereafter suffer or sustain before, during or after the event. For any concerns and inquiries, please contact our Customer Service team.

The Association of Legal Administrators and American Conference Institute, Inc., will hold this in-person conference as permitted by regulations in the host city.

Our conference will be structured and social distancing and other health and safety practices will be implemented in accordance with guidelines issued by the relevant health, safety and regulatory authorities where the conference is held. Decisions regarding the foregoing are made on the basis of our concern for the health and safety of our customers and employees.

COVID-19 WARNING

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for the protection of all our attendees, speakers, sponsors and staff. It is imperative that all registrants for the in-person Annual Conference follow all instructions when attending the conference. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. It is extremely dangerous to senior citizens and to any person that has underlying chronic health problems. If you are uncertain as to your health you should not register for the conference until you have consulted a medical adviser about the risks that you may be exposed to.

By registering for the Annual Conference & Expo, you confirm that (a) you are fully aware the risks and hazards with respect to COVID-19 inherent in your attendance and participation at the conference; (b) you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks that may result from contracting COVID-19, including the risk of death, bodily injury or property damage, regardless of severity, that you may sustain as a result of your attendance at the conference; and (c) you agree to release the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), American Conference Institute, Inc. (ACI) and its affiliates (including any of their respective members, customers, employees, board members, directors, agents or volunteers) (collectively “Releasees”) from all damages or claims (“Claims”) of any kind that you might suffer if you contract COVID-19, and will not hold any Releasees liable for any such Claims.

You also agree to adhere to the health and safety requirements (and supply proof of a negative COVID-19 test or alternatively, proof of vaccination at registration). Learn more about the health and safety requirements.

You will also be required to conduct a COVID-19 self-screening at the conference and agree to forego attendance if you answer “Yes” to any of the following.

  1. Are you experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms now or have you within the last 10 days?
  2. Have you provided care to or had close contact with any person with or suspected of having COVID-19 within the last 10 days?
  3. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus within the last 10 days?
  4. Have you been advised by any health authority, government agency or regulation, within the last 10 days, to self-isolate due to possible exposure to COVID-19?

Questions

If you have any questions about ALA’s 2023 Annual Conference & Expo, please contact us at 1-888-593-7243 or  [email protected].

American Conference Institute acts on behalf of the Association of Legal Administrators in developing and managing the 2023 Annual Conference & Expo.