July 25, 2013

Thomson Reuters, Association of Legal Administrators Unite to Offer Training Courses

West LegalEdcenter and Beyond the Bar programming discounted for ALA members

EAGAN, Minn. – Thomson Reuters and the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) announced they will partner to broaden content offerings for Certified Legal Manager (CLM)SM and continuing legal education (CLE) accredited programs through West LegalEdcenter, a Thomson Reuters business. This endeavor expands opportunities for ALA members and other legal professionals to access CLM and CLE programs.

“Building on our collaborative relationship with Thomson Reuters, this initiative with West LegalEdcenter and Beyond the Bar aligns with our mission to promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal professionals,” said Oliver Yandle, executive director, ALA. “In alignment with our goals and mission, ALA members and their firms will benefit by having quality, relevant and wide-ranging programs to meet their professional requirements and effectively provide programming for all legal professionals in an efficient approach.”

Beginning in 2014, West LegalEdcenter and ALA will work together to develop and produce content and programming available to subscribers from each respective entity. The two organizations will collaborate to expand the list of program topics that will meet CLM and CLE accreditation standards, with topics ranging from healthcare reform to financial management.

“Continuing legal education is a key component to the development of legal professionals and the Certified Legal Manager certification program created by ALA provides legal administrators an important development path and credentials to acknowledge their understanding of their role,” said Lee Ann Enquist, vice president of Professional Development, Thomson Reuters. “Our relationship with ALA will allow us to provide online access to the largest and most current library of live and on-demand programs for CLE as well as incorporate ALA’s CLM programming to this membership that is so motivated to learn and grow professionally.”

Through ALA’s Value in Partnership (VIP) program, ALA members will receive discounts on subscriptions to West LegalEdcenter and Beyond the Bar.

For more information on VIP access to West LegalEdcenter or Beyond the Bar for ALA members, please visit alanet.org.

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ALA is the undisputed leader for the business of law, focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services to the global legal community. Founded in 1971, ALA has more than 9,000 members from 30 countries, who are leaders in private law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. More information about ALA. www.alanet.org.

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