ALPMA's Legal Practice Management Learning & Development Framework

The ALPMA Legal Practice Management Learning & Development Framework outlines the key ‘pillars’ of knowledge that legal practice managers and law firm leaders need to understand in order to effectively manage and lead their firms.  All our events, programs and resources (including the ALPMA website) are designed to deliver content aligned to this framework.  


Practice Management Seminars

ALPMA’s well-respected and popular Practice Management seminars enhance the skills and professional knowledge of managers and lawyers with management responsibility at law firms and legal departments – and provide a great forum for networking amongst our close-knit community.  Free for our members, these seminars are held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland.   The seminars cover topical subjects, spanning ALPMA’s Legal Practice Management Learning and Development Frameworkand are presented by dynamic speakers with deep subject matter expertise and extensive legal industry experience. Typically attracting between 30 and 100 attendees (depending on topic and location), seminars usually run for 1.5 hours, commencing with networking and followed by the guest speaker presentation.   ALPMA Corporate Partners are the only vendors able to attend our Practice Management Seminars. 

Each of our seminars are recorded live and available free to members to view in the ALPMA On-Demand Learning Centre, while some seminars are also available for purchase for non-members. 

ALPMA Summit

The ALPMA Summit is the premier event in the Australasian legal management calendar, bringing together more than 270 senior legal management professionals and law firm leaders, with world-class industry and subject-matter experts and the leading industry suppliers for an intensive two days of professional development and networking.  Find out more!

In 2014, we recorded most Summit sessions live and made them available for purchase in the ALPMA On-Demand Learning Centre.

Leading Your Firm Program

ALPMA's Leading Your Firm program, proudly supported by Thomson Reuters and BigHand, is an innovative program designed to meet the specific needs of smaller and regional law firms. The program content spans ALPMA’s Learning and Development Framework, and is presented by dynamic speakers with strong subject matter expertise, extensive legal industry experience and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by smaller firms in this changing legal landscape. The “Leading Your  Firm” program includes a series of five webinars, plus three live streamed events, where expert speakers will be broadcast live to events held simultaneously in approximately 18 regional locations across Australia and New Zealand – around 59 events in total. Those that cannot attend these events in person will be able to attend on-line. Participation in the program is free for all ALPMA members, and open to eligible non-members for a small fee.  Find out more...

Each event in this program is recorded live and available free to members to view on-demand in the ALPMA On-Demand Learning Centre, while some event recordings are also available for purchase for non-members. 

On-Demand Learning Centre

The ALPMA On-Demand Learning Centre contains a library of live recordings from ALPMA's practice management seminars and webinars, Leading Your Firm program and our annual legal management Summit, so you can access practical advice from leading legal industry and subject-matter experts to help you manage and lead your firm or legal department on-demand, from anywhere. 

ALPMA members have free access to all the recordings from our practice management seminar and Leading Your Firm program and receive a discount on Summit On-Demand recordings. Some event recordings  are also available for non-members to view for a small fee.