Research into the Changing Legal Landscape


The global legal industry is undergoing irreversible transformation - driven by a range of factors including customer demands for better value, a highly competitive market, rapidly evolving technology and changes to the way we work and live.  Each year, as part of our preparations for the ALPMA Summit, ALPMA undertakes research that tracks how law firms are adjusting their strategies and business models to adapt to this changing legal landscape in collaboration with our Principal Summit Partner.  

2016 Research:  "A Blueprint for Change: How Law Firms are Adapting to the Changing Legal Landscape"

In 2016, ALPMA and InfoTrack are collaborating in ground-breaking research to investigate:

  • How Australasian law firms are supporting innovation and change at their firms 

  • The people, process and technology initiatives law firms are implementing in order to adapt to the changing environment.
The research will provide your firm with greater insight into exactly what Australasian firms are doing drive innovation and to respond to the changing legal landscape - and help you create a blueprint for change at your firm. 

The research will open be for participation by all Australasian law firms from Thursday, 30 June to Sunday, 24 July, 2016. 

Win a ticket to the 2016 ALPMA Summit*!

Everyone who completes the survey by 5pm 24 July will go into the draw to win a complimentary delegate pass to the 2016 ALPMA Summit 'A Blueprint for Change', held from 7 - 9 September at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne.  The key findings from the research will be presented at the opening on Thursday 8 September, and will be available to delegates from the InfoTrack stand. The full research report will also be emailed to all participants, immediately following Summit.  

*The winner will be drawn and notified by 29 July. The prize of a full registered delegate pass does not include travel or accommodation at Summit or attendance at the pre-Summit Master Class Workshops.  If the winner is already registered to attend Summit, the prize may be transferred to a colleague from the same firm. No refunds will be provided. Winners must be eligible for ALPMA membership.

If you have any questions about this research, please contact Connie Finestone.

2015 Research: "Preparing Australasian Law for a Digital, Divergent, Differentiated Future"


The 2015 ALPMA/LexisNexis research investigated what changes (if any) Australasian law firms plan to make over the next three years to: the markets they serve; their resourcing mixmarketing and business development strategies; internal systems and processeslegal services delivery model and strategic relationships - in order to position themselves for a successful future.  Participation in this research is free and open to all Australasia law firms.

A broad range of law firms (147) from across Australia and New Zealand participated in the research conducted in July, sharing their plans for the markets they serve, their resourcing mix, marketing and business development strategies, internal systems and processes, legal services delivery model and strategic relationships over the next three years. 

According to the results, Australasian law firms are planning a multi-pronged attack to ensure they are ready for a digital, divergent and differentiated future – but many have a long way to go.  The research, launched at the 2015 ALPMA Summit, details the eight key strategies Australasian firms are adopting in order to respond to the changing legal landscape and position their firms for future success. 

The research results will provide your firm with greater insight into exactly what Australasian firms are doing to respond to the changing legal landscape - and help you develop and refine your firm's business strategy. 


2014 Research: "The Impact of the Changing Legal Landscape on Australasian Law Firms"

Download the 2014 ALPMA/LexisNexis Research

The results from the 2014 ALPMA/LexisNewis research "The Impact of the Changing Legal Landscape on Australasian Law Firms" were presented by LexisNexis at the opening session of the ALPMA Summit on Thursday 28 August at the Melbourne Crown Convention Centre.  

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