ALPMA Legal Management Summit

13 - 15 September 2017 | Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre

The ALPMA Summit is the largest legal management conference and trade exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere.  Join more than 300 law firm leaders and managers from across Australasia in Brisbane for an action-packed three days of intense professional development, networking and fun from 13 - 15 September, 2017.  Partnerships will go on sale in early 2017.  Registration opens in May, 2017. 

Outstanding Value for Money

Summit offers outstanding value for money. 

Your registration includes:

In 2016, early bird ALPMA member registration was just $950 (incl GST), while eligible non-members received ALPMA membership with their early bird registration for just $1,325 (incl GST). 

Largest Legal Management Trade Exhibition

The ALPMA Summit features the largest legal management trade exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, with more than 50+ market-leading vendors showcasing the latest products, services and technologies for the legal sector. The trade exhibition opens its doors at 3.30pm on Wednesday 13 September - and everyone (regardless of whether you are coming to Summit)  is welcome to visit our exhibitors on Wednesday for free. 

In 2017, we welcome back InfoTrack as our Principal Partner.  A comprehensive range of Summit partnership, exhibitor and merchandising opportunities will go on sale from early 2017.

Learn more about becoming a Summit Partner

Check out our 2016 Summit Exhibitors

What can you expect at the ALPMA Summit?

Check out the video below to learn more about what you can expect to experience at the ALPMA Summit. 


Check out the photos from the 2016 ALPMA Summit. 

A Blueprint for Change

The 2016 ALPMA Summit provided delegates with the practical 'how-to' advice you need to successfully implement the people, process and technology changes required to keep your firm competitive in a rapidly evolving legal landscape.  Our inspiring, expert speakers explained how to:  

  • successfully lead, manage and communicate change at your firm 
  • deploy legal project management to improve operational efficiency 
  • remake your business model to better meet changing client needs 
  • leverage existing and emerging technologies to enhance your service offering  
  • build optimistic, motivated and resilient teams to lift performance 
  • create powerful digital strategies to drive firm growth....and much more!
Check out the full program

Why attend Summit?

Attending Summit is a not-to-be-missed experience.  But don't take our word for it! Watch the video below to see what past Summit attendees have to say about the value of attending Summit:

Outstanding Program

The ALPMA Summit features an outstanding and inspiring program of international and local speakers, sharing their expertise and delivering practical insights that you can apply directly at your firm. In 2016, our inspiring, expert speakers included: 

  • US change management guru, Steve Wingert from Nesso Strategies
  • Australian legal innovator, Matthew Burgess from View Legal
  • Executive Chairman of beaton, Dr George Beaton
  • Performance expert, Dr Bob Murray from Fortinberry Murray
  • Catherine McGregor AM, former Australian military officer and LGBTI advocate
  • Law firm leaders from Moores, Connect Law, Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers, Coleman Greig Lawyers, Piper Alderman, Allens, Carter Newell...and many more!
Internationally renowned legal industry thought leader, Ron Baker, founder of the VeraSage Institute, and Warrick McLean, CEO, Coleman Greig Lawyers were our inspirational and challenging Masters of Ceremonies for tthe 2016 Summit.

Check out the full program

Summit Live & On-Demand

Summit Live: ALPMA broadcasts Summit presentations live, which means you can watch the fantastic line-up of Summit speakers live and online - as they present at Summit, thanks to our partner BigHand. You can interact with speakers, posting your questions for speakers on Twitter (#ALPMASummit) or via our Livestream platform. All you need to view the Summit live broadcast is a computer, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection. 

Summit On-Demand: ALPMA also video records presentations from the 2016 ALPMA Summit and makes them available for you to watch on-demand after Summit, thanks to our partner BigHand. For Summit delegates, this means you can re-play your favourite Summit sessions when you get back to the office and share the insights you gained with other members of your team.  For those who did not attend, you can experience and share these brilliant presentations on-demand.  

Thought Leadership Awards

The ALPMA Legal Industry Thought Leadership Awards are presented at the Summit Gala dinner.  

A ticket to this fabulous evening is included with your Summit registration.  You can also purchase additional tickets when registering.

These Awards shine a light on innovative projects and new initiatives being conducted by firms across the legal sector in response to the changing legal landscape and provide recognition for firms and legal departments who have successfully implemented innovative projects and strategic initiatives in response to the challenges facing the Australasian legal industry. 

Nominations for the 2017 ALPMA Thought Leadership Awards will open in mid-2017.

Check out our past finalists and winners

See who is on the judging panel

Master Class Workshops

In 2016, there were two optional half-day pre-Summit Master Class Workshops, held concurrently on Wednesday 7 September. 

  • Legal Innovation for Small Firm Teams, presented by Therese Linton, Managing Director, The BASALT Group. Attend this workshop to learn how to implement legal project management at your firm.

  • A Process of Change and the Leader's Role, presented by Steve Wingert, Principal, Nesso Strategies. Attend this workshop to learn how to successfully lead change at your firm.

Each workshop costs $395 (including GST) for ALPMA members or $495 (incl GST) for eligible non-members.

Learn more about the Master Class Workshops

Learn more about becoming an exclusive workshop sponsor.

Each workshop = 3.5 CPD Units/ 3.5 NZ Hours Practice Management and Business Skills

Major Summit Partners

Principal Partner

Thought Leadership Awards Partner

Gold Partner

Gold Partner

Workshop Partner

Document Solutions Partner

Technology Partner

Live & On-Demand Partner

Digital Partner

Travel Partner

Macquarie Cafe