Hello and welcome to ALPMA’s Blog: A Survival Guide for Legal Practice Managers. Through this blog, we hope to provide practical advice that will help you successfully navigate the sometimes stormy waters of managing a legal practice.
Legal practice managers are a diverse lot, ranging from the jack-of-all-trades Practice Manager or Office Managers at a smaller law firms, to domain specialists like HR, Finance, Marketing and IT Managers to senior C-level executives. But we have much in common. We all work with lawyers (say no more!). Every day, we deal with the peculiar challenges of working in the legal industry. We strive to add value to our employers. And try to keep up to date with what is going on in the rest of the world.
To meet this blog’s lofty ambition, we will be drawing heavily on the expertise, experience and opinions of Guest Bloggers from across the industry – ALPMA members, business leaders, specialist consultants, market-leading vendors etc. So if you have something to say or share that might help (or entertain) your fellow legal management colleagues, then this is the place. You can apply to become a Guest Blogger here. Read our Blog Policy & Guidelines.
A blog is very much a two-way street. So as well as just reading posts - comment on them. Tell your views. Share your experience. Tell us what has worked (or not worked) at your firm. Start now by suggesting topics for the Survival Guide and telling us who you want to hear from. Put your suggestions in the comments area below, and we promise to respond to all of them.