2017 ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Awards 

Winner - Mills Oakley

Congratulations to the 2017 ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Award winner, Mills Oakley, for their 'Shark-Tank' style Innovation Accelerator for legal start-ups and our finalists Proximity, Bannermans Lawyers and Legal Economy. The Mills Oakley Innovation Accelerator is the first time an Australian law firm has used a full accelerator process to identify, invest in and help commercialise promising new ideas in the legal industry.

Awards Presentation at the 2017 ALPMA Summit Gala Dinner

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Whit Lee, Executive Manager - Strategy and Legal Software, LexisNexis (right) with representatives from the 2017 Award finalists and winner along with Dion Cusack (left) ALPMA Vice President.


Read the media release

Watch the videos about their winning projects





2016 ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Awards 

Winner - Maddocks

Congratulations to the 2016 ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Award winner, Maddocks for their innovative, rigorous approach to implementing flexible working for the Employment, Safety and People team, and our finalists, Bytherules Conveyancing, Hall & Wilcox and Nexus Law Group!  

Awards Presentation at the 2016 ALPMA Summit Gala Dinner

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The Maddocks Employment, Safety and People team, led by Partner, Catherine Dunlop (pictured centre with trophy) celebrate their win at the 2016 ALPMA Summit Gala Dinner and Awards presentation at the Medallion Club, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

Read the media release 

Read the blog post "An innovative approach to flexible working" by Catherine Dunlop

Watch the on-demand webinar "Maddocks Case Study: Implementing Flexible Work Practices"




2015
ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Awards 

Winner - LegalVision

LegalVision, an online law firm targeting small to medium Australian businesses, was crowned the 2015 ALPMA/InfoTrack Thought Leadership Award winner, ahead of finalists RMB Lawyers, The Conveyancing Shop and LawLab, at the ALPMA Summit Gala dinner in the Gold Coast on Thursday 10 September, 2015. LegalVision was recognised for their inbound content marketing program, which transformed legalvision.com.au into Australia’s most visited legal services website and drove a significant increase in new business for the online firm. 

Awards Presentation at the 2015 ALPMA Summit Gala Dinner

Pictured (left to right)

Craig Osbourne, Managing Partner, RMB Lawyers
Valmai Vickers, ALPMA Vice President & Practice Manager, Ryan Carlyle Thomas Lawyers
Lachlan McKnight, CEO, LegalVision
Sirpa Gunn, General Manager, The Conveyancing Shop
Richie Muir, Legal Director, LawLab
Stephen Wood, Executive Chairman, InfoTrack

Watch the on-demand webinar "Creating a Successful Content Marketing & Digital Lead Generation Strategy" featuring Lachlan McKnight.

Watch the online discussion panel where the 2015 Thought Leadership Award finalists discuss the operating in a digital, divergent and differentiated world.

Read the media release.


2014
ALPMA/Telstra Thought Leadership Awards 

Winner: Hive Legal

Hive Legal, a start-up virtual law firm, was crowned the 2014 ALPMA/Telstra Thought Leadership Award winner for their innovative legal business model, ahead of finalists AdventBalance, Swaab Attorneys and PD Lawyers, at the ALPMA Summit Gala dinner in Melbourne on Thursday 28 August, 2014. 

Award winners & finalists at the 2014 ALPMA Summit Gala Dinner

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Jodie Baker, Managing Director, Hive Legal; 
Will Irving, Group Managing Director, Telstra Business; 
Jamie Prell, Legal Director, AdventBalance; 
Bronwyn Pott, Chief Executive Officer, Swaab Attorneys; 
Mel Cox, Director and Chief Executive Officer, PD Law; and 
Lisa Sikorski, ALPMA Victoria Chair and General Manager, Septimus Jones & Lee.


Watch the on-demand webinar "Thinking Outside the Square - Hive's Innovative Law Firm Business Model".

Read
 the media release announcing Hive's win.  Read the press release announcing our finalists. 

Read
the blog post by Jodie Baker, explaining the firm's innovative legal business model.

View
the 2014 finalists discussing innovation at law firms in the EyeLevel Thought Leadership Panel.   


2013 ALPMA/Telstra Thought Leadership Awards 

Winner - Anderssen Lawyers

Anderssen Lawyers, a Brisbane-based commercial and property law firm with just 16 staff, secured the overall win for an impressive project creating a unique, secure, online operating environment that supports a 100% paperless and highly automated legal process and is accessible 24/7 for both staff and clients from anywhere on any device. Award Finalists were Bennett + Co, Hall & Wilcox and Emil Ford Lawyers.

Awards presentation at the 2013 ALPMA Summit Gala Dinner

2013 ALPMA/Telstra Thought Leadership Award winners

Pictured: (left to right)
Warrick McLean, ALPMA President & General Manager, Coleman Greig
Will Irving, Group Managing Director, Telstra Business; 
Emil Ford Lawyers
Hall & Willcox
Scott Thompson, Managing Director, Anderssen Lawyers

Read the media release.
Watch the Summit on-demand presentation "Paperless Platform: Powering Profit and Performance" presented by Scott Thompson, MD of Anderssen Lawyers.
Watch the free on-demand webinar "Innovation & Inspiration - Insights from the 2013 ALPMA/Telstra Thought Leadership Award finalists."

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