ALPMA Legal Industry Thought Leadership Awards

The ALPMA Thought Leadership 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. 

Any kind of project where law firms are doing things differently can be nominated for an award.  From an innovative marketing or business development strategy to grow their firm, to a technology project that improves operational efficiency, to helping them with new approaches to doing business with their clients or changes to their ways of working.  

2019 ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Awards

ALPMA is delighted to welcome back LexisNexis as our Thought Leadership Awards partner in 2019. The 2019 Awards will be presented at the 2019 ALPMA Summit Gala Dinner on Thursday 5 September, 2019 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.  

Deadline Extended! Nominations are open until Friday 19 July 2019.

How do I nominate for an Award? 

Nomination is easy. Simply complete the online nomination form by 19 July.  

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The questions are straightforward, requiring text only responses. You can upload supporting documentation if required to support your nomination. Please contact Angelique Cooper, the Awards Co-ordinator, if you have any questions about the Awards.

Who can nominate?

Law firms and legal departments are encouraged to self-nominate.  Suppliers who have successfully implemented innovative projects at a law firm or legal department may also nominate their client for an Award, provided the client has consented to be nominated prior to the nomination being submitted.

What is the judging criteria?

 Any kind of project or initiative undertaken by an Australasian law firm or legal department is eligible for nomination for an ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Award as long as it meets the following criteria:

  • Must be implemented in the last year 
  • Must demonstrate leadership or innovation (ie a new or different way of doing something) in response to the changing legal landscape 
  • Must be able to demonstrate real benefits (in terms of time or cost savings, productivity gains, quality etc) and show a positive impact for staff, employees and/or partners/ owners as a result of the project 
  • Must be undertaken at an ALPMA member's law firm or legal department - so make sure you are signed up as an active ALPMA member! You can join now and get the rest of June for free! 

Need inspiration?

Watch the videos below to hear our past Award winners and finalists discuss their innovative projects.

2018 ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Awards

  • Winner: Adieu Legal - for their Consensus Accelerator platform
  • Finalist: Lawyers on Demand - Secondment Solutions service
  • Finalist: LegalVision - for their Client experience and transformative technology projects 
  • Finalist: Mills Oakley - for the Accelerator partnership 
Read the Media Release announcing Adieu Legal as the winner

Watch the videos below to hear our 2018 Award Finalists discuss their innovative project.



Make sure you join us at the 2018 ALPMA Summit where the winner will be announced at the gala dinner on Thursday 20 September 2018.

Read the media release announcing our finalists

2017 Awards

  • Winner: Mills Oakely - for their Innovation Accelerator
  • Finalist: Proximity - for their Procurement-As-As-Service offering
  • Finalist: Legal Economy - for their digital platform to brief barristers
  • Finalist: Bannermans Lawyers - for the Bannermans Compliance Pack
Read the media release announcing Mills Oakley as the winner

Read the media release announcing our finalists

Watch the videos below to hear our 2017 Award Winner and Finalists discuss their innovative project.



Major Summit Partners

Principal Partner

Thought Leadership Awards Partner