2015 ALPMA Summit

Tomorrow’s Firm: Digital, Divergent, Differentiated
9–11 September 2015 | Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

The 15th annual ALPMA Summit “Tomorrow’s Firm: Digital, Divergent, Differentiated” was held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre from September 9–11, 2015. Check out the world-class line-up of speakers below!

You can now purchase your favourite presentations from the 2015 ALPMA Summit on Demand for just $99 per session (including GST) or purchase all recordings for just $330 (including GST). The recordings will be available from the ALPMA On-Demand Learning Centre from October, 2015.

A record 307 senior managers and leaders from legal practices across Australasia, along with 150+ representatives from Summit partners and trade exhibitors attended the 2015 ALPMA Summit, held on the Gold Coast


In 2015, our two-day program of speakers included:

  • Canadian analyst and consultant, Jordon Furlong 
  • US branding expert, Tim Williams
  • Australian Human Rights Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs
  • Executive Chairman of Beaton Research + Consulting, Dr George Beaton
  • Performance expert, Dr Bob Murray
  • Law firm leaders from Allens, Gilbert + Tobin, Coleman Greig, KSF Lawyers and TressCox Lawyers (and many more!)

This Summit includes sessions covering key learning areas, including:

Improve Firm Profitability

Grow Your Firm

Develop & Manage Your People

Become a Better Leader

Create Sound Strategy

Ensure Operational Efficiency

Full Program

Workshop |

Bringing Your Strategy to Life

Tim Williams, Ignition Consulting Group

Workshop |

Integrating NewLaw into Your Law Firm

Jordan Furlong, Edge International

Seminar |

Rising Waters: How Law Firms Can Adapt To The New Legal Environment

Jordan Furlong, Edge International

Seminar |

Expand your Firm by Narrowing your Focus

Tim Williams, Ignition Consulting Group

Seminar |

Global Legal Profession and Human Rights

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission

Seminar |

Adopting Technology: Challenge Your Thinking

David Smith, Smithink2020

Seminar |

Sustainable Profit Improvement Through Better Pricing

Pier D’Angelo, Allens

Seminar |

The New Paradigm for Legal Practice Success: The Intrapreneur!

Anthony Wright, Today’s Trailblazer Pty Ltd

Discussion |

Idea Exchanges

Facilitated by ALPMA Committee Members

Seminar |

Remaking Law Firms: Imperatives & Opportunities

Dr George Beaton, Beaton Research + Consulting

Seminar |

Thriving in a Disrupted Market

Wayne Stewart, Monte Rosa

Seminar |

Intergenerational Management: Why Different Perspectives Are More Important than Different Generations

Ricky Nowak, Leadership Is Individual

Panel |

Innovative Firms in Technology

Matthew Burgess, View Legal
James Vickery, IKnow IT
Russell Wright, Gilbert + Tobin
Warrick McLean, Coleman Greig Solicitors
David Smith, Smithink 2020

Seminar |

What is the ‘Silver Bullet’ for Law Firm Marketing Success?

Alistair Marshall, Julian Midwinter & Associates

Panel |

Best Practice, Profitable Business: Diversity. Flexibility. Talent

Dr Caroline Hart, National Rural Law & Justice Alliance
Terri Mottershead, Mottershead Consulting
Harriet Warlow-Shill, KWS Lawyers
Stuart Clark, President-elect of the Law Council of Australia
Facilitated by Stephanie Beard, Harwood Andrews

Seminar |

Law Practice in the Cloud: Using Office 365, Sharepoint and OneDrive

Liz Harris, Allocatur

Seminar |

Understanding Your Customers’ Experience

Carl White, CXINLAW

Panel |

Working Capital Management: Unlocking valuable resources

Sandra Mooney, Robert Stary Lawyers

Seminar |

Building a High Performance Culture: What Really Makes Human Beings Work

Dr Bob Murray, Fontinberry Murray

Panel |

Closing Debate – Tomorrow’s Firm: Digital, Divergent, Differentiated

George Beaton, Beaton Research + Consulting
Jordan Furlong, Edge International
Bronwyn Pott, Merrenburn Management Services

Summit 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.

A broad range of law firms (147) from across Australia and New Zealand participated in the research conducted in July 2015, 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.

ALPMA/InfoTrack Thought Leadership Awards

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

  • Winner: LegalVision
  • Finalist: RMB Lawyers
  • Finalist: The Conveyancing Shop
  • Finalist: LawLab

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

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