learning & development framework.

The ALPMA Legal Practice Management Learning & Development Framework outlines the key content streams of knowledge that legal practice managers and law firm leaders need to understand in order to effectively manage and lead their firms.  All our events, programs and resources (including the ALPMA website) are designed to deliver content aligned to this framework.

Business Development & Marketing

Business development & sales
Client & account management
Marketing & branding
Communications & PR
Digital marketing & social media

Financial Management

Financial performance, information & analysis
Resource management
General accounting


Leadership skills & development
Communication & interpersonal skills
Negotiation & conflict management

Operational Management

Operations & process improvement
Facilities management, leasing & renovations
Project, change & risk management
Business administration & management

People &

Recruitment, retention & engagement
Performance management
Remuneration & benefits
Diversity, inclusion & culture
Career development
Employment law

Strategy & Innovation

Business strategy & planning
Exploring legal business models
Succession planning

Technology & Knowledge

Legal technology
Cyber security
Systems, knowledge & document management

Mental Health & Well-being

Mental health first aid training
Burnout prevention & recovery
Work-Life balance

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Local Seminar & Networking Events

ALPMA’s branches across Australasia organise a variety of local events, including our well-respected and popular practice management seminars. These seminars enhance the skills and professional knowledge of managers and lawyers with management responsibility at law firms and legal departments – and provide a great forum for networking amongst our close-knit community.

Each branch can organise events to suit the needs of their members, including special interest events, such as Victoria’s Small Firm Management group, and online Member Connect sessions.

Full ALPMA Members may attend any local event for free and Online Members may attend online events for free. Eligible non-members can purchase tickets to attend.

ALPMA Corporate Partners are the only vendors able to attend our Practice Management Seminars.

ALPMA National Live Online Program

Our National Live Online Program includes multiple sessions each month, designed to meet the practice management professional development needs of leaders in law firms across Australia and New Zealand. At ALPMA, we recognise that firms face specific operational challenges, compounded by the changing legal landscape—and our live online sessions provide you with a convenient way of gaining practical, hands-on advice and strategies to help you ensure your firm thrives and prospers.

Our National Live Online Program includes interactive webinars and workshops ranging from 1 to 2 hours where expert speakers are broadcast live online via Zoom developed across all content streams within our L&D Framework.

Participation in our National Live Online Program is free for ALPMA members.

ALPMA On-Demand Learning Centre

The ALPMA On-Demand Learning Centre contains a library of live recordings from ALPMA’s practice management seminars, webinars and our annual legal management Summit, so you can access practical advice from leading legal industry and subject-matter experts to help you manage and lead your firm or legal department on-demand, from anywhere.

ALPMA members have free access to all the recordings from our practice management seminar and webinar program and receive a discount on Summit On-Demand recordings. Some event recordings are also available for non-members to view for a fee.

ALPMA Summit

The ALPMA Summit is the premier event in the Australasian legal management calendar, bringing together senior legal management professionals and law firm leaders, with world-class industry and subject-matter experts and the leading industry suppliers for an intensive two days of professional development and networking.

Each year we record most Summit sessions live and then make them available for purchase in the ALPMA On Demand Learning Centre.

Blog & Whitepapers

ALPMA maintains a collection of valuable resources, such as checklists and templates, to support you in a variety of practice management challenges. Many Knowledge Bank Whitepaper resources are only available to members.

We also collaborate with leading practice management and legal industry experts to publish regular advice on our blog: A Survival Guide for Legal Practice Managers. ALPMA members have the opportunity to contribute or be interviewed for a Member Spotlight article.


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