ALPMA is a professional business network for law firm leaders, managers and executives. If you have a management or leadership role within a law firm, then ALPMA is for you. Our members work in a variety of sized law firms from small firms (including sole practitioners and 1-2 Partner firms) right through to large international law firms. 

Hear what some of our members have to say about the value they, and their firms, receive from their ALPMA membership, what they love the most about being a member – and why they recommend you should join our close-knit community.

Being a practice manager you need a really wide skill set. You can be a finance manager, accountant, IT manager, a HR manager, a mentor to the partners and the staff. The wide range of material that is available through ALPMA and their training programs – covers off all of those fields all in one place. ALPMA has been really useful for developing my skills. I have attended a number of webinars, seminars and conferences since I have been a member. Their speakers are always specialists within their fields and subject matters are always topical. 

- Mark Kennedy, CEO, Braeden McCardle Lawyers

ALPMA has a great membership base of legal and non-legal professionals which has really helped me to network and share stories on projects and challenges that they have experienced and that I have experienced. I think at the end of the day it doesn’t matter what the size your organization is, ALPMA has something for everybody and especially the networking side of things is very, very beneficial. I’ve found the ALPMA programs to be very deep and extensive and the sessions that are run throughout the course of the year, including the conference, are very good and I think that has helped me to continue to develop as a leaders and a manager within our organization. 

Sam Sofianos, CIO – Colin, Biggers and Paisley

Emily Mortimer

I joined Piper Alderman with 11 years of human resources experience but recognised that with no legal industry experience and responsibility for two out of four offices' HR functions that I needed a broader network to help navigate a partnership environment. I wanted an association that offered the opportunity to share professional knowledge and create a community of professionals around me to be able to share industry experiences, challenges and potentially even collaboration opportunities. I was absolutely blessed to have been referred to ALPMA through a Melbourne contact and have not looked back since!

I have now been a member of ALPMA for ten years. The network that I have been able to create gives me a hotline of more than 40+ close ‘extended colleagues’ that I can call to seek their counsel and industry expertise. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to build this network.

Tailored completely to the legal profession, the knowledge shared is a knowledge of common language, with broader job type associations you are always having to wonder about relevance. With ALPMA it is relevant all the time.

ALPMA are always evolving: there is the face to face contact, webinar delivery and on demand services. They really cater for all needs!

- Emily Mortimer, Director of Human Resources - Piper Alderman

Tanya Burns

I have been an ALPMA member for over 6 years. My membership is invaluable to me and my firm as it enables me to learn from industry experts and peers. The role of a practice manager can be a lonely one in a law firm. There is only one of you in your law firm and you need to be talking to like-minded individuals to bounce ideas off, share information with. Sometimes, you just need to confirm that your thinking is right before taking the ideas to the next level. This keeps me on track with emerging issues and provides relevance to my work.

ALPMA's L&D is by far the best going around. It is varied, pitched at the right level and is timely for hot topics. I love attending webinars as I can attend many more events than I ever did in the past. Networking is equally as important. I have found no other organisation that provides the complete package that ALPMA does. 

- Tanya Burns, Practice Manager - Nicholas O'Donohue & Co

I could not work in the management field as I do, without the support and network of ALPMA. There are so many seminars, webinars and information on all types of topics that can help any firm, small or large.Through ALPMA, I have met so many great people that I have managed to network with.

Being a Business Manager for a small legal firm, there is no one to have a chat with and discuss topics. ALPMA has filled the void!

- Sandra Mooney, Business Manager - Stary Norton Halphen