Who Can Join?

Please check the Eligibility Criteria below to determine which membership is right for you. Individual membership is with the individual not the firm.  Corporate Subscription membership remains with the firm.

ALPMA is a not-for-profit Membership Association and operates as a Company Limited by Guarantee. By becoming a member of  ALPMA, members agree to the terms within our Constitution and also our Code of Conduct. Both can be reviewed further on our Governance page.

Individual Membership

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Corporate Subscriptions

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Member Eligibility

If you currently hold a position, with management responsibility, within a private law firm, legal department or government agency within Australasia, then an ALPMA membership is for you. Eligible ALPMA Members typically work in one of the roles listed below:

  • Senior leaders at a law firm or legal department – including Legal Practice Managers, Managing Directors, CEOs, COOs and General Managers
  • Specialist managers and administrators at a law firm – including HR Managers, Finance Managers, Marketing and Business Development Managers, IT Managers, Knowledge Managers, Business, Office Managers, Administrative staff
  • Lawyers with a management role or interest in developing their management and leadership skills, including Managing Partners, Sole Practitioners, Solicitors, Barristers, Associates and In-house Corporate and Government Legal Counsel
  • Managerial staff in a professional legal association.

Associate Eligibility

If you are not eligible to become a full ALPMA member, you could be eligible to join as an ALPMA Associate.
You can be an ALPMA Associate if you are a:

  • Past ALPMA member who has moved out of the legal industry but wants to remain involved*
  • Retired legal management professional
  • Student interested in a career in the legal industry.

Associates can attend our monthly learning and development seminars, events and webinars for half the price of non-members, have unlimited access all of our fantastic online resources and can participate for free in our industry research.  Associates can also attend special events (like workshops and the ALPMA National Summit) at the discounted member price.

Please note that consultants, suppliers and vendors (*including former ALPMA members who move to a vendor/supplier/consultant role) and anyone eligible to be an ALPMA Member are not eligible to become ALPMA Associates.

A Consultant is a person who supplies professional services and/or advice to the legal industry, whether through their own personal business, consultancy, agency or through another business entity with the same objectives. A consultant is someone who markets themselves with a particular set of skills that would benefit the legal industry and those who work within those industries.

Code of Conduct

All members are bound by our Code of Conduct.

Member Code of Conduct


If you are a consultant, vendor or supplier to the legal industry and would like to be a part of the ALPMA community, we invite you to review the comprehensive range of opportunities to become an ALPMA partner

The annual ALPMA Summit is also a great way to partner with us, as are the other conferences ALPMA run and support.

You could also register to become a guest speaker or contribute to the ALPMA blog “A Survival Guide for Legal Practice Managers”.

Code of Conduct

All partners are bound by our Code of Conduct.

Partner Code of Conduct

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