Why Join?

If you have management or leadership responsibility within a law firm, legal or government department then ALPMA is for you.

The business of law comes with unique challenges. ALPMA offers professional development and networking that can support you in every step, to help your firm or department thrive.

Our members include Managing Partners, Partners, Directors, C-Suite Executives, Practice Managers, General Managers, Specialist Managers (E.g. HR, Marketing, Finance, IT), Sole Practitioners and Lawyers with management roles.

Becoming a member of ALPMA offers numerous benefits for you and your Firm.

Our Promise to Members

Being a member of ALPMA will help you:

  • Develop your core management skills
  • Build your knowledge across multiple professional domains
  • Lead your firm’s development
  • Connect and collaborate with peers, experts and industry leaders
  • Accelerate your career progression
  • Gain respect as a legal practice management professional
Everything we do is designed to deliver on our promise to members.

ALPMA Member Benefits

1. Grow your professional support network

Becoming an ALPMA member provides many opportunities for you to connect with your peers, legal industry experts and market-leading vendors – all willing to share their experience and advice with you.

2. Free Practice Management Seminars & Events

Each year, ALPMA runs 50+ practice management seminars & events across Australia and New Zealand. Some of these events moved online during COVID but our local, in person, events have started to recommence around Australia and New Zealand. These local events feature practical insights from industry experts and leaders and the majority of these events are free for members.

3. Free Webinars

Our innovative webinar program helps members meet their professional learning and development needs in a flexible and convenient online format, these webinars are free for members. Additionally in reponse to COVID-19 local Member Connect Sessions have also commenced which provide an online meeting place for members. Member Connect sessions are facilitated by local Branch Committees and often have guest speakers in attendance. Members are encouraged to actively participate and email suggested topics for discussion to their local branches.

4. Great ALPMA Summit Discounts

The annual ALPMA Summit is the largest legal management conference and trade exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. Attending Summit will challenge your thinking, enhance the way you work and boost your firm’s productivity and performance. ALPMA members enjoy significant discounts on registration.

5. Free Access to our On Demand Learning Centre

Most ALPMA events are recorded live and made available free to members to watch On Demand 24/7. This knowledge bank is ideal when faced with a new issue and you need a go to resource to provide direction or items for consideration. This is also a great source of CPD points for lawyers with most On Demand content meeting the criteria for: Practice Management, Professional Skills and Ethics competency areas.

6. Free Industry Benchmarking Research

Our free legal industry research helps you benchmark your firm against similar firms and understand the trends your firm is facing. Research includes:

  • Legal Salary & HR Issues Survey – for Australia and New Zealand
  • Financial Performance Benchmarking Study
  • Marketing & Business Development at Law Firms
  • Impact of the Changing Legal Landscape

7. Free Online Resources

ALPMA’s free online resources include:

  • Checklists
  • Templates
  • Downloadable pdfs/flyers
  • Spreadsheets

8. Awards & Recognition

ALPMA’s Thought Leadership Awards provide well-deserved recognition for members who are driving innovation at their law firm or legal department. The Awards shine a light on innovative projects and new initiatives being conducted by firms across the legal sector. The Thought Leadership Awards are presented at the annual ALPMA Summit Gala dinner.

9. Free Job Board

Job vaccancies are advertised regularly on the ALPMA Job Board.

Members can advertise vacancies within their Firm on ALPMA’s Job Board, for free.

10. Exclusive Offers & Member-Only Deals

Benefit from great ALPMA Member-Only Deals on products and services from market-leading legal industry suppliers.


A Survival Guide for Legal Practice Managers

Practical advice that will help you successfully navigate the sometimes stormy waters of managing a legal practice.


Whitepapers & Member Only Resources

Practical resources provided free for members, including: templates, checklists, articles, speaker presentations, additional links for members