Knowledge Bank

The ALPMA Knowledge Bank contains articles to help you manage your law firm or legal department, including legal industry case studies, articles, presentations, white papers and product/service information from ALPMA partners, speakers, members and industry experts.  Items showing the padlock symbol are secured for ALPMA members-only (who need to login to view these items), while many articles are freely available for the broader legal community.

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Free webinar: How to optimise your practice through digital transformation

Benjamin Balk, GM Product & Marketing, Property Division - SAI Global

How to optimise your practice through digital transformation

SAI Global understands that digital transformation is changing the way that businesses operate across a range of industries, and the legal industry is no exception. Digital transformation has opened up new opportunities for firms to innovate and streamline business processes, to improve their bottom line and improve client outcomes whilst also finding new ways to reduce business process risk.   
Join Benjamin Balk (GM, Product & Marketing Property Division) in this free on demand webinar as he discusses this topic in more detail and illustrates what we are doing to innovate in partnership with customers, helping our customers to balance the opportunity and risks brought on by digital transformation to their advantage. 

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St George Bank & Coleman Greig Case Study

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St George Case Study - Coleman Greig St George Case Study - Coleman Greig (852 KB)
This case study explores the partnership between St George Bank and Coleman Greig, in the form of an interview with Warrick McLean, Coleman Greig's Practice Manager.

20 contributions to effective business continuity management
capability

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20 contributions to effective business continuity management capability 20 contributions to effective business continuity management capability (149 KB)
The value of people and the role of HR is often understated by firms when considering their Business Continuity Management (BCM) capability. From a BCM perspective we recognise people as being a critical dependency for the normal operations of the firm and the achievement of strategic imperatives. Hence, given the competitiveness of the legal profession and the pressure on firms to deliver high quality services in an efficient manner, the importance of the role of HR in BCM has never been more i

3 Questions You Should Ask About Your IT Backups

Dennis Mills - TrackRight Technology

3 Questions You Should Ask About Your IT Backups 3 Questions You Should Ask About Your IT Backups (529 KB)
This article by Dennis Mills, CEO of TrackRight Technology explores the three questions that you need to answer to develop an effective IT back-up strategy.

A How To: Networking, Communication
& Building Relationships

Sarah Gordon -

A How To: Networking, Communication & Building Relationships A How To: Networking, Communication & Building Relationships (1608 KB)
Presented by Sarah Gordon on May 15, 2012. Click here to view the Seminar on Demand.

Black Belt Magic: It is really just commonsense

Dr Deb Hann -

Black Belt magic - It is really just commensense - Dr Deb Hann Black Belt magic - It is really just commensense - Dr Deb Hann (133 KB)
Currently there seems to be an assumption that Lean Six-Sigma does not readily apply to legal work. Yet as most of us would agree, there is a lot of legal work that is transactional, repeatable and process driven. The Business improvement and quality world has not yet fully explored the potential of applying the Lean Six-Sigma business improvement methods to a legal business. With efficiency and quality becoming even more important for all businesses the time is ripe to send out a few brave blac

Bounce Back - The Resilient Firm!

Stuart Taylor - The Resilience Institute

2012 FEB - Bounce Back in 2012 - The Resilient Firm! 2012 FEB - Bounce Back in 2012 - The Resilient Firm! (4977 KB)
Presented by Stuart Taylor, The Resilience Institute. Click here to view the Seminar on Demand.

Building a commercial platform for your practice

Mike Watson, Founder - Flexion Consulting

2012 MARCH - Building a commercial platform for your practice 2012 MARCH - Building a commercial platform for your practice (78 KB)
Presented by Presented by Mike Watson, Founder- Flexion Consulting. Click here to view the Seminar on Demand.

Business Growth: How much can your firm handle?

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Business Growth: How much can your firm handle? Business Growth: How much can your firm handle? (275 KB)
At this time of year, with budgets being discussed and refined, law firms are usually contemplating how much potential there is for their businesses to grow over the next 12 months: how much can we aspire to? How much should we aspire to? We look at how to test your growth prediction and reveal if it is mathematically possible.

Change is Permanent - 3 top tips to manage this in the practice of Law

Karen Lee - SAI Global

“The legal landscape is changing”. We hear this comment all the time. We all know that this statement is true, but let me show you another way of looking at it. One of the most unique characteristics of the environment we currently operate in is the permanence of the change in our industry. There is longevity in this phenomenon we are experiencing. In other words, change is here to stay.

While some industry players view this as a crisis, law firms and legal practices of all kinds and all sizes are actually presented with the opportunity to take a long, hard look at who we are, what we do, and how we do what we do. The use of legal technology should not escape a legal practice manager’s eagle eye when conducting this exercise.

In this thought provoking article from SAI Global, Karen Lee offers her top three tips to manage change at law firms.


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