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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Choosing the Right Cloud Service Provider

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Choosing the Right Cloud Service Provider Choosing the Right Cloud Service Provider (316 KB)
This white papers assist you to know what questions to ask when selecting a Cloud Service Provider. Including the seven obvious questions most people think to ask and the 10 questions most people don't think of asking.

CIM Excellence

Karen Lee - SAI Global

We all know something about information management, even if this is not set as a KPI or specified in our job description. But what about commercial information management (CIM)? Do you know CIM is fast becoming an essential skill for many professionals? Not surprisingly, this includes us – legal practice managers.

You don’t need to go to boot camp to achieve CIM excellence. This thought leadership article from Karen Lee at SAI Global, explains how!

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Courageous Conversations

Gretel Bakker, Managing Director - Performance Frontiers

QLD May 2012 - Courageous Conversations QLD May 2012 - Courageous Conversations (623 KB)
Presented by Gretel Bakker, Managing Director, Performance Frontiers. Click here to view the Seminar on Demand.

Cultural Investment: Culture at Partner Level

Dr Peter Ellender, CEO - Carter Newell Lawyers

QLD July 2012 - Cultural Investment: Culture at Partner Level QLD July 2012 - Cultural Investment: Culture at Partner Level (1029 KB)
Presented by Dr Peter Ellender, CEO, Carter Newell Lawyers. Click here to view the Seminar on Demand.

Financial Performance Benchmarking Study - FY14 Summary Results

- Crowe Horwath & ALPMA

Crowe Horwath Financial Performance Benchmarking Study of Australian Law Firms Crowe Horwath Financial Performance Benchmarking Study of Australian Law Firms (298 KB)
Crowe Horwath are delighted to partner with Australian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) to deliver the financial performance benchmarking study of Australian law firms. This landmark study has been produced using Crowe Horwath’s proprietary benchmarking tool, Open Measures, enabling Australian law firms to compare the financial health of their practices to that of other firms. This document is a summary of the survey resul

Getting the Cashflow Right in Your Firm

- Elliotts

Getting the Cashflow Right in Your Firm Getting the Cashflow Right in Your Firm (889 KB)
A lack of sufficient cash flow is one of the most significant issues which is currently causing legal firms to be placed under duress. A lack of available cashflow in a firm results in a number of issues, including a legal firm struggling to pay creditors, employees of the firm, and the Partner/s of the firm. In this article Elliotts provide tips on preparing monthly cash flow projections with a simple cashflow improvement formula.

Growth Matters

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Growth Matters Growth Matters (109 KB)
As we emerge from the challenging conditions of recent times, growth is clearly on the agenda for legal practices. But growth for growth’s sake is not always a positive thing, and increasing revenue quickly can lead to cashflow pressures. A recent survey of Macquarie Relationship Banking legal clients showed that 65 per cent expect positive growth this year. So, how do you plan for this growth? What processes need to be in place to maximise profitability and partner returns? In this article Ma

High performance in a complex world

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High performance in a complex world High performance in a complex world (426 KB)
Strategy, Leadership, culture and change are each pretty substantial areas of organisational endeavour. How does your organisation stack up?

How to get the best out of a Financial Services and
Law Firm relationship

- St George

How to get the best out of a Financial Services and Law Firm relationship How to get the best out of a Financial Services and Law Firm relationship (153 KB)
All businesses, in order to function efficiently and perform to their business strategies, require a healthy, open and proactive relationship with their financial services provider. Top and mid tier firms’ plans and strategies may be highly sophisticated or for a sole practitioner, plans may simply reside in the mind of the practitioner. In this article St George look at what a law firm wants from a bank and what the bank requires to make an informed decision. Additionally they look at performan

Is this the ultimate competitive advantage?

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Is this the ultimate competitive advantage? Is this the ultimate competitive advantage? (348 KB)
Hopefully you're reflecting on your organisation and your own area of accountability. Can simultaneous focus on performance and organisational health deliver your ultimate competitive advantage?


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