The Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA), along with the Law Council’s Australian Law Management Group, held its inaugural Regional Law Firm Management Forum in Singapore late last year.  The Second Regional Law Firm Management Forum is now set to take place Friday November 3, 2017, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Singapore.

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The Forum’s first year year theme was “Change: Technology Enables, People Deliver”.  This year’s theme is “It’s Still About the People: How Do You Get a Seat at the Strategic Table?”.  What that means is how, as a non-legal professional in a law firm, you can value add from your current role, to rise in your current role, to be a critical contributor to the firm strategically.  What tools (tech) and approaches (people skills) should you be developing to become a central manager and leader in your firm?

The one day program will be equally comprised of both Australian and Singaporean speakers and content. Two panel sessions of particular interest are:

  • What do managing partners want from their management team?
  • New Solutions – Enablers to Strategy Development (tech suppliers explaining how their product can be leveraged to value add strategically rather than merely as operational tools).

The Forum will also have a couple of keynotes, one from a prominent Australian award winning COO and the other from a recently departed local Singaporean COO who is now consulting in this space.  Both to be announced when program is launched.  

For more information about the event please see the ALPMA website:


Posted by John Grimley

John Grimley edits and publishes Asia Law Portal. An independent writer & editor, he's the author of: A Comprehensive Guide to the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets (Ark Group 2014).

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