An innovation mindset taking hold in the legal industry says ALPMA

An innovation mindset is finally starting to take hold in the legal industry, delivering significant benefits for firms, their customers and for the broader legal sector, according to the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA). “After years of talk about how change is the ‘new normal’ and plenty of research to support the fact that the way clients buy, use and view legal services is transforming, we are pleased to see evidence that law firms are actively embracing innovation,” ALPMA President and CEO of Sladen Legal, Andrew Barnes said, citing a significant leap in the quality and breadth of projects nominated for the 2017 ALPMA/LexisNexis […]

A Typical Law Firm: Flat Wages and People Leaving

No money for pay rises and staff leaving in search of a better deal. Is this the typical law firm in Australia today? The results of the latest ALPMA survey provides strong evidence for this. Findings from research commissioned by ALPMA reveal that the number one HR challenge facing law firms is employee retention, displacing ‘finding good people’ for the first time since the survey was introduced. The survey found that salaries grew only 1% in the past 12 months. This is less than the current rate of inflation and could explain why people are walking out the door. In this […]