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Our Mission

The International Practice Management Association (IPMA) is the primary source of information and education for managers in law firms, corporations, and law departments. We provide an inclusive community that promotes and enhances the proficiency and professionalism of our members. We deliver practical resources and cutting-edge solutions on the value and management of professionals in the legal environment.

Industry & Other Resources

As part of its efforts to provide resources for members, the IPMA Management Resources Committee reviews and recommends other legal industry and management web resources. Below are a number of sites IPMA members may find useful. If you have recommendations for other sites, please contact IPMA Member Services.

Educational Programs

Electronic Discovery Institute's (EDI) Distance Learning Initiative

EDI Distance Learning is an online, educational endeavor designed to engage practitioners and students to meet their ethical obligation of maintaining requisite knowledge and skill in the ever-evolving world of legal technology. Develop new skills and build expertise in discovery to update your professional profile, advance your career, or broaden your knowledge base. EDI's curated, interview-style course curriculum provides users with a structured learning platform that leverages technology to make its research and scholarship accessible to those unable to attend in-person lectures. EDI and its faculty will award practitioners that complete the full EDI Distance Learning curriculum with the distinguished Certificate in Discovery Practice.

Legal News & Information

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
Law Blog is on the Wall Street Journal website. It contains links to blogs regarding law schools, constitutional law, the Supreme Court, lawyers and law firms, state legislation, and intellectual property news. No subscription is needed.

WSJ Blogs
WSJ Blogs is a collection of different blogs on topics including financial markets, venture capital, bankruptcy, business, news, politics, markets, and the economy to name a few. No subscription is needed.

Paralegal Today
Paralegal Today is the leading, independent magazine serving the information needs of paralegals and legal assistants nationwide. Published for over 33 years, Paralegal Today provides subscribers with ideas, techniques, and insights that help them improve their skills, enhance their performance, and advance in their career. This well-rounded, authoritative magazine gives readers pertinent, useful content including best practices, special reports, survey reviews, technology tips, association updates, a peer discussion group, and more. Individual subscriptions are available for either the print or digital-only edition. Law Firms, Legal Departments, or other groups can also obtain a Digital Subscription License at group discount rates to provide the magazine to their whole staff. To subscribe, go to and click on SUBSCRIBE NOW. For marketers, advertising opportunities include print ads, online ads, direct E-Blasts, and custom publishing projects. For advertising info, click on ADVERTISERS. Published quarterly by Conexion International Media, Inc. 

Training & Development

Blanchard LeaderChat
Blanchard LeaderChat is a weekly blog about managing in today’s environment and what leaders do to create an engaged, motivated, and productive work force.

Karen Friedman Enterprises
Karen Friedman is a former TV news reporter whose website offers insights and tips for business management and communication skills through articles and quick tips. Check out those tabs on her website.

QuietSpacing allows the reader to read all about Paul Burton and his Quiet Spacing philosophy which is a way of managing emails and building some “quite time” into your week which ultimately makes you work more efficiently. You can sign up for his monthly email update using the link above. Paul Burton presented a General Session at the 2012 Conference in Vancouver. You can read Paul's blog here.

Legal Talk Network
Legal Talk Network offers podcasts and a blog by Vicki Voisin. Her podcast The Paralegal Voice covers the latest issues and trends in the world of paralegals and legal assistants. She invites leading paralegals and legal professionals to discuss a range of topics from career tips and tactics to writing skills and hiring trends. The Paralegal Voice is a comprehensive educational resource for paralegals at any level of experience.

This is a site that offers a variety of tools to learn the leadership, management, and effectiveness skills you need for a long and successful career.

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John Maxwell
The dynamic workshop by John Maxwell on the five levels of leadership.

Industry Resources

How to Become a Notary Public
This site includes everything you need to know about becoming a Notary Public plus step-by-step instructions.  


Human Resources

AboutMoney - Human Resources
This is a site devoted to HR topics offering, among other things, how-to’s on effective recruitment and retention of staff.