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Our Mission

The International Practice Management Association is your primary resource for information and education on the management of practice support professionals including paralegals in law firms, corporations, and law departments globally. Its mission is to advocate for the effective use and management of these professionals, to promote and enhance the proficiency and professionalism of its members, and to provide practical resources and cutting-edge solutions to the membership, the legal industry, and the public at large on the value of utilization and management of practice support professionals.


The IPMA produces publications that provide support for the practice support management profession and insight on the role and value of a paralegal manager or practice support manager to a law firm or corporate law department. Specialized content allows members to hone managerial skills and talents considered necessary to perform specified management-related jobs. IPMA publications provide educational references, support professionalism, encourage effective management skills, and provide thought leadership on the value of utilization and management of paralegals and other legal practice support professionals.

Inspired Leadership

Inspired Leadership is the flagship publication of the International Practice Management Association. With the IPMA's broadening coverage of all aspects of practice support management, including paralegal management, litigation support, information governance and records management, docketing, intellectual property, and in-house, each quarterly online edition of Inspired Leadership highlights the latest industry trends and issues faced by practice support managers.

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Compensation Survey

IPMA / ALM Compensation Survey for Paralegals, Practice Support Professionals, and Managers, produced in partnership with ALM Legal Intelligence, is a comprehensive survey report containing data on compensation practices and benefits for paralegals and legal assistants, paralegal managers and directors, and other legal support positions.