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Own your career

Broaden your career opportunities and learn the business of running a law firm or legal practice/centre in New South Wales with our Legal Practice Management Course.

The College of Law LPMC program meets the requirements of state regulating bodies in NSW, QLD, VIC, WA and SA


What you will learn

The College of Law offers a suite of courses tailored to the unique issues you will face in practice. Choose the course that is right for you:

Sole Practitioners and Partners

This course will walk you through the challenges and pitfalls of running your own practice – it will cover these key areas:

  • Strategy and business planning
  • Marketing and business development
  • Management systems and technology
  • Work and people management
  • Taxation strategies
  • Finances and profitability
  • Trust management
  • Lawcover and risk reduction
  • Dealing with stress
  • Ethics and professional responsibility


Corporate and Government

Designed for inhouse lawyers, this course focuses on legal and organisational strategy. It covers:

  • Strategic management – challenges for corporate and government lawyers
  • People management
  • Developing an ethical business culture
  • Financial mechanics – budgets and balance sheets
  • Client relationship strategies
  • Ethics and professional responsibility
  • Risk management – the insurer’s perspective
  • Risk management – prevention strategies
  • Stress reduction


Community Legal Sector

Tailored for lawyers who are, or aspire to be, a supervisor of a community legal centre, this course covers:

  • Strategic planning and communication
  • Management challenges for CLC lawyers
  • Insurance, risk and work management
  • Dealing with difficult clients
  • Trust account issues
  • Finances – budgets and balance sheets
  • Ethics and professional responsibility
  • Understanding governance
  • Time and personal work management
  • Stress reduction
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How you will learn

The LPMC has three components:

1. Online pre-readings

You’ll prepare for the course and upcoming workshop by completing the readings and preliminary activities for each module. The preliminary activities allow you to assess your current skills and knowledge. You can access the reading materials on any device at any time.

2. 3-day workshop

During the workshop, you’ll engage in practical exercises with industry experts. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with other legal professionals. You will attend three full-day online workshops over one week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday).

3. Assessment

At the end of the workshop, you will have two weeks to complete a self-paced online assessment. This will help you to feel confident that you have developed the expertise to excel in the management of a legal practice.

To assist you in the next stage of your career, you can continue to access the College resources for a further 12 months after you complete the course. These course resources include:

  • Downloadable reading guides & course materials
  • Digital learning activities and online modules
  • Practical assessments
  • Resource library and reference material (including business templates and FAQ guides)

The course helped me understand what goes on behind the scenes of a law firm

Carla Vinciullo, Director, Kennedy Vinciullo

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Alumni Stories




If you want to remove Condition 3 from your practising certificate, or become a law practice principal, the Law Society of NSW requires you to complete a Practice Management Course. The College’s Legal Practice Management Course is designed to meet these requirements.



  • Jairan Amigh, Solicitor and Governance Professional
  • Joshua Box Director of Clients & Innovation, Wotton + Kearney
  • Stephen Burke, Practice Management Consultant, Stephen Burke Management
  • Malcolm Campbell, Principal Lawyer, Coleman Greig
  • Trish Carroll, Principal, Galt Advisory
  • Andrew Chen, Senior Partner, Findex
  • Tony de Govrik, A C de Govrik & Associates
  • Glenn Dennett, Executive Coach and Lawyer
  • Jen McMillan, Practice Support Services, Lawcover
  • Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, Professional Support Unit, Law Society of NSW
  • Ronwyn North, Managing Director, Streeton Consulting
  • Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Prodonovich Advisory
  • Jeffrey Roth, The College of Law
  • Neil Watt, Principal Solicitor, Neil Watt Consulting
  • Zile Yu, Quantum Law Group




570, George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 (Unless otherwise specified, all face-to-face workshops will be held at this location).



College of Law Alumni/NSW Law Society Member price: $1,620
Full price: $1,800

The Community Legal Sector course is discounted $300 with voucher.


CPD Units

You can claim up in excess of 10 CPD units in the areas of:

Professional skills
Practice management and business skills
Ethics and professional responsibility
Substantive Law



These courses can be delivered on-site in your offices or at our campuses to practitioners from all states across Australia . For more information please contact:

Kerry Nguyen, Business Development Manager
+61 3 8689 8614 knguyen@collaw.edu.au