Legal Practice Management Victoria

Legal Practice Management Victoria


The Victorian Legal Practice Management Course combines:

  • Completion of relevant reading and activities online
  • A three day workshop at The College of Law in Melbourne CBD


During the course you will develop a practical business plan crafted to your prospective business needs (under our guidance and support).

This course is assessed as compliant with the Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner Practice Management Course Guidelines for Victoria dated October 2017 and clause 5.3 of the Grant of a Principal Practising Certificate Policy.


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The College of Law has been at the forefront of practical legal education since 1974. More than 60,000 of our graduates work across all facets of the industry – and we’re one of the most trusted names in legal training in Australia and New Zealand.

The College’s Legal Practice Management Course builds on over 16 years’ experience of running the equivalent program in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, in helping thousands of lawyers achieve their career goals of becoming a principal or establishing their own practice as a sole practitioner.

It also draws on our insights into legal practice gained from our proven and innovative learning programs that are based on sound educational principles.

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The course gave me so many lightbulb moments and armed me with practical tools that I was able to immediately implement within my business. Now I have a clear and detailed business plan that is the blueprint for my firm and I am in control. I highly recommend the course to all lawyers in leadership roles, whether you have been a leading lawyer for years or are just beginning the leadership phase of your career.

Emily Spall

Director, EJS Law


The course is divided into eight topics that are facilitated by leaders in their fields:

  • Business Development and Marketing 
  • Ethics and Professional Standards 
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Business Strategy and Succession Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Practice Management Systems and Technology
  • Trust Accounting



Online pre-readings

You will have access to your online materials and compulsory exercises from the Orientation Date.



There are two main activities as indicated in the table below. 

Activity Name and Format


Workshop and Online Component

Attendance and satisfactory participation


 Business Plan

Online submission of template following workshop



Course Workshop Dates* End Date
February Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 February 2020 8 February 2020
April Thursday 30 April - Saturday 2 May 2020 2 April 2020
May NEW! Partners Course: Thursday 28 - Saturday 30 May 2020 30 May 2020
June Thursday 11 - 13 June 2020 13 June 2020
August Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 August 2020 8 August 2020
October Thursday 8 - Saturday 10 October 2020 10 October 2020
November Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 November 2020 14 November 2020


Your presenters are all experienced Victorian-based professionals with a wealth of expertise in their fields and a deep understanding of the profession's needs.


Course facilitator: Leonie Green

Director & Founder, Corvus Group Australia

Stephen Bubb

Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee (LPLC)

David Bushby

Managing Director, InCounsel

Donna Cooper

Head of Ethics, Wellbeing and Practitioner Support, Law Institute of Victoria

Michael Dolan

Special Counsel Ethics, Law Institute of Victoria

Ben Lethborg

Partner/Executive Director, Pitcher Partners

Sarah Rey

Managing Partner, Justitia

Steve Robertson


Aruna Colombathantri

Managing Partner, Australian Public Accountants

Melissa Lyon

Associate Principal, Hive Legal

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Full price: $2000

Alumni/Member price: $1800

For those employed in the community legal sector, a discount of $300 is available. Please email us at to advise if this applies to you.



If you would like to discuss the Program or have any questions, please contact our Melbourne office:

P: 03 8689 8600