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.

Enrol now

Contact us

View the LPMC handbook


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.

The course provided me with a relevant and timely update on key areas that were critical to my day-to-day role.

Peter Dixon

General Counsel, Moelis Australia

Career options
Career options


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 three areas of assessment as indicated in the table below. 


Activity Name


Attendance and participation

Workshop and Online Component

Attendance and satisfactory participation




Trust Accounting

Open book - multiple choice and short answers. Sample questions and answers will be available. Duration - 1 hour 15 minutes


 Business Plan

Online submission - templates will be made available




Orientation                       Monday 16 July 2018

Course start                      Monday 23 July 2018

Workshop dates               Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 August 2018



Orientation                       Monday 22 October 2018

Course start                      Monday 29 October 2018

Workshop dates               Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 November 2018



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, Lexoo Austalia

Donna Cooper

Consultant, Ethics 4 Lawyers

Michael Dolan

Director, Ethics 4 Lawyers

Ben Lethborg

Partner/Executive Director, Pitcher Partners

Sarah Rey

Managing Partner, Justitia

Steve Robertson

Chief Operating Officer, Gordon Legal

Read more about the presenters


Full price: $2000

Alumni/Member price: $1800

For those working in the community legal sector, a discount of $300 is available. Please email our administrator Heidi Kostava at to apply for your discount.



Madeleine Dupuche

Executive Director of the College of Law Victoria

If you would like to discuss the Program or have any questions, please contact Madeleine Dupuche, Executive Director of the College of Law Victoria:

P: 03 8689 8600