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Alex O’Donohue

‘It helped show me the things I need to do and look for. The course modules will forever be a prompt for the skills I need to continue working on in my development.’

Alex O’Donohue, Warrnambool VIC



The Victorian Legal Practice Management Course combines:

  • Completion of relevant reading and activities online
  • A series of interactive workshops held over three days - offered online and face-to-face


During the course you will develop a practical business plan crafted to your prospective business needs (under our guidance and support). This is a valuable tool that you will continue to use even after your course.

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.

The Legal Practice Management Course is offered face-to-face, online and blended to suit your preferences. Please contact us to discuss the options.

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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.


Upgrade your qualification

Completing the Legal Practice Management course with The College of Law can be just the beginning. Your course may be counted as one subject’s credit towards our Masters of Laws program. Our Postgraduate specialisation program is designed to enhance your on-the-job skills and take your career to the next level.

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:

  1. Trust accounting
  2. Financial Management
  3. Risk Management and professional standards
  4. Practice management and workflow systems
  5. Business Planning
  6. Business development and marketing
  7. Leadership, management and self-management
  8. Ethics
  9. Innovation and legal technology


Online pre-readings

You will have access to your online materials and compulsory exercises from 2 weeks prior to the workshop commencing.



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

Ethics & Trust Accounting Assessments

Completed during the workshops, pass mark to be achieved



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

Cherry Birch

Cherry Birch

Financial Training Australia

Stephen Bubb

Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee (LPLC)

David Bushby

Managing Director, InCounsel


Aruna Colombathantri

Managing Partner, Australian Public Accountants

Melissa Lyon

Melissa Lyon

Associate Principal, Hive Legal

Steve Robertson


Neil Watt

Neil Watt

Read more about the presenters


Full price: $2200

Alumni/Member price: $1980

For those employed in the community legal sector, a discount of $300 is available. Please email us at lpmcvic@collaw.edu.au 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

E: lpmcvic@collaw.edu.au


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