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.

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


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




Online access                 Monday 21 January 2019

Workshop dates              7 – 9 February 2019



Online access                   Monday 25 March 2019

Workshop dates              11 – 13 April 2019



Online access                    Monday 29 July 2019

Workshop dates              15 – 17 August 2019



Online access                   Monday 23 September 2019

Workshop dates              10 – 12 October 2019



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

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

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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:

P: 03 8689 8600