From 1 July 2021, legal practitioners who hold or apply for category A or B practising certificates are now required to complete an accredited Law Practice Management Course.
But the reasons to complete the LPMC extend far beyond meeting your professional obligations.
To explain the many ways this proven and well-established course will enrich your skillset and enhance your career, we spoke to Graham Jobling, SA Executive Director of The College of Law.
Develop vital leadership skills
The LPMC is designed to equip you with the many essential skills you need to lead a successful firm.
“In a nutshell, the course will teach you how to work on the business, rather than in the business,” says Graham.
From financial management and trust accounting to marketing and ethics, the LPMC covers all the critical areas that a modern-day partner or principal simply can’t go without.
“It’s paramount that those at the helm have the business acumen to successfully lead and manage their practice. And that’s what the LPMC is designed to do,” he continues.
Build a business plan that will remain integral for years
During the course, you will be given a range of valuable take-home resources – including templates and checklists – that you can use within your firm long into the future.
But most importantly, the LPMC’s expert teachings and hands-on learnings will gear you towards a final significant project: your strategic business plan.
As Graham explains, “The College of Law’s unique business plan component of the LPMC draws on all areas of the course and enables you to apply your new skills in a very practical way.
“This means you’ll walk away with a living, working document for you to implement and build on.
“It can remain integral to your business for years to come – and become the backbone of your ongoing success,” says Graham.
Learn from and connect with local experts
When you complete your LPMC with The College of Law, you will learn from local experts in their fields.
“Our HR workshops are run by an experienced HR manager. Our new technologies course is led by an IT systems expert. So you’re not learning from academics.” Graham says.
And that means the course is – and always has been – highly aligned with the real world.
“The LPMC has been long established in other Australian states. But the new SA course blends our successful national content with on-the-ground insights of local professionals – people with practical expertise who are living and working in SA every day.”
Earn CPD points
Finding it hard to keep on top of your CPD requirements each year?
Luckily, completing the LPMC will give you a head start in 2021 – since you will be able to claim 21 CPD units within the areas of:
- Ethics and Professional Responsibility
- Practice Management and Business Skills
- Professional Skills
- Substantive Law
Earn credit towards a higher qualification
If you’ve been considering further study, completing your LPMC with The College of Law is a smart first step.
That’s because our course can be counted as one subject’s credit towards your Master of Laws (LLM). The LLM is designed to enhance your on-the-job skills in your chosen specialisation area.
Learn more or enrol now
To learn about the LPMC from The College of Law, download the LPMC handbook now. Or if you’re ready to enrol, call us on 08 7100 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.