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Law Practice Management - South Australia

Course ID PS220401_LPM1

  • Face to Face
  • 21
  • Intermediate

Making the transition from solicitor to principal or partner of a law practice requires greater skills and understanding of the business of managing a legal practice. This Accredited Law Practice Management Course (ALPMC) is designed to provide you with everything you need to make that transition.

The LPMC is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Education and Admission Council for the purposes of obtaining a Category A or B Practising Certificate. 

Orientation: 26 April 2022, 5.30pm to 6.30pm via video conferencing.

Workshops delivered on site at the College of Law SA:  

  • Thursday, 5 May 2022, 9am to 5pm
  • Friday, 6 May 2022, 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 7 May 2022, 9am to 4pm 

The College’s focus on practical law is reflected in the course structure, materials and presentation. Please view the course details below.


Full Price $1750.00

Alumni/Member Price $1,575.00


Start date:

18 April 2022

End date:

27 May 2022


The College of Law South Australia
Level 9, 19 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000


At the end of this course you will:
  • Understand the dynamics of current legal practice
  • develop a detailed business plan that will be a blueprint for your practice
  • apply professional responsibility and ethical practice requirements
  • understand the financial mechanics of your practice
  • manage legal practice risk and avoid negligence
  • learn marketing and business development strategies
  • implement effective people management techniques
  • learn about trust money, trust accounts and setting up a trust account/li>
  • understand how to better manage and supervise staff
  • understand stress and how to balance personal and professional objectives

The course topics include:
  1. Trust Accounting
  2. Financial Management
  3. Risk
  4. Managing Technology
  5. Business Planning
  6. Business Development and Marketing
  7. Leadership, management and self-management
  8. Ethics
  9. Innovation and Legal Technology


The Law Practice Management Course has three components:

Online learning

You will have access to your online materials from the Course Start Date. These materials contain pre-reading and compulsory exercises that must be completed prior to the commencement of the course workshop and to obtain your PMC completion statement.

3-day workshop

a 3-day group workshop held on site at the College of Law SA on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

The workshop is both an opportunity for you to engage in practical exercises and tutorials with legal industry experts and it is a great chance to network and connect with peers within the profession.


There are four areas of assessment as indicated in the table below. Participants must pass all assessments to meet the LPMC requirements.

Assessment Activity Name Format
Attendance and participation Workshop and Online Component Attendance and satisfactory participation
Trust Accounting Online Test Multiple choice and short answer questions
Business Plan Business Plan Online submission - templates will be made available
Ethics Online test Multiple choice and short answer questions

All three components must be undertaken for satisfactory completion.


Designed For

Our course has been designed specifically for legal practitioners who want to practice as a:

  • sole practitioner
  • partner of a law firm
  • supervisor of a law firm
  • director of an incorporated legal practice


This course is also beneficial for:

  • in-house/corporate lawyers with management responsibilities or who are looking to gain an understanding about legal services, however South Australia based in-house/corporate lawyers may prefer to complete the College of Law’s Sydney based In-house and Corporate Lawyers LPMC online. Contact sareception@collaw.edu.au for further information
  • experienced practitioners who are looking for techniques to grow their practice and update their practice management skills
  • Senior associates looking to build their skills and progress towards partnership


Mandatories Covered

This course complies with the required CPD units of practical legal ethics, professional skills and practice management or business skills.


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