Legal Practice Management - Community Legal Sector

Course ID PN191001_CLC1

  • Blended
  • 18
  • Advanced

This course is a sector-specific version of the Practice Management Course, designed for those who are or wish to act in the role of supervising legal practitioner of a community legal service. Many of the presenters in the course either come from or work closely with this sector.

In addition to covering basic practice management core subjects, this course provides insight on the unique challenges faced by community legal sector practitioners, such as managing difficult clients and trauma-informed practice.

As well as entitling solicitors who complete the course to have Condition 3 removed from their practising certificate, the course provides CPD units including professional skills, practice management and ethics.

Additionally, many solicitors in private, in-house and community sectors choose to do the course for career and personal development reasons, as it is recognised as a useful short management fundamentals program.


Workshop Details: 30 October – 1 November 2019, 9am – 5pm

All components of the course, as set forth below, must be undertaken for satisfactory completion. Certificates of Completion are issued, and Law Society of NSW is notified of satisfactory completion, approximately 4 weeks after the workshop.

Please read below for course requirements.


If you work at a CLC NSW member community legal centre, you may qualify for a $300 discount. Please email us at for more details.


Full Price $1,800.00

Alumni/Member Price $1,620.00


Start date:

30 October 2019

End date:

01 November 2019


9am - 5pm


The College of Law
Level 16, St James Centre
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

About This Course


Topics include:

  • work and people management
  • management systems and technology
  • understanding governance and management
  • financial management – budgets and balance sheets
  • ethics and professional responsibility
  • trust money – responsibility, pitfalls and problems
  • risk management and professional negligence
  • managing difficult clients
  • trauma-informed practice
  • stress management


All three components must be undertaken for satisfactory completion. Certificate of completion available approximately 4 weeks after workshop.



Activity Name


Pre workshop online interactive activities

Preliminary participation

Online, short answer and multiple choice quizzes (self-test)

Attendance and participation


3 day workshop

Attendance and satisfactory participation


Online post workshop assessment

Short answer questions - 50% pass mark



Designed for

This course complies with the mandatory areas of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.