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Legal Practice Management - Community Legal Sector

Course ID PN211101_CLC1

  • Online
  • 18
  • Advanced
  • 10 CPD POINTS

Due to COVID-19 this Legal Practice Management Course will be conducted entirely online.

If you have any questions, please contact our Client Services team on Tel 02 9965 7111 or 1300 506 402 or email cpd@collaw.edu.au

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 centre or similar NFP organisation. 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 the private, in-house and community sectors choose to do the course for career and personal development reasons, as a useful short management fundamentals program. 

Workshop Details: these workshops will be delivered via video conference on:

  • Monday 1 November 2021 – 9am to 12.45pm AEDT
  • Wednesday 3 November 2021 – 9am to 12.45pm AEDT
  • Friday 5 November 2021 – 9am to 12.45pm AEDT
  • Monday 8 November 2021 – 9am to 12.45pm AEDT
  • Wednesday 10 November 2021 – 9am to 12.45pm AEDT
  • Friday 12 November 2021 – 9am to 12.45pm AEDT

Please note that the end time of 12.45pm is approximate, some sessions may end earlier.

All components of the course, as set forth below, must be undertaken for satisfactory completion. The 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 cpd@collaw.edu.au for more details.

Price

Full Price $1800.00

Alumni/Member Price $1620.00

Dates

Start date:

01 November 2021

End date:

12 November 2021

Outline

Topics include:
  • strategic planning and communications
  • 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
  • stress management


All three components must be undertaken for satisfactory completion. The Law Society of NSW is notified of satisfactory completion approximately 4 weeks after workshop.
Component Activity Name Format
Pre workshop online interactive activities Preliminary participation Online, short answer and multiple choice quizzes (self test)
Attendance and participation Workshop A series of online workshops held over two weeks - attendance and satisfactory participation
Assessment Online post workshop assessment Short answer questions - 50% pass mark

 

Designed For

This course designed for legal practitioners who are or wish to act in the role of supervising legal practitioner of a community legal centre or similar NFP organisation.

Mandatories Covered

The program covers the mandatory requirements of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills and Professional Skills.

Filming and Photography

Live attendance at the online workshop sessions is mandatory for this course. Workshop sessions may be recorded for later viewing by those who are unable to participate in the live-streamed sessions due to extenuating and/or urgent circumstances. The focus of the recordings will be on the presenter, but you may incidentally appear. These recordings will only be shared with students enrolled in this specific course. The recordings will not be made available commercially or publicly, nor will they be used for marketing or publicity purposes.