Legal Practice Management - Queensland

Course ID PQ191001_LPM1

  • Blended
  • 21
  • Advanced
  • 10 CPD POINTS

This course is ideal for practitioners on a career progression path to gain a good grounding in law practice management or as a refresher course for more experienced practitioners.

Learn about the challenges and pitfalls of running your own practice, with an emphasis on financial management, strategic planning and business development. Discuss with experienced practitioners the typical issues faced in running a professional service firm including cash flow and profitability, maintaining trust accounts, dealing with common ethical dilemmas, and instituting business and risk management systems.

This course meets the requirements of the Queensland Law Society for obtaining a Principal Practising Certificate and is fully accredited by the Law Society.

 

Workshop Details

Day 1: Thursday 7 November 2019

Day 2: Friday 8 November 2019

Day 3: Saturday 9 November 2019

Price

Full Price $2,200.00

Alumni/Member Price $1,980.00

Dates

Start date:

21 October 2019

End date:

06 December 2019

Location:

The College of Law Queensland 
Level 5, Wesley House 
140 Ann St 
Brisbane QLD 4000

About This Course

Outline

Topics include:

  • business planning and development  
  • work and people management   
  • financial management and profitability   
  • financing your practice – taxation strategies   
  • ethics and professional responsibility  
  • trust money and trust records   
  • setting up the trust account   
  • trust account pitfalls and problems  
  • risk management
  • practice management systems
  • managing technology and innovation   
  • stress management

 

Assessment Structure

The assessment structure is summarised below:

Assessment

Activity

Format

Pass Mark*

Due Date

Workshop

View brochure for workshop outcomes

Interactive 3 day workshop

Attendance and satisfactory participation

See dates above

Assessment 1

Trust Accounting

Short answers to questions; to be submitted online

80%

Within 2 days after the assessment has been released. This will be prior to the workshop commencement.

Assessment 2

Ethics

Short answers to questions based on case studies examined during the workshop; to be submitted online

75%

Within 2 days after the workshop conclusion

Assessment 3

Business Plan

Business plan and short answers to questions based on case studies examined during the workshop; to be submitted online

Submissions graded on scale 1-5; participants must obtain a grade of 3 to demonstrate competency

10 working days after the workshop conclusion

Assessment 4

Risk Analysis and Treatment Plan

Risk analysis and treatment plan and short answers to questions based on case studies examined during the workshop; to be submitted online

Submissions graded on scale 1-5; participants must obtain a grade of 3 to demonstrate competency

10 working days after the workshop conclusion

 

Before the commencement of the workshop, you are required to undertake mandatory pre-readings available online.

Before the trust accounting assessment, you are required to undertake mandatory online pre-readings in trust accounting and attend a compulsory web conference by the presenter. This will take place prior to the workshop.

Once you have successfully passed all the assessment items, you will be issued with a PMC Statement which you can use to apply for your Principal Practising Certificate from the Queensland Law Society.

* Assessment rates required to successfully complete the course have been prescribed by the Queensland Law Society.

 

CPD Units

This course complies with the mandatory areas of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills and Professional Skills. Graduates of the College’s Legal Practice Management Course can claim 10 CPD points in the CPD year in which they graduate.

 

Designed For

Our course has been design 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 lawyers with management responsibilities or who are looking to gain an understanding about legal services
  • experienced practitioners who are looking for techniques to grow their practice and update practice management skills
  • Senior associates looking to build their skills and progress towards partnership

 

Discount

Alumni of The College of Law and Law Society Members receive a 10% discount on the price.

 

 

Entry Requirements

To enrol in this program you must be an Australian lawyer who holds or who is currently eligible to hold a current local practising certificate or a current interstate practising certificate.

 

 

Accreditation

This course meets the requirements of the Queensland Law Society for obtaining a Principal Practising Certificate and is fully accredited by the Law Society. 

 

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