Legal Practice Management - Sole Practitioners

Course ID PN171101_SOL1

  • Blended
  • 18
  • Advanced

Learn about the challenges and pitfalls of running your own practice, with an emphasis on financial management, strategic planning and business development. Hear how experienced practitioners have tackled sole practice. Discuss the typical problems faced by sole practitioners including cash flow and profitability, trust accounts and Lawcover, common ethical dilemmas, and learn about business and risk management systems to address these issues.

If you want to become a sole principal, the Law Society of NSW requires you to complete a Practice Management Course. The College's Legal Practice Management Course is designed to meet these requirements.

Workshop Details: 23-25 November 2017, 9.00am - 5.00pm

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

Please read below for course requirements. 

This course is now full. Please contact Client Services if you have any questions 02 996 7111

Full Price $1,900.00

Alumni/Member Price $1,710.00


Start date:

23 November 2017

End date:

25 November 2017


9:00am - 5:00pm


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

About This Course


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  
  • Lawcover and risk management   
  • stress management
  • sole practitioner forum   

Understand strategic business planning in this course that highlights the role and responsibilities of partners in business development, practice leadership, supervision and mentoring, client development, financial and business performance and ethical and risk 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 multiple choice type self test quizzes plus trust accounting software activity


Attendance and participation


3 day workshop

Attendance and satisfactory participation 

100% assessment

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.