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Legal Practice Management - Victoria

Course ID PV220201_LPM1

  • Online
  • 21
  • Intermediate

The course is developed and run by leaders who manage legal businesses. They will help bridge the gap between theory and real-world experience so you can broaden practical skills that are immediately applicable to your business. 

The course is assessed as compliant with the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner Practice Management Course Guidelines for Victoria dated October 2017 and clause 5.3 of the Grant of a Principal Practising Certificate Policy.

Start date: 7th February 2022
Workshop dates: 24/25/26 February 2022
Workshop times: 0900 - 1730
End date: 1st April 2022

For those working in the community legal sector, a discount of $300 from the full price is available. 

Please email us at lpmcvic@collaw.edu.au to advise if you have questions. 


Full Price $2,000

Alumni/Member Price $1,800


Start date:

07 February 2022

End date:

01 April 2022


The Legal Practice Management Course has three components:

  • Online learning:
    You will be given access to the College Learning Portal from the course start date where you will access materials which will assist you to satisfactorily complete the assessments and course.

    You can access your materials at anytime, anywhere and on any device.

  • 3-day workshop:
    The second of the three components is a 3-day virtual group workshop held over zoom 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.

  • Assessment:

    We want you to finish the course with the knowledge and skills to; be a competent and successful practice manager and, to obtain your principal practising certificate. During the workshops you will be given access to assessments in:

    - Ethics

    - Trust Accounting,
    and, after the workshops you will be asked to submit a business plan for which the templates will be provided.


Topics include:

  1. Trust accounting
  2. Financial Management
  3. Risk Management and professional standards
  4. Practice management and workflow systems
  5. Business Planning
  6. Business development and marketing
  7. Leadership, management and self-management
  8. Ethics
  9. Innovation and legal technology



The assessment structure is summarised below:
Assessment Activity Name Format
Attendance and participation Workshop and Online Component Attendance and satisfactory participation
Ethics and Professional Practice Online test Multiple choice and short answer questions
Trust Accounting Online test Multiple choice and short answer questions
Business Plan Business Plan Online submission - templates will be made available



Course Coordinator: Leonie Green Director & Founder, Corvus Group Australia


Stephen Bubb Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee (LPLC)

David Bushby Managing Director, InCounsel

Aruna Colombathantri, Managing Partner, Australian Public Accountants

Amy Rawjee, Manager, Pitcher Partners

Neil Watt, Principal, Neil Watt Consulting

Melissa Lyon, Associate Principal, Hive Legal

Cherry Birch, Founding Partner, Financial Training Australia

Steve Robertson, Principal, Steve Robertson Consulting