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Legal Practice Management - Western Australia September '24

From $2,200.00
From $2,200.00

Legal Practice Management - Western Australia September '24

Making the transition from solicitor to principal or partner of a law practice requires greater skills and understanding of the business of managing a legal practice. 

This online course is designed to provide you with everything you need and is accredited by the Legal Practice Board Western Australia for the purposes of obtaining a Principal Practising Certificate. By satisfactorily completing the course, you will be issued with a PMC Statement for Western Australia. 

Orientation Date and Time: 

  • Monday 30 September 2024, 5.30pm-6.30pm (virtually via videoconference)

Workshop Dates and Times (all workshops are delivered virtually via videoconference):

  • Tuesday 15 October 2024, 3.00pm-5.00pm
  • Wednesday 16 October 2024, 9.00am-4.30pm
  • Thursday 17 October 2024, 9.00am-4.30pm
  • Friday 18 October 2024, 9.00am-4.30pm
  • Saturday 19 October 2024, 9.00am-1.30pm

Exam Date and Time: Tuesday 22 October 2024, 5.00pm-6.15pm (virtually via videoconference)

Please note: the workshop start and end times are approximate and may vary. Changes to times (if necessary), will be confirmed prior to the workshop.

The College’s focus on practical law is reflected in the course structure, materials, and presentation. Please view the course details below.

Alumni DiscountCollege alumni are entitled to save 10% off the fee for this course. Use ALUMNI10 at the checkout.

Course Outline

At the end of this course you will:

  • understand the dynamics of current legal practice
  • develop a detailed business plan that will be a blueprint for your practice
  • apply professional responsibility and ethical practice requirements
  • understand the financial mechanics of your practice
  • manage legal practice risk and avoid negligence
  • learn marketing and business development strategies
  • implement effective people management techniques
  • learn about trust money, trust accounts and setting up a trust account
  • understand how to better manage and supervise staff, and
  • understand stress and how to balance personal and professional objectives.

The course covers the following 9 key areas:

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

Online component

You will have access to your online materials from one week prior to the Orientation Date. These online materials contain pre-reading (approximately 15-20 hours). They also contain compulsory exercises that must be completed prior to the course workshop completion of the course and to obtain your PMC Statement.



There are three areas of assessment as indicated in the table below. The Trust and Office Accounting exam and Part A and Part B (together) must be passed.


Assessment Activity Name Format
Attendance and participation Workshop and online component Attendance and satisfactory participation
50% examination Trust Accounting Open book - multiple choice and short answers. Sample questions and answers will be available. Duration - 1 hour
50% assessment

Part A Business Plan

Part B Risk Analysis & Treatment Plan

Online submission - templates will be made available

AWST: Australian Western Standard Time

On successful completion of the LPMC, you can claim up to 10 CPD units.

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