Participants will have access to a comprehensive range of learning tools and resources.

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Our subject matter experts are specialists in their respective areas of legal practice management.

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Practice Management Course

The LIV’s Practice Management Course (PMC) has been expertly designed to provide the essential business and financial knowledge and skills to help lawyers transition to principal of their own practice or move into partnership. Delivered through a blended learning approach, the modules simulate a business lifecycle.


Benefits of LIV’s PMC:

  • Learn from a range of leaders who share expert knowledge in all facets of legal practice management
  • Be prepared for the increased responsibilities connected with becoming a principal
  • Receive a comprehensive suite of learning aids, including course materials, online learning modules and practical and interactive workshops to reinforce and guide you when  transitioning to the role of principal
  • Access a range of business templates and FAQs that will assist you to develop and build your practice
  • Obtain LIV support and guidance throughout the PMC and access to after care and follow-up support through the LIV’s professional practice area  
  • Build your peer network through small learning environments and maintain these connections through the LIV PMC alumni group
Course structure and deliverables
Course materials Underpinning the workshops, participants will have access to and will be required to review all of the course materials relating to each mandatory topic ahead of the relevant workshop. The course materials will be available to download and review online. Course materials will include, but won’t be limited to, study texts, guidelines, workbooks and fact sheets.
Learning exercises Building on the study texts, a set of learning exercises will be designed to provide an interactive forum for each attendee to self-assess and demonstrate their knowledge.
Workshops A mandatory component of this course is the inclusion of a minimum of 21 hours of face-to-face delivery. It is intended that the LIV PMC will deliver the program over three days as follows:
  • Day 1 - 29 November 2017: Start up: introduction to practice management, business strategy and succession planning, and financial management
  • Day 2 - 30 November 2017: Legal fundamentals operations: practice management systems, trust accounting, professional standards and ethics and risk management
  • Day 3 - 1 December 2017: Growth and transition: managing technology and innovation, business development and marketing, people management and leadership, succession planning and exit strategies
Online learning Complementary to the workshops, a range of digital formats will be included in the LIV PMC such as e-learning activities, webinars, videos, online questionnaires, peer learning and collaboration.
Assessment The course must have formal means of determining and certifying that a participant has acquired and demonstrated an appropriate understanding of, and competence in, each of the core subjects. The course materials for each core subject must clearly state the level of understanding and competence required to satisfactorily complete that subject. Participants will need to complete three formal assessments on the following topics: business planning, risk management and audit and trust accounting. Participants will receive an assessment brief as part of the workshop and will be required to submit their assessments within two weeks of attending the workshops.

To view the full program details and to register please click here. For more information email inquiries@liv.asn.au or call (03) 9607 9473.

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  • Prospective Accredited Specialist Networking Evening

    Accredited Specialisation offers the opportunity to set yourself apart as an expert in your area of law. If you have 4+ years of post-admission experience and are interested in applying for accredited specialisation in 2018, we invite you to join us for an informal networking evening at the LIV.

    Thu 26 Oct - 05:30 PM
    LIV Lecture Theatre

    470 Bourke St, Melbourne

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