Legal Practice Management Workshop Autumn 2017

Legal Practice Management Workshop Autumn 2017 Click to enlarge


Friday 17 March, Friday 31 March, and Friday 7 April

Venue: ACT Law Society Training Room
Level 4, 1 Farrell Place, City West
Cost: $1,880 members, $2,508 non-members (Inc. GST)


This event is now full — please email to be placed on a waiting list.

Registrations are closed

The ACT Law Society is proud to present our three-day Practice Management Workshop.

This workshop is a requirement for solicitors who are applying for Unrestricted Practising Certificates in order to practise as a partner, legal practitioner director, sole practitioner, or solicitor on the record for a corporation or government department. The workshop covers topics that are essential to the successful operation of an effective legal practice (private or government) and sustainable business.

Requirements: The Council of the Law Society has resolved pursuant to section 47 of the Legal Profession Act 2006 that before being granted an unrestricted certificate, a practitioner must satisfactorily complete, or undertake to satisfactorily complete, within a specified time, an approved practice management course. The course requires punctual and full attendance at all modules.


  • When: Friday 17 March, Friday 31 March, and Friday 7 April.
  • Where: ACT Law Society Training Room, Level 4, 1 Farrell Place, Canberra City.
  • Members will earn 10 CPD units in all Core Areas (3 points in Core Area 1: Ethics and professional responsibility, 5 points in Core Area 2: Practice management and business skills, 1 point in Core Area 3: Professional skills, and 1 point in Core Area 4: Substantive law and procedural law).
  • Cost (incl GST): $1,880 members, $2,508 non-members. Course fee includes all reference materials and refreshments.
  • Registrations close Friday 10 March 2017.


Day One — Friday 17 march 2017

8.30 – 9am

Welcome by the President
Introduction to Practice Management

9am – 12.30pm

Risk Management

Rob Reis, Professional Standards Manager, ACT Law Society

12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30 – 3.30pm


Kim Chapman, Partner, Legalcost

3.30 – 3.45pm Afternoon Tea

3.45 – 5.45pm

Employment Issues

Jon Lovell, Senior Associate, Ashurst Australia

Day Two — Friday 31 March 2017

9am – 1pm

Ethical Dilemmas

Rob Reis, Professional Standards Manager, ACT Law Society

1 – 2pm Lunch

2 – 5pm


Julie Dobinson, Managing Partner, Dobinson Davey Clifford Simpson

Day Three — Friday 7 April 2017

9am – 12pm

Trust Accounting

Rob Reis, Professional Standards Manager, and
Lea McLean, Finance & Business Services Director, ACT Law Society

12 – 12.30pm Lunch

12.30 – 2.30pm

Tax Effectiveness

Michael Bannon, Partner, Duesburys Nexia

2.30 – 2.45pm Afternoon Tea

2.45 – 4.45pm

Attracting, Managing and Motivating Staff

Jonathon Beaumont, Gillian Beaumont Legal

4.45 – 5.15pm


Terms & Conditions: Fees are payable upon registration. ‘Registration’ means a booking given to the Society in writing or confirmed by phone. A 2% surcharge will be incurred on all credit card payments. Please note that all cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. In the case of CPD events, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee for cancellations made within two working days of the event, and the balance may be used as a credit towards other CPD events or be refunded. If you choose to keep a credit it will remain valid for 12 months from the event date after which time it will expire. In the case of special events (including all social events), no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event. Outside of these cancellation periods a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend an event without notifying the Society in writing, no credit or refund will be offered and 100% of the total cost will be retained by the Society. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email. ‘Student' means a full time student studying law at a recognised Australian tertiary institution.