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Practice Management Course

Condition 3 is a discretionary condition imposed pursuant to s.53 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) and Rule 16(b)(ii) of the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015. If a practising certificate is subject to this condition, the holder must complete a Practice Management Course before being eligible to practise as a principal of a law practice.

The Practice Management Course aims to equip legal practitioners with the skills they need to act as a principal including efficient and cost effective practice and business management, quality of services to clients, general leadership skills and the use of quality systems and procedures. 

Course providers notify the Society directly when a practitioner has completed a PMC and, only then, will condition 3 to be removed from the relevant practitioner's practising certificate.  

Once a Practice Management Course has been completed, the course provider will notify the Society directly. Revised Legal Practice Management Course Guidelines have been approved by the Law Society Council in November 2015.  

Information for course participants

The following course providers have been accredited;

The Law Society of NSWNEW
The College of Law
FMRC Legal 

For further course information including schedule please visit their websites. 

Information for course providers

Any organisation seeking to become an accredited PMC provider must make an application to the accrediting body.  The Law Society of New South Wales has appointed an independent reviewer for all applications.  All applicants are encouraged to read and make reference to the evaluation criteria Evaluation Criteria Guidelines when applying.

The Legal Practice Management Course Guidelines provide information on the course requirements.

Note: firms with 35 or more partners can apply for accreditation to provide courses in-house.



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