LawInform - Practice Management Course


Why choose the Law Society's Practice Management Course?

Are you looking to start your own legal practice? Maybe you plan on joining an already successful practice as its newest principal?

In NSW, lawyers who want to become the principal of a legal practice must first undertake an accredited legal practice management course that meets guidelines set by the Law Society of NSW. 

If you are considering becoming a principal, the Law Society of NSW Practice Management Course will provide the knowledge and skills you need to run your legal practice.

By attending the Law Society’s Practice Management Course, you will learn how to run an efficient and cost effective practice by employing business management skills, quality systems, and informed leadership strategies.

Your trusted source for PMC

As the governing body and voice of the profession, we offer high quality training and ongoing support.

Flexible approach

Choose the format that best suits you, either our blended PMC or online-only PMC.

Interactive course design

Our PMC course includes a variety of activities, assessments, readings, and discussions led by our expert team of presenters.

Member discount

We offer a significant registration discount for members, making us one the most competitive PMC courses on the market.

Course structure

The Law Society’s Practice Management Course has three components.

Pre-program topics

These topics and related activities are made available online for completion one week before the three-day program commences and help prepare you for the live program.

Three-day program

The course involves three full days of live programmed topics.

Throughout the year we offer the three-day program in two formats:

  • Blended learning: Attend the Law Society’s Phillip Street premises for three face-to-face days, while completing your activities and readings online. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
  • Online: Attend three full-day sessions online, featuring a program of interactive live webinars in addition to online activities and readings.
Self-guided topics

Several topics can be completed in your own time, including the Trust Accounts Final Exam.

To pass the course, you are required to attend the three-day program (either online or face-to-face) and complete all pre-program and self-guided topics, including the Trust Accounts Final Exam.

What you will learn

Register for our Practice Management Course and gain the skills you need to succeed as a principal lawyer running a profitable practice.

By attending our course you will learn about:

  • business planning
  • finance essentials and taxation strategies
  • pricing your services and billing the client
  • avoiding pitfalls in trust money and trust records
  • leadership and management techniques
  • training reliable staff
  • managing risk
  • marketing methods to grow your business
  • attracting and retaining clients
  • ethics and responsibility


Our experienced presenters will give you the tools you need to provide the highest quality services to clients,  to engage your employees and run a successful practice for years to come.

Presenter Position Organisation
Linden Barnes Senior Ethics Solicitor The Law Society of NSW
Lee Bustin Chief Information Officer  The Law Society of NSW
Lisa Butler  Managing Director  The Talea Group
Glenda Carry Regulatory Compliance Solicitor  The Law Society of NSW
Gavin Connor Team Leader, Trust Accounts Department  The Law Society of NSW
Malcolm Heath Legal Risk Manager Lawcover
Nathan Keats Principal McNally Jones Staff Lawyers
Dr Jemma King Director & Founder BioPsychAnalytics
Katherine Lau Professional Support Solicitor  The Law Society of NSW
Greg Livermore Investigator, Trust Accounts  The Law Society of NSW
Paul Monaghan Senior Ethics Solicitor The Law Society of NSW
Teresa Neal-Bartier Fidelity Fund Manager  The Law Society of NSW
Sara O’Connor  Director  SOC Consulting
Greg Pazmandy Senior Lecturer  University of Technology, Sydney
Andrew Rigney Director RBW Chartered Accountants
Kerrie Rosati  Principal  DGT Costs Lawyers
Caryn Sandler Partner + Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer Gilbert + Tobin
Nick Satouris  Professional Support Solicitor  The Law Society of NSW
Duncan Young Director Duncan Young Consulting

2024 dates

Format Dates
Online 5, 6, 7 February
Online 15, 16, 17 April
Blended 10, 17, 24 May
Online 27, 29, 31 May
Online 24, 25, 26 June
Blended 22, 23, 24 July
Online 26, 27, 28 August
Online 16, 18, 20 September
Blended 16, 17, 18 October
Online 18, 19, 20 November

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