Practice Management Course

Practice Management Course

18+ CPD Units

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Date: 
Friday 4 September, Friday 11 September and Friday 18 September 2020
Time: 
9:00am - 5:00pm each day
Cost: 
$1,575 inc. GST

The Practice Management Course has been specifically designed for legal practitioners taking the step to becoming law practice principals, whether as sole practitioners, partners or directors of law practices. The course will provide instruction and guidance on a range of law practice management issues from regulatory requirements to financial and risk management. The Course presenters are all experts in their fields. Trust accounting, ethics and risk management modules are presented by Law Society staff who have first-hand experience in the obligations and the needs of the South Australian legal profession. The course also covers business planning, marketing and leadership. 

The Course will be taught interactively online over three  days and will entitle attendees to claim 18 MCPD units including all 3 required units. Some modules may also be offered on a stand-alone basis subject to capacity.


Business Planning
3 CPD Units in Practice Management/Business Skills
Date: 
Friday 4 September 2020 
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Begin the process of documenting how your business will work so you can produce a business plan that clarifies how you want to run your business and where you want to take it.

Trust Accounting
1.5 CPD Units in Practice Management/Business Skills
Date:
Friday 4 September 2020 
Time:
1:30pm - 2:45pm
Facilitator
Alison Hodkin
For most law practices, handling clients’ money is an integral part of legal practice. This module will cover the legislative requirements that a law firm must comply with.

Ethics and Responsibility 
1.5 CPD Units in Practical Legal Ethics
Date: 
Friday 4 September 2020 
Time:
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Facilitator
Werner Van Wyk - Ethics and Practice - Law Society of South Australia

In this module, you will be required to consider your professional obligations against the backdrop of the regulatory framework and the common law. In particular, attention will be focused on a practitioner’s professional obligations and responsibilities arising from the Legal Practitioners Act 1981 and the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules and how it applies in legal practice. To demonstrate your understanding, you will consider factual scenarios and apply the relevant principles and rules to achieve appropriate outcomes, which will also assist your understanding of the synergy between your professional obligations and the lawyer/client relationship.

Marketing
3 CPD Units in Practice Management/Business Skills
Date: 
Friday 11 September 2020 
Time:
9:00am - 12:30pm
Facilitator:
David Rawlings
For a business to be successful it is important to identify your target market and specifically set out a strategy on how you will reach them. To do this you will need to define your brand, be clear on where you want to position the business and what will differentiate you from your competitors.


Risk Management
3 CPD Units in Practice Management/ Professional Skills
Date: Friday 11 September 2020 
Time1:30pm - 5:00pm
FacilitatorGrant Feary/ Diarmid Lee
This module identifies the errors which are resulting in claims against South Australian practitioners; Client engagement/retainer, conflict of interest, deadlines/delays and file and document management.

Leadership/having difficult conversations/ people management
3 CPD Units in Practice Management
Date: Friday 18 September 2020 
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
FacilitatorDiarmid Lee
This module will explore the concept of leadership and support participants to identify those leadership behaviours that promote high performance in themselves and others.  It will introduce approaches to aid participants in themselves and others.  It will introduce approaches to aid participants in differentiating between effective and ineffective leadership, identifying how to adapt their role and behaviours in managing others how to understand, engage and motivate the hearts and minds of team members tackling difficult conversations with confidence and clarity. As the final unit in the Practice Management Course, it will also provide participants with an opportunity to consider how they will lead themselves in ensuring that their own return on investment from the Course is maximised.

Financial Management
3 CPD Units in Practice Management
Date: Friday 18 September 2020 
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
FacilitatorTBC
This module covers financial management including basic accounting principles, cash flow, taxation strategies, debtor control, and disclosure insolvency.

Health and Well Being - Online 
Legal practice is stressful- that is probably one of the things that make it exciting and attractive.  This online programme provides pointers and practical tips as to how to deal with serious mental health issues.

When
4/09/2020 9:00 AM - 18/09/2020 5:00 PM
Where
SA AUSTRALIA

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