Practice Management Course

Practice Management Course

18+ CPD Units

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Date:
Friday 15 May, Friday 22 May and Friday 29 May 2020
Time:
9:00am - 5:00pm each day
Catering:
Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea provided
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 multi-practitioner 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 Workshop will be presented 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 15 May 2020 
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Facilitator: Mark Priadko - University of Adelaide

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.

Marketing
3 CPD Units in Practice Management/Business Skills
Date: 
Friday 15 May 2020 
Time:
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Facilitator:
Andrew Montesi  
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.

Trust Accounting
1.5 CPD Units in Practice Management/Business Skills
Date: 
Friday 22 May 2020 
Time
9:00am - 10:45pm
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 22 May 2020 
Time
11:00am - 12:30pm
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.

Risk Management
3 CPD Units in Practice Management/ Professional Skills
Date: Friday 22 May 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.

Financial Management
3 CPD Units in Practice Management
Date: Friday 29 May 2020 
Time9:00am - 12:30pm
FacilitatorPeter Feleppa - Nexia
This module covers financial management including basic accounting principles, cash flow, taxation strategies, debtor control, and disclosure insolvency.

Leadership/having difficult conversations/ people management
3 CPD Units in Practice Management
Date: Friday 29 May 2020 
Time1:30pm - 5:00pm
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.

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
15/05/2020 - 29/05/2020
Where
SA AUSTRALIA

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Terms and Conditions:

Cancellations: Payment in full of the registration fee is required to be made at least five working days prior to the event.  Previously paid registrations are transferable subject to the alternate attendee being eligible to register at the same registration fee (that is a practitioner who is not a Society member is not eligible to attend in place of a member without the price differential having been paid. Any person who has registered and paid to attend an event but is subsequently unable to do so and does not wish to transfer the registration is able to apply to the Society for a refund, however such refunds (in whole or in part) will be at the discretion of the Law Society subject to the circumstances and any external costs paid by the Society which cannot be recovered by us.
MCPD Units: Any MCPD Units listed are only provided as a guide and attendees must satisfy themselves about the nature and quantity of MCPD Units they can claim for the activity. Please refer to the MCPD Guidelines for details at www.lawsocietysa.asn.au/mcpd
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Webinar Cost: Unless otherwise stated, the cost to attend events via webinar is the same as attending in person or $80, whichever is greater.  The cost for students to attend via webinar is the same as attending in person or $35, whichever is greater. Country Practitioners (as defined by the Law Society of South Australia) are exempt from the minimum webinar charges and will be charged the same rate as attending in person.