Legal Practice Management Workshop Autumn 2023

Legal Practice Management Workshop Spring 2022

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

Thinking of applying for an Unrestricted Practising Certificate? You need this workshop. Over the course of three days, a range of expert speakers will cover topics essential to the successful operation of an effective legal practice (private or government), and will help you make your business sustainable. 

The ACT Law Society's Practice Management 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 topics covered in this three-day course include:

  • Risk Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Profitibility and Business Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Employment Issues
  • Costs
  • Attracting, Managing and Motivating Staff
  • Tax Effectiveness
  • Ethical Dilemmas

The full schedule will be available closer to the date. Those looking to register for single sessions should contact Casey.



  • When: Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 March 2023, 8:30am to 5pm daily. In consideration of other attendees, we seek your cooperation in arriving on time.
  • Where: The Assembly Room, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra
  • Catering will be provided throughout the three days
  • Members will earn 10 CPD units in all Core Areas (3 points in Core Area 1, 5 points in Core Area 2, 1 point in Core Area 3, and 1 point in Core Area 4).
  • Cost (incl GST): $1,880 members, $2,508 non-members
  • Registrations close 21 March 2023

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.

Event registration terms and conditions

The Law Society is enforcing covid-safe measures as set out by ACT Health at all our face-to-face events. 

If you are a close contact of an active covid case, or feel unwell in the lead up to the event, we kindly ask you not to attend. 

In these circumstances, please advise us by email prior to the event start time and we will issue you a full refund. Contact us on

Fees are payable upon registration. 30 days payment invoices are available to members at the discretion of the Law Society. A 1.2% surcharge may be incurred on payments processed via credit/debit card. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email. 

Definitions — 'Registration' means any booking given to the Society in writing, on our website, or by phone. 'Member' means any member of the ACT Law Society, including associate members and honorary members. 'New Lawyer' means any member who has held a practising certificate for five years or less. 'CLC' means any member working for a recognised community legal centre, or holding a volunteer practising certificate. 'Student' means any member holding a student membership.

All cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. Outside of the cancellation periods given below, a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend 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. 

CPD Events — In the case of CPD events held at an venue other than the Law Society, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event. In the case of CPD events held at the Law Society, for cancellations made within two working days of the event, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee 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. 

Webinars — In the case of live or on-demand webinars, as connection details are sent when registration is completed, no refund or cancellation is available. 

Social events — In the case of social events, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event.





Sponsors & Supporters

The Law Society is proud to recognise legalsuper as the sponsor of the Law Society CPD Program.

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