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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 improve the managerial skills and job satisfaction of solicitors, the efficiency and cost effectiveness of practice and client satisfaction through the use of quality practice management procedures.

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

Information for course providers

In order to become accredited to offer a Practice Management Course, an application must be made to the accrediting body. The Law Society of New South Wales has appointed an independent reviewer of applications. Firms with 35 or more partners can apply for accreditation to provide courses in-house. The Legal Practice Management Guidelines provide information on the course requirements.

Information for course participants

The following course providers have been accredited;
The College of Law
FMRC Legal 

You may visit their websites for more information on their courses including how frequently they are run. 


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  • E: registry@lawsociety.com.au