NSW Legal Practice Management Course

An accredited legal practice management course to meet the requirements of the Law Society of New South Wales.

All participants, all courses $1600

Why Choose The FMRC Legal Practice Management Course?

Fastest Course

The FMRC course is unique in that it does not require any pre-reading. Our course lets you cover sessions in three consecutive days. The Law Society of NSW is notified of satisfactory completion, 1 week after the workshop.

Industry Experts

All our presenters are known as industry experts in their field and have been chosen because their experience enables them to provide practical, readily implemented advice. They are hands on experts.

30+ Year Experience

FMRC was the first organisation to be accredited and invited to conduct the Practice Management Course in 1989. For the past 30 years we have specialised in research, strategy and management training and advice to law firms.

Specific to your Needs

FMRC provides delegates with a greater understanding of financial management and business control, it will provide a framework for delegates to; improve profitability, achieve lifestyle objectives, become better employers and build better businesses

All FMRC Legal Practice Management Courses will be live streamed via Zoom. This will allow you to participate from the comfort of your home or office. You will not need any software or tools, just a good internet connection and a desktop computer / laptop with a camera.

A Course Specific to Your Needs

NSW Large Partnerships / Mid and Top Tier

In addition to the required curriculum, this course examines the strategic management issues relevant to new partners of Australia’s largest legal firms. We have been assisting in the measurement and management of these businesses’ for decades.

Day 1

  • Practice Management, the big picture
  • Financial Mechanics and Performance
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Cyber Security Issues

Day 2

  • Trust Accounting
  • Risk Management and Compliance
  • Stress Management
  • Taxation Issues for New Partners

Day 3

  • Business Development and Marketing
  • Partnership Management Issues
  • People Management Issues
  • Strategic and Business Planning

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NSW PMC Large Partnerships / Mid and Top-Tier May 2024

Start: 8:30am May 28th 2024
End: 6:00pm May 30th 2024
Timezone: Australia/Sydney
$1,600

NSW PMC Large Partnerships / Mid and Top-Tier October 2024

Start: 8:30am Oct 29th 2024
End: 6:00pm Oct 31st 2024
Timezone: Australia/Sydney
$1,600

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NSW Small Firms and Sole Practitioners

This program is specifically designed for people who are becoming partners or directors of existing smaller legal businesses. We will provide you with the knowledge and strategies that will assist you in becoming a truly valuable contributor to the success of the enterprise. In addition to regulatory and compliance issues, financial management, staff management and business development issues, we will discuss various aspects of partnership management and performance.

Day 1

  • Practice Management
  • Financial Management
  • Tax and Accounting
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Day 2

  • Trust Accounting
  • Risk Management and Compliance
  • Cyber Security Issues
  • Attracting and Selecting Talent

Day 3

  • Stress Management
  • Business Development and Marketing
  • Partnership Management Issues
  • People Management Issues
  • Business Planning

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NSW PMC Small Partners and Sole Practitioners July 2024

Start: 8:30am Jul 2nd 2024
End: 6:00pm Jul 4th 2024
Timezone: Australia/Sydney
$1,600

NSW PMC Small Partners and Sole Practitioners August 2024

Start: 8:30am Aug 13th 2024
End: 6:00pm Aug 15th 2024
Timezone: Australia/Sydney
$1,600

NSW PMC Small Partners and Sole Practitioners October 2024

Start: 8:30am Oct 1st 2024
End: 6:00pm Oct 3rd 2024
Timezone: Australia/Sydney
$1,600

NSW PMC Small Partners and Sole Practitioners November 2024

Start: 8:30am Nov 26th 2024
End: 6:00pm Nov 28th 2024
Timezone: Australia/Sydney
$1,600

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Course Information

Format

All FMRC Legal Practice Management Courses will be live streamed via Zoom. Our course lets you cover sessions in three consecutive days, it does not require any pre-reading or work.

Accreditation

FMRC are an accredited provider of the New South Wales Practice Management Course. One of the requirements of The Law Society of New South Wales to satisfy the removal of Condition 3 from a practising certificate in order to practice as a principal of a law practice.

Satisfactory completion

Successful completion of FMRC’s Legal Practice Management Course Program requires prompt attendance at all sessions and adequate results in assessments. Should circumstances preclude attendance at any sessions or failed assessment/s, the delegate is able to complete these session/s at a future course.

Law Society Notification

The Law Society of New South Wales is notified of satisfactory completion, 1 week after the course concludes.

MCLE

These tax deductible courses enable delegates to claim 10 MCLE points which covers the mandatory requirements of; Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills and Professional Skills.

Assessments

Delegates will be asked to complete the following assessment tasks; Written business plan, Online Ethics and Professional Responsibility test, Online Trust Accounting test.

Workshop fee

$1,600 (GST Free) for all courses. The fee includes all tuition and a dedicated electronic course manual.

Transfer, Cancellation and Refunds

FMRC reserves the right to cancel or modify workshops. Should you wish to transfer your enrolment to a future course we will facilitate this at no charge. If your circumstances change and you wish to cancel your enrollment prior to the commencement of the course, we will refund any fees paid. Registrations cancelled within one week of a workshop incur an administration charge. Should you find yourself unable to complete the program in full, you are welcome to attend any future program, within a twelve month period to complete your requirements at no additional cost.

How is FMRCs Course Different?

About the Course

The FMRC Legal Practice Management Course is designed by industry experts to help you meet the requirements of the Law Society of New South Wales to satisfy the removal of Condition 3 from a practising certificate to practice as a Principal on record. FMRC was the first organisation to be accredited and invited to conduct the Practice Management Course in 1989. For the past 30 years we have specialised in research, strategy and management training and advice to law firms. FMRC provides delegates with a greater understanding of financial management and business control. We are a major centre for legal practice management training.

Pleasantly surprised at the value of the information and the manner of presentation

Fast-paced course, professionally produced and great support

I found this course very useful and gave me the confidence in establishing an ILP

The course was excellent and certainly helpful having just joined a Partnership

Informative and practical introduction to becoming a Sole Practice

Very engaging, a lot of content and the online format was very useful

High calibre of speakers, great topics, and candid advice

Presenters

Neil Oakes

FMRC

Neil has served the Australasian legal profession since 1989. During this time he has assisted many firms with myriad management challenges. Neil assists firms with strategy and profit growth, partner / director performance management and profit sharing, key talent management, management structures and succession management. Neil conducts planning retreats regularly, assisting firms to plan for and achieve greater success. Neil presents in FMRC workshops and is often invited to present key note addresses at management forums throughout Australia and New Zealand. Neil is a Director.

Sue-Ella Prodonovich

Prodonovich Advisory

Sue-Ella brings more than 20 years of senior level experience in winning and growing business. During this time her roles have included Director of Marketing with Arthur Anderson, Director of Marketing and Business Development with Baker & McKenzie, senior Consultant with Rogen SI, business owner of PTB Consulting, and Partner of Crowe Horwath. Sue-Ella has a particular interest in client feedback programs and business development coaching.

David Mansfield

Mansfield Partners Tax and Business Advisory

David Mansfield is a public accountant and tax agent  with over 30 years of experience. His firm provides trust bookkeeping and examiner services to numerous law practices. David is qualified external examiner, member of The Institute of Public Accountants and the National Tax & Accountants Association.

Markus Hugenschmidt

Markus has 20+ years of experience in the information and communication technology sector. He is the managing director at The Benchmarking Group, who provides ICT services to 100s of businesses Australia wide since 2006. The integration of SME business benchmark data as an offering in 2012 delivered an in-depth understanding of how technology can assist business to grow while keeping digital assets secured. He consults to law firms in the areas of communication, data and access security, licencing and architecture as well as digital transformation.

Sam Coupland

FMRC

Sam’s client facing roles span direct consulting and management training. In anyone year he would be engaged by 50+ firms to assist with strategic planning, partner compensation, equity valuation and succession related issues. With industry experience gained since 1999 and the capacity to draw on the many resources of FMRC, Sam has developed unique insights into the workings of a wide range of firms. Sam is considered the foremost authority on law firm valuations having developed a robust valuation methodology and values more than 20 firms each year. Prior to joining FMRC Sam worked at Ernst & Young for four years followed by a stint in London conducting due diligence on businesses listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Andrew Chen

Findex

Andrew is a Senior Partner and the leads Professional Practice Advisory Services of the firm. A Chartered Accountant providing taxation, accounting and advisory services specialising in advising partners, boutique and top tier law firms on firm structures, remuneration models, improving financial outcomes and tax effective planning for them and their client’s businesses. Andrew also regularly lectures and writes on financial and taxation matters for the Legal sector.

Jason Elias

Elias Recruitment

Jason Elias brings almost 20 years experience in the legal recruitment market. Withan Arts (Asian Studies) and Law Degree from UNSW, Jason was admitted as a legal practitioner in NSW in 1997 and after working as an Associate at Baker McKenzie moved into recruitment. He started his business Elias Recruitment in 2000 and has consultants in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle. He focuses on matching lawyers with the right firms, inhouse legal teams and not for profit organisations. He is a Fellow of peak industry body the RCSA and currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of NPAworldwide- the world’s largest recruitment network.

Neil Watt

Neil Watt Consulting

Neil is a senior solicitor and legal educator. As a lawyer, Neil has his own Sydney CBD practice specialising in advising and defending lawyers and other professionals facing complaints and disciplinary matters. Prior to this Neil founded the Ethics Department at the Qld Law Society and served as its senior ethics lawyer. He helped draft the Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules now adopted in all Australian jurisdictions except the Northern Territory. As an educator Neil has taught legal ethics and other subjects at a number of Law Schools around Australia; he consults widely to law firms around the country and provides training in professional standards and professional discipline.

Marina Reid Wilson

Reid Wilson Consulting

Marina is a registered psychologist, working as a coach, consultant and facilitator for lawyers and other professionals, focusing on enhancing performance and well-being. Her stress management workshops aim to assist participants to recognise their personal triggers and implement effective strategies to minimise the negative impact of stress.

Ronwyn North

Streeton Consulting

Ronwyn is a risk, ethics and practice management consultant with clients in all sectors of the legal profession. She is co-author of a ground breaking study into how lawyers get sued and an award winning risk educator. With experience also as a law firm principal and quality systems evaluator, Ronwyn is well placed to help participants learn how to meet the challenges of legal practice.

Malcolm Heath

LawCover

Malcolm Heath is Practice Risk Manager with Law Cover. He conducts risk reviews of law firms and presents risk management strategies at courses and law firms. Prior to joining Lawcover, Malcolm ran his own company for 20 years, providing consulting services to the general insurance industry and the legal profession as well as researching and producing conferences. He has been a sole director and a co-director of private companies, including a subsidiary of a publicly listed UK company and a director of a Sydney club. With a degree in Psychology and his experience in business, Malcolm focuses his work on the importance of effective law firm management and profitability, which helps reduce professional negligence risks.

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