Applied Legal Project Management Course

Date: 1 February 2024

Once-off: R9,500.00

Lecturer: Nicolene Schoeman-Louw

Enhance your legal career with the Applied Legal Project Management Course by SA Legal Academy and PocketAdvisor. Accredited by the International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM), this course equips legal professionals with essential skills in project planning, risk management, and effective communication. Ideal for attorneys, lawyers, and legal consultants seeking to manage legal pro...

About this Course

Advance your legal career through project management skills.

The SA Legal Academy has partnered with PocketAdvisor Legal Solutions to offer the Applied Legal Project Management Course which is accredited by the International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM).

This course is designed to equip legal professionals with the skills and knowledge required to manage legal projects effectively and efficiently.

The course aims to provide legal practitioners with the tools and techniques to plan, budget, schedule, and allocate resources effectively. The course focuses on scope definition, effective planning, communication and quality management, risk management, process issues, and scope changes, aiming to increase fees, profit, and efficiency.

Competencies Developed in this Course

  • Project Planning: Learn how to use project management tools effectively.
  • Risk Management: Identify and manage risks in legal projects and avoid issues from occurring.
  • Scope Management: Manage changes in project scope effectively.
  • Resource Allocation: Learn how to allocate resources efficiently.
  • Communication and Quality Management: Learn how to correctly identify stakeholders, craft an effective communication plan and how to monitor, evaluate and assure quality in your deliverables.
  • Leadership: How to develop into the best most impactful leader and project manager you can be.

Course Delivery, Duration, and Effort

The course spans over 4 weeks with weekly virtual facilitation sessions, during which time you may ask any questions you may have and will gain additional, insights from our expert presenters. Each attendee will receive their own Extended DISC Assessment for personal development. DISC model: dominance (D), influence (I), steadiness (S), and conscientiousness (C).

This course is delivered through the SA Legal Academy online learning campus and facilitated by PocketAdvisor.

The course is divided into 15 modules. In this way you can maintain a work-life balance whilst studying and improving your professional skills.


  • Starting 22 Feb 2024
  • Starting 10 May 2024
  • Starting 16 August 2024
  • Starting 11 October 2024

Who Should Attend?

  • Judges and Magistrates
  • Practice Managers
  • Attorneys
  • Advocates
  • Lawyers
  • Legal Consultants
  • In-House Counsel
  • Legal Academics and Researchers
  • Legal Journalists
  • Compliance Officers
  • Candidate Attorneys
  • Law Students
  • Pupil Advocates
  • Paralegals
  • Legal Support Staff
  • Young / Junior Legal Practitioners

About the Presenter

Nicolene Schoeman-Louw

Attorney | Conveyancer |Notary Public | Mediator - Managing Director, SchoemanLaw Inc

LLB cum laude LLM (UFS) PGDip FP (US)

Founder and Managing Director, PocketAdvisor (Pty) Ltd

Legal Project Practitioner |Accredited Extended DISC® Consultant | Growthwheel® Business Advisor

Mrs Nicolene Schoeman – Louw founded SchoemanLaw Inc 2007, aged 24, and is now the Managing Director of the firm. She is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Conveyancer, Notary Public and Mediator; with a passion for entrepreneurs and helping them reach their most ambitious goals.

She is also an accredited Extended DISC Consultant and Growthwheel Advisor. 

She is a frequent guest lecturer, radio guest and speaker and she is one of the skilled facilitators at PocketAdvisor. Nicolene’s involvement is a passion and means through which reliable legal information can be made available to more people.

Nicolene has enjoyed the confidence of many successful entrepreneurs (both locally and abroad) over the years and continues to do so. As a trusted advisor she has actively contributed to the successes of many businesses, helped and continues to help many entrepreneurs build lasting legacies.

Admission Requirements

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.


PocketAdvisor is the accredited African training provider as appointed by the International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM).


Your competencies will be assessed through:

  • Four case study assessments
  • A competency test
  • Group feedback sessions on Extended DISC Assessment results
  • Optional one-on-one mentoring sessions

Assessment and Certification

Successful completion of the assessments will qualify you for the Legal Project Associate™ (LPA) and potentially the Legal Project Practitioner™ (LPP) certification from the IILPM.

LPA Certification: Graduates who have full attendance, completion of the material and submit acceptable case study assessments automatically qualify.

LPP Certification: Graduates who have full attendance, completion of the material, submit acceptable case study assessments and also undertake additional one-on-one mentoring sessions qualify.



The course is structured around the 4-step International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM) model and includes the following modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Advantages and Framework
  • Module 3: Defining Scope
  • Module 4: Planning
  • Module 5: Quality Assurance, Stakeholder Analysis and Communication
  • Module 6: Delivery
  • Module 7: Risk Management and Close Out
  • Module 8: Tips and Tools
  • Module 9: Legal and Organisational Design
  • Module 10: Leadership and Communication Skills
  • Module 11: Interpreting Leadership
  • Module 12: Perceptions and Perspectives
  • Module 13: Effective Communication
  • Module 14: Enhancing Leadership
  • Module 15: Gender and Leadership

Each module comes with IILPM-approved templates and is accompanied by practical case studies to ensure real-world applicability.

For more information on what will be covered in the curriculum please download the prospectus.

About SA Legal Academy

Welcome to SA Legal Academy (SALA), a provider of courses to help you succeed in your chosen career. We are committed to providing our students with the highest quality training and support, to ensure that your skills and knowledge are up to date and ready to face the challenges of the modern workplace. Our courses are designed to ensure that you reach your professional goals and enhance your career prospects. With our experienced training staff and comprehensive resources, you can be confident that you will receive the highest quality of training from SA Legal Academy.

SALA is a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor, with 125% procurement recognition. Training spend on certain solutions can be allocated against the Skills Development element of the B-BBEE Scorecard through accredited and nonaccredited training or claimed through SETA grants. In addition, 25% of your Skills Expenditure can be claimed on non-accredited training or courses.

About the International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM)

The International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM) is a global leader in the field of legal project management and legal process improvement. With a presence in 58 countries and a network of accredited training providers in 13 countries, the IILPM offers a comprehensive range of certifications and educational programs. The institute focuses on the practical application of legal project management and legal process improvement practices to enhance the delivery of legal services. Their mission is to help lawyers and other legal professionals build their competencies in legal project management and gain globally recognized qualifications.

About the Legal Project Associate (LPA) Certification

The Legal Project Associate (LPA) certification is designed for individuals who are new to the legal profession or legal project management. This certification recognizes a person with introductory knowledge about Legal Project Management and the ability to either support legal matters or work in a legal project team.

Who is it for?

  • Junior Lawyers, Para-legals, Law students, Legal consultants, Practice managers.


  • Completion of the Applied Legal Project Management course
  • No work experience prerequisites.


  • Lifetime certification
  • Use of the LPA post-nominal next to your name
  • Access to ongoing professional development resources

About the Legal Project Practitioner (LPP) Certification

The Legal Project Practitioner (LPP) certification is the premier global certification for legal project managers. It recognizes individuals with practitioner-level knowledge about Legal Project Management and the ability to lead legal matters.

Who is it for?

  • Qualified lawyers, Professional project managers working in law, Legal consultants, Law firm educators, Practice managers.


  • Completion of the Applied Legal Project Management course
  • At least one year of work experience in a legal environment.
  • Undertaken additional one-on-one mentoring sessions


  • Use of the LPP post-nominal next to your name
  • Re-certification every 5 years
  • Access to ongoing professional development resources

By completing the Applied Legal Project Management Course offered by SA Legal Academy in partnership with PocketAdvisor, you are taking the first step towards these globally recognized certifications. Join us and elevate your legal career to new heights!

Course Fees

The course fee is R 9 500.00 and consists of:

Educational Resources

  • Online Materials: Access a wealth of online resources, from e-books to webinars, enhancing your learning experience.
  • IILPM-Approved Templates
  • Practical Case Studies
  • Live Sessions: Interact in real-time with experts, gaining insights and clarifications on complex topics. Missed a live session? No worries. Access recorded webinars anytime, anywhere.

Learning Support

  • Facilitation: Benefit from expert-led facilitation sessions that offer personalized guidance, addressing individual queries and ensuring a thorough understanding of the subject matter.
  • Formative Assessments: Reinforce your understanding with assessments on different topics.
  • Learner Forum: Engage in meaningful peer-to-peer interactions through our dedicated learner forum. Share insights, ask questions, and collaborate on projects to enhance your learning experience.
  • Continuous Support: Our dedicated team is always on standby to assist with any academic or administrative queries, ensuring a smooth learning process.

Flexibility and Convenience

  • Study Online: Complete your course and take your assessments online, giving you the freedom to learn from the comfort of your home.

Important Note:

The course fee excludes the IILPM certification fee for the LPA or the LPP.

Payment Methods

Debit / Credit Card or Instant EFT

You can pay directly on our website for an easy, secure, and instant transaction. During promotional periods, customers can take advantage of additional savings. This is the fastest and most efficient option, saving both time and money.

EFT / Bank Deposit

You can make a payment directly into our bank account using your Online Banking App, Online Banking services, or by visiting your local bank branch.

Your Company / Employer

It may be beneficial for your company to invest in training for its staff members. As there are financial and tax advantages for doing so, please speak with your employer or Training / HR manager about the possibility of paying for this training.

Third Party

If you have someone who is willing to pay for your studies, such as a parent or relative, they can either log in and pay on our website or they can pay via any of the payment options above on your behalf.

Payment Options

Option 1: Once off payment

  • R 9 500.00

Special Offer:

If you attend the complimentary Legal Project Management Introduction webinar you will qualify for an exclusive R 1 000.00 discount when registering for this course. To register for the complimentary webinar, click here.

Corporate Training Solutions

At the Legal Academy, we recognize the evolving needs of businesses in today's dynamic environment. Beyond our standard webinar offerings, we provide tailored corporate training solutions designed to empower your team with the latest in legal and professional skills. Whether you're looking for online sessions or face-to-face training, our programs are crafted to ensure a comprehensive and engaging learning experience.

Drawing inspiration from modern training methodologies, our corporate solutions are interactive, adaptable, and focused on real-world applications. We prioritize hands-on learning, ensuring your team can immediately apply their newfound knowledge in practical scenarios.

Interested in a bespoke corporate training experience? Reach out to us at [email protected] or call 012 941 0448. Together, let's design a training program that elevates your team's capabilities and aligns with your organizational goals.

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