This unit forms part of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
This module is concerned with the principles governing, trust and general accounting in legal practice as well as the keeping of account records according to law and good practice to the standard expected of an employed solicitor.
The format of the unit comprises a series of on-site lectures, one-to-one and (small) group tutorials and exercises. In the Trust Accounting module trainees are given instruction on and required to produce Trust Cash Books and Trust Journals for their firm's trust entries, produce a Trust Ledger for each client and prepare reconciliations of their Trust Ledger. In the Office Accounting module trainees are given instruction on and required to produce office accounts for a legal practice.As part of other units in the Course trainees will maintain a number of simulated files. The trust accounting instructor, fulfilling the role of the Law Society, will on an irregular basis visit trainees' offices and conduct an audit of their trust accounting records.
|Unit name||Trust and Office Accounting|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Discipline||Centre for Legal Studies|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2020: $1,394.00||2020: $1,729.00||090913|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
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- Pre-requisites: LLB and Admission to course L6B Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Unit is part of GradDipLegPrac. Course carries a full-time load taught over 3 days per week. Attendance is compulsory.
Assessment of all elements in this Unit will be in accordance with the requirements of the Law Admissions Consultancy Council's 'National Competency Standards for Entry Level Lawyers'.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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