Self-paced legal operations training

Get off the back foot

We teach you the commercial skills needed to enhance your in-house legal team.

Learn how to optimise and streamline your legal operations. How to work smarter, maximise your resources and set yourself on the path to success.

what is front foot academy?

Training that makes an impact

Legal teams worldwide grapple with growing workloads, short turnaround times and limited resources.

We established Front Foot Academy to bring stronger commercial skills to legal teams. To help people become more efficient, effective and empowered by essential knowledge.

Over ten self-paced modules, you’ll learn to adopt best-in-class strategic planning, performance measurement, reporting, and stakeholder management techniques. You’ll discover how to plan for personal and business success.

Each practical and accessible module includes downloadable resources to help you upskill at work. You’ll notice changes to your day, relationships and client outcomes while advancing your career.
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Meet course director Dave Curtain.

What is Front Foot Academy and
how will it help me and my clients?


Flexible and accessible

On-demand training means you can fit learning around your daily life without taking time off work or seeking approval for expensive courses, travel and accommodation. Access practical, market-leading knowledge and from your expert trainer and support from the Academy community when you need it.

We offer three options to boost your skills.

Enterprise pricing?


Main course

  • Access to all 10 Academy modules
  • 10 downloadble ‘cheat sheets’
  • Access to 6 live online Q&A sessions
  • Online community access to connect with peers and specialised subject forums
  • Certification for completing entire Academy course

The most cost-effective way to get access to the whole course

Payment Plan available

Main course with group coaching

Includes everything in the ‘Main course’ offering plus:

  • No more than 5 people per group
  • Intakes start each quarter, with the next course starting September 2023
  • Course runs for 6 months
  • Community channel just for the group, as well as general community access
  • Group coaching session 1 per month (1 hour, online)

Cohort-based learning fostering collaboration, real-world problem solving and industry connections.

Payment Plan available

Main course with one-on-one mentoring

Includes everything in the ‘Main course’ offering plus:

  • 5 x 1 hour, 1-on-1 legal operations mentoring sessions

Bespoke support to help you achieve your goals

Payment Plan available

Bite-size (single module)

  • Single Academy module
  • Downloadble ‘cheat sheet’
  • Access to a live online Q&A session
  • Certification for completing a single Academy course module

Perfect for those wanting an introduction to the Academy, or for those wanting information on a specific topic.

“What a great resource, wish I’d had it when I started in-house!”


“I thought the video quality and presentation was excellent and really sophisticated and I also really liked the two-sided perspectives, being both that of the internal business client and the in-house legal team. This is really well personalised and also very slick in the presentation.  I think it will have a lot of take up amongst the in-house community”

Matthew Hocking,
Victorian Government Solicitor

“I was really impressed.  Some great content and I got a lot of out of it”

Ainslie Lynch,
Chief Legal Counsel and Company Secretary,

“It identified and articulated the challenges in-house teams face in simple and easy to understand ways. It suggested useful and simple tools to address the issues. I thought it was great and really useful”

Clementine Smith,
GM Legal & Portfolio Program,
Shell Energy

“Clear articulation of the issues. The cheat sheet to sum up the modules was also very useful”

Adrian Goss,
Bauer Media Audio & Publishing UK

“A fantastic resource full of practical tips. Excellent quality of recording and layout/format. Very easy to navigate the platform. Love the cheat sheet! Pace of the modules and speaking is great. Also, the length of each module part was very good and easy to digest and pause and come back to it later”

Sylvia Hands,
GC & Board Member,
Association of Corporate Counsel (Vic)

“Really good. Logical presentation & easy to follow”

Matthew Gardner,
Senior Legal Counsel,
Technology, ASX

“Clear identification of the issues involved and practical solutions offered. Good communication of core issues and explanation of solutions’

James Rodda,
Lawyer (IP, Tech and Regulatory),
Thomson Geer

“The content was very engaging and practical. I also liked that the videos were short and straight to the point. The cheat sheet was great. I found it really interesting and useful”

Christine Zhong,
Paralegal & Advisory Board Member,
Centre for Legal Innovation