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Family Law fundamentals for solicitors

 13 November 2019
6.5 CPD Units Face-to-face
9:00 AM  5:00 PM
This course is designed for solicitors wishing to gain a practical understanding and overview of family law. This is an interactive course that explores the fundamental principles of family law and the administrative procedures and forms involved in conducting a family law matter.
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Family Law
  • Functions of the court
  • Divorce
  • Alteration of Property Interests
  • Financial Agreements
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Parenting Matters
  • Family Violence & Abuse
  • Conducting a Family Law Case
  • Reaching Agreement
  • Commencing & Responding to Proceedings
  • Courts Events
  • Subpoena
  • Costs
  • Child Support
  • Case Scenarios
Fiona Kirkman, Principal, Kirkman Family Law

Premium price: $540

Standard price: $771

Professionalism, integrity and ethics for the modern lawyer

14 November 2019
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

Knowledge areas:
  • Ethics & professional responsibility
  • Practice management & business skills
  • Professional skills 
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
A bird’s eye view into operating successfully in the post-Royal Commission World, including:
  
  • Managing the increased risk following the Royal Commission (whichever area of law you practice in) – how to be ahead of anticipated regulatory changes and a changing business environment.
  • The skills you need as a lawyer of the modern era.
This is a timely course offering a shake-up and new perspective for the profession, to set it ahead of the game, and not in reaction to recent events. Are you ready to be a true leader?

Please click here to view the program.
Serryn O'Regan, Executive Manager Governance & General Counsel, Evolve College

Premium price: $270

Standard price: $386

Practice Management Course

15, 22 & 29 November 2019
10 CPD units Face-to-face and Online
9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Are you looking to start your own legal practice? Maybe you plan on joining an already successful practice as its newest principal? There are a few things you need to know first.

Register for our Practice Management Course and gain the skills you need to succeed as a principal lawyer running a profitable practice. You will be taught how to run an efficient and cost-effective practice by employing business management skills, quality systems, and leadership of your potential employees. Our experienced facilitators will give you the tools you need to provide the highest quality services to clients, to engage your employees and run a successful practice for years to come. 

In NSW, lawyers who want to become the principal of a legal practice must undertake a legal practice management course to have Condition 3 removed from their practising certificate. This course fulfils this requirement.

The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Topics covered include: 

  • finance essentials and taxation strategies
  • pricing your services and billing the client
  • avoiding pitfalls in trust money and trust records
  • leadership and management techniques
  • hiring and training reliable staff
  • managing risk
  • business planning
  • marketing methods to grow your business
  • attracting and retaining clients
  • ethics and responsibility

Online learning portal opens 1 November 2019

Proudly sponsored by

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Premium price: $1560

Standard price: $1800

Conveyancing fundamentals for solicitors

19 & 20 November 2019
11 CPD Units Face-to-face
   09:30 AM  04:30 PM
Knowledge areas:
  • Practice management and business skills
  • Substantive law
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

With significant changes impacting property practice, this 2-day program is specifically designed for solicitors wishing to gain a practical understanding of the administrative procedures involved in the purchase and sale of NSW residential conveyancing matters. 

You will leave with deepened knowledge and greater understanding of how to successfully advise on the sale and purchase of residential property to maximise the success of your property practice. 

 The course will cover: 

• Introduction to Conveyancing and conveyancing definitions

• Electronic Conveyancing 

• Conveyancing - Private Treaty 

• Preparation of the Contract 

• Procedure Prior to Exchange and Exchange 

• Pre – Settlement, Settlement and Post-Settlement 

• Auction Sale

Larry Noble

Premium price: $840

Standard price: $1200

Mandatory Rule 6.1 half day

21 November 2019
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
01:00 PM 04:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the pressing issues faced by legal practitioners in day to day practice.

This program complies with the Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 under the Legal Profession Uniform Law requirements of Practice Management, Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Professional Skills (3 CPD units).

Proudly sponsored by



Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory
Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

Conveyancing update: Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Land 2019

26 November 2019
1.5 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 10:30 AM


The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join us for this special conveyancing update examining the new edition of the Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Land, released on 28 October 2019.

In this session Tony Cahill will discuss:
  • the key factors driving the release of the new edition
  • potential traps in using earlier editions of the contract
  • the transitional arrangements for the prescribed cooling off notice
  • residential off the plan law reform and its impact on the contract changes to the standard form relating to e-Conveyancing - interoperability, waivers and more
  • GST residential withholding - changes to ATO procedures reflected in the contract
  • other changes to the Contract
Tony Cahill, Legal Author & Presenter

Premium price: $140

Standard price: $200

Advocacy Masterclass: Cross-Examination

27 November 2019
4 CPD Units Face-to-face    
09:00 AM 01:15 PM
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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

More and more frequently solicitors are required to run their own trials or hearings. Cross-Examination is a critical part of the hearing process. Join Patrick Griffin SC and experienced solicitor advocate David Evenden at this practical workshop for advocates who want to hone their cross-examination skills. 

The workshop will involve both theory and practical advocacy exercises in a real courtroom environment. Learn when to cross-examine, practise how to “close the gates”, and explore different techniques to discredit a witness and their testimony..              

Patrick Griffin SC
David Evenden, Solicitor 

Premium price: $270

Standard price: $386

Mandatory Rule 6.1 half day

5 December 2019
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the pressing issues faced by legal practitioners in day to day practice.

This program complies with the Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 under the Legal Profession Uniform Law requirements of Practice Management, Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Professional Skills (3 CPD units).

Proudly sponsored by




Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
John Fleming, Costs Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

Mandatory rule 6.1 - all law

4 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

                  


The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by legal practitioners while earning three CPD units. Topics include:
  • Costs & disclosures before settlement
  • Update on ethics
  • Productivity & delegation skills for lawyers
This program complies with the Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 under the Legal Profession Uniform Law requirements of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.

Proudly sponsored by



Phillippe Doyle Gray, Barrister, 8 Wentworth Chambers
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

Masterclass: advocacy in practice

5 February 2020
4 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 1:15 PM

                                                 
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Build your confidence in the courtroom by joining Patrick Griffin SC and experienced solicitor advocate David Evenden for this practical half-day workshop on oral advocacy.
The course will give you the opportunity to hone your advocacy skills, and will also cover a range of essential topics and tips relating to: 

• Court etiquette 
• Ethical issues 
• Appearing at directions hearings/mentions/interlocutory applications 
• Pleas in mitigation

Patrick Griffin SC, 7 Garfield Barwick Chambers
David Evenden, Solicitor, Legal Aid NSW

Premium price: $270

Standard price: $386

Plain English and the law on subpoenas

6 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join Peter Butt as he covers ‘Plain English’ techniques and their application to drafting court documents, followed by experts from the Crown Solicitor’s Office who will investigate the law on subpoenas, including objections and practical tips.

Peter Butt, Emeritus Professor of Law, The University of Sydney
Anthea Tomlin, Special Counsel, Crown Solicitor's Office
Richard Kelly, Director, Torts (Justice/Law Enforcement Agencies), Crown Solicitor's Office

Premium price: $210

Standard price: $300

Family law: Is a sperm donor a parent?

6 February 2020
1.5 CPD Units Face-to-face
12:00 PM 1:30 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

This midday session will examine the High Court’s recent decision in Masson v Parsons [2019] HCA 21 and its implications for parental rights in situations where conception was via artificial insemination. Hear from Michelle McMahon, who was briefed to appear for the respondents, as she offers her insights into the legal arguments, judgment and subsequent impact on family law.
Michelle McMahon, Barrister, 6th Floor St James Hall

Premium price: $140

Standard price: $200

Masterclass: written advocacy

12 February 2020
4 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 1:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Persuasive writing is an essential skill when advocating for your client. Join Dr Elisabeth Peden SC, barrister and Professor at the University of Sydney, for a masterclass on Written Advocacy, which will give you an enhanced understanding of drafting and structuring submissions and help you to apply the relevant rules and procedures to your drafting.

During the masterclass you will critique submissions, look at ways to plan submissions, and practice drafting submissions. Although the course will focus heavily on written submissions, you will learn drafting skills that you can apply across any type of written advocacy.
Dr Elisabeth Peden SC, Barrister, Third Floor Wentworth Chambers

Premium price: $270

Standard price: $386

Mandatory rule 6.1 – all law

11 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

                                 

           
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by legal practitioners while earning three CPD units.

Topics include:
  • Legal ethics
  • Compliance driving profit

This program complies with the Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 under the Legal Profession Uniform Law requirements of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.

Proudly sponsored by


Anna Hinder, Principal, Searl Street Consulting
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

Mandatory rule 6.1 - small law & sole practitioners

13 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by small law or sole practitioners, while earning three CPD units.

Topics include:
  • Branding your practice
  • Legal ethics
  • Building client relationships
This program complies with the Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 under the Legal Profession Uniform Law requirements of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.

Proudly sponsored by

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Kristin Hancock, Director, Font & Swatch
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

Practice Management Course

14, 21 & 28 February 2020
10 CPD units Face-to-face and Online
9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Note: The online work opens up for this course on 31 January, it is highly recommended that you log in and complete online work in advance of the workshop days.

Are you looking to start your own legal practice? Maybe you plan on joining an already successful practice as its newest principal? There are a few things you need to know first.

Register for our Practice Management Course and gain the skills you need to succeed as a principal lawyer running a profitable practice. You will be taught how to run an efficient and cost-effective practice by employing business management skills, quality systems, and leadership of your potential employees. Our experienced facilitators will give you the tools you need to provide the highest quality services to clients, to engage your employees and run a successful practice for years to come. 

In NSW, lawyers who want to become the principal of a legal practice must undertake a legal practice management course to have Condition 3 removed from their practising certificate. This course fulfils this requirement.

The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Topics covered include: 
  • finance essentials and taxation strategies
  • pricing your services and billing the client
  • avoiding pitfalls in trust money and trust records
  • leadership and management techniques
  • hiring and training reliable staff
  • managing risk
  • business planning
  • marketing methods to grow your business
  • attracting and retaining clients
  • ethics and responsibility

Online learning portal opens 31 January 2020


Proudly sponsored by


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Click here for the course brochure

Premium price: $1560

Standard price: $1800

Mandatory rule 6.1 – all law

18 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

   
                                             
                                   
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by legal practitioners while earning three CPD units.

Topics include:
  • Trust account cases and irregularities
  • Legal ethics

This program complies with the Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 under the Legal Profession Uniform Law requirements of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.

Proudly sponsored by



Frances Moffit, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Duncan Young, Director, Duncan Young Consulting

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

Important recent authorities for civil litigators

19 February 2020
2 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 11:00 AM

                                    
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join Talitha Fishburn for a morning session examining important recent authorities that all civil litigators need to know, including Glencore International AG v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] HCA 26 and its implications for legal professional privilege.
Talitha Fishburn, Barrister, Wardell Chambers

Premium price: $180

Standard price: $257

Mandatory rule 6.1 - criminal lawyers

20 February 2020
4 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 1:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by criminal lawyers, while earning four CPD units.

Topics include:

  • Conducting committals following the EAGP legislative reforms
  • Legal ethics for criminal lawyers
  • Best practice when handling clients and dealing with witnesses

This program complies with the Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 under the Legal Profession Uniform Law requirements of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, Professional Skills and Substantive Law. 

Proudly sponsored by


Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Thomas Spohr, Solicitor Advocate, Legal Aid NSW

John McKenzie, Legal Services Commissioner, Department of Justice

Caroline Dobraszczyk, Barrister, Trust Chambers

Premium price: $210

Standard price: $300

Mandatory rule 6.1 - all law

25 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
01:00 PM   4:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by legal practitioners while earning three CPD units.

Topics include:
  • Compliance driving profit
  • Legal ethics
This program complies with the Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 under the Legal Profession Uniform Law requirements of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.

Proudly sponsored by


Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

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