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Marketing a small business

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Professional skills
Online

Topics include:

  • The pivotal role marketing plays in business survival and growth

  • A SWOT analysis

  • Profiling your ideal client

  • The 4 P’s of the Marketing Mix

Recorded on 16 Feb 2017
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales.

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Principles of class actions - How to advise your clients

1.25 CPD Units Videocast    

Professional skills
Substantive
Online

Class Actions are increasingly common. There is a plethora of case decisions on many aspects of class actions.

This session will give you a basic understanding of the principles of class actions in the NSW Supreme Court and the Federal Court. It will help you advise your clients who may be group members, possible defendants or cross defendants.

Recorded on 22 February 2017
Ben Slade, Principal, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Premium price: $120

Standard price: $170

What is a blockchain? - Impact in the legal profession

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

Professional skills
Online

Topics include:

  • What is a blockchain and how does it impact the legal profession?
  • Digital currency exchanges
  • Smart contracts
  • Asset tracking

Recorded on 20 March 2017
Dr Philippa Ryan, Lecturer & Barrister, University of Technology Sydney

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Ethics and technology

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Ethics and professional responsibility
Online

Linden Barnes will provide a practical, interactive discussion using hypothetical situations to test your knowledge and think differently about how to manage ethical dilemmas.

Topics include:

  • Ethical social media – getting your name out there ethically
  • Courtesy online
  • Confidentiality in a changing practice environment
Recorded on 20 March 2017
Linden Barnes, Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Effective estate litigation - Common issues encountered in probate and family provision litigation

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive
Online

In this seminar session Asheetha Jelliffe will be looking at common issues encountered in Probate and Family Provision litigation.

Topics include:

  • who should be joined as parties or served with notices, including consideration of issues that arise when caveats are lodged or when there is 'notional estate'
  • what type of evidence the Court expects
  • what the court expects from practitioners in case management and costs
Recorded on 30 March 2017
Asheetha Jelliffe, Senior Associate, Teece Hodgson & Ward Solicitors and Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

No Will? Dealing with intestacy

1.25 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive
Online

Intestacy occurs when the whole or a part of the estate of a deceased person is not disposed of by a will.

This session will address the practical considerations that lawyers need to take into account when a person dies intestate.

Recorded on 30 March 2017
Margaret Pringle, Chalfont Chambers

Premium price: $120

Standard price: $170

New changes to the Retail Leases Act - What you need to know

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Anthony Herro will present a dynamic seminar that will bring you up to date on all the key changes to the Retail Leases Act brought about the Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2017 that was passed on 21st February 2017.
Online
Recorded on 5 May 2017
Anthony Herro, Principal, Herro Solicitors

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Legal ethics and globalisation

1 CPD Units Online
The Legal ethics and globalisation course looks at the way in which lawyers can remain ethical in a global world. This can be fraught where there are a myriad of different ethical approaches in the different global jurisdictions.
Online
  • the basic underpinnings of the European and American approaches to legal ethics and in-house counsel 
  • differences between the practical approaches to preserving the independence of legal practitioners 
  • why in-house counsel cannot practise as lawyers in some of Europe 
  • what problems face in-house lawyers in the American model 
  • what similar problems are faced by external counsel
Chiara Formenti-Ujlaki

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Writing to high conflict clients

1 CPD Units Online
Professionals need to adjust their style of writing when they encounter a high conflict client. The course Writing to high conflict clients explores the technical improvements that a legal professional can make to their writing to reduce the burden of dealing with a high conflict client.

Traditional techniques and document structures may escalate conflict and even make the professional writer the next target of blame.

  • To recognise high conflict clients
  • Know what you can do to adjust how you communicate
  • Understand writing approaches for high conflict people

Bree Williams

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Overview of UK law and research

1 CPD Units Online
This course provides an introduction to the UK legal system and then introduces the key resources used for researching cases and legislation. It makes references to both free and paid services for research.
Online
  • To understand the legal system and institutions in the UK 
  • To know the key resources available for research 

Ruth Bird

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

USA Legal system and legislative research

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Professional skills

This course is designed to introduce the American Legal system. It is the author’s belief that without a sound knowledge of a country’s legal system it is impossible to complete effective legal research.

The course will introduce some key resources available both free online and subscription that would be useful when researching US law. In the age of the internet and “google” it is critical that when conducting research online the resources used are well regarded and reliable.

  • To provide an overview of the US legal system
  • To provide an introduction to the key resources that are well regarded when conducting legal research
Online

Ruth Bird

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Procedural issues raised in the McCabe case

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Practice management and business skills
Online
This course looks at the procedural issues in the McCabe case, with a focus on the role of the lawyers and the court in effecting fair process.

The aim of the course is for you to understand:
  • the history and facts of the McCabe case
  • the role of the court in the adversarial system
  • the role of discovery in litigation
  • how to critique the role of all parties in the adversarial system
  • the problems with the adversarial system
Camille Cameron

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Ethics and professional responsibility

1 CPD Units Online
This course deals with three areas where solicitors’ ethical obligations arise.
  • the overriding duty of a solicitor to the court and the obligations this imposes on a solicitor
  • the duty of the solicitor to the client including the duty to advise and the solicitor’s duty of loyalty.
  • the duty of the solicitor to avoid conflicts of interest
 Anna Robertson

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Strategy for resolving ethical dilemmas

1 CPD Units Online
This course allows you to reflect on the complex ethical issues presented. It deals with how you feel in certain situations rather than presenting rules and regulations.

This course presents a practical framework for assessing and resolving ethical dilemmas in a sophisticated manner guided by a circumspect and reflective analysis able to withstand the scrutiny of others and minimise the potential for personal regrets.

Online

Joshua Perry

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

What would you do? 11 ethical scenarios

1 CPD Units Online
This course looks at ethics in practice, and how participants in a research study over a period of three years responded to 11 ethical scenarios after a longer period of work and life experience, clinical and ethics training. Online The course challenges you to see how you would respond to each of the 11 ethical scenarios and compares your responses to the study.

Online

Adrian Evans

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Directors duties - What lawyers need to know

1 CPD Units Online
This course by Simon Pitt and Dean Luxton of Green’s List, provides an in depth analysis of the directors’ duties in recent years, thoroughly exploring the case law. The course looks at Recent high-profile public corporate collapses such as HIH, One.Tel and James Hardie; and the Global Financial Crisis and how they set the scene for a series of hotly contested cases where directors’ duties received significant and valuable judicial commentary
  • The role of case law and legislation in recent years in relation to directors duties
  • The key provisions in the Corporations Act dealing with directors duties and how they have been interpreted by the Court.
Simon Pitt and Dean Luxton of Green’s List

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

A recipe for clear legal writing: Essential ingredients

1 CPD Units Online
A Recipe for Clear Legal Writing will give you the essential ingredients for clear legal writing. The method covered in the training gives you a practical framework to start making changes to your writing, without losing your personal style. How is clear legal writing different to plain language? It isn’t. Clear legal writing is one way to look at the way that legal professionals write. In this course clear legal writing incorporates plain language as part of a broader method, but often the terms are used interchangeably.>
Online
This course will focus on 4 key areas of clear legal writing: language Tone Sentence structure Layout and design.
Bree Williams

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Ethics for lawyers in the digital age

1 CPD Units Online
This module is an opportunity for you to consider and explore whether uses of digital technology in legal practice raise new ethical issues or simply new versions of familiar dilemmas.
Online
The course offers: Increased awareness of ethical issues that can arise from uses and abuses of digital technology in legal practice; Refreshed understanding of traditional approaches to ethical decision making and introduction to emerging ideas of ‘digital ethics’; Insight into your own approach to ethical decision making from applying reasoning to case studies; and Consideration of action you might take to further strengthen your understanding and approach to practising ethically in the digital age.
Ronwyn North

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Liquidated damages compared to penalty clauses

1 CPD Units Online
The Liquidated damages compared to penalty clauses course considers the doctrine of penalties at common law, and its subsequent development in equity in the context of challenges to bank fees. The course provides tips for lawyers when drafting terms of settlement to help ensure that they are not deemed penalties by the court. Particular consideration is given to the application of the penalties doctrine in the context of agreements to settle litigation.
Online
Kylie Weston-Scheuber

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Planning & preparing - Taxation litigation (Federal Court)

1 CPD Units Online
Planning and preparing for taxation litigation in the Federal Court Edit · Delete 1 CPD Unit Online This course offers a practical guide when preparing for taxation litigation in the Federal Court.
Online
Why choose the Federal Court over the Administrative Appeals Tribunal What rights of appeal are available When to file an appeal What is the burden of proof Some examples

Premium price: $100

Standard price: $143

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