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FLIP 2019 Podcast: Evolving legal services ecosystem

0.75 CPD Unit Podcast
Knowledge area:
  • Self assessed
Online
Only a few short years ago, organisations requiring legal services faced a simple choice: whether to employ lawyers ‘in-house’ or to engage law firms, or commonly, a combination of the two. Over the last decade, consistent with overseas trends, a diverse range of new providers has emerged in the Australian legal marketplace, from NewLaw businesses, to online providers, to Law Companies and LPO/LSO, LegalTech companies, flex-lawyer businesses and legal marketplaces, to name just a few. It is a complex supply ecosystem and buyers of legal services now enjoy greater choice than ever before. There are no indicators to suggest the trend will reverse in the coming years; in all likelihood, it will accelerate. The number of new entrants, many with new business and legal service delivery models, some which may be based outside of Australia due to the forces of globalisation, continue to multiply, as do the traditional law firms reinventing their offerings. This practical and lively panel session will discuss questions such as how should law firms pivot and adapt to take advantage of the opportunities and rise to the challenges of the new legal service ecosystem? How does a legal department get fit for this future? How do providers survive and thrive and how do buyers reap the rewards?
Recorded at the FLIP conference on 25 July 2019
Joel Barolsky, Managing Director, Barolsky Advisors
Anna Golovsky, Executive Manager, Agility and Legal Operations IAG
Warren Kalinko, CEO, Keypoint Law
Richard McCabe, Associate Director, Banking & Financial Services, Macquarie Bank
Steven Walker, Managing Director, Consulting, Elevate (Moderator)

Premium price: $49

Standard price: $75

FLIP 2019 Podcast: Digital transformation and institutional integration: how do we fit in?

0.75 CPD Unit Podcast
Knowledge area:
  • Self assessed
Online
This panel discussion will feature a range of speakers from courts and regulators who will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the unfolding digital transformation taking place within those organisations. A wide range of relevant issues will be explored by panelists, including:
  • How their organisations will seek to balance the benefits of the use of technology with issues of fairness to the digitally disadvantaged citizen and to participants in technology-driven proceedings
  • How to ensure that AI makes courts and regulatory bodies more accessible for all users and stakeholders while mitigating any biases that may be inherent in algorithm reasoning that underpins AI
  • Whether existing laws and regulatory frameworks will remain sufficient for the outcomes created by digital transformation within our courts and regulators
  • What new tools and practices the legal profession will need to become proficient in order to represent clients in the court system and regulatory authorities
  • Issues of privacy and equity which might arise as a result of any integration of data from other government agencies with data held by courts and regulators
Recorded at the FLIP conference on 25 July 2019
Helen Brown Solicitor, Office of General Counsel, The University of Sydney (Moderator)
Jessica Der Matossian, Registrar, Digital Practice Principal Registry, Federal Court of Australia
Benjamin Fogwell, Senior Manager, Resolution & Corporate Group, Legal Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
Arthur Kopsias APM, Detective Superintendent, Commander High Tech Crime Branch, Forensic Evidence and Technical Forensics Command, NSW Police Force

Premium price: $49

Standard price: $75

FLIP 2019 Podcast: Using innovative technologies to enhance your legal service delivery

1 CPD Unit Podcast
Knowledge area:
  • Self assessed
Online
Using innovative technologies to enhance your practice. The legal industry is awash with new technologies that claim to solve every problem a practitioner faces. Unfortunately for many of us, the reality of adopting new tools to improve the way we work has delivered results that can charitably be described as ‘mixed’. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way! Join us at this session to learn how to cut through the noise and identify applications that really will help your practice. You will gain practical insights from our panelists who will each have seven minutes (only!) to present their views on how best to approach legal technologies. Following these presentations a robust panel discussion will follow.
Recorded at the FLIP conference on 25 July 2019
John Ahern, Chief Executive Officer, Infotrack
David Bushby, Managing Director, InCounsel
Rose Dravitzk,i Head of Chambers, Clarence Chambers
Graeme Grovum, Principal, Alpha Creates (Moderator)
Stacey Taylor, Senior Director & Head of Legal, eBay Australia & New Zealand

Premium price: $49

Standard price: $75

FLIP 2019 Podcast: Change leadership for a dynamic profession

1 CPD Unit Podcast
Knowledge area:
  • Self assessed
Online
FLIP expresses the Law Society’s commitment to help prepare lawyers for a dynamic, uncertain and exciting future, in short, for change. Research indicates that lawyers are typically ill-equipped for change – they tend to avoid it, see it as stressful and/or a hassle, and are usually not taught how to lead or manage change in their organisations and their own working lives. This session will empower practitioners by giving them an in-depth understanding of what change looks like across the profession, and then ‘best practice’ strategies for them to set their own visions of change and to pursue them effectively. The session includes interview findings with lawyers and legal change managers, identifying the lessons of their change processes.
Recorded at the FLIP conference on 25 July 2019
Dr Felicity Bell, FLIP Stream Research Fellow, UNSW Law
Dr Justine Rogers Senior Lecturer, UNSW Deputy Director, Law Society of NSW FLIP Stream, Law and Innovation, UNSW Law

Premium price: $49

Standard price: $75

FLIP 2019 Podcast: FLIP Conference 2019

CPD units: 1 unit per hour Podcast
Knowledge area:
  • Self assessed
Online
Following last year's success, the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) Conference and Innovation Dinner returns in 2019 to host more than 50 Australian and international leaders in law, innovation and technology.

The 2019 podcasts feature content from three concurrent Conference streams including:

  • Thought Leadership: Big thinkers push the boundaries as they present on key issues impacting the legal profession including regulation, ethics and duties of competence.
  • Leading with Innovation: Five practical sessions on the evolution of legal service delivery designed to guide you through the change process.

Recorded at the FLIP conference on 25 July 2019
Various

Premium price: $495

Standard price: $895

Pitching my practice

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Pitching your Practice - it can sound a little daunting, while some may say it is not professional. Join Ray to get equipped with the right skill set and mindset to make pitching both successful and enjoyable.
Online
Recorded on 15 February 2018
Ray Hartley, Director, Shared Conversations

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Ethics for small practice

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Linden Barnes will provide a practical, interactive discussion using hypothetical situations to test your knowledge and think differently about how to manage ethical dilemmas. Discussion: Are the ethics in a small practice any different? Are there greater risk areas or is it easier?
Online
Recorded on 15 February 2018
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

An introduction to cyber security for small practice

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Information security concepts, trends and events will be discussed and participants will be offered practical steps to secure their information from potential breaches and risk.

Online
Recorded on15 February 2018
Tony Vizza, Cyber Security Practice Manager, Sententia

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Criminal law changes: Indictable procedures

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
In the second part of the Criminal Law update we will explore proposed major changes to indictable procedures.
Online
Key areas to be covered in the session:
  • Early simplified prosecution disclosure 
  • DPP charge certification 
  • Abolition of Magistrates power to discharge at committal 
  • Fixed discounts for pleas of guilty
Recorded on 14 March 2018
Manny Conditsis, Senior Trial Advocate, Accredited Specialist Criminal Law, Conditsis Lawyers

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Case Law update: Succession Law

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
In this session, Anthea Kennedy will be providing an update of the most recent significant cases in the areas of contested Probate, Family Provision and costs.
Online
Recorded on 20 March 2018
Anthea Kennedy, Partner, Teece Hodgson & Ward Solicitors and Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Mandatory Rule 6.1 - all law

25 March 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
  • Legal costs
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



Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory

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

Madeleine Porter, Costs Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $215

Standard price: $305

Risk briefing - Traps in litigation - Live webinar

25 September 2019
1 CPD Unit Live webinar 
01:00 PM 2:00 PM

Knowledge area:

  • Practice management and business skills
Online

Through recent claims and case analysis, we examine the everyday risks in the area of litigation, how they impact your practice and what you can do to protect your clients and your practice.

  • Risks in litigation
  • What you can do to protect your clients
  • What you can do to protect your practice
Melissa Fenton

Premium price: $60

Standard price: $86

Sharing Knowledge: The Small Business Roadshow

21 October 2019
1.5 CPD Units Face-to-face
12:30 PM 2:30 PM

Knowledge areas:
  • Practice management and business skills
  • Substantive law

The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  This is an opportunity to hear from Australia’s key Government regulators and agencies and learn about resources available to assist small business. This session will explore how Australia’s regulatory bodies are streamlining regulation and providing valuable resources for practitioners and their small business clients.

The panel of presenters from agencies including ASIC, ACCC, FWO & ASBFEO will provide:

  • Insights into how to navigate the complexity of Government regulation for small business
  • Updates from Government regulators and agencies about small business support services
  • Information about the latest resources to assist small business
  • An opportunity to ask questions during a Q & A session
Joe Zubcic, Senior Manager, Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Weilla Li, Assistant Director, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Chris Smith, Assistant Director, Fair Work Ombudsman
Ram Pandey, Principal Lawyer, Australian Taxation Office
Michael Miller, Director Mediation Services, NSW Small Business Commission
Craig Latham, Deputy, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Premium price: $50

Standard price: $71

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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Premium price: $1590

Standard price: $1820

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
  • Legal 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



Philippe 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: $215

Standard price: $305

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: $310

Standard price: $420

Important recent authorities for family lawyers

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 important recent cases that all family lawyers need to know, including the High Court’s decision in Masson v Parsons [2019] HCA 21. 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: $155

Standard price: $220

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

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: $215

Standard price: $305

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: $310

Standard price: $420

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