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Legal costs: to sue or not to sue - videocast

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
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Professional skills component of Mandatory rule 6.1 including the following topics:

  • What are legal costs?
  • What are your options with a bad debt?
  • Failure to disclose costs
  • Cost assessment 

Recorded on 05 December 2019
John Fleming, Costs Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Productivity and delegation skills - videocast

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
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This recording was the Practice management and business skills component of Mandatory rule 6.1 on 5 December 2019 including the following topics:

  • Systemising prioritisation
  • Productivity skills
  • Benefits of delegating
  • Practice management systems

Recorded on 05 December 2019
Glenda Carry,  Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Practical aspects of ethics: duties, conflicts and issues - videocast

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

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Ethics and professional responsibility component of Mandatory rule 6.1 on 5 December 2019 including the following topics:

  • Regulatory environment
  • Duties and obligations
  • Dealing with Court, other solicitors and parties
  • Examples: conflicts, witnesses, instructions, problems, complaints

Recorded on 05 December 2019
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Online wills & probate for support staff

  Various dates
 Online 


To receive notifications of course dates please register your expression of interest here.


This beginner level course aims to provide you with general knowledge and skills in the administrative procedures in the area of Wills and Probate. Please note that your firm may have different procedures in some aspects of completing a Will or Probate and therefore, your firm’s procedures should be followed accordingly.

This course has a set start and end date over a four week period and is designed to be completed sequentially on a weekly schedule. The units for this course will follow key administrative steps that are required to prepare and file documents, letters and forms for a typical Wills and Probate matter. You will also work through a case scenario throughout the duration of this course.
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By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create a client file
  • Identify commonly used terms
  • Draft a Will
  • Understand the steps in executing a Will
  • Draft a Power of Attorney
  • Obtain necessary documents to enable a Probate Application to be lodged
  • Draft Probate documents
  • Compile an Inventory of Property
  • Calculate Probate costs
  • Understand steps in the administration of an estate
  • Complete the distribution of an estate
Larry Noble

Premium price: $445

Standard price: $445

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Online conveyancing procedures for solicitors

 Various dates
7 CPD Units Online 

To receive notifications of course dates please register your expression of interest here.

This beginner level course aims to provide you with general knowledge and skills in the administrative procedures in the area of residential conveyancing.

Please note that your firm may have different procedures in some aspects of completing a conveyancing matter and therefore, your firm’s procedures should be followed accordingly.

This course has a set start and end date over an eight week period and is designed to be completed sequentially on a weekly schedule.

The units for this course will follow key administrative steps that are required to prepare and file documents, letters and forms for a typical conveyance matter. You will also work through a case scenario throughout the duration of this course.
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  • Identify commonly used terms
  • Order and identify prescribed documents that must be attached to the Contract for Sale of Land 
  • Complete and assemble a residential Contract for Sale of Land 
  • Identify what happens in an “exchange of contracts” 
  • Understand cooling-off legislation 
  • Write letters following exchange to various parties 
  • Prepare a Transfer to be registered at Land & Property Information 
  • Identify steps for pre-settlement 
  • Prepare documents for pre-settlement 
  • Book settlement 
  • Prepare settlement figures 
  • Prepare a Notice of Sale 
  • Attend a settlement (via an email settlement activity) 
  • Recall steps following settlement
  • Identify post settlement procedures
Larry Noble

Premium price: $560

Standard price: $800

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Mandatory rule 6.1 - all law - videocast

3 CPD Unit Videocast    




Online

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.

Recorded on 04 February 2020
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: $295

Standard price: $420

Mandatory Rule 6.1 - Small law and sole practitioners - videocast

3 CPD Unit Videocast    



Online

Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by legal practitioners while earning three CPD units. Topics include:

  • Branding your practice
  • Legal ethics
  • Building client relationships

Recorded on 13 February 2020

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: $295

Standard price: $420

Property Law one day intensive - videocast

6 CPD Unit Videocast    




Online

Hear from industry experts as they discuss a range of issues that affect property lawyers.

Topics include:

  • Legal update on leases
  • Latest reforms and cases relating to strata
  • Cyber-security issues for property transactions
  • Electronic contracts
  • Legal ethics for property lawyers
  • How to create good Business Development habits

Recorded on 27 February 2020
Gary Newton, Partner, HLW Ebsworth 
Helen Kowal, Partner, Swabb 
Greg Channell, Solicitor and eConveyancing Consultant
Mark Swan, Special Counsel, Mills Oakley
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory  

Premium price: $390

Standard price: $550

Mandatory rule 6.1 - government lawyers videocast

4 CPD Unit Videocast    
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Overview: 

Legal experts discuss some of the current issues faced by government legal practitioners. 

Topics include:

  • Legal ethics for government lawyers
  • Legal professional privilege 
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Productivity & delegation

Recorded on 26 February 2020
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Francis Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Tiffany Wong, Barrister, Banco Chambers
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $335

Standard price: $480

Legal update on leases

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

Topics covered include:

  • Electronic Lodgement of Leases
  • A summary of the two new Law Society leases
  • The main differences between the 2007 edition and the Law Society leases
  • The main differences between the two new versions retail lease and commercial lease
  • Some recent cases involving the Law Society lease
  • Retail leasing timeline
  • Recent commercial and retail lease cases 
  • Retail leasing Law Reform that commenced 1 July 2017
  • Ipso Facto

Recorded on 27 February 2020

Gary Newton, Partner, HWL Ebsworth

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Mandatory rule 6.1 for civil litigators- videocast

4 CPD Unit Videocast    




Online

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

Topics include:

  • Legal costs
  • Legal ethics 
  • Building client relationships 
  • Case law update 

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.

Recorded on  04 March 2020
  • Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales
  • Commissioner John McKenzie, Legal Services Commissioner for NSW 
  • John Fleming, Costs Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
  • Talitha Fishburn, Barrister, Wardell Chambers

Premium price: $335

Standard price: $480

Mandatory rule 6.1 for personal injury lawyers - videocast

4 CPD Unit Videocast    
Ethics
Practice management
Professional skills
Substantive law
Online

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

Topics include:

  • Compliance driving profit
  • Legal ethics in personal injury matters
  • Productivity and delegation skills 
  • Latest cases and developments across personal injury law

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.

Recorded on  10 March 2020
  • Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW 
  • Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW 
  • Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW 
  • Con Ktenas, Lawyer, Stacks Goudkamp

Premium price: $335

Standard price: $480

Latest reforms and cases relating to strata - videocast

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
substantive law
Online

Overview:

  • What is strata
  • The ever changing landscape of strata
  • Regulatory reform
  • Six reform pillars
  • Residential off the plan contracts
  • Contract for sale of land 2019
  • Strata tips - for vendors, purchasers and strata property developers
  • Strata renewal update

Recorded on 27 February 2020
Helen Kowal, Partner, Swaab

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Cybersecurity issues for property transactions

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

Overview:

  • Email scams
  • Cyber fraud
  • Insurance
  • Cybercrime resources
  • Cybercrime and eConveyancing
  • Priority notices

Recorded on 27 February 2020
Greg Channell, Solicitor and eConveyancing Consultant

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Electronic contracts for property law

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

Overview:

  • What is an electronic signature?
  • Sale of land and e-signatures
  • e-signatures, guarantees and deeds
  • Savings and limitations
  • Preventing emails forming a binding contract
  • Cases

Recorded on 27 February 2020
Mark Swan, Special Counsel, Mills Oakley

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

How to create good Business Development habits

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

 Discover 10 outstanding business development habits  
Recorded on 27 February 2020
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Legal ethics for property lawyers

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

Update on legal ethics for property lawyers

  • Regulatory framework
  • NSW Legal Profession Uniform Law
  • Professional conduct & practice rules
  • Dealing with the court & other lawyers
  • Inadvertent disclosure
  • Undertakings
  • Dealing with the media

Recorded on 27 February 2020
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Leadership Impact - videocast

0.75 CPD Unit Videocast    
Practice management and business skills
Online

In this videocast, Duncan Young examines different leadership styles, including their strengths, blind spots, and how each style can impact the performance and culture of the teams that they lead.

Recorded on 20 March 2020
Duncan Young, director, Duncan Young Consulting 

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Persuasive messaging - videocast

0.75 CPD Unit Videocast    
professional skills
Online
 

In this videocast, communication expert Duncan Young will show you how to make verbal presentations and messaging persuasive.  Duncan will explain what makes communication engaging and compelling, what can detract from your message, and how to use storytelling to enliven your presentations.

Recorded on 20 March 2020
Duncan Young, Director, Duncan Young Consulting

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Managing and preventing burnout - pre-recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit Pre-recorded webinar    
professional skills
Online

This pre-recorded webinar explores how legal professionals can manage and prevent burnout in their practice.

Recorded on 19 March 2020
Thea O'Connor, Wellbeing & Productivity Advisor, Speaker & Coach

Premium price: $60

Standard price: $90

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