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Rural Issues - Rural and regional farm debt & franchising mediations

0.75 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

This presentation will discuss progress in implementing the recommendations made in two important recent national inquiries that are likely to be of interest to farming and rural and regional franchising businesses concerning dispute resolution. The inquiries are the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, and the inquiry by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Recorded on 25 October 2019
Hanna Jaireth, Farm Debt Mediation Officer, NSW Rural Assistance Authority

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Rural Issues - A practical look at working differently

0.75 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

Emma Heuston, Author of the Tracksuit Economy and Principal Lawyer /Founder of virtual law firm, "The Remote Expert" will be presenting a session on "Working Differently" at the NSW Rural Issues Conference. Emma will look at the differences between clicks and mortar and bricks and mortar firms and take a deep dive into the different ways to grow your team and business. Having spent the majority of her 20 years of practice in regional or rural areas and currently based in Ballina, Emma is passionate about helping her rural colleagues thrive and grow in our changing world of work.

Recorded on 25 October 2019 
Emma Heuston, Founder, The Remote Expert

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

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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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

Rural Issues - Rural succession planning: business structures for the family farm

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

Succession planning challenges presented by the various business structures used by farmers – examining the limitations of the intergenerational duty exemption, the capital gains small business concessions and dealing with trusts.   The session will also spend some time discussing conflicts of interest and how to deal with them.

Recorded on 25 October 2019
Peter Moffitt, Partner, Gordon Garling Moffitt
John Hennessey, Principal, Hennessey & Co
Georgiena Ryan, Principal, Regional Business Lawyers

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Rural Issues - Conveyancing update

0.75 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

An update on conveyancing including the following topics:

  • Contract for sale of land
  • Key changes in the past year
  • Facilitating eContracts
  • Mandating and eConveyancing
  • The interoperability dilemna

Recorded on 25 October 20109
Tony Cahill, Legal author and presenter

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Rural Issues - Climate change through a commercial risk lens – implications for rural practitioners

0.75 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

Topics include:

  • What do we mean by ‘climate risk’?
  • Evolution from an environmental to a financial risk
  • Three categories of climate-related financial risk: 
  • Physical risks – gradual onset and extreme, catastrophic
  • Economic transition risks – markets impacts driven by policy, technology and social responses to those risks
  • Liability risks – failure to disclose, mitigate and adapt
  • Implications for the rural sector and legal practitioners – assessing and advising on risks and opportunities
Recorded on 25 October 2019
Keith Rovers, Partner, MinterEllison

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

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.
Online

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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Rural Issues conference 2019 - Videocast

6 CPD Units  Videocast    



Online

Legal Practitioners in regional and remote NSW work tirelessly for local communities while grappling with distinct and challenging issues. This collection of presentations focuses on the unique matters affecting practitioners in rural areas.

Recorded on 25 October 2019
The Hon. Ian Coleman SC, Culwulla Chambers
Andrew Rider, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers
Hanna Jaireth, Farm Debt Mediation Officer, NSW Rural Assistance Authority
Emma Heuston, Founder, The Remote Expert
Peter Moffitt, Partner, Gordon Garling Moffitt
John Hennessey, Principal, Hennessey & Co
Georgiena Ryan, Principal, Regional Business Lawyers
Tony Cahill, Legal author and presenter
Keith Rovers, Partner, MinterEllison

Premium price: $390

Standard price: $550

Rural Issues - Legislative framework around unauthorised filming and surveillance

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

This presentation explores the legislative and regulatory regimes which currently govern the use of surveillance devices, and to the extent to which farmers are exposed to their legal, but unjust use.

Recorded on 25 October 2019
The Hon. Ian Coleman SC, Culwulla Chambers

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

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

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