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Corporate law case update - pre-recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit Pre-recorded webinar    
substantive law
Online

An update on corporate law: Director's and Officer's duties.

Recorded on 18 March 2020
Professor Jason Harris, Professor of Corporate Law, University of Sydney

Premium price: $60

Standard price: $90

Implications of the new signing and witnessing provisions – recorded webinar

1.5 CPD Units  Videocast    
practice management
substantive law
Online

The new Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 is now in effect and makes key changes to the legal requirements around the signing and witnessing of estate planning documents, in response to physical distancing measures. 

This videocast, led by a panel of estate planning experts, will examine both the theoretical and practical applications of the new legal requirements as they apply during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Recorded on 07 May 2020
Adeline Schiralli, Consulting Principal, KeyPoint Law
Anthea McIntyre, Legal Practitioner Director, McIntyre Legal Pty Ltd 
Darryl Browne, Accredited Specialist - Wills and Estates Law and Principal, Browne Linkenbagh legal services
Lauren Absalom, Associate, Rydge Evans Lawyers
Jen McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover
Natalie Darcy, Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates

Premium price: $85

Standard price: $120

Insolvency law in a COVID-19 world

1 CPD Unit pre-recorded webinar    
substantive law
Online

In this webinar, experienced insolvency expert Ben Sewell will discuss how COVID-19 has affected corporate insolvency law and what legal practitioners can do right now for clients at risk of insolvency.

Recorded on 28 May 2020
Ben Sewell, Principal, Sewell & Kettle

Premium price: $70

Standard price: $100

Developments in aged care and elder law

1 CPD Unit pre-recorded webinar    

substantive law

Online

Join a panel of elder law experts as they discuss some of the recent developments in aged care and elder law, including

  • Impact of COVID-19 and legislative amendments on privacy and records and the COVID-19 App

  • Recent common law cases

  • RV and Ministerial orders, screening and Orders regulating entry into residential aged care facilities (including flu vax)

  • New visitor access code

  • Duty of care and infection control

  • Recent cases from the guardianship tribunal

  • Newmarch House – legal implications for practitioners acting for staff and residents of aged care facilities that have tested positive for COVID-19

Recorded on 18 June 2020

Kim Boettcher, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers

Lucinda Smith, Partner, Thomson Geer Lawyers

Rodney Lewis, Senior Solicitor, Elderlaw legal services

Alison Choy Flannigan, Partner, Hall & Wilcox Smarter Law

Premium price: $70

Standard price: $100

Compliance risks in the times of COVID-19

1 CPD Unit  Pre-recorded webinar    
practice management
Online

 Hear from one of The Law Society's regulatory compliance solicitors on risks in times of Covid-19 including:

  • Workplace risks
  • Principals’ responsibility
Review 4 vulnerable compliance risks objectives in times of Covid-19
  • Communication
  • File Management
  • Providing Undertakings
  • Remote Supervision

Recorded on 23 June 2020
Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

Premium price: $70

Standard price: $100

Mandatory Rule 6.1 - The new world of legal practice - pre-recorded webinar

3 CPD Unit Pre-recorded webinar    
EthicsEssential
Practice management and business skills
Professional skills
Online

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 in a brave new world

  • Survive and thrive in legal practice: the art of getting paid

  • Remote working and other practice management tips for the new world of legal 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 Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.

Recorded on 21 July 2020

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

Madeleine Porter, Solicitor, Professional Support Unit, The Law Society of NSW

Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $170

Standard price: $240

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: $90

Standard price: $125

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: $90

Standard price: $125

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: $90

Standard price: $125

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: $90

Standard price: $125

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: $90

Standard price: $125

Videocast - Contract for Sale & Purchase of Land 2019

1.5 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

Overview: 

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

Recommended requirements

Recorded on 26 November 2019
Tony Cahill, Legal Author & Presenter

Premium price: $95

Standard price: $135

Important recent authorities for civil litigators

2 CPD Units  Videocast    

Online

Talitha Fishburn and Angus Macinnis discuss 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.

Recorded on 19 February 2020
Talitha Fishburn, Barrister, Wardell Chambers
Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaran Lawyers

Premium price: $165

Standard price: $235

Mandatory rule 6.1 - criminal lawyers

4 CPD Unit Videocast    
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Online

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
  • Case update on recent CCA

Recorded on 20 February 2020
Glenda CarryRegulatory Compliance 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: $335

Standard price: $480

Mandatory rule 6.1 – the new world of legal practice

17 September 2020
3 CPD Units Live Webinar 
9:00 AM 12:15 PM



Online

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

This program complies with 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.

Topics include:

  • Legal ethics in a brave new world
  • Five essential skills for remote working
  • Trust accounts overview, irregularities and case law

This seminar is proudly sponsored by:


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

Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales.

Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $235

Standard price: $335

The ins and outs of civil penalties - live webinar

18 September 2020
1.5 CPD Units Live Webinar
10:00 AM 11:30 PM
substantive essentials
Online

This online webinar will feature an expert panel who will cover both essential and nuanced aspects of civil penalties. 

Topics covered will include:

  • determining penalties
  • penalty privilege in civil penalty applications
  • personal payment orders
  • liability for third parties, including accountants, advisers, lawyers etc.

The webinar will also include a Q&A component, so attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panel on relevant questions.

Tim McCauley, Partner, Taylor & Scott Lawyers

Luke Forsyth, Principal, Hall Payne, Lawyers

Danny King, Principal, Danny King Legal

Ian Latham, Barrister, Denman Chambers

Premium price: $100

Standard price: $140

Practice Management Course

21, 22, & 23  September 2020
10 CPD units Online
9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Note: In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Law Society of NSW will be delivering this Practice Management Course entirely online. The three day course will include a combination of webinars, pre-recorded content, discussion boards and online activities. Some subjects will include online work that either can or should be completed in advance, which will be made available via the online portal before 14 September. 

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.

online
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 August 2020

Proudly sponsored by



Premium price: $1490

Standard price: $1750

Conveyancing essentials in practice

24 September and 1 October 2020
8 CPD Units Live webinar
09:00 AM 12:30 PM


Online

Join accredited specialist in property law Peter Rosier for this interactive two-part online workshop.  Using case studies, you will work through the practical essentials for running a sale and purchase of different residential property types. The course will cover current practice in this constantly changing area of law.

Topics will include:

  • Drafting and interpreting contracts for sale and purchase of land
  • Effecting exchange
  • Transfers, serving and answering requisitions, and working with mortgagees
  • Preparing for settlement
  • Complications with completion
  • Settlement and post-settlement actions
This course is suitable for solicitors who have recently started or plan to start practising conveyancing.
Peter Rosier, Principal Solicitor, Rosier Partners Lawyers
Accredited specialist in property law

Premium price: $660

Standard price: $945

Practice Management Course

2, 9 & 16 October 2020
10 CPD units Online
9:00 AM 5:30 PM

Note:

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Law Society of NSW will be delivering this Practice Management Course entirely online. The three-day course will include a combination of webinars, pre-recorded content, discussion boards and online activities. Some subjects will include online work that either can or should be completed in advance, which will be made available via the online portal on 25 September.


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.
Online
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 25 September 2020

Proudly sponsored by



Premium price: $1490

Standard price: $1750

Drafting wills – online workshop

7 and 14 October 2020
6 CPD Units    Live online workshop   
9:00 AM 12:15 PM

Live online workshop via LawInform course portal 

Join Natalie Darcy and Lisa Roberts, Accredited Specialists in Wills & Estates, for this live online workshop on drafting wills.

Learn practical skills for taking instructions and dealing with issues relating to construction of wills such as particular types of beneficiaries and gifts, statutory provisions relating to construction including s41 Succession Act 2006, ademption and the impact of the statutory order of application of estate assets in payment of debts. We will also look at options available for blended families.

Natalie Darcy, Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates 

Lisa Roberts, Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates

Premium price: $660

Standard price: $945

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