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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

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

Rural Issues - Primary production land: maximising tax exemptions

0.75 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

This session will examine the relevant NSW legislation and case law concerning land tax and duties exemptions associated with land used for primary production, including some recent practical examples of where taxpayers and their advisers are encountering problems in successfully obtaining the various exemptions.

Recorded on 25 October 2019
Andrew Rider, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

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

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

SOLD OUT - Confidence in the Courtroom - Family Law

15 February 2020
5.5 CPD Units Face-to-face    
09:00 AM 04:30 PM

This session is now sold out. Please email ylgeneral@lawsociety.com.au to be added to a waiting list. 

This annual one-day advocacy training provides participants with the opportunity to present a range of mock mentions/simple release applications before magistrates in a courtroom environment.


On the day volunteers will include:

  • Federal Circuit Court Judges - Judges Neville, Morley and Smith
  • Barristers - Karen Shea and Kiel Roberts
  • Senior Practitioners - Graeme Hurl and Duncan Holmes
  • Registrar McGrath

Participants will be given a set of materials two weeks before the session to enable them to prepare.

This program is suitable for young lawyers that are new to the Family law sector, as well as those who may have practised for some time but simply wish to improve their advocacy skills.

NSW Young Lawyer members can participate in this session for the premium price of $200
Family Court of Australia, 97 - 99 Goulburn Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Premium price: $200

Standard price: $200

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