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Mandatory rule 6.1 - small law & sole practitioners

13 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
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by small law or sole practitioners, while earning three CPD units.

Topics include:
  • Branding your practice
  • Legal ethics
  • Building client relationships
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

legalsuper

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: $215

Standard price: $305

Lawcover's traps in family law risk briefing - live webinar

14 February 2020
1 CPD Unit Live webinar 
01:00 PM 02:00 PM

 

Online

The practice of Family law is varied and challenging. Being aware of current and emerging risks and how to prevent errors could mean the difference between a professional negligence claim and a successful outcome.

This webinar will address key risk areas within Family Law by examining:
  • Real claims – how and why do they occur?
  • Common errors and traps
  • Claims prevention and risk management tips
Jackie Jones

Premium price: $65

Standard price: $95

Confidence in the Courtroom - Family Law

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

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

Mandatory rule 6.1 – all law

18 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:
  • Effective client conversations
  • Trust account cases and irregularities
  • Legal ethics

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



Frances Moffit, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Duncan Young, Director, Duncan Young Consulting

Premium price: $215

Standard price: $305

Important recent authorities for civil litigators

19 February 2020
2 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 11:00 AM

                                    
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join Talitha Fishburn for a morning session examining 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.
Talitha Fishburn, Barrister, Wardell Chambers
Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaran Lawyers

Premium price: $200

Standard price: $285

Mandatory rule 6.1 - criminal lawyers

20 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

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

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. 

Proudly sponsored by


Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics 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: $245

Standard price: $350

Family law fundamentals for solicitors (75299)

 25 February 2020
6.5 CPD Units Face-to-face
9:00 AM  5:00 PM
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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
This course is designed for solicitors wishing to gain a practical understanding and overview of family law. This is an interactive course that explores the fundamental principles of family law and the administrative procedures and forms involved in conducting a family law matter. The course is suitable for solicitors with little to no experience in this area.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Family Law
  • Functions of the court
  • Divorce
  • Alteration of Property Interests
  • Financial Agreements
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Parenting Matters
  • Family Violence & Abuse
  • Conducting a Family Law Case
  • Reaching Agreement
  • Commencing & Responding to Proceedings
  • Courts Events
  • Subpoena
  • Costs
  • Child Support
  • Case Scenarios
Fiona Kirkman, Principal, Kirkman Family Law

Premium price: $600

Standard price: $860

Mandatory rule 6.1 - all law

25 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
01:00 PM   4:15 PM

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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:
  • Compliance driving profit
  • Legal ethics
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


Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory

Premium price: $215

Standard price: $305

Lawcover's traps in wills & estates risk briefing - Live webinar

25 February 2020
1 CPD Unit Live webinar 
01:00 PM 02:00 PM

 

Online

Making a will remains one of the most likely reasons for seeking the assistance of a solicitor. Lawcover examines the risk that impacts your practice and the practical steps that you can take to avoid problems later and minimise risk.

This webinar will address key risk areas within wills and estates including:
  • Drafting
  • Capacity
  • Identification of assets and liabilities
  • Delay
  • Distribution
Note: this webinar will not address the risks in conducting litigation such as family provision and probate litigation, as claims against practitioners in these areas are less common.
Jennifer McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover

Premium price: $65

Standard price: $95

Mandatory rule 6.1 - government lawyers

26 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

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

Topics include:

  • Legal ethics for government lawyers
  • Legal professional privilege 
  • Contract law for in-house 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, Professional Skills and Substantive Law. 

Proudly sponsored by



Anna Hinder, Principal, Searl Street Consulting
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

Premium price: $245

Standard price: $350

Property law one day intensive

27 February 2020
6 CPD Units Face-to-face    
09:00 AM 04:15 PM




The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join industry experts for this full day seminar as they discuss a range of issues faced by 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

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.

Proudly sponsored by


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: $600

Standard price: $860

Mandatory rule 6.1 – In-house counsel

27 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
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by in-house legal practitioners, while earning four CPD units.

Topics include:
  • Legal ethics
  • Legal professional privilege
  • Contract law for in-house 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, Professional Skills and Substantive Law. 

Proudly sponsored by

legalsuper

Anna Hinder, Principal, Searl Street Consulting
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Francis Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Jeremy Munce, Of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs

Premium price: $245

Standard price: $350

Masterclass: migration law practice and procedure

28 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
Join Nick Poynder and David Prince for a masterclass on migration law, covering topics such as:
  •  Practical tips when preparing for a review
  •  Practice and procedure in the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia
Nick Poynder, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers
David Prince, Principal Solicitor, Kinslor Prince Lawyers

Premium price: $310

Standard price: $420

Masterclass: drafting pleadings

2 March 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

Join Dr Elisabeth Peden SC, barrister and Professor at the University of Sydney, for a masterclass on drafting pleadings. Learn what to include, what to exclude, and how to plead in a way that really strengthens your case, whether you are acting for the plaintiff, defendant, or cross-claimant.

During the masterclass you will gain an enhanced understanding of how to structure and draft pleadings, what information is required in pleadings, and apply the relevant rules and procedures to your drafting.

Dr Elisabeth Peden SC, Third Floor Wentworth Chambers

Premium price: $310

Standard price: $420

Professionalism, integrity and ethics for the modern lawyer

3 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
Join Serryn O’Reagan for a discussion about what it means to be a modern lawyer, what it means to be professional, and how integrity and ethics underpin modern legal practice. Aimed at transcendence above the minimum standards set for the profession, Serryn will guide you to examine these issues from a new perspective and look at their practical application to your practice. This session offers a new way of looking at ethics and professional responsibility, practice management and business skills, and professional skills.
Serryn O'Regan, Executive Manager Governance & General Counsel, Evolve College

Premium price: $310

Standard price: $420

Mandatory rule 6.1 - all law

3 March 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
01:00 PM 04:15 PM

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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:
  • Win-win communication
  • Legal ethics
  • Trust account cases & irregularities

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



Rachel Setti, Director, Rachel Setti 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

Mandatory rule 6.1 - civil litigators

4 March 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

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

Topics include:

  • Professional standards in advocacy
  • 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.


Proudly sponsored by


John McKenzie, Legal Services Commissioner, Department of Justice

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

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

Talitha Fishburn, Barrister, Wardell Chambers

Premium price: $245

Standard price: $350

Blue Knot Foundation: trauma informed practice

4 March 2020
3.5 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 01:00 PM

 

The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join specialist trainers from Blue Knot Foundation for this half-day interactive course and gain the knowledge and skills to better assist, advocate for and support clients impacted by diverse traumas, past and present. This course is based on current research and provides insight into the emotional and behavioural expressions of traumatic stress. Participants will build the resources, tools and strategies they need to minimise the risks of retraumatisation and enhance outcomes for their clients, themselves and the firms or organisations in which they work.

Julie Dombrowski, Blue Knot Foundation

Premium price: $310

Standard price: $420

Legal implications of the Aged Care Royal Commission

5 March 2020
2 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 11:00 AM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join Kim Boettcher, Lucinda Smith and Alison Choy Flannigan for a two hour panel discussion examining the recent findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and its implications for elder law and other practice areas.

Kim Boettcher, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers
Lucinda Smith, Partner, Thomson Geer Lawyers
Alison Choy Flannigan, Partner, Hall & Wilcox Smarter Law

Premium price: $200

Standard price: $285

Mandatory rule 6.1 - all law

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

Topics include:
  • Persuasive messaging
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



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

Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Duncan Young, Director, Duncan Young Consulting

Premium price: $215

Standard price: $305

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