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Principles of class actions - How to advise your clients

1.25 CPD Units Videocast    
Class Actions are increasingly common. There is a plethora of case decisions on many aspects of class actions.

This session will give you a basic understanding of the principles of class actions in the NSW Supreme Court and the Federal Court. It will help you advise your clients who may be group members, possible defendants or cross defendants.

Online
Recorded on 22 February 2017
Ben Slade, Principal, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Problem solving

0.25 CPD Units Online
When someone, or something, is not performing as expected then a problem exists that needs to be solved. This module explores the P.A.I.D method of problem solving and the creative techniques that can be used to identify the nature of a problem.
Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Problem solving expectations

0.25 CPD Units Online
Having the authority to make decisions and solve problems on our own is essential to creating a great work situation. When we have this type of authority we feel trusted, competent, and believe we are a valued contributor to the organization. In addition, since we’re not relying on others to tell us how to get our work done, we tend to be more productive and successful.

This course will help you provide your employees guidelines around what is expected in regards to decision making and problem-solving. There are people with a lot of experience who would do well with a high level of decision-making authority, while less experienced and skilled individuals may need a limited amount of authority. By completing this course, you will be able to create problem-solving expectations for your employees.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Procedural issues raised in the McCabe case

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Practice management and business skills
Online
This course looks at the procedural issues in the McCabe case, with a focus on the role of the lawyers and the court in effecting fair process.

The aim of the course is for you to understand:
  • the history and facts of the McCabe case
  • the role of the court in the adversarial system
  • the role of discovery in litigation
  • how to critique the role of all parties in the adversarial system
  • the problems with the adversarial system
Camille Cameron

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Professionalism, integrity and ethics for the modern lawyer

14 November 2019
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

Knowledge areas:
  • Ethics & professional responsibility
  • Practice management & business skills
  • Professional skills 
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
A bird’s eye view into operating successfully in the post-Royal Commission World, including:
  
  • Managing the increased risk following the Royal Commission (whichever area of law you practice in) – how to be ahead of anticipated regulatory changes and a changing business environment.
  • The skills you need as a lawyer of the modern era.
This is a timely course offering a shake-up and new perspective for the profession, to set it ahead of the game, and not in reaction to recent events. Are you ready to be a true leader?

Please click here to view the program.
Serryn O'Regan, Executive Manager Governance & General Counsel, Evolve College

Premium price: $270

Standard price: $386

Property law update in a nutshell

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

This session will include: 
  • 2017 edition of the contract for sale and purchase of land,
  • the Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2017,
  • transitioning to electronic conveyancing,
  • proposed changes to the GST treatment of new and newly subdivided residential property, and
  • reforms to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Online
Recorded on 28 February 2018
Tony Cahill, Legal author and presenter

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Protecting You, Your Family and Your Business Using Insurance

1 CPD Unit Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Practice Management and Business Skills

This session explores how to protect your personal wealth and your business should anything happen to you.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • The role of Trauma/Life/TPD and Income Protection Insurance in protecting your wealth
  • Issues to consider when structuring your insurance
  • The difference between structuring your insurance inside and outside of superannuation
  • The Role of Key Person and Business Expense insurance in protecting your business
Online
Recorded Mar 2018
Shelley Marsh

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Providing quality feedback

1 CPD Units Online

This course is designed to build your skills in providing quality feedback to employees.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Giving Employee Feedback
  • Improve Feedback You Give Others
  • Improve the Quality of Feedback You Give

You can find the full description for each module here.

Online

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Reading and interpreting financial statements

0.5 CPD Unit Videocast    
Financial Reports, comprising the Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flows, are not just numbers. They contain meaningful information about an organisation’s past performance that enable the identification of strengths and weaknesses … if you know where to look.

Financial statements prepared using accounting rules are required by many stakeholders, including owners, creditors, government etc. This presentation has as its objective the development of accounting knowledge so as to be able read and interpret financial statements.

Overall, you will gain an understanding of the how accounting information provides a valuable insight into business operations. You will be able to utilise this knowledge to analyse and investigate business operations.

Facilitator overview: Greg Pazmandy is a senior lecturer in accounting at UTS specialising in the areas of business analysis and valuation. His research interests include capital markets and corporate governance issues.

Online

An understanding of accounting terminology and the information products generated by the accounting system is a fundamental requirement for business professionals as accounting:

  • Is the measurement language used in all aspects of commercial, government and not for profit sector operations

  • Processes are supported by regulations in the form of standards as well as legislative pronouncements that underpin the preparation and presentation of financial reports
  • Knowledge of the information content of financial reports provides the fundamental knowledge required for the operating, investing and financing activities of business organisations.

Reading and Interpreting Financial Statements

  • What is the relationship between business and accounting?
  • Business – Physical and Financial Aspects
  • Are there rules and regulations covering the preparation of accounting reports?
  • Accounting language – what are the five “5” most common terms?
  • What is an accrual and how do they impact on business?
  • How do I investigate a business organisation using financial statements?

This practical course will develop participant skills to:

  • Be comfortable with reading financial reports
  • Be familiar with finance and accounting terminology
  • Understand the impact of transactions on the financial performance, financial position and cash flows of a business
  • Use financial reports to generate business intelligence
  • Gain insight into how financial statements are prepared
  • Use financial analysis tools to identify the strengths, weaknesses and risks of a company
  • Use financial statements to gain a more meaningful insight into a business from a stakeholder perspective, be it owner, government, creditor, etc.

Recorded on 7 July 2017
Greg Pazmandy, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney

Premium price: $55

Standard price: $79

Recognising different communication styles

1 CPD Units Online

This course is designed to assist you in recognising the different communication styles of your team members.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Dominant Communication Style
  • Inspiring Communication Style
  • Supportive Communication Style
  • Cautious Communication Style

You can find the full description for each module here.

Online

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Reframing Succession - Strategy for your future

1 CPD Unit Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Practice Management and Business Skills

Change is an inevitable part of life as a professional, and the speed of change is currently increasing exponentially. Unless you're a futurist, it's going to be hard to look beyond a plan for the next 3 years. If you have built a practice, either on your own, or as part of something larger, it can be helpful to take the time to think about the future you want or need and how you might be able to achieve it in the medium term. There are lots of options available, but a successful outcome will require a choice. This session will lay out the options for you and your Firm, and help you determine which strategy is the most likely to deliver your future.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Establish / identify your current position (so you can articulate it)
  • Understand the role your practice needs to play in your future
  • Identify the pathways for succession – sales internal / external, restructure, growth, disposal etc
  • Understand the need to model the cost and benefit of proposed strategies
  • How to structure a transition and establish your plan
Online
Recorded Mar 2017
Bronwyn Pott

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Regulatory risk management

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Practice management and business skills

Lawyers who have a sound understanding of the causes and effects of regulatory risk will be well placed to assist and advise clients on the hot topic of regulatory risk management. The content of this course is relevant to all lawyers as regulation and change in regulation will impact on any area of practice, including banking and finance, competition, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution and litigation, energy and resources, real property and taxation.
Online

Professor the Honourable George Hampel AM QC

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Revocation of wills

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
This session will expand upon practical knowledge for the revocation of wills.

It will cover key themes such as: 

  • Voluntary revocation - intention, 
  • Involuntary revocation - by law, and 
  • Dependant relative revocation or conditional revocation.
Online
Recorded on 20 March 2018
The Honourable William Victor Windeyer AM RFD ED, Former Judge of The Supreme Court of New South Wales

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Right information at the right time

0.25 CPD Units Online
It’s no secret that the world of information has exploded over the last few years. Information is everywhere. In fact, there is so much information, in so many places, it’s impossible to take it all in. Which means the challenge for all of us is to get the information we need, when we need it. Now with so much information available, we may think this should be easy, but it isn’t always that simple.

This course will teach you how to distribute information in a way that makes it easy for everyone to have what they need when they need it. By completing this course, you will know how to ensure your team gets the right information at the right time

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Risk briefing - Traps in litigation - Live webinar

25 September 2019
1 CPD Unit Live webinar 
01:00 PM 2:00 PM

Knowledge area:

  • Practice management and business skills
Online

Through recent claims and case analysis, we examine the everyday risks in the area of litigation, how they impact your practice and what you can do to protect your clients and your practice.

  • Risks in litigation
  • What you can do to protect your clients
  • What you can do to protect your practice
Melissa Fenton

Premium price: $60

Standard price: $86

Risk management planning for property lawyers

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Online

Topics covered are:

  • Review of importance of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in legal practice, including historical examples of poor risk management planning and the consequences
  • Overview of the Risk Management Process – ISO31000 Risk Management Principles
  • How to developing and integrate a practical Risk Management Plan into your property/legal practice
Recorded on 27 March 2018
Paul Watkins, General Counsel, Australia, Stewart Title Limited

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Rural Issues Conference

25 October 2019
6.5 CPD units   Face-to-face
 9:00 AM          5:00 PM

Knowledge Areas:
  • Practice management and business skills
  • Substantive law
InterContinental Hotel Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Legal Practitioners in regional and remote NSW work tirelessly for local communities while grappling with distinct and challenging issues. The highly anticipated Rural Issues Conference will be held on Friday, 25 October at InterContinental Hotel Sydney and will focus on the unique matters affecting practitioners in rural areas.

View the full program here

Lawcover is offering two free workshops to Rural Issues Conference attendees on Thursday, 24 October 2019. These will be held at Law Society of NSW (170 Phillip St, Sydney 2000). Details below: 

Risk Briefing – Traps in Powers of Attorney from 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Risk Briefing - Tales from Lawcover’s “War Story” Chest from 2:00PM – 4:00PM 

To register please email PracticeSupportServices@lawcover.com.au or call 9286 8877. Proof of registration for the conference will need to be provided. 

Proudly sponsored by



 



Chairs: Jodie Thurgood and Andrew Boog, Co-Chairs, Rural Issues Committee
The Hon. Melinda Pavey, Minister for Water, Property and Housing
The Hon. Ian Coleman SC, Culwulla Chambers
Keith Rovers, Partner, Minter Ellison
Emma Heuston, Founder, The Remote Expert
Hanna Jaireth, Farm Debt Mediation Officer, NSW Rural Assistance Authority
Peter Moffitt, Partner, Gordon Garling Moffitt
John Hennessey, Principal, Hennessey & Co
Georgiena Ryan, Principal, Regional Business Lawyers
Andrew Rider, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers
Anthony Cahill, Legal Author and Presenter

Premium price: $320

Standard price: $457

Setting & making objectives happen

0.5 CPD Units Online
Objectives are part of our everyday working lives and can provide individuals with a sense of direction. This module explores the four main types of objective and how to achieve these objectives by following the Make Objectives Happen Loop.

The second part of this module will explore the four types of objectives and the characteristics of each. We will look at the S.M.A.R.T method of setting objectives and the two primary approaches, top down and bottoms up.

Online

Premium price: $55

Standard price: $79

Seven components of great presentations

0.25 CPD Units Online
Whether it’s a formal presentation or a meeting of a few peers, there will be times you are required to present to others. In these situations you are tasked with sharing information, influencing opinions, and persuading others to take action. Not such an easy task when you think about it. Yet, there are a few key strategies that can help you consistently deliver persuasive and effective presentations. Winning presentations are within reach for anyone, provided the right elements are in place. 

This course presents seven key components, that when included in your presentation will help you to be effective and persuasive with any presentation you need to give. By completing this course, you will be able to apply the seven key components required to give a great presentation.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Sharing Knowledge: The Small Business Roadshow

21 October 2019
1.5 CPD Units Face-to-face
12:30 PM 2:30 PM

Knowledge areas:
  • Practice management and business skills
  • Substantive law

The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  This is an opportunity to hear from Australia’s key Government regulators and agencies and learn about resources available to assist small business. This session will explore how Australia’s regulatory bodies are streamlining regulation and providing valuable resources for practitioners and their small business clients.

The panel of presenters from agencies including ASIC, ACCC, FWO & ASBFEO will provide:

  • Insights into how to navigate the complexity of Government regulation for small business
  • Updates from Government regulators and agencies about small business support services
  • Information about the latest resources to assist small business
  • An opportunity to ask questions during a Q & A session
Joe Zubcic, Senior Manager, Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Weilla Li, Assistant Director, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Chris Smith, Assistant Director, Fair Work Ombudsman
Ram Pandey, Principal Lawyer, Australian Taxation Office
Michael Miller, Director Mediation Services, NSW Small Business Commission
Craig Latham, Deputy, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Premium price: $50

Standard price: $71

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