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The NSW Compensation System: how to work successfully with the legislative amendments and the current policy

0.75 CPD Unit Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Substantive Law

This session aims to provide a reflection on the New South Wales workers' compensation system, with particular emphasis on how to work successfully with the myriad legislative amendment and current policy. Employer responsibilities, and the importance of early intervention and effective management of injured workers with a view to encouraging a successful return to work outcome will be discussed. There will also be general discussion regarding the course a claim for workers compensation will take when it is disputed and referred to the Workers Compensation Commission for dispute resolution

Topics covered include:

  • An introduction to the workers compensation system in NSW
  • Fundamental housekeeping relevant to claims for workers compensation
  • Effective management, rehabilitation and return to work of injured workers
  • The envisaged course of a disputed claim for workers compensation.
Online
Recorded Mar 2017
Jacqueline Snell

Premium price: $66

Standard price: $94

The Office of the Future

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

Now more than ever, the virtual office could be your reality.  This practical session will set out the 'how to' which could change your professional life.

Topics covered:

  • Virtual Office - what is it?
  • Virtual Assistant - How does it work?
  • Where to send mail?
  • Virtual receptionists - How does it work, how are phone calls treated for you?
  • Cloud software - for legal practice management products
  • VOI - how to ID Clients remotely, what products can I use?
  • SignIT- electronic signatures of Contracts, no more printing, signing & scanning of signed documents
  • Pexa - Online settlements - how does it work
Online
Recorded Mar 2017
Garth Brown

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

The risks and benefits of using email in negotiation

1 CPD Units Online
This course looks at the advantages and disadvantages of using email in negotiation. It recognises the increased use of email in negotiations and questions how effective email really is in the negotiation process.

It provides an interesting opportunity to reflect on how you are currently using email and what are the traps you need to avoid.

The is course is designed to: 

  • establish some of the limitations when using email in any negotiation and what are the risks involved 
  • what are the benefits and when can email be an effective tool for a negotiation 
  • provide a checklist of things to remember when using email in business

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Time management

0.25 CPD Units Online
This module looks at the sources of time-based problems. Many things can make demands on your time and as those demands build so too will the pressure you’re under, therefore it’s important to not only manage your time but also to set clear goals and prioritise your workload. This module will provide you with advice and guidance on how to manage your time effectively.
Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Time Management Strategies for Success

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

Join Bronwyn Pott as she discusses strategies to improve time management for both teams and individuals.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Bringing the right headspace to work
  • Efficiency -v- effectiveness - you'll need both
  • System - what system?  Getting to the work
  • Mastering your technology - and delegation
  • Setting goals to facilitate team work
Online
Recorded Mar 2018
Bronwyn Pott

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Transitioning to eConveyancing

    3.75CPD Unit Videocast    

The NSW Government has set a timeline for the transition to eConveyancing. This involves mandates that all standalone transfers and caveats must be lodged digitally as of 1 July 2018 and that all mainstream property transactions be completed electronically by 1 July 2019. This course will cover: 

Mandating - how and when?

This video will explain the crucial points when mandating and what it means for your practice in 2018 & 2019. 

Setting up with the ELNO

This video looks at setting up with the ELNO, with practical tips and preparation for making the transition a smooth one. This includes a short presentation from the Law Society Trust department outlining the rules needed to comply with transacting your conveyances electronically

Legal Framework

This video will outline the rules for practitioners to adhere to when lodging electronically. There is also a short presentation from Revenue NSW. 

Subscriber Compliance

This video will address compliance examinations and the consequences of non-compliance; meeting your obligations and responsibilities under the Participation Rules;and how to build trust and confidence in electronic conveyancing.

Online
Recorded on 15 May 2018
Greg Channell and Tony Cahill

Premium price: $253

Standard price: $361

Transitioning to eConveyancing: Legal framework

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

This video will assist practitioners with understanding the legal aspect of conveyancing. It will outline the rules to which the practitioner has to adhere to when lodging electronically. There is also a short presentation from Revenue NSW.

Topics covered: 

  • The new Conveyancing Rules 
  • Participation Rules 
  • Digital signing 
  • The Attribution Rule 

Online
Recorded on 15 May 2018
Greg Channell and Tony Cahill

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Transitioning to eConveyancing: Mandating - how and when?

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

This session will explain the crucial points when mandating and what it means for your practice in 2018 & 2019. 

Topics covered:

  • Relevant mandated timelines for the transition
  • What do these mandates mean and why get on board?
  • Planning implications for your business  
  • Managing workflow
  • Digital disruption
  • Black v Garnock

Online
Recorded on 15 May 2018
Greg Channell and Tony Cahill

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Transitioning to eConveyancing: Setting up with the ELNO

0.75 CPD Unit Videocast    

This video looks at setting up with the ELNO, with practical tips and preparation for making the transition to eConveyancing a smooth one. This includes a short presentation from the Law Society Trust department outlining the rules needed to comply with transacting your conveyances electronically.

Topics covered:

  • How to make the transition to eConveyancing
  • Internal structures
  • Who can authorise and levels of authorisation
  • Multiple signers
  • Trust account rules
  • Audit requirements
Online
Recorded on 15 May 2018
Greg Channell and Tony Cahill

Premium price: $66

Standard price: $94

Transitioning to eConveyancing: Subscriber Compliance

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

This video will address compliant examinations and the consequences of non-compliance; meeting your obligations and responsibilities under the Participation Rules; and how to build trust and confidence in electronic conveyancing.

Topics covered:

  • Areas of current concern
  • Reliance on Participation Rules
  • Client Authorisations
  • Verification of Identity (VOI)
  • Consequences of non-compliance
Online
Recorded on 15 May 2018
Greg Channell and Tony Cahill

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Trust money and trust accounts

0.75 CPD Units Videocast

Knowledge Area:
  • Practice management and business skills
Online

This videocast walks through the essentials of trust money and trust accounts. Following a recap on the changes under the Uniform Law, alongside the NSW Application Act.

  • business practice and professional conduct
  • trust money records and retainers
Recorded March 2016
Gavin Connor, Trust Inspector, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $66

Standard price: $94

Trust no one because no one can be trusted

0.75 CPD Units Videocast

Knowledge area:
  • Practice management and business skills
Online

This is a must for practitioners wanting all the latest security updates to ward off cyber attacks.

  • A history of crime
  • Crime as a business
  • What are they after
  • The principles of protection
  • Understanding the NIST framework
  • Why it is an important step in protecting your organisation
  • Comparing Rogers framework to NIST for small legal firms
Recorded on 20 March 2017
Roger Smith, Consultant, R & I ICT Consulting Servies

Premium price: $66

Standard price: $94

Unconscionable Conduct

1 CPD Unit Online    
Knowledge area:
  •  Substantive Law

Dr Michelle Sharpe discusses unconscionable conduct. Learn about elements of the Amadio doctrine of unconscionable conduct, unconscionable conduct in consumer protection legislation, pleading claims of unconscionable conduct and typical defences to claims of unconscionable conduct.

Online
Recorded March 2016
Dr Michelle Sharpe

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Unconscious Bias for Lawyers (Symmetra)

1 CPD Unit Online    
Knowledge area:
  • Choose one of
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    OR Practice Management & Business Skills
    OR Professional Skills
Lawyers typically make a multitude of decisions daily, affecting themselves and others, and where unconscious biases are in play, the outcomes may be less than optimum and often contrary to your beliefs and intent.

In this interactive course, developed specifically for Lawyers by Symmetra under appointment from the Law Council of Australia, practitioners will learn about the concept of unconscious bias, how it affects your business and industry, and equip yourself with tools to increase your effectiveness in decision making situations. Videos, case studies and revealing questions engage the learner in this relevant and fast paced program.

Under agreement with the Law Council of Australia, this course is offered at discount to all practitioners in Australia regardless of their membership status.

Online
Symmetra

Premium price: $110

Standard price: $110

Understanding body language

0.25 CPD Units Online
Being able to read another person’s body language is a good skill to have. When we can accurately understand the messages revealed by a person’s body language, we have additional information regarding what the person may be thinking or feeling. This additional information helps us adjust how we deliver our messages to communicate effectively, as well as to develop strong, collaborative relationships with others.

This course will help you make a conscious effort to observe someone’s body language each day for two weeks. Doing this consistently for a two week timeframe will help strengthen your ability to become aware of and assess the body language of the people you interact with. By completing this course, you will strengthen your ability to read other people's body language.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Understanding Unconscious Bias

0.5 CPD Units Online    
Knowledge area:
  •  Professional Skills

Increasing focus on the importance of diversity in the workplace has shed light on another concept: unconscious bias. Though it's rooted in human nature, it's important to understand what unconscious bias is in order to overcome it and build strong, diverse teams. In this course, you'll learn about the different kinds of unconscious bias and how to recognise them in action. You'll also learn about the importance of addressing unconscious bias in the workplace.

Online
Mar 2018

Premium price: $55

Standard price: $79

Undertakings by lawyers

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

This course looks at the history and application of undertakings by solicitors. Further, it looks at recent cases and the consequences of breaching an undertaking.  

By the end of the course you will understand:
  • what an undertaking is; 
  • the difference between a client undertaking and solicitor undertaking; and consequences of a breach
Online

David Bailey

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Unique aspects of the virtual work environment

0.25 CPD Units Online
You’re a remote leader—welcome to the club. You are part of a growing group of leaders tasked with managing and leading individuals across the country and around the world. That sounds like a big task, and it is. Whether you’re in the same building or not, leadership is complex. What’s critical to remember is that you’re a leader first. No matter where you are, you must connect employees to the company vision, provide direction and coaching, inspire and motivate, create strong work goals, and so on. Leadership is complicated, and as a virtual leader, you have the added challenge of needing to perform your leadership role and responsibilities by working through and with technology. The good news is there are a number of best practices and techniques you can implement to maximize the technology, thus turning a virtual work environment from a challenging environment into one that is engaging, energizing and gets work done. 

By completing this course, you will find out what’s unique about leading within the virtual environment.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Unjust Contracts and Unfair Terms in Australia

0.5 CPD Units Online    
Knowledge area:
  •  Substantive Law

Dr Michelle Sharpe discusses unjust contracts and unfair terms. Learn about identifying unjust contracts under the National Credit Code and the Contracts Review Act 1980 (NSW), identify unfair terms under consumer protection legislation and tips for drafting contracts that won't fall foul of the consumer protection legislation.

Online
Recorded Mar 2017
Dr Michelle Sharp

Premium price: $55

Standard price: $79

Update on ethics - Current issues in ethics for solicitors

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Online
Topics covered are:
  • Regulatory environment 
  • Duties and obligations 
  • Dealing with Court, other solicitors and parties 
  • Examples: conflicts, witnesses, instructions, problems, complaints
Recorded on 29 March 2018
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

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