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USA Legal system and legislative research

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Professional skills

This course is designed to introduce the American Legal system. It is the author’s belief that without a sound knowledge of a country’s legal system it is impossible to complete effective legal research.

The course will introduce some key resources available both free online and subscription that would be useful when researching US law. In the age of the internet and “google” it is critical that when conducting research online the resources used are well regarded and reliable.

  • To provide an overview of the US legal system
  • To provide an introduction to the key resources that are well regarded when conducting legal research
Online

Ruth Bird

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Vicarious trauma

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Jace Cannon-Brooks will address some tips on identifying and dealing with trauma to cover Rule 6.1.3
Online
Recorded on 20 September 2017
Jace Cannon-Brookes, Clinical Psychologist & Co-Director of Birchtree Centre of Excellence

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Web-based presentations

1 CPD Units Online

This course is designed to build your web-based presentation skills.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Web-Based Presentation Basics
  • Getting Ready for Your Virtual Presentation
  • Communication Techniques for Web-Based Presentations

You can find the full description for each module here.

Online

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Wellbeing for lawyers

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Professional skills
Online
This one hour module is designed for anyone who would like to a have a better work life balance. A confidential survey will also be made available in order to give you an indication of how you are going in this space. The module will cover:
  • Education
  • Stress management
  • Spirituality
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Connectedness
  • Environment
Finally, there are some tools offered to assist with the prevention and management of anxiety and/or depression.

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

What Every Australian Lawyer Needs to Know About Unfair Dismissal

1 CPD Unit Online    
Knowledge area:
  •  Substantive Law

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Who has jurisdiction to bring unfair dismissal claims and time frames for filing claims
  • A general overview of what makes a dismissal unfair
  • A guide to completion of the Fair Work Commission forms
  • What to expect from the conciliation process
  • What happens if the matter can't be settled - the Arbitration Process
  • Other matters for practitioners including "seeking permission to appear"
Online
Recorded Mar 2017
Dan Feldman

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

What is a blockchain? - Impact in the legal profession

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
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 (formerly known as Rule 57) requirements of Professional Skills (1 CPD units).

What is a blockchain and how does it impact the legal profession. Blockchain technology enables a cryptographically secure network of transactions that can be seen by all users on the network. It also enables digital currency exchanges, smart contracts, asset tracking and verification of users or assets. Depending on its use and purpose, blockchain technology can solve a number of problems.

Online
  • eliminates double-spending
  • authenticates users
  • reduces the risk of fraud or mistakes
  • increases the speed of transactions.
Recorded on 20 March 2017
Dr Philippa Ryan, Lecturer & Barrister, University of Technology Sydney

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

What would you do? 11 ethical scenarios

1 CPD Units Online
This course looks at ethics in practice, and how participants in a research study over a period of three years responded to 11 ethical scenarios after a longer period of work and life experience, clinical and ethics training. Online The course challenges you to see how you would respond to each of the 11 ethical scenarios and compares your responses to the study.

Online

Adrian Evans

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

What's not being said

0.25 CPD Units Online
Body language is an essential part of communication. We will look at the ways in which body language can be used during an interaction and examine the S.O.L.E.R technique. Interpretations of body language are affected when a person is assigned to a stereotype. Stereotypes are a fixed, oversimplified and widely held image of a particular type of person. We will look at the advantages and disadvantages of stereotypes and will uncover some of the most common.
Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Wills and Probate procedures for support staff

7 November 2019
Face-to-face
09:30 AM 04:30 PM
This one day introductory level Wills and Probate course covers the basic administrative procedures involved in writing a will, administration, probate and other estate matters.
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Introduction to Wills and Probate
  • Making a Will
  • Codicils
  • Executing a Will or Codicil
  • Probate Housekeeping
  • Probate Documents and Application
  • Procedures Lodging a Probate Application
  • Letters of Administration
  • Administration of Assets
  • Notice of Intended Distribution
  • Executor or Administrator Duties
  • When is an Executor a Trustee?

This course is suitable for all legal support staff with little to no experience in this area of law.

Important note: for solicitors attending courses for support staff - please note that these classes are designed for paralegals and legal secretaries. They can be useful in learning the administrative skills and procedures involved in the area of law, however, no legal advice or information about solicitors responsibilities will be given on the day. If you decide to go ahead with enrolling in this course, you will not be entitled to a refund or course transfer if you feel that the information given is too basic. For courses specific to solicitors, please see the courses marked "for solicitors".
Lynette Cucinotta

Premium price: $450

Standard price: $450

Without Prejudice Privilege: To be or not to be?

0.5 CPD Units Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Substantive Law

This session provides a summary of the law in relation to without prejudice communications. When it works and when it does not, and when it does not apply.

Session Overview:

  • The elements of without prejudice privilege
  • The intervention of the Uniform Evidence Act
  • The exceptions as referred to in Unilever PLC v Proctor & Gamble [1991] 1 all ER 783
  • 9 mostly Australian cases as illustrations
Online
Recorded Oct 2017
Andrew Stops

Premium price: $55

Standard price: $79

Working in teams

0.25 CPD Units Online
This module looks at the different types of teams, both short-term and long-term. For the best chance of success teams should set clear, defined objectives, this module explores the SMART method. The key element to a team’s success is motivation, here we will look at the different types of motivation and how you can motivate your team to achieve its objectives.
Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Writing to high conflict clients

1 CPD Units Online
Professionals need to adjust their style of writing when they encounter a high conflict client. The course Writing to high conflict clients explores the technical improvements that a legal professional can make to their writing to reduce the burden of dealing with a high conflict client.

Traditional techniques and document structures may escalate conflict and even make the professional writer the next target of blame.

  • To recognise high conflict clients
  • Know what you can do to adjust how you communicate
  • Understand writing approaches for high conflict people

Bree Williams

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

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