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Coaching others - The basics

0.25 CPD Units Online
Leadership is one of the most important assets an organization can possess—and you, no matter what your leadership level may be, are a part of that asset. One of the critical skills needed of leaders is to effectively coach others. Without great coaching, an organization will never be able to achieve its potential and reach its goals. 

In this course we will focus on applying the six step Coaching Model. Broken down into six parts, this coaching model gives you a framework to effectively coach and support others. By completing this course, you will know how to apply the coaching model to your interactions with others.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Commercial litigation and discovery

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Practice management and business skills
This seminar which was presented in 2013 and updated in September 2017 looks at the discovery regimes in Victoria and NSW.
The Victoria sections looks at the changes that had recently been implemented by the Civil Dispute Resolution Act at a Federal level and the Civil Procedure Act in Victoria. This section is delivered by Tim Smyth, and covers the following topics:

  • Overview of discovery
  • Discovery – narrowing the categories
  • What is a reasonable search?
  • Consequences of insufficient discovery
  • Jurisprudence

The NSW sections focuses on the changes made by PRACTICE NOTE SC Eq 11 - Disclosure in the Equity Division, in particulate the timing of discovery and how the parties need to define issues with much greater precision earlier in proceedings. The NSW segment is presented by Anthony Lo Surdo SC, and covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the NSW experience
  • Function of discovery
  • What is necessity and exceptional circumstances
  • Practical consequences
 Tim Smyth & Anthony Lo Surdo SC

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Communicate clear and concise messages

0.25 CPD Units Online
The challenge with communication is that we do it all day long. Work in particular requires a large amount of communication, no matter what your role may be. We need to communicate with customers or clients, vendors, co-workers, our manager, and other leaders. Each communication event, no matter how big or small must contain the right communication elements to ensure everyone understands important information and key messages.

This course will help you apply a simply communication technique to ensure you always communicate clear and concise messages. By completing this course, you will be able to use three communication elements to strengthen your ability to deliver clear and concise messages.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Communicating key messages

0.25 CPD Units Online
We all know the ability to effectively communicate with others is an essential part of our success at work. Being able to clearly articulate key information ensures individuals have the information they need, it ensures they can understand the information given, and provides clear direction for the actions they must take. Simply put, when we communicate messages effectively, we create a situation that enables everyone be successful. 

This course will help you get feedback on how well you communicate important information is a great thing to do. Feedback from others can help you know how to strengthen your messages, which ensures you are delivering information in the most effective way. By completing this course, you will know how to receive feedback from your team on how well you are communicating key messages.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Communicating positive expectations

0.25 CPD Units Online
Expectations matter. When we have high expectations for ourselves, as well as others, we typically experience higher levels of performance. That’s because individuals tend to live up to the expectations set for them. If expectations are high, we tend to reach and excel. On the other hand, if expectations are low, we tend not to perform. 

This course will help you create a clear picture of your current level of expectations, and understand what you need to do more of, or differently, to unleash the power of positive expectations for yourself and for your team. By completing this course, you will know how to have positive expectations of others.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Communicating with different audiences

0.25 CPD Units Online
Whether we realize it or not, we all tend to tailor how we communicate with different groups of people. From family members and friends, to co-workers and bosses, each of us usually alter how we interact and communicate with different groups. Taking the time to determine how you should tailor your communication will help ensure you are effective in your interactions with others.

This course will help you think through the different types of audiences you communicate with, and then determine what you need to do to tailor your messages for the different audiences. By completing this course, you will know how to create communication reminders for the most frequent audiences you interact with.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Complying with Uniform Laws (NSW & Vic)

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

Complying with Uniform laws

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • The objectives of the law (Victoria & NSW)
  • The changed responsibilities of principles
  • A refresher on some basics
  • Cost agreement requirements
  • Disclosure obligations
  • Consequences of disclosure failures
  • Test for costs
  • Where practitioners are going wrong
Online
Recorded Mar 2017
Liz Harris

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Compulsory Acquisition

1 CPD Unit Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Substantive Law

With so much development such as Sydney Metro, Westconnex and Badgerys Creek airport, compulsory acquisition of land and businesses has become a prevalent problem in NSW. Learn when you are entitled to claim damages and how the compensation process works.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Have an understanding of what is an interest in land
  • Understand the process including the negotiation prior to any acquisition
  • Learn how the Courts calculate damages for loss of land
  • Learn how the Courts approach a business being relocated
Online
Recorded Mar 2018
Flo Mitchell

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Confidence

0.25 CPD Units Online
Your confidence levels can suffer if you're uncertain about what’s expected of you, this module encourages you to use questioning techniques to clarify the situation. We will look at ways in which you can boost and maintain your confidence levels and explore the importance of body language.
Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Conflicts of interest - A refresher

1 CPD Units Online
This course explores the different conflicts that may arise as a lawyer and how you can deal with these conflicts. It presents scenarios that place you in different situations and challenges you as to how you would deal with them.
Online
Ronwyn North, Director of Streeton Consulting Pty Ltd

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Contract for the sale & purchase (water entitlements)

1.5 CPD Units   Videocast    
Knowledge area:
  • Substantive law
Online

In this session Tony Cahill will discuss the recently issued joint copyright contract for the sale and purchase  of water entitlements.

  • Limitations in using the former edition
  • The expanded scope of the latest version – what is a “water entitlement”?
  • Delivery mode of the standard form
  • Completing pages 1 and 2 – the “variable” information
  • Hydrogeological and similar surveys – who pays?
  • More detailed “consent” provisions
  • Other notable changes
  • Registration of interests of water entitlements under Federal legislation
Recorded on 3 May 2017
Tony Cahill, Legal Author and Presenter

Premium price: $89

Standard price: $127

Contract Law Fundamentals

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Substantive law

This course is designed for all lawyers wishing to refresh their contract law knowledge.

Learning Outcomes: 

This one hour course is designed to make sure you are aware of:

  • Terms implied by common Law (Part A)
  • Terms implied by Statute (Part B)
  • Illegal, void and unfair terms (Part C)
  • The penalty doctrine (Part D)
 Roman Rozenberg, Sam Prendergast, Lucy Davis & Nicholas Gallina

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Control vs. Influence

0.25 CPD Units Online
Do you have control in a particular situation? Can you influence what happens in a given scenario? Good questions to ask. Knowing what you can control and influence, and being able to choose what you will do as a result, is an important skill all leaders must have. When we clearly understand what we can do to control or influence a situation, we make better decisions, use our time wisely, and become more effective. 

This course will help you differentiate what you have control over and what you can influence makes a real difference. When we know what we directly control and what we can influence, we make better decisions at work, and become more effective leaders. By completing this course, you will be able to determine what you can control and influence to increase your personal and professional effectiveness.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Conveyancing fundamentals for solicitors

19 & 20 November 2019
11 CPD Units Face-to-face
   09:30 AM  04:30 PM
Knowledge areas:
  • Practice management and business skills
  • Substantive law
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

With significant changes impacting property practice, this 2-day program is specifically designed for solicitors wishing to gain a practical understanding of the administrative procedures involved in the purchase and sale of NSW residential conveyancing matters. 

You will leave with deepened knowledge and greater understanding of how to successfully advise on the sale and purchase of residential property to maximise the success of your property practice. 

 The course will cover: 

• Introduction to Conveyancing and conveyancing definitions

• Electronic Conveyancing 

• Conveyancing - Private Treaty 

• Preparation of the Contract 

• Procedure Prior to Exchange and Exchange 

• Pre – Settlement, Settlement and Post-Settlement 

• Auction Sale

Larry Noble

Premium price: $840

Standard price: $1200

Conveyancing procedures for support staff

12 November 2019
   Face-to-face    
09:30 AM 04:30 PM
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

This 1 day introductory program for support staff covers the basic administrative procedures involved in the purchase and sale of residential property in New South Wales. 

Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to Conveyancing 
  • Electronic Conveyancing 
  • Conveyancing 
  • Definitions Conveyancing - Private Treaty 
  • Preparation of the Contract 
  • Procedure Prior to Exchange Exchange 
  • Pre - Settlement 
  • Settlement 
  • Post Settlement 
  • Auction Sale

This course is suitable for all legal support staff with little to no experience in this area of law. Please note this course is not suitable for solicitors and does not qualify you to become a licensed conveyancer.               

Larry Noble

Premium price: $450

Standard price: $450

Conveyancing procedures for support staff

10 December 2019
   Face-to-face    
09:30 AM 04:30 PM
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

This 1 day introductory program for support staff covers the basic administrative procedures involved in the purchase and sale of residential property in New South Wales. 

Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to Conveyancing 
  • Electronic Conveyancing 
  • Conveyancing 
  • Definitions Conveyancing - Private Treaty 
  • Preparation of the Contract 
  • Procedure Prior to Exchange Exchange 
  • Pre - Settlement 
  • Settlement 
  • Post Settlement 
  • Auction Sale

This course is suitable for all legal support staff with little to no experience in this area of law. Please note this course is not suitable for solicitors and does not qualify you to become a licensed conveyancer.               

Larry Noble

Premium price: $450

Standard price: $450

Cost conundrums - Common questions asked by practitioners

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Online
This presentation will involve questions received by the Costs Unit. It will cover areas such as:
  • Costs disclosure and estimate 
  • How the costs capping provisions operate 
  • What security can a practitioner take for their fees 
  • Costs assessment
Recorded on 29 March 2018
John Fleming, Costs Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Costs under uniform legal profession regime

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

The Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Bill was passed by the Victorian Parliament on 13 March 2014. A Bill applying the Uniform Law as a law of New South Wales was passed by the New South Wales Parliament on 13 May 2014 applicable as of 2015. The New South Wales and Victorian Governments have executed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) formalising their joint participation in the new regulatory scheme.

  • regulation of legal costs under the forth coming Legal Profession Uniform Law.
  • disclosure and billing
  • resolution of cost disputes either before the Legal Services Commissioner or on assessment
Recorded on 27 March 2015
John Fleming, Costs Solicitor, Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

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: $80

Standard price: $114

Criminal law changes: Major sentencing reforms

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
View overview here
Online
Recorded on 14 March 2018
Manny Conditsis, Senior Trial Advocate, Accredited Specialist Criminal Law, Conditsis Lawyers

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

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