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E is for etiquette

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Ethics and professional responsibility

Key topics covered include:

  • A scenario upon which the course is based
  • Prior to the hearing
  • Arriving at court
  • Engaging in discussions
  • The etiquette of appearing
  • The substance of your appearance
  • Problems you might encounter

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Effective business communication

0.75 CPD Units Online
This course will build your skills in effectively communicating in business writing. The topics covered are:

  • Effective Business Communication
  • Effective Emails

You can find a full description of each module here.

Online

Premium price: $66

Standard price: $94

Effective decision making

0.25 CPD Units Online
If you want to strengthen your decision-making skills, a good place to start is by gaining an understanding of your current capabilities. When you know what you do well and what you don’t, you are in a better position to identify what you want to develop. Depending on your role and the decisions you need to make, you may decide to build a skill you don’t currently have, or you may even choose to develop an existing skill, something you want to take from good to great.

This course will help you evaluate the current effectiveness of your decision making skills, and determine what you can do to develop your decision making skills and strengthen your job performance and leadership skills. By completing this course, you will know how to evaluate the effectiveness of your decision-making capabilities.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Effective estate litigation - Common issues encountered in probate and family provision litigation

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
In this seminar session Asheetha Jelliffe will be looking at common issues encountered in Probate and Family Provision litigation.
Online
  • who should be joined as parties or served with notices, including consideration of issues that arise when caveats are lodged or when there is 'notional estate'
  • what type of evidence the Court expects
  • what the court expects from practitioners in case management and costs
Recorded on 30 March 2017
Asheetha Jelliffe, Senior Associate, Teece Hodgson & Ward Solicitors and Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Effective management of domestic building disputes

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

This course covers the following subjects:

  • Introduction
  • Jurisdiction Issues
  • Limitation Periods and Claims Under the SOP Act
  • Procedure
  • Insurance Issues
  • Termination Issues
  • Defective Work Issues
  • Variation Issues
  • Payment Issues
  • Delay Issues
  • Costs
  • The New Reforms
  • Questions and Discussion

 Roman RozenbergLuke Stanistreet

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Effective meetings

0.25 CPD Units Online
The most common meetings are those which aim to inform, consult, solve problems or make decisions. This module looks at the planning stage, in which you set objectives, create an agenda and decide who will attend the meeting, where it will take place and when. We will also explore some useful hints and tips to make your meeting a success.
Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Effective Meetings - Tools and Tips

0.75 CPD Units Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Practice Management and Business Skills

With a globalised economy and disruption there is a greater need for meetings to build teams, effect collaboration and resolve issues. The speed at which matters move has increased as have expectations of partners, peers and clients. Meetings are now often larger, with more diverse stakeholders. To be successful meetings now need to be efficient, effective and deliver outcomes.

We can increase our efficiency by having tools.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Set agendas more productively
  • Have a structured tool for preparing for meetings.
  • Formulate goals, process and style
  • Decide who to invite
  • Minute meetings without arguments developing
  • Deal with roadblocks
  • Make outcomes stick
Online
Recorded Mar 2017
David Bryson

Premium price: $66

Standard price: $94

Effectively managing conflict

0.75 CPD Units Online

This course is designed to build conflict management skills.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Manage Conflict With Others
  • Learn from a Conflict Management Expert

You can find a full description of each module here.

Online

Premium price: $66

Standard price: $94

Effectively managing teams remotely

2 CPD Units Online

This course is designed to provide you with the tools you need to effectively manage a team remotely.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Keys to remote accountability
  • Building trust with remote teams
  • Classic leadership with a remote twist
  • Applying coaching remotely
  • Collaborative goal setting at a distance
  • Giving remote feedback

You can find the full description for each module here.

Online

Premium price: $89

Standard price: $127

Elder abuse - Why is it on the increase and why do we need to know?

0.75 CPD Unit Videocast    
With an ageing population there is a greater percentage of the population that is vulnerable to abuse. Elder Abuse takes many forms, one of the most prevalent is financial abuse. The increase in elder financial abuse is of concern for the profession, and with the increase incentive for abuse with aggregate value of assets of the elderly being large and ever increasing.
Online
  • Gaining awareness elder abuse and its dynamics
  • Understand the role solicitors can play in minimisation
  • Ability to navigate through the various judgements and precedents and use these to better advise clients
  • Understanding Inter-generational wealth – the good, the bad and the outrageous
Recorded on 25 October 2017
Sue Field, Adjunct Fellow in Elder Law, Western Sydney University

Premium price: $55

Standard price: $79

Empathy for others

0.25 CPD Units Online
The ability to understand another person’s situation, recognize the concerns he or she may have, or as some people say put yourself in the other person’s shoes, is a trait often talked about with regard to personal relationships. Yet empathy, another way to describe it, is a key skill for the work place too. Yes, empathy is a skill. While some people show empathy naturally, it is a skill that can be built and acquired by anyone.

This course will provide a suggestion list of action you can implement to increase your empathy towards others. You will select just one or two actions you are willing to work on and use throughout your day. By completing this course, you will know how to assess the level of empathy you show others.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Engaging content

1 CPD Units Online
The purpose of the module Writing engaging content to attract new clients is to give you the tools to improve your ability to write clearly, succinctly and in a way that interests your target readership. The end goal? To create engaging and easy-to-read content which your clients will finish reading and find useful.

In this content-drenched world, readers don’t want essays. They want snappy, informative pieces of writing which are well-written, relevant and compelling.

Content can be defined as “information and experiences that provide value for an end-user.” Content can be delivered via many different media. The module Writing engaging content to attract new clients highlights the issues with new media and how to address these issues in your writing.

Online
Elana Benjamin, qualified lawyer and author

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Estate Planning for Complex Family Relationships in Australia

1 CPD Unit Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Substantive Law

This session discusses some recent and somewhat unusual cases that have come before the Courts involving estates and Will disputes, and how you can use them. You will learn unique rules of law which can be applied to both the corporate world as well as estate litigation, and options for structuring estate plans when managing multiple relationships.

Online
Recorded Mar 2017
Angela Cornford-Scott

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Ethical Hypotheticals

0.75 CPD Units Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Steve Mark presents 6 hypothetical cases involving:

  1. Questionably obtained documents
  2. Using social media to gather information
  3. Using metadata to interrogate a document
  4. Client/Lawyer relationship
  5. Defamation
  6. Multitasking for multiple clients
Online
Recorded Mar 2018
Steve Mark

Premium price: $66

Standard price: $94

Ethical Issues - Australian Lawyers

1 CPD Unit Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Linden Barnes discusses the top ethical issues facing lawyers today.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Awareness of some of the ethical difficulties our profession encounters,
  • Identification when they arise for us,
  • Strategies to analyse them, and
  • Solutions to resolve
Online
Recorded Mar 2017
Linden Barnes

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Ethical issues and class actions

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Ethics and professional responsibility 

The ethics of civil actions generally is something rarely considered. Lawyers are typically concerned about personal professional ethics rather than with broader ethical questions. 

This course looks at the broader questions such as conflict of interests between litigation funders and applicants, the problems around cost risks, and summarises the Australian Law Reform Commission Report delivered in January 2019, Integrity, Fairness and Efficiency—An Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-Party Litigation Funders.

 Stewart A Levitt

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Ethical issues raised in the McCabe case

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge areas:
  • Ethics & professional responsibility 

Successful damages claims against tobacco companies are rare but on 23 March 2002, Eames J of the Supreme Court of Victoria struck out the defence of British American Tobacco Company Australia Services Limited (‘BAT Australia’) and awarded judgement to the plaintiff, 51 year old Rolah McCabe.

Part one of this course looked at the McCabe case and reviewed how it was run, with a focus on the discovery process.  It highlighted the issues around the adversarial system regarding document destruction and consequences. 

Part 2 focuses on the ethical issues raised in the McCabe case.

To understand:

  • The tobacco litigation culture
  • The relationship between the corporate lawyers and their clients 
  • The paramount duty to the court
  • The professional and ethical significance of the interdependence of corporate lawyers and their clients

Camille Cameron

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Ethics and elder abuse

1 CPD Unit Videocast     
In this videocast Darryl Browne will address the ethical responsibilities of the solicitor faced with the prospect of elder financial abuse.

This podcast will cover Rule 6.1.1, Ethics and Professional Responsibility. It complies with Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 under the Legal Profession Uniform Law 

Online
Recorded on 31 March 2017
Darryl Browne, Browne Linkenbagh Legal Services

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Ethics and professional responsibility

1 CPD Units Online
This course deals with three areas where solicitors’ ethical obligations arise.
  • the overriding duty of a solicitor to the court and the obligations this imposes on a solicitor
  • the duty of the solicitor to the client including the duty to advise and the solicitor’s duty of loyalty.
  • the duty of the solicitor to avoid conflicts of interest
 Anna Robertson

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Ethics and technology

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 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (1 CPD units).

In this podcast Linden Barnes will provide a practical, interactive discussion using hypothetical situations to test your knowledge and think differently about how to manage ethical dilemmas.

Online
  • Ethical social media – getting your name out there ethically
  • Courtesy online
  • Confidentiality in a changing practice environment
Recorded on 20 March 2017
Linden Barnes, Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

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