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Anti-money laundering compliance - Part A

1 CPD Units Online
“The requirement for reporting entities to have an Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing program for their business is a cornerstone of Australia’s AML/CTF regime. The AML/CTF program establishes the operational framework for a reporting entity to meet its compliance obligations under the AML/CTF Act.” – Chapter 6, AUSTRAC Compliance Guide. This module explores the compliance essentials.
Online

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Bitcoin essentials for legal practitioners

1 CPD Unit Online
Bitcoin is generally accepted to be the world’s first, and arguably most popular, cryptocurrency. Essentially, Bitcoin functions as digital or virtual cash. Bitcoin emerged online in 2009, and by some studies, Bitcoin has now grown into an industry worth over US$6 billion.

This course, in 8 easy-to-follow parts, provides legal practitioners with a practical overview of Bitcoins and the legal issues surrounding Bitcoins.

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Death of the billable hour

1 CPD Unit Online

In recent years law firms have been feeling the strain of the global economic climate. The once sacred “billable hour” is no longer accepted with grace by clients. Clients are looking for value for money.

Richard Susskind refers to this as the “more-for less challenge”. Therefore law firms need to work out how to provide their clients more for less, yet remain commercially viable.

This course will outline a number of Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFA’s) and then use the Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky as a case study.

At the end of this course you will: 

  • know some of the benefits of Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFA’s) 
  • know what are the trends in the US 
  • know what are some the Alternative Fee Arrangements 
  • case study of an Australian firm who has successfully implemented a fixed billing scheme.

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

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

The mindful leader with Michael Bunting

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
This videocast of an evening with Michael Bunting will examine important skills and behaviours for leaders to practice in their day-to-day worklife. It will look at how mindfulness can enable you to improved organisational effectiveness. 
Online

Topics explored include: 

  • An introduction to the 7 Disciplines of Mindful Leaders,
  • The impact of leadership on organisational effectiveness, mental health and trust,
  • The what, why and how of mindfulness, and
  • Brief overview of resources.
Recorded on 8 February 2018
Michael Bunting, a globally recognised authority on mindfulness and leadership.

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Overview of the new CTP scheme

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
The Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2017 (NSW) was passed by New South Wales Parliament on 30 March 2017 and was assented to on 4 April 2017. The Bill introduces a new NSW Compulsory-Third Party (‘CTP’) Accidents Scheme which replaces the scheme under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW). It is anticipated that the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (NSW) (‘the Act’) will commence on or about 1 December 2017. It will only apply to motor accidents occurring after its commencement. So what does this mean for you and your clients?
Online

This informative seminar will unpack the following:

  • Critical features of the Motor Accidents Injuries Act 2017 
  • The Motor Accident Amendment Regulation 2017 and Motor Accidents Guidelines 2017
  •  Practical tips for operating legal practice under new CTP scheme 
  • How will the new Dispute Resolution System work?
Recorded on 21 February 2018
Tim Concannon, Partner, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

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

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: $115

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: $115

Data breach notifications and governance

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Effective 22 February 2018, the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will include a mandatory data breach notification scheme for all organisations (public or private) regulated under the Act. This session will cover the key concepts under the Privacy Act and the implications of the scheme for legal practitioners and their respective clients.
Online
Specifically, topics to be covered:
  • Specifically, The scope of the mandatory data breach notification scheme 
  • What types of breaches or incidents are eligible data breaches and therefore notifiable 
  • Factors to consider when making a decision whether an incident is notifiable or not 
  • The notification process and the role of lawyers Data governance and how to develop a data breach plan for your practice and or for your clients 
  • Data breach examples and future developments
Recorded on 12 March 2018
Olga Ganopolsky, General Counsel - Privacy and DataLegal and Governance - Group Legal, Commercial, Macquarie Group Limited

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Notional estates

1.5 CPD Unit Videocast    
The notional estate provisions of the Succession Act confer powers on the Court that enable it to nullify attempts by a deceased to frustrate family provision claims. They have been in force for over 33 years, yet there remains a need for guidance as to the way a potential notional estate claim can be evaluated.

This presentation examines the legislation and the way it has been applied. The objective is to facilitate a better understanding of the provisions and their likely application, especially in novel or seldom trodden circumstances.
Online
Recorded on 20 March 2018
Darryl Browne, Principal, Browne Linkenbagh Legal Services

Premium price: $95

Standard price: $135

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: $115

Intestate entitlements and tackling difficult matters

1.5 CPD Unit Videocast    
This session will be exploring intestate entitlement. 
Online
Key learnings from this session include:
  • Practical hints and tips 
  • Resources Searches 
  • Proofs Secondary proofs 
  • Next of kin applications
Recorded on 20 March 2018
Margaret Pringle, Barrister, Chalfont Chambers

Premium price: $95

Standard price: $135

Inheritance-Aspects of superannuation

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

In this ‘Inheritance - aspects of Superannuation’ seminar your facilitator Michael Hallinan will explore key topics such as: 

  • Inheritance Rules of “super benefit”,
  • Inheritance of “super pensions”,
  • Inheritance of “Control” (only applies to SMSFS),
  • Consensual modification of inheritance rules,
  • Contested Inheritance, 
  • Overriding inheritance rules. 
Online
Recorded on 20 March 2018
Michael Hallinan BA LLB CTA SSA, Special Counsel (Superannuation), Townsends Business and Corporate Lawyers

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

How to advise your client on the benefits of eConveyancing & other crucial updates

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Online
Recorded on 27 March 2018
Tony Cahill, Legal author and presenter

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

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: $115

Buying and selling ethics - No, ethics is not for sale

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
In this session ‘Buying and Selling Ethics - No, ethics are not for sale’ Linden Barnes will provide a practical, interactive discussion using hypothetical situations to test your knowledge and think differently about how to manage ethical dilemmas. In this session as a group you will explore the effect ethics have on advising clients on their property issues.
Online
Recorded on 27 March 2018
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, the Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

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: $115

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: $115

Social media for lawyers

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Online
In this session, Sue-Ella will look at how lawyers can use social media to build networks, profile expertise, and win business.

This session will cover:
  • Different social media platforms How to align social media with your business strategy
  • Content and social media Networks and networking 
  • Useful tips
Recorded on 29 March 2018
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Prodonovich Advisory

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

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