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Law Enforcement Conduct Commission - Videocast

1.5 CPD Units Videocast    
Knowledge area: Substantive Law
Online
During this videocast you will hear about the genesis of LECC and the previous police oversight and investigation agencies in NSW. Our experts will discuss where LECC is at now, lessons learned and how the legal profession can engage with LECC to report suspected misconduct and ensure continued confidence in NSW law enforcement.
Recorded on 8 February 2019
Presenters:
Commissioner Lea Drake, Commissioner for Integrity, LECC
Andrew Tink, Reviewer of Police Oversight
Chair: Penny Musgrave, Principal, Musgrave Solicitors

Premium price: $105

Standard price: $150

Changes to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

0.75 CPD Unit Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Substantive Law

On 1 March 2018 the amendments to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 are set to come into force. This session will outline the key changes to the Act and tell you what you need to know to prepare for these significant changes.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the key changes to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 that came into force on 1 March 2018
  • Know why these changes have been made to the planning system
  • Be familiar with the new structure and numbering of the Act
  • Know what changes are still to come
Online
Recorded Mar 2018
Emma Broomfield

Premium price: $66

Standard price: $94

Duress in the Family Context

1 CPD Unit Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Substantive Law

Why are we talking and thinking about Duress?

Family Lawyers are often social first responders.  We carry the canary in the underground mine. We experience real life society as it evolves while being required to interpret that experience on the delayed response of judicial interpretation.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Refresh knowledge of the equitable concept of Duress
  • Understand where and how Duress is used in the Family Law Act
  • Reflect on power and its misuse in the real world of relationships
Online
Recorded Mar 2018
Kay Feeney

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

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

Small Law - Finding new business from existing contacts

1 CPD Units Videocast    
Knowledge area: 
  • Professional skills
Online
This videocast is a recording of the Mandatory Rule 6.1 for small law practices recorded in February 2019. 

Most of the time, the opportunity for new business and business growth comes from our known networks. . In the videocast Sue-Ella will discuss:

  • Capturing referral sources
  • An easy system for tracking referrals
  • Analysing the client portfolio for opportunities
  • Asking for work and referrals
  • When cross selling isn’t a good idea
Recorded on 7 February 2019
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Small Law - Update on ethics - videocast

1 CPD Units Videocast    
Knowledge area: Ethics and professional responsibility
Online
This videocast is a recording of the 1 hour ethics component of the Mandatory Rule 6.1 for small law practices. Linden Barnes provides an update on ethical issues and a discussion of conundrums relevant to your practice
Recorded on 7 February 2019
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Small Law - Marketing for small law firms - videocast

1 CPD Units Videocast    
Knowledge area: Practice management and business skills
Online
Before you can define your marketing strategy, you first have to be clear on your area of practice and understand how your ideal clients find lawyers. This is why we have tailored this seminar on the fundamentals of marketing a law practice, specifically for practitioners in boutique law firms. In addition to breaking down marketing strategy into bit sized chunks, you will also gain some top tips that you can implement in your law practice straight away.
Recorded on 7 February 2019
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

The Modern Slavery Acts: What you need to know

2 CPD Units  Videocast    
Knowledge areas:
  • Practice management and business skills
  • Ethics and professional responsibility
Online
Overview:
In 2019, two new pieces of modern slavery legislation will take effect: the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) and Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW).

We invite you to join a panel of leading experts from the business, government and NGO sectors who will share their insights on the provisions of the new laws, relevant reporting requirements, and interaction between the NSW and Commonwealth laws.

You will also learn about the prevalence of modern slavery worldwide, and the background to Australia’s legislative response to the issue.
Recorded on 06 March 2019
Professor Jennifer Burn, Interim Anti-Slavery Commissioner for NSW and Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney
Amy Sinclair, Regional Representative for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Margaret Stuart, Head of Corporate and External Relations, Nestlé Oceania
Jenny Stanger, Executive Manager, Anti-Slavery Taskforce, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
Alex Coward, Modern Slavery Business Engagement Unit, Department of Home Affairs

Premium price: $165

Standard price: $235

Law Enforcement Conduct Commission & the Law Enforcement (Powers & Responsibilities) Act 2002 - A case study

1.5 CPD Units Videocast    
Knowledge areas:
  • Substantive law
  • Ethics and professional responsibility
Online
When considering complaints about police misconduct, the provisions of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (LEPRA) are vital when making any such assessment. What should not be overlooked are the provisions of the Code of Practice for Crime, Code of Conduct and other police documentation relevant to police conduct generally. The intention of this videocast is to provide a case study that practitioners may consider for themselves prior to watching. At the conclusion of the videocast, after the relevant provisions have been considered, participants should view the annotated document (below) showing an analysis of the information provided in the case study.

Practitioners are invited to closely consider the case study prior to watching so as to enable them to ascertain how detailed and accurate their own understanding of both LEPRA and police practice guidelines relevant to police conduct
Recorded on 6 March 2019
Presenter:
Patrick Saidi, Commissioner for Oversight, Law Enforcement Conduct Commission
Chair: Penny Musgrave, Principal, Musgrave Solicitors

Premium price: $105

Standard price: $150

Australian Contracts in a Digital Era and Electronic Communication

0.75 CPD Unit Online recording    
Knowledge area:
  •  Substantive Law

This session will bring you up to speed on recent developments including consideration of some of the more interesting and recent cases in the technology space that may have a material impact on the way you conduct business.

Tal Williams, Technology Partner, will assist you to identify practical strategies to minimise risk for your company in relation to electronic contacts and transactions, data storage and privacy, and electronic signatures.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify issues arising from use of electronic signatures
  • Awareness of enforceability of click and browse wrap agreements
  • Identify issues in relation to privacy obligations
  • Awareness of basic cyber security protocols to minimise risk of attack
Online
Recorded Mar 2017
Tal Williams

Premium price: $66

Standard price: $94

Is your organisation ready for a cyber incident? Practical lessons on preparing and managing data breaches, vulnerabilities and confidential information

1.5 CPD Units  Videocast
Knowledge areas:
  • Practice management and business skills
  • Professional skills
Online
One year on from the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, join leading industry experts as, through the use of case studies, they reflect on 2018 and how the cyber landscape in Australia has changed, as well as what is in store for 2019. Our experts will also address data protection and breach of confidentiality, the risks facing your organisation following a cyber incident and key trends in cyber incident response including a deep dive on the impacts of cybercrime. Real life examples of the claims being made on Group Cyber and Professional Indemnity policies will be explored. 

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • How has the market responded to cybercrime? Key trends in cyber incident response
  • The legal, business and operational issues impacting your organisation following a cyber incident
  • Still a risk to your organisation? The importance of third party vendor risk management
  • Protecting confidentiality of client data after Panama Papers and Paradise Papers
  • Examine new exposures to claims for breach of duty of confidentiality
  • Private actions for breaches of data privacy rights, including plaintiff class actions
  • What the Barbican Group Cyber Policy covers for legal practices insured with Lawcover
  • War stories from the claims made to date on the Group Cyber Policy
  • War stories from the claims for third party loss on the Professional Indemnity Policy
  • Elements of a successful forensic investigation, both technical and operational
  • Leveraging forensic investigation findings to inform other areas of an organisation’s response 
  • Current statistics on Cybercrime events involving solicitors in NSW
  •  Vulnerabilities to any security system

Recorded March 2019
Peter Leonard, Principal at Data Synergies and Professor of Practice at UNSW Business School
Jen McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover
Richard Berkahn, Senior Associate, Clyde & Co
Reece Corbett-WilkinsSenior Associate, Clyde & Co
Nick Klein, Managing Director, Klein & Co
Jim Sofiak, Chief Trust Account Investigator, The Law Society of NSW 

Premium price: $105

Standard price: $150

Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

0.5 CPD Units Online    
Knowledge area:
  •  Professional Skills

It's not just individuals who face unconscious biases in the workplace; teams and organisations can also operate with shared institutionalised biases. Ensuring a diverse workplace requires seeing past these biases. In this course, you'll learn about the process of overcoming organisational biases and how to function as an inclusive leader. You'll also learn specific tactics for combating unconscious biases in the workplace.

Online
Mar 2018

Premium price: $65

Standard price: $95

A guide to the UK legal system and legal research

1 CPD Unit Online

Knowledge area:
  • Practice management and business skills

This course provides an introduction to the UK legal system and then introduces the key resources used for researching cases and legislation. It makes references to both free and paid services for research.

Key objectives:
  • the legal system and institutions in the UK
  • know the key resources available for research
Online

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Introduction to advocacy

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Professional skills

  • Introduction to advocacy
  • Incorporating rules of evidence
  • Analysing your material and defining a case theory
  • Advocacy is a performance
  • Preparation and evidence
  • Cross examination
  • What is a proposition?
Online

Professor the Honourable George Hampel AM QC

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Managing computer usage by employees

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

This course will provide the lawyer with:
  • an understanding of why acceptable use agreements are used;
  • an understanding of the key areas that need to be considered when drafting acceptable use agreements;
  • and recommendations on the implementation of AUA's
Online

Nick Gifford

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Mediation case studies

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Professional skills

The first module explores the evolution of ADR and how its role has increased over the last 40 years. It further explores the necessary attitudes and skills required to be an effective mediator.

In the second module Michael Sweeney will look at:
  • The importance of the process of mediation
  • The importance of having a true appreciation of the context of the dispute underlying the mediation
Online

Geoffrey Gibson
Michael Sweeney

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Movements in the legal industry

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

The business of law is changing. Many market elements are moving at the same time. In this module you will learn the following:
  • What is the difference between a business and a legal profession;
  • Business Development;
  • Who is competing with you for your lunch today; and
  • Something to consider in order to remain on the winning side
Online

Ivan Rasic

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Preparing for a Committal Hearing

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Substantive law

Andrew Sim and Rosalind Avis review the following key topics in order to illustrate the key issues that should be considered when preparing for a Committal Hearing:
  • Introduction and history of Committal Hearings
  • Purpose of Committal Hearings and Recent Amendments
  • Drafting and filing a Case Direction Notice
  • Request for disclosure and appearing at a Committal Hearing
  • Other considerations and tools
  • Preparing for, and during a Committal Hearing
  • Evidence and the end goal
Online

Andrew Sim & Rosalind Avis

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Legal professional privilege in practice

1 CPD Units Online
Knowledge area:
  • Professional skills

  • What is professional privilege? 
  • When is communication privileged? 
  • Waivers, exceptions and misconceptions 
  • How NOT to lose privilege - top 10 tips
  • Practical tips when dealing with regulators
Online

Karen Lee

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Regulatory risk management

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

Lawyers who have a sound understanding of the causes and effects of regulatory risk will be well placed to assist and advise clients on the hot topic of regulatory risk management. The content of this course is relevant to all lawyers as regulation and change in regulation will impact on any area of practice, including banking and finance, competition, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution and litigation, energy and resources, real property and taxation.
Online

Professor the Honourable George Hampel AM QC

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

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