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Legal ethics is (just) normal ethics - Part 1

1 CPD Units Online
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This course provides a very high level, often-controversial discussion of what is ethics in the legal profession. Is there such a thing as legal ethics? What is the difference between normal ethics and legal ethics?
Online
The aims of this module are to give you an opportunity to reflect on: the morality and the law the role ethics plays in the legal profession whether rules and regulations can govern a profession and ultimately make it immune from moral accountability.
Mirko Bagaric, Penny Dimopoulous

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Legal ethics is (just) normal ethics - Part 2

1 CPD Units Online
This course provides a very high level, often-controversial discussion of what is ethics in the legal profession. Is there such a thing as legal ethics? What is the difference between normal ethics and legal ethics? If any. Online The aims of this module are to give you an opportunity to reflect on:
Online
  • the morality and the law
  • the role ethics plays in the legal profession
  • whether rules and regulations can govern a profession and ultimately make it immune from moral accountability.
Mirko Bagaric

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

Legislative updates - Immigration Law

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

This video podcast will provide you with the latest Immigration legislative updates for 2017 - including

  • amendments to the 457 and permanent employer sponsored programs,
  • the proposed new Temporary Skills Shortage visa and
  • proposed changes to Citizenship requirements.
  • Immigration Lawyers

Online
Recorded on 16 February 2017
Cherie Wright, Australian immigration lawyer 

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Liquidated damages compared to penalty clauses

1 CPD Units Online
The Liquidated damages compared to penalty clauses course considers the doctrine of penalties at common law, and its subsequent development in equity in the context of challenges to bank fees. The course provides tips for lawyers when drafting terms of settlement to help ensure that they are not deemed penalties by the court. Particular consideration is given to the application of the penalties doctrine in the context of agreements to settle litigation.
Online
Kylie Weston-Scheuber

Premium price: $99

Standard price: $141

Litigating in the age of social media

0.75 CPD Units  Videocast    
Knowledge area:
Practice management and business skills 
Online

This topical session has been arranged by our NSWYL Communications, Entertainment and Technology Law Committee. Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Instagram. Snapchat.

  • Social Media as a Mode of Service
  • Use of Social Media for Discovery/Evidence
  • Impact of Social Media on Jury Trials
  • Ethical Considerations for Lawyers
Recorded on 15 November 2016
Priscilla Blackadder, Nigel Bowen Chambers

Premium price: $66

Standard price: $94

Local Court advocacy

1 CPD Unit   Videocast     
Knowledge area:
  • Professional skills
Online

Focusing on the Local Court jurisdiction, Talitha Fishburn canvasses the main practice and procedure elements of the Court.

  • important advocacy tips
  • addressing the technique of presenting and arguing a client's position
  • civil practice and procedure
  • tips provided are applicable for both civil and criminal.
Recorded March 2016
Talitha Fishburn, Barrister, 7 Wentworth Selborne Chambers

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Making an impact

0.25 CPD Units Online
When you know how you contribute to the team and to the company, you will find yourself more engaged in what you do. It’s much more exciting to do work that has meaning, versus work you don’t think will matter. You’ll also find yourself putting in the extra effort required to ensure your work is done well. For even though the work you do matters, it’s not going to mean much if the work you actually do is not done well. Knowing your contribution to the team and to the company is a great thing to do. It will help you become a stronger and more productive employee, and that is great for everyone.

By completing this course, you will know how you make a positive impact on the team and within the company.

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Managerial listening skills

0.25 CPD Units Online
Communication is an essential skill for any manager to have, and listening is an essential component of communication. When we listen well to others, we hear what was said and get key information. We show the person that he or she is valuable, and that what the person has to say is important.

This course will help you assess your listening skills by evaluating a past communication event. After the evaluation you will determine what you need to do more or less of to strengthen your ability to listen to others. By completing this course, you will know how well you listen to others

Online

Premium price: $33

Standard price: $47

Managing and resolving conflict

2.5 CPD Units Online

This course is designed to build your conflict resolution skills.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Remove Yourself as a Source of Threat
  • Creating a Conflict Resolution Mindset
  • Helping Employees Manage Conflict
  • Help Groups Resolve Conflict
  • Conflict Management Expectations
  • Create a Conflict Management Culture
  • Potential Project Risks
  • Coaching Employees to Manage Conflict

You can find the full description for each module here.

Online

Premium price: $89

Standard price: $127

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

Managing difficult conversations

1 CPD Unit   Videocast     

In this podcast Sue-Ella will discuss conversations that are often cited by lawyers as being ‘difficult’. She will look at why these are challenging and discuss tools for effective engagement.

Online
  • An introduction to communication styles and how to adapt.
  • Re-framing situations and why ‘difficult’ can be good.
  • Tactics for effective engagement (and reducing stress)
  • Getting a difficult conversation started

Recorded on 16 February 2017
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Prodonovich Advisory

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Managing for Performance in Professional Services Firms

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

This session introduces some of the key management practices that help to drive higher performance for professional services firms. Using findings from field research and expert opinions and up to date international research this session highlights some of the key practices managers can implement to positively influence work practices, motivation and efficiency so as to lift overall performance within the context of a firm of professional knowledge workers.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the existing strengths of their current system of management so that those elements can be reaffirmed, refreshed or more consistently applied

  • Undertake a gap analysis between where their firm is currently and what policies and practices it could implement to drive desired performance improvements

  • Develop an improvement plan for how to manage their teams toward specific performance outcomes within a holistic approach to firm management

  • Understand how and why some management practices can work together and how some management practices when applied together can be detrimental

Online
Recorded Mar 2017
Dr Andrew Heys

Premium price: $76

Standard price: $109

Mandatory Rule 6.1 - Ethics Seminar

1 CPD Units Videocast
This videocast is a recording of the 1 hour ethics component of the Mandatory Rule 6.1 that ran on 12 December 2018

Linden Barnes provides a practical, interactive discussion using hypothetical situations to test your knowledge and think differently about how to manage ethical dilemmas. 

 Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Mandatory Rule 6.1 - Practice Management Seminar

1 CPD Units Videocast
This videocast is a recording of the 1 hour Practice Management and Business skills component of the Mandatory Rule 6.1 that ran on 12 December 2018


Practice and risk management systems

  • Discuss the 10 objectives that are considered to be fundamental to ensuring compliance with the Uniform Law and solicitors’ professional obligations
  • How we communicate affects our relationships with clients either positively or negatively – you will hear simple and cost effective tools you can implement in your practice now to build positive relationships with your clients
  • Are you supervising as you should – top tips for supervisors and supervised solicitors.
 Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $114

Mandatory Rule 6.1 - 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: $80

Standard price: $114

Mandatory Rule 6.1 - Small Law - Marketing for small law firms

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: $80

Standard price: $114

Mandatory Rule 6.1 - Small Law - Update on ethics

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: $80

Standard price: $114

Mandatory Rule 6.1 - Small Law - Videocast

3 CPD Units Videocast    
Knowledge areas:
  • Ethics and professional responsibility
  • Practice management and business skills
  • Professional skills
Online
Update on ethics 
An update on ethical issues and a discussion of conundrums relevant to your practice

Marketing for small law firms
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.

Win from within – Finding new business from existing contacts
Most of the time, the opportunity for new business and business growth comes from our known networks. In this session, Sue-Ella will look at: 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
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory

Premium price: $150

Standard price: $214

Mandatory Rule 6.1 half day

26 September 2019
 3 CPD Units Face-to-face
01:00 PM 04:15 PM

Knowledge areas:
  • Ethics & professional responsibility
  • Practice management & business skills
  • Professional skills 
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the pressing issues faced by legal practitioners in day to day practice.

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 requirements of Practice Management, Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Professional Skills (3 CPD units).

Proudly sponsored by




Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Anna Hinder, Principal, Searl Street Consulting

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $270

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