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Mandatory rule 6.1 - all law

4 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

                  


The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by legal practitioners while earning three CPD units. Topics include:
  • Costs & disclosures before settlement
  • Update on ethics
  • Productivity & delegation skills for lawyers
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 Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.

Proudly sponsored by



Phillippe Doyle Gray, Barrister, 8 Wentworth Chambers
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

Masterclass: advocacy in practice

5 February 2020
4 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 1:15 PM

                                                 
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Build your confidence in the courtroom by joining Patrick Griffin SC and experienced solicitor advocate David Evenden for this practical half-day workshop on oral advocacy.
The course will give you the opportunity to hone your advocacy skills, and will also cover a range of essential topics and tips relating to: 

• Court etiquette 
• Ethical issues 
• Appearing at directions hearings/mentions/interlocutory applications 
• Pleas in mitigation

Patrick Griffin SC, 7 Garfield Barwick Chambers
David Evenden, Solicitor, Legal Aid NSW

Premium price: $270

Standard price: $386

Plain English and the law on subpoenas

6 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join Peter Butt as he covers ‘Plain English’ techniques and their application to drafting court documents, followed by experts from the Crown Solicitor’s Office who will investigate the law on subpoenas, including objections and practical tips.

Peter Butt, Emeritus Professor of Law, The University of Sydney
Anthea Tomlin, Special Counsel, Crown Solicitor's Office
Richard Kelly, Director, Torts (Justice/Law Enforcement Agencies), Crown Solicitor's Office

Premium price: $210

Standard price: $300

Family law: Is a sperm donor a parent?

6 February 2020
1.5 CPD Units Face-to-face
12:00 PM 1:30 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

This midday session will examine the High Court’s recent decision in Masson v Parsons [2019] HCA 21 and its implications for parental rights in situations where conception was via artificial insemination. Hear from Michelle McMahon, who was briefed to appear for the respondents, as she offers her insights into the legal arguments, judgment and subsequent impact on family law.
Michelle McMahon, Barrister, 6th Floor St James Hall

Premium price: $140

Standard price: $200

Masterclass: written advocacy

12 February 2020
4 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 1:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Persuasive writing is an essential skill when advocating for your client. Join Dr Elisabeth Peden SC, barrister and Professor at the University of Sydney, for a masterclass on Written Advocacy, which will give you an enhanced understanding of drafting and structuring submissions and help you to apply the relevant rules and procedures to your drafting.

During the masterclass you will critique submissions, look at ways to plan submissions, and practice drafting submissions. Although the course will focus heavily on written submissions, you will learn drafting skills that you can apply across any type of written advocacy.
Dr Elisabeth Peden SC, Barrister, Third Floor Wentworth Chambers

Premium price: $270

Standard price: $386

Mandatory rule 6.1 – all law

11 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

                                 

           
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by legal practitioners while earning three CPD units.

Topics include:
  • Legal ethics
  • Compliance driving profit

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 Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.

Proudly sponsored by


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

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

Mandatory rule 6.1 - small law & sole practitioners

13 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by small law or sole practitioners, while earning three CPD units.

Topics include:
  • Branding your practice
  • Legal ethics
  • Building client relationships
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 Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.

Proudly sponsored by

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Kristin Hancock, Director, Font & Swatch
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

Practice Management Course

14, 21 & 28 February 2020
10 CPD units Face-to-face and Online
9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Note: The online work opens up for this course on 31 January, it is highly recommended that you log in and complete online work in advance of the workshop days.

Are you looking to start your own legal practice? Maybe you plan on joining an already successful practice as its newest principal? There are a few things you need to know first.

Register for our Practice Management Course and gain the skills you need to succeed as a principal lawyer running a profitable practice. You will be taught how to run an efficient and cost-effective practice by employing business management skills, quality systems, and leadership of your potential employees. Our experienced facilitators will give you the tools you need to provide the highest quality services to clients, to engage your employees and run a successful practice for years to come. 

In NSW, lawyers who want to become the principal of a legal practice must undertake a legal practice management course to have Condition 3 removed from their practising certificate. This course fulfils this requirement.

The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Topics covered include: 
  • finance essentials and taxation strategies
  • pricing your services and billing the client
  • avoiding pitfalls in trust money and trust records
  • leadership and management techniques
  • hiring and training reliable staff
  • managing risk
  • business planning
  • marketing methods to grow your business
  • attracting and retaining clients
  • ethics and responsibility

Online learning portal opens 31 January 2020


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Premium price: $1560

Standard price: $1800

Mandatory rule 6.1 – all law

18 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM

   
                                             
                                   
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by legal practitioners while earning three CPD units.

Topics include:
  • Trust account cases and irregularities
  • Legal ethics

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 Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.

Proudly sponsored by



Frances Moffit, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Duncan Young, Director, Duncan Young Consulting

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

Important recent authorities for civil litigators

19 February 2020
2 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 11:00 AM

                                    
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join Talitha Fishburn for a morning session examining important recent authorities that all civil litigators need to know, including Glencore International AG v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] HCA 26 and its implications for legal professional privilege.
Talitha Fishburn, Barrister, Wardell Chambers

Premium price: $180

Standard price: $257

Mandatory rule 6.1 - criminal lawyers

20 February 2020
4 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 1:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by criminal lawyers, while earning four CPD units.

Topics include:

  • Conducting committals following the EAGP legislative reforms
  • Legal ethics for criminal lawyers
  • Best practice when handling clients and dealing with witnesses

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 Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, Professional Skills and Substantive Law. 

Proudly sponsored by


Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Thomas Spohr, Solicitor Advocate, Legal Aid NSW

John McKenzie, Legal Services Commissioner, Department of Justice

Caroline Dobraszczyk, Barrister, Trust Chambers

Premium price: $210

Standard price: $300

Mandatory rule 6.1 - all law

25 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
01:00 PM   4:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by legal practitioners while earning three CPD units.

Topics include:
  • Compliance driving profit
  • Legal ethics
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 Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, and Professional Skills.

Proudly sponsored by


Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory

Premium price: $190

Standard price: $271

Family law fundamentals for solicitors

 25 February 2020
6.5 CPD Units Face-to-face
9:00 AM  5:00 PM
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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
This course is designed for solicitors wishing to gain a practical understanding and overview of family law. This is an interactive course that explores the fundamental principles of family law and the administrative procedures and forms involved in conducting a family law matter. The course is suitable for solicitors with little to no experience in this area.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Family Law
  • Functions of the court
  • Divorce
  • Alteration of Property Interests
  • Financial Agreements
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Parenting Matters
  • Family Violence & Abuse
  • Conducting a Family Law Case
  • Reaching Agreement
  • Commencing & Responding to Proceedings
  • Courts Events
  • Subpoena
  • Costs
  • Child Support
  • Case Scenarios
Fiona Kirkman, Principal, Kirkman Family Law

Premium price: $540

Standard price: $771

Mandatory rule 6.1 - government lawyers

26 February 2020
4 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 1:15 PM





The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by Government legal practitioners, while earning four CPD units. 

Topics include:

  • Legal ethics for government lawyers
  • Legal professional privilege 
  • Contract law for in-house lawyers
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 Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, Professional Skills and Substantive Law. 

Proudly sponsored by



Anna Hinder, Principal, Searl Street Consulting
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Francis Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Tiffany Wong, Barrister, Banco Chambers

Premium price: $210

Standard price: $300

Mandatory rule 6.1 – In-house counsel

27 February 2020
4 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 1:15 PM

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The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by in-house legal practitioners, while earning four CPD units.

Topics include:
  • Legal ethics
  • Legal professional privilege
  • Contract law for in-house lawyers

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 Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, Professional Skills and Substantive Law. 

Proudly sponsored by

legalsuper

Anna Hinder, Principal, Searl Street Consulting
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Francis Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Jeremy Munce, Of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs

Premium price: $210

Standard price: $300

Property law one day intensive

27 February 2020
6 CPD Units Face-to-face    
09:00 AM 04:15 PM




The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join industry experts for this full day seminar as they discuss a range of issues faced by property lawyers.

Topics include:
  • Legal update on leases
  • Latest reforms and cases relating to strata
  • Cyber-security issues for property transactions
  • Electronic contracts
  • Legal ethics for property lawyers

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 Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, Professional Skills, and Substantive Law.

Proudly sponsored by


Gary Newton, Partner, HLW Ebsworth
Helen Kowal, Partner, Swabb
Greg Channell, Solicitor and eConveyancing Consultant
Mark Swan, Special Counsel, Mills Oakley
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory
Further presenters - TBC

Premium price: $540

Standard price: $771

Masterclass: migration law practice and procedure

28 February 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 12:15 PM




The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join Nick Poynder and David Prince for a masterclass on migration law, covering topics such as:
  •  Practical tips when preparing for a review
  •  Practice and procedure in the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia
Nick Poynder, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers
David Prince, Principal Solicitor, Kinslor Prince Lawyers

Premium price: $270

Standard price: $386