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Back to the office - mandatory rule 6.1 - recorded webinar

 3 CPD Units  Recorded webinar
Ethics & professional responsibility
Practice management and business skills
Professional skills
Online

This session was recorded on 03 February 2022 as part of the Back to the office - mandatory rule 6.1 live webinar.

Hear legal experts discuss some of the current issues faced by legal practitioners, while earning three CPD units. 

Topics include: 

  • Managing risks for law firms returning to the office after lockdown - This session will provide tips to assist a smooth transition for legal teams returning to the office, in consultation with recent guidance including: the FWO’s guidance to assist employers with managing safe work practices, the NSW government’s roadmap and remaining restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated employees, workers compensation claims and the NSW no-fault COVID-19 indemnity scheme, and an update on the status of case law involving employees that did not comply with COVID-19 vaccination mandates. 
  • Managing challenging working relationships and building skills in difficult conversations - This session will provide a timely opportunity for participants to reflect on what tools might be useful to build repertoire in identifying, naming and managing conflict, and what are the difficult conversations that might be required and what might they sound like. 
  • Legal Ethics - This session will take you through various cases to help you tackle ethical issues in daily practice. 

Practitioners should inform themselves of Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 which sets out the requirements for the four (4) mandatory CPD areas for NSW legal practitioners – (a) ethics and professional responsibility; (b) practice management and business skills; (c) professional skills; and (d) substantive law. It is the responsibility of each legal practitioner to self-assess as to whether a particular educational activity extends their knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to their practice needs or professional development. If so, then the practitioner may claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. 

If you self-assess that this particular educational activity extends your knowledge and skills, this program may allow you to claim three (3) of the mandatory areas: (a) ethics and professional responsibility; (b) practice management and business skills; and (c) professional skills.

Recorded on 3 February 2022
Sarah Wood, Principal, Gilchrist Connell
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Dr Rosemary Howell, Chairman, Strategic Action Pty Ltd

3 CPD units

Non-Member $420.00
Member $295.00

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Business Law- Legislative developments around insolvency law - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar  
Substantive law
Online

This recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Specialist Accreditation Week 2020

2020 has been a strange year for everyone – and the same is true in insolvency law reform. This session will cover law changes at the start of the year which significantly increased the personal liability of directors; and also the governments attempts to clamp down on the unhelpfully named ‘illegal phoenixing’.
Further significant law reforms were introduced to alleviate the impact on businesses and give protection to directors during COVID-19. Some of these reforms have been extended and some may become permanent – time will tell. Now at the end of the year the government has introduced what it says is the most significant law reform in insolvency in 30 years – which doesn’t explain why the Government only allowed 5 days’ consultation on the draft legislation; why it still hasn’t released the regulations which will contain the substantive parts of the new law; or why it is still proposing to have the new laws commence on 1 January 2021. 2020 has been an ‘interesting’ year in insolvency and 2021 may be even moreso.

Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 27 November 2020
Stephen Mullette*, Principal, Matthews Folbigg Lawyers

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Commercial Litigation - Practical and procedural tips for conducting a case in the Commercial List of the NSW Supreme Court - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar  
Substantive law
Online

This recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Specialist Accreditation Week 2020

Court proceedings have been transformed by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This seminar will begin with a synopsis of the current Commercial List approach to online hearings and case management during the pandemic.

The seminar will also address the key practical aspects of Commercial List proceedings, from filing a list statement; procedural case management; the operation of Practice Note SC Eq 11; preparing a court book; objections; preparing for hearing; and of course running the hearing. The presenters will also analyse a recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal concerning the principles of contractual construction (as they apply in commercial cases).


Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 26 November 2020

David Sulan, Barrister, Banco Chambers

Ryan Jameson, Barrister, Banco Chambers

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Compliance risks in the times of COVID-19 - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar    
practice management
Online

 Hear from one of The Law Society's regulatory compliance solicitors on risks in times of Covid-19 including:

  • Workplace risks
  • Principals’ responsibility
Review 4 vulnerable compliance risks objectives in times of Covid-19
  • Communication
  • File Management
  • Providing Undertakings
  • Remote Supervision

Recorded on 23 June 2020
Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Conveyancing update - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit   Recorded webinar 
Substantive law
Online

This recorded webinar was originally part of the Property Law one day intensive 2021.

Topics include:

  • Current issues in eConveyancing.
  • 2019 edition of the contract for sale and purchase of land – 15 months on
  • Duty of disclosure and material facts
  • COVID-19 - impact on conveyancing transactions
Recorded on 23 February 2021
Tony Cahill, Legal Author and Presenter

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Criminal Law - Developments in advocacy and the administration of justice - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar 
Substantive law
Online

This recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Specialist Accreditation Week 2020

This session will explore developments in advocacy and the administration of justice from both a pre and post COVID-19 pandemic perspective.  

It will examine the policy and operational context of the criminal justice system in NSW pre COVID-19.  Specifically, it will outline how the business of the District Court and the Local Court, and the prison population have been effected by the drivers of the sustained growth in the number of matters brought before the courts, the District Court backlog initiatives, and the raft of legislative reform including the EAGP, sentencing and parole, high risk offender, and Table offence reforms. It will consider how some legislative reform operates disproportionately against the most disadvantaged people in our community.  

The session will then examine the criminal justice system in NSW post COVID-19.  It will look at the safety measures that have had an impact on advocacy in the criminal courts, as well as legislative changes, and consider how they might affect the criminal justice system in NSW into the future.  


Proudly sponsored by 

Lawcover

Recorded on 23 November 2020
Annmarie Lumsden, Director, Criminal Law, Legal Aid

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Critical issues in employment law for rural practitioners - recorded webinar

 1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar

Online

Employment law is a complex and challenging area of the law in which to practice. This is especially true during a global pandemic that has disrupted both the economy and global supply chains and led to massive changes in the way we work and consumer spending habits. Policy makers are still debating what the legacy of COVID-19 will be. But what is already clear is that the pandemic has introduced new challenges and complexity into the field of employment law. 

In this session, Joanne van der Plaat and Carly Stebbing explore some of the emerging developments in employment law over the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This recorded webinar was originally captured during the 2021 Rural Issues Conference. 

Recorded on 29 October 2021
Carly Stebbing, Founder, Resolution123
In Conversation with Joanne van der Plaat, Sr Vice President & Councillor, The Law Society of NSW, Co-Chair, Rural Issues Committee

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Developments in aged care and elder law - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit   Recorded webinar    

substantive law

Online

Join a panel of elder law experts as they discuss some of the recent developments in aged care and elder law, including:

  • Impact of COVID-19 and legislative amendments on privacy and records and the COVID-19 App

  • Recent common law cases

  • RV and Ministerial orders, screening and Orders regulating entry into residential aged care facilities (including flu vax)

  • New visitor access code

  • Duty of care and infection control

  • Recent cases from the guardianship tribunal

  • Newmarch House – legal implications for practitioners acting for staff and residents of aged care facilities that have tested positive for COVID-19

Recorded on 18 June 2020

Kim Boettcher, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers

Lucinda Smith, Partner, Thomson Geer Lawyers

Rodney Lewis, Senior Solicitor, Elderlaw legal services

Alison Choy Flannigan, Partner, Hall & Wilcox Smarter Law

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Family law: mediation and collaborative practice post COVID-19

1 CPD Unit   Online interactive  
Substantive law
Online

As we strive to move into a post-COVID-19 world, we must adapt to the new norm and procedural requirements in family law. At the end of this online course, you will learn how to effectively prepare for mediation and collaborative practice matters remotely.

Our family law specialist Fiona Kirkman will guide you through:

  • Benefits and challenges of online vs face-to-face dispute resolution
  • How lawyers can prepare effectively for mediation and collaborative practice matters
  • Tips for participating in mediation and collaborative practice matters remotely
  • Legal tech tools to assist in the resolution of family law disputes in a post COVID-19 environment, including a brief Introduction to FamilyProperty.
Recorded on 24 November 2021
Fiona Kirkman, Principal, Kirkman Family Law

1 CPD units

Non-Member $141.00
Member $99.00

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Government solicitors - Executive federalism - recorded webinar

0.5 CPD Units  Recorded webinar    
Substantive law
Online

This recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Government Solicitors week 2020

This presentation considers the current state of executive federalism in Australia in the context of the development and continuation of the National Cabinet comprising the Prime Minister, State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers. The National Cabinet has generally been viewed as a success in coordinating and guiding governmental responses to the Coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation will look at the reasons for this outcome, including by considering past intergovernmental governance models, and identify the issues relevant to the National Cabinet continuing to provide a successful mechanism for facilitating a functioning executive federalism.

Proudly sponsored by 

Holding Redlich

Recorded on 07 September 2020
Michael Kingston, Australian Government Solicitor, Attorney-General's Department

0.5 CPD units

Member $70.00
Non-Member $99.00

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Government Solicitors - Law-Making During COVID-19: The Impact on the Medicare System - recorded webinar

1.5 CPD Units  Recorded webinar  

Substantive
Online

This recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Government Solicitors week 2020

During this panel session our expert panellists discuss the ways that rapid legislative changes to billing practices in response to COVID-19 impacted medical practice and consequently patients. Hear from our panellists as they explore the constitutional issues relating to this legislation, deep dive into examples of practical changes to medical services delivery, and explore the government’s current approaches to upholding the integrity of the Medicare scheme through medical practitioner billing compliance initiatives.

Proudly sponsored by 
Holding Redlich

Recorded on 07 September 2020

Moderator: Karen Keogh, Partner, HWL Ebsworth

Margaret Faux, Founder & CEO, Synapse Medical Services

Bruce Topperwien, Executive Officer & General Counsel, Professional Services Review Agency

Dr Jamie OrchardGeneral Counsel, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

1.5 CPD units

Member $110.00
Non-Member $155.00

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How to run your law firm from a laptop - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar
Practice management and business skills
Online

This session was recorded on 14 February 2022 as part of a mandatory rule 6.1 live webinar.

How to run your law firm from a laptop - In this session you will learn how to work like a digital nomad. Technology tools for professionals are more affordable than they've ever been. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has changed not only how we work, but the expectations of our co-workers and clients. Richard will teach you about some of the tools that will let you run your legal practice more efficiently from a laptop, in your home, at the local cafe, or on the other side of the world. 

Practitioners should inform themselves of Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 which sets out the requirements for the four (4) mandatory CPD areas for NSW legal practitioners – (a) ethics and professional responsibility; (b) practice management and business skills; (c) professional skills; and (d) substantive law. It is the responsibility of each legal practitioner to self-assess as to whether a particular educational activity extends their knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to their practice needs or professional development. 

Recorded on 14 February 2022
Richard Prangell, Director, Viridian Lawyers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Implications of the new signing and witnessing provisions – recorded webinar

1.5 CPD Units  Recorded webinar  
practice management
substantive law
Online

The new Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 is now in effect and makes key changes to the legal requirements around the signing and witnessing of estate planning documents, in response to physical distancing measures. 

This videocast, led by a panel of estate planning experts, will examine both the theoretical and practical applications of the new legal requirements as they apply during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Recorded on 07 May 2020
Adeline Schiralli, Consulting Principal, KeyPoint Law
Anthea McIntyre, Legal Practitioner Director, McIntyre Legal Pty Ltd 
Darryl Browne, Accredited Specialist - Wills and Estates Law and Principal, Browne Linkenbagh legal services
Lauren Absalom, Associate, Rydge Evans Lawyers
Jen McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover
Natalie Darcy, Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates

1.5 CPD units

Member $110.00
Non-Member $155.00

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Insolvency law in a COVID-19 world - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar    
substantive law
Online

In this webinar, experienced insolvency expert Ben Sewell will discuss how COVID-19 has affected corporate insolvency law and what legal practitioners can do right now for clients at risk of insolvency.

Recorded on 28 May 2020
Ben Sewell, Principal, Sewell & Kettle

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Latest developments under the Motor Accident Injuries Act - online interative

1 CPD Unit   Online interactive
Substantive law
Online

This module examines the new developments applicable to running disputes under the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (NSW):

  • Key procedural changes
  • Decisions concerning legal costs
  • Publication, surveillance recordings and hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Developments in minor injury
  • Serious driving offence
  • Other relevant developments.

This course is produced in NSW and features a NSW-based practitioner. This course is available to all NSW based practitioners.

03 November 2021
Tim Concannon, Partner, Carroll & O’Dea

1 CPD units

Non-Member $141.00
Member $99.00

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Local Court Advocacy - From court craft to etiquette: An open forum - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar
.
Online
Two years into the Covid-19 pandemic in Australia, online courts appear here to stay. Join Deputy Chief Magistrate Tsavdaridis for an open forum on Local Court Advocacy.

Topics covered include court craft as well as online court etiquette. 78188
Recorded on 12 May 2022
Deputy Chief Magistrate Theo Tsavdaridis, Local Court of NSW

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $0.00

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Managing risks for law firms returning to the office after lockdown - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit     Recorded webinar 
Practice management and business skills
Online

Managing risks for law firms returning to the office after lockdown - This session will provide tips to assist a smooth transition for legal teams returning to the office, in consultation with recent guidance including: the FWO’s guidance to assist employers with managing safe work practices, the NSW government’s roadmap and remaining restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated employees, workers compensation claims and the NSW no-fault COVID-19 indemnity scheme, and an update on the status of case law involving employees that did not comply with COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

This session was recorded on 03 February 2022 as part of the Back to the office - mandatory rule 6.1 live webinar.

Practitioners should inform themselves of Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 which sets out the requirements for the four (4) mandatory CPD areas for NSW legal practitioners – (a) ethics and professional responsibility; (b) practice management and business skills; (c) professional skills; and (d) substantive law.  It is the responsibility of each legal practitioner to self-assess as to whether a particular educational activity extends their knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to their practice needs or professional development. 

Recorded on 03 February 2022
Sarah Wood, Principal, Gilchrist Connell

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Pandemic procurement, programs, policies, processes and parliament - perspectives and predictions - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit   Recorded webinar 
conferencerecord21
Online

This recorded webinar was originally captured during the 2021 Government Solicitors Conference

In this session, Dr Ashley Tsacalos covers a number of issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic including procurement risks, policy and program issues (such as Jobkeeper), and Federation and Constitutional issues. He also covers future trends and predictions including a Royal Commission into the handling of the Pandemic, constitutional summit, coronial inquests into deaths from coronavirus and/or vaccines, procurement changes, document management and archiving issues, and privacy issues.

Recorded on 07 September 2021
Dr Ashley Tsacalos, Partner, Clayton Utz

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Personal Injury - Workers compensation developments in response to COVID-19 - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar   
Substantive law
Online

This recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Specialist Accreditation Week 2020

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of the New South Wales workers compensation system since the 1st public health order in March 2020.

The pandemic has provided an opportunity for innovative and responsive changes to lessen or ameliorate the impact of the pandemic on injured workers, insurers and employers.  

This session will discuss changes or developments in the regulatory environment, legislation and practice in response to COVID-19 and will consider ‘what next’.

Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 25 November 2020
Roshana May, Director, Independent Legal Assistance & Review Service (ILARS)

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Property and Business Law - Recent amendments to Revenue Law - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar   
Substantive law
Online

This recorded webinar was originally presented as part of Specialist Accreditation Week 2020

This session will examine recent legislative changes and administrative practices, including COVID-19 related measures, and cases affecting NSW stamp duty and land tax, including:

  • important changes affecting discretionary trusts and foreign duty and land tax surcharges
  • new revenue ruling on deceased estates
  • COVID-19 duty and land tax relief measures
  • recent cases on duty and land tax
  • administrative practices affecting common property transactions
Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 24 November 2020
Andrew Rider, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Reflections on the virtual courtroom experience during a pandemic - recorded webinar

1.25 CPD Unit   Recorded webinar 
conferencerecord21
Online

This recorded webinar was originally captured during the 2021 Government Solicitors Conference

In this panel session members of the judiciary and the bar share insights into how the Federal Court, the District Court and the Supreme Court have adapted new technologies and processes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and consider future trends in the virtual courtroom experience.

Recorded on 07 September 2021
The Honourable Justice Steven Rares, Judge, Federal Court of Australia, President, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration
Her Honour Judge Dina Yehia SC, District Court of New South Wales
The Honourable Justice Brigitte Markovic Judge, Federal Court of Australia
Chris D’Aeth, Executive Director & Principal Registrar, Supreme Court of New South Wales
Paul Coady, Barrister, Public Defenders Chambers

1.25 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Top employment law issues for 2022 - recorded webinar

1.5 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar
.
Online
This session was recorded on 16 March 2022 as part of the Top employment law issues for 2022 - live webinar.


Following on from a tumultuous 2021 dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, stand downs and JobKeeper, and workplace vaccinations, what will be the top employment law issues for 2022?

The session will cover topical employment law issues, and will include learnings from remote working and hybrid working arrangements, mental health considerations, and what businesses should do in light of the “great resignation”.

Recorded on 16 March 2022
Brett Feltham, Consultant, King & Wood Mallesons

1.5 CPD units

Non-Member $155.00
Member $110.00

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Update on commercial and retail leasing generally, including issues in relation to Covid regulations and some recent cases - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit   Recorded webinar  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This recorded webinar was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Property Law stream. 

This session looks at issues arising from COVID-19 regulations and some recent cases, including the following:

  • Sneakerboys and other cases that interpret or mention COVID issues
  • COVID Regulations NSW 1, 2 and 3
  • Recent cases on leasing including relief against forfeiture, when is a lease binding etc
  • Legislation update
  • Registration of leases update
  • Retail leasing timeline
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Gary Newton*, Partner, HWL Ebsworth

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Work, health and safety – lessons from the pandemic - online interactive

1 CPD Unit  Online interactive  
Practice management and business skills
Online

The global pandemic turned workplaces upside down. Now that we have adapted to a new way of living and working, what have law firms and places of work learnt from this experience?

Angus Macinnis will guide you through the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace:

  • An overview of the coronavirus and case studies of workplace transmission
  • National COVID-19 Workplace principles
  • Public Health Orders NSW
  • Gathering and Movement Orders (NSW)
  • Work Health and Safety Act (NSW) 2011 as a toolbox for risk management and
  • Practical tips for managing workplace risk

Published on 28 June 2021

Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaran Lawyers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $141.00
Member $99.00

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