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Conveyancing procedures for support staff

Various dates
   Face-to-face    
09:30 AM 04:30 PM
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

To receive notifications of course dates please register your expression of interest here.

This one day introductory program for support staff covers the basic administrative procedures involved in the purchase and sale of residential property in New South Wales. 

Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to Conveyancing 
  • Electronic Conveyancing 
  • Conveyancing 
  • Definitions Conveyancing - Private Treaty 
  • Preparation of the Contract 
  • Procedure Prior to Exchange Exchange 
  • Pre - Settlement 
  • Settlement 
  • Post Settlement 
  • Auction Sale

This course is suitable for all legal support staff with little to no experience in this area of law. Please note this course is not suitable for solicitors and does not qualify you to become a licensed conveyancer.               

Larry Noble

Premium price: $450

Standard price: $450

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Family Law procedures for support staff

Various dates
   Face-to-face    
09:30 AM 04:30 PM
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

To receive notifications of course dates please register your expression of interest here.

This one day introductory level course covers the basic administrative procedures involved when dealing with family law matters.

Topics covered:

  • 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
  • Reaching Agreement
  • Commencing & Responding to Proceedings
  • Court Events
  • Subpoena
  • Costs
  • Child Support
  • Case Scenarios

This course is suitable for all legal support staff with little to no experience in this area of law.               

Anne Arthur, Solicitor & Sole Practitioner

Premium price: $450

Standard price: $450

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Litigation procedures for support staff

Various dates
   Face-to-face    
09:30 AM 04:30 PM
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

To receive notifications of course dates please register your expression of interest here.

This introductory level course will provide attendees with a solid administrative foundation in the areas of debt collection, liquidation and bankruptcy. Starting with an overview of the role of lawyers and court structures & hierarchy, the course will then move on to cover common procedural aspects involved when dealing with these areas of litigation.

Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to Litigation
  • Role of solicitors and barristers
  • Hierarchy of the Courts
  • Preparation, filing and service of Court Documents
  • Common aspects of Litigation - including Pleadings, Subpoenas and Affidavits
  • Debt Collection Procedures - including practical tips and guidelines to pursue recovery
  • Winding up a company (Liquidation) procedures
  • Bankruptcy procedures

This course is suitable for all legal support staff with little to no experience in this area of law.               

Larry Noble

Premium price: $450

Standard price: $450

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Wills and Probate procedures for support staff

Various dates
   Face-to-face    
09:30 AM 04:30 PM
The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000

To receive notifications of course dates please register your expression of interest here.

This one day introductory level Wills and Probate course covers the basic administrative procedures involved in writing a will, administration, probate and other estate matters.

Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to Wills and Probate
  • Making a Will
  • Codicils
  • Executing a Will or Codicil
  • Probate Housekeeping
  • Probate Documents and Application
  • Procedures Lodging a Probate Application
  • Letters of Administration
  • Administration of Assets
  • Notice of Intended Distribution
  • Executor or Administrator Duties
  • When is an Executor a Trustee?
This course is suitable for all legal support staff with little to no experience in this area of law.                
Lynette Cucinotta

Premium price: $450

Standard price: $450

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Mandatory Rule 6.1 - all law

25 March 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
  • Legal costs
  • Client Service excellence
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



Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory

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

Madeleine Porter, Costs Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $235

Standard price: $335

SOLD OUT- 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: $1620

Standard price: $1800

SOLD OUT - Confidence in the Courtroom - Family Law

15 February 2020
5.5 CPD Units Face-to-face    
09:00 AM 04:30 PM

This session is now sold out. Please email ylgeneral@lawsociety.com.au to be added to a waiting list. 

This annual one-day advocacy training provides participants with the opportunity to present a range of mock mentions/simple release applications before magistrates in a courtroom environment.


On the day volunteers will include:

  • Federal Circuit Court Judges - Judges Neville, Morley and Smith
  • Barristers - Karen Shea and Kiel Roberts
  • Senior Practitioners - Graeme Hurl and Duncan Holmes
  • Registrar McGrath

Participants will be given a set of materials two weeks before the session to enable them to prepare.

This program is suitable for young lawyers that are new to the Family law sector, as well as those who may have practised for some time but simply wish to improve their advocacy skills.

NSW Young Lawyer members can participate in this session for the premium price of $200
Family Court of Australia, 97 - 99 Goulburn Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Premium price: $200

Standard price: $200

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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 and Angus Macinnis 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
Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaran Lawyers

Premium price: $220

Standard price: $315

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
  • Case update on recent CCA

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: $270

Standard price: $385

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: $660

Standard price: $945

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
  • Building a network that works
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: $235

Standard price: $335

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 
  • Statutory interpretation
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: $270

Standard price: $385

SOLD OUT 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.

To see the full program click here

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
  • How to create good Business Development habits

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

Premium price: $660

Standard price: $945

SOLD OUT 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
This event is now sold out. Registrations are still open for a Mandatory rule 6.1 - in house counsel in March.  Please click here to register.

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

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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: $270

Standard price: $385

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: $340

Standard price: $485

Drafting pleadings

2 March 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

Join Dr Elisabeth Peden SC, barrister and Professor at the University of Sydney, for a masterclass on drafting pleadings. Learn what to include, what to exclude, and how to plead in a way that really strengthens your case, whether you are acting for the plaintiff, defendant, or cross-claimant.

During the masterclass you will gain an enhanced understanding of how to structure and draft pleadings, what information is required in pleadings, and apply the relevant rules and procedures to your drafting.

Dr Elisabeth Peden SC, Third Floor Wentworth Chambers

Premium price: $340

Standard price: $485

Professionalism, integrity and ethics for the modern lawyer

3 March 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 Serryn O’Reagan for a discussion about what it means to be a modern lawyer, what it means to be professional, and how integrity and ethics underpin modern legal practice. Aimed at transcendence above the minimum standards set for the profession, Serryn will guide you to examine these issues from a new perspective and look at their practical application to your practice. This session offers a new way of looking at ethics and professional responsibility, practice management and business skills, and professional skills.
Serryn O'Regan, Executive Manager Governance & General Counsel, Evolve College

Premium price: $340

Standard price: $485

Mandatory rule 6.1 - all law

3 March 2020
3 CPD Units Face-to-face
01:00 PM 04:15 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:
  • Win-win communication
  • Legal ethics
  • Trust account cases & irregularities

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



Rachel Setti, Director, Rachel Setti Consulting
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $235

Standard price: $335

Mandatory rule 6.1 - civil litigators

4 March 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 civil litigators, while earning four CPD units.

Topics include:

  • Professional standards in advocacy
  • Legal ethics
  • Building client relationships
  • Case law update

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


John McKenzie, Legal Services Commissioner, Department of Justice

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

Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Talitha Fishburn, Barrister, Wardell Chambers

Premium price: $270

Standard price: $385

Blue Knot Foundation: trauma informed practice

4 March 2020
3.5 CPD Units Face-to-face
09:00 AM 01:00 PM

 

The Law Society of New South Wales, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Join specialist trainers from Blue Knot Foundation for this half-day interactive course and gain the knowledge and skills to better assist, advocate for and support clients impacted by diverse traumas, past and present. This course is based on current research and provides insight into the emotional and behavioural expressions of traumatic stress. Participants will build the resources, tools and strategies they need to minimise the risks of retraumatisation and enhance outcomes for their clients, themselves and the firms or organisations in which they work.

Julie Dombrowski, Blue Knot Foundation

Premium price: $340

Standard price: $485

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