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Blended Mental Health First Aid for the Australian Legal Profession

24 and 25 November 2021
 5 CPD Units    Live webinar workshop and e-learning  
 12:30 PM   2:30 PM
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Live webinar workshop and e-learning

This course will be delivered entirely online in two components:

  • Course Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5 – 7 hours to complete). This Component must be completed in full prior to participating in Component 2.
  • Course Component 2 – An instructor-led component using video conference (2 sessions of 2.5 hours in duration each) on the dates indicated above.

Based on the concept of physical first aid, mental health first aid refers to the support provided before professional help is received. This may be when a person is first developing a mental health problem, when the person is experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or when a person is in a crisis situation.

In this informative and practical course designed for the Australian legal workplace context, participants will learn:

  • About the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in the legal profession.
  • How to provide initial help and have supportive conversations.
  • Where and how to get professional help.
  • What sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.
  • How to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidenced-based action plan.
This evidence-based award-winning course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. Mental Health First Aid is an award-winning program and is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidenced-Based Programs and Practices.

Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years. Learn more here.

Please note that participant numbers for this course are limited, due to the nature of the content covered and the interactive format of the workshops. We will be announcing new course dates soon.


Proudly Sponsored by: 
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Miriam Wyzenbeek, Wellbeing Manager, The Law Society of NSW

Non-Member $380.00
Member $295.00

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Employment Law - vaccinations and employers

3 November 2021
 1 CPD Unit  Live webinar
09:00 AM   10:00 AM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Mandatory Workplace Vaccination: The legal issues 

As lockdown restrictions are eased and the COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues, the issue of mandatory workplace vaccination is no longer a theoretical concern
but rather a matter of practical importance for employees and employers alike (and their advisors). In this presentation Michael Byrnes will consider: 

  • When can an employer mandate workplace vaccination? When can an employee refuse?
  • Recent decisions relating to mandatory workplace vaccination. 
  • Development and implementation of a mandatory vaccination policy.
  • What the future looks like as workplaces learn to live with Covid-19.

Members and non-members - complimentary 

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Michael Byrnes, Partner, Swaab

1 CPD units

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Mandatory Rule 6.1 - all law - live webinar

9 November 2021
3 CPD Units  Online
 09:00 AM  12:15 PM




Online

Hear from legal experts as they discuss some of the current issues faced by legal practitioners while earning three CPD units. This three-hour session includes an hour on compliance management, an hour on virtual advocacy and an hour-long workshop on Changing Workplace Culture: Sexual Harassment, which makes up the ethics component.

  • Compliance management - This topic will help you identify high-risk compliance categories, examine why setting the right tone is important for managing compliance risks, and select strategies for file management - including storage and retrieval of client documents, undertakings, communication/managing client expectations.

  • Virtual advocacy - Virtual appearances require more than the application of the usual advocacy skills. This topic will cover vital skills for virtual court appearances including understanding the technology, the importance of preparation, and practical tips for appearance on the day including contingency plans for getting instructions.
 
  • Changing Workplace Culture: Sexual Harassment - This workshop identifies inappropriate conduct, the role of bystanders, workplace culture, and the reporting and management of complaints. Recorded scenes in the workplace using professional actors are featured to aid learning and understanding of this serious issue, challenging what each of us can do to reduce the harm to individuals, organisations, and the profession as a result of sexual harassment.

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.

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Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW - Practice Management and Business Skills

David Evenden, Solicitor Advocate, Legal Aid NSW  - Professional Skills 

Anthony Lean, Director, Legal Regulation, The Law Society of NSW - Ethics and Professional Responsibility - Sexual Harassment - Changing Workplace Culture 

3 CPD units

Non-Member $335.00
Member $235.00

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Mandatory rule 6.1 - all law - live webinar

8 December 2021
3 CPD Units Online
09:00 PM  12:15 PM




Online

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

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.


Proudly sponsored by


Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory 

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

Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

3 CPD units

Non-Member $335.00
Member $235.00

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