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Corporate law case update - pre-recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit Pre-recorded webinar    
substantive law
Online

An update on corporate law: Director's and Officer's duties.

Recorded on 18 March 2020
Professor Jason Harris, Professor of Corporate Law, University of Sydney

Premium price: $60

Standard price: $90

Implications of the new signing and witnessing provisions – recorded webinar

1.5 CPD Units  Videocast    
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

Premium price: $85

Standard price: $120

Insolvency law in a COVID-19 world

1 CPD Unit pre-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

Premium price: $70

Standard price: $100

Developments in aged care and elder law

1 CPD Unit pre-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

Premium price: $70

Standard price: $100

Rural Issues - Primary production land: maximising tax exemptions

0.75 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

This session will examine the relevant NSW legislation and case law concerning land tax and duties exemptions associated with land used for primary production, including some recent practical examples of where taxpayers and their advisers are encountering problems in successfully obtaining the various exemptions.

Recorded on 25 October 2019
Andrew Rider, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Compliance risks in the times of COVID-19

1 CPD Unit  Pre-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

Premium price: $70

Standard price: $100

Pitching my practice

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Pitching your Practice - it can sound a little daunting, while some may say it is not professional. Join Ray to get equipped with the right skill set and mindset to make pitching both successful and enjoyable.
Online
Recorded on 15 February 2018
Ray Hartley, Director, Shared Conversations

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Ethics for small practice

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Linden Barnes will provide a practical, interactive discussion using hypothetical situations to test your knowledge and think differently about how to manage ethical dilemmas. Discussion: Are the ethics in a small practice any different? Are there greater risk areas or is it easier?
Online
Recorded on 15 February 2018
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

An introduction to cyber security for small practice

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Information security concepts, trends and events will be discussed and participants will be offered practical steps to secure their information from potential breaches and risk.

Online
Recorded on15 February 2018
Tony Vizza, Cyber Security Practice Manager, Sententia

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Criminal law changes: Indictable procedures

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
In the second part of the Criminal Law update we will explore proposed major changes to indictable procedures.
Online
Key areas to be covered in the session:
  • Early simplified prosecution disclosure 
  • DPP charge certification 
  • Abolition of Magistrates power to discharge at committal 
  • Fixed discounts for pleas of guilty
Recorded on 14 March 2018
Manny Conditsis, Senior Trial Advocate, Accredited Specialist Criminal Law, Conditsis Lawyers

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Case Law update: Succession Law

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
In this session, Anthea Kennedy will be providing an update of the most recent significant cases in the areas of contested Probate, Family Provision and costs.
Online
Recorded on 20 March 2018
Anthea Kennedy, Partner, Teece Hodgson & Ward Solicitors and Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Videocast - Contract for Sale & Purchase of Land 2019

1.5 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

Overview: 

In this session Tony Cahill will discuss: 

  • the key factors driving the release of the new edition
  • potential traps in using earlier editions of the contract
  • the transitional arrangements for the prescribed cooling off notice
  • residential off the plan law reform and its impact on the contract changes to the standard form relating to e-Conveyancing - interoperability, waivers and more
  • GST residential withholding - changes to ATO procedures reflected in the contract
  • other changes to the Contract

Recommended requirements

Recorded on 26 November 2019
Tony Cahill, Legal Author & Presenter

Premium price: $95

Standard price: $135

Important recent authorities for civil litigators

2 CPD Units  Videocast    

Online

Talitha Fishburn and Angus Macinnis discuss 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.

Recorded on 19 February 2020
Talitha Fishburn, Barrister, Wardell Chambers
Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaran Lawyers

Premium price: $165

Standard price: $235

Mandatory rule 6.1 - criminal lawyers

4 CPD Unit Videocast    
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Online

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

Recorded on 20 February 2020
Glenda CarryRegulatory Compliance 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: $335

Standard price: $480

SOLD OUT Conveyancing during COVID-19: legal practice update – live webinar

28 May 2020
1.5 CPD Unit Live Webinar
10:00 AM 11:30 AM
 
Online

Join Tony Cahill for this essential live webinar discussing the impact of COVID-19 on conveyancing law and practice. Topics covered with include:

  • The impact for completion of exchanged contacts
  • The drafting and inclusion of any special conditions addressing issues that have arisen
  • How physical distancing impacts exchange of contracts, VOI and witnessing of document

Tony Cahill, Legal author and presenter

Premium price: $100

Standard price: $140

Live Webinar - The new National Arbitration List: what practitioners need to know

5 June 2020
1 CPD Unit  Live Webinar 
  10.00 AM 11.00 AM
  

Online

In this live webinar Matthew Shepherd, family law specialist and arbitrator, will be speaking with Judge Joe Harman, National Arbitration Judge for the Federal Circuit Court, about the new National Arbitration List and its implications for family law practitioners.

Hear from the Judge on how the List will operate, what practitioners and arbitrators need to know going forward, and the longer term impact the new List is expected to have on family law.

Judge Joe Harman, National Arbitration Judge for the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Matthew Shepherd, Accredited family law specialist, Shepherds Family Law

Premium price: $95

Standard price: $135

Practice Management Course

15, 16 & 17 June 2020
10 CPD units Online
9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Note:

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Law Society of NSW will be delivering this Practice Management Course entirely online. The three day course will include a combination of webinars, pre-recorded content, discussion boards and online activities. Some subjects will include online work that either can or should be completed in advance, which will be made available via the online portal before 8 June 2020.


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.

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

Proudly sponsored by


Premium price: $1490

Standard price: $1750

Mandatory rule 6.1- law in the time of COVID-19 - live webinar

23 June 2020
3 CPD Units  Live Webinar
9:00 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 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.

Topics include:

·       Ethics in a time of crisis and change

·       Practice management in the times of COVID-19

·       Legal Costs

Proudly sponsored by


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

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

Madeleine Porter, Costs Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $235

Standard price: $335

SOLD OUT Family law fundamentals for solicitors

22 June 2020 & 29 June 2020

6.5 CPD Units Online    
9:00 AM  12:30 PM
Practice managementEssential
Professional skills
substantive law
Online

Note: In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Law Society of NSW will be delivering this Family Law Fundamentals course entirely online. The course will run over 2 x ½ days with some extra-curricular work and will include a combination of webinars, videos, readings and online activities. The online portal will open on 17 June 2020.

 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:

  • 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, Accredited Specialist in Family Law and Principal of Kirkman Family Law (also Co-Founder and CEO of Family Property & LawSwitch) 

Premium price: $660

Standard price: $945

SOLD OUT Drafting wills - online workshop

8 July 2020
 4 CPD Unit Live Webinar    
  9:00 AM 1:30 PM
Sub Law prof Skills
Online

Join Natalie Darcy and Lisa Roberts, Accredited Specialists in Wills & Estates, for this live online workshop on drafting wills.

Learn practical skills for taking instructions and dealing with issues relating to construction of wills such as particular types of beneficiaries and gifts, statutory provisions relating to construction including s41 Succession Act 2006, ademption and the impact of the statutory order of application of estate assets in payment of debts. We will also look at options available for blended families.

Natalie Darcy, Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates 

Lisa Roberts, Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates

Premium price: $340

Standard price: $485

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