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Mandatory Rule 6.1 - The new world of legal practice - pre-recorded webinar

3 CPD Unit   Pre-recorded webinar    
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Practice management and business skills
Professional skills
Online

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 in a brave new world

  • Survive and thrive in legal practice: the art of getting paid

  • Remote working and other practice management tips for the new world of legal practice

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.

Recorded on 21 July 2020

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

Madeleine Porter, Solicitor, Professional Support Unit, The Law Society of NSW

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

3 CPD units

Member $170.00
Non-Member $240.00

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×Blended Mental Health First Aid for Legal Professionals (50375)

7 and 14 July 2021
 5 CPD Units    Live online workshop and e-learning  
 10:00 AM   12:30 PM
professional
Online 

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: 
Legal Super

Miriam Wyzenbeek, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, and Wellbeing Coordinator, Law Society of NSW, Mental Health First Aid Australia Accredited Instructor

5 CPD units

Non-Member $215.00
Member $150.00

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A recipe for clear legal writing: Essential ingredients

1 CPD Unit     Online

Professional skills
Online

A Recipe for Clear Legal Writing will give you the essential ingredients for clear legal writing. The method covered in the training gives you a practical framework to start making changes to your writing, without losing your personal style. How is clear legal writing different to plain language? It isn’t. Clear legal writing is one way to look at the way that legal professionals write. In this course clear legal writing incorporates plain language as part of a broader method, but often the terms are used interchangeably.

This course will focus on 4 key areas of clear legal writing: 

  • Language 
  • Tone 
  • Sentence structure 
  • Layout and design.
Bree Williams

1 CPD units

Member $99.00
Non-Member $141.00

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A review of the Personal Property Securities Act

1 CPD Units   Online
Practice management and business skills

The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) has now been in operation for a couple of years and it is a good time to review. This course reviews the PPSA laws with a focus on the impact the PPSA has had on leasing and conveyancing transactions.

 William Stark 

1 CPD units

Member $99.00
Non-Member $141.00

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Accept, reject, or renegotiate

1 CPD Unit    Videocast

Professional skills
Online

From the moment you commence negotiating, you are continually faced with questions about whether and how to continue. As soon as an offer is put to you, the question crystallises.

This course provides a checklist for helping your client determine their response to proposals from the other side. Relevant to all types of negotiation, it will enable lawyers to bring a fresh and systematic approach to answering this critical question…and for laying the foundation for determining strategy if the answer is indeed “renegotiate.”.

This course is authored by the CMA learning group. CMA is a training and development company that specialises in the fields of negotiation and influential communication. They deliver public workshops and customised in-house programs for law firms, businesses and government organisations across Australia.

1 CPD units

Member $99.00
Non-Member $141.00

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Acting on urgent caveat instructions: stop, think and think again

1 CPD Unit  pre - recorded webinar  
Professional skills
Online

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

Topics include:

  • Electronic dealings and the pressures placed on practitioners
  • Shifting the risk – practitioner assessments and verifying statements
  • Caveatable interests: Legal or equitable interest
  • Consequences for practitioners

Recorded on 23 February 2021
Mark Swan, Special Counsel, Mills Oakley, Accredited Specialist in Property Law

1 CPD units

Non-Member $125.00
Member $90.00

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Acting with appropriate speed to problems

0.25 CPD Unit    Videocast

Professional skills
Online

There are a lot of components to giving great feedback, and timing is one of them. The closer the feedback is to the actual behavior, the more effective it is. The events are fresh in everyone’s mind, and the person receiving the feedback can connect the feedback to what just happened. The longer it is between feedback and the event, the harder it is to remember all the details, and often times feedback loses its effectiveness. 

This course provides instructions to help you think about what has happened on your team over the last few weeks. You’ll capture the performance issues that required feedback or an intervention from you. The performance issues could be anything requiring coaching or feedback; such as a task not performed in the right way, a customer or service issue, a safety issue, or general performance problems. The course will then help you determine if you acted with the right level of speed or what you need to do in the future to strengthen the timing of your coaching actions. By completing this course, you will be able to evaluate whether you acted with appropriate speed to problems and issues.

0.25 CPD units

Member $45.00
Non-Member $65.00

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Acting with integrity

1 CPD Unit    Videocast

Ethics and professional responsiblity
Online

This course is designed to provide you with the tools you need to act with integrity.


The following topics will be covered:

  • Become a Reliable Leader with Integrity
  • Integrity Expectations
  • An Ethics and Integrity Discussion
  • Team Integrity
  • You can find the full description for each module here.

1 CPD units

Member $95.00
Non-Member $135.00

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AML/CTF program - compliance essentials for Part A of the program

1 CPD Unit    Online

Practice management and business skills
Online

The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth) (AML/CTF Act) imposes obligations on entities that provide “designated services”. Entities that provide one or more designated services under the AML/CTF Act are “reporting entities” (RE).

One of the key obligations under the AML/CTF Act is the requirement that all RE must develop, implement and maintain an appropriate AML/CTF program to identify, mitigate and manage the risk of their products or services being misused to facilitate money laundering and terrorism financing. (See Part 7 of the Act).

This module explores the compliance essentials. In this course, a reference to the AML/CTF Act includes the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Instrument 2007 (No. 1), often shortened to “AML/CTF Rules”.

1 CPD units

Member $99.00
Non-Member $141.00

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An introduction to Briefing Counsel

1 CPD Unit     Online

Professional skills
Online

The Briefing Counsel course covers the following key topics in order to ensure the efficient and cost effective use of counsel:

  • An introduction, background and history of briefing
  • When to brief
  • Who to brief
  • How to brief
  • Preparing for and instructing in court
  • Direct briefing
  • Seminar questions and discussion

Anthony Young SC, Nicole Papaleo & Luke Stanistreet

1 CPD units

Member $99.00
Non-Member $141.00

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An introduction to cyber security for small practice

1 CPD Unit    Videocast

Practice management and business skills
Online

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.

Recorded on 15 February 2018
Tony Vizza, Cyber Security Practice Manager, Sententia

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Analyse the pros and cons of key decisions

0.25 CPD Unit    Online

Professional skills
Online

Decision making is a part of life, both in and out of work. No matter who you are or what you do, you’ll be making decisions each and every day. As a leader in an organization, your decision making responsibility only increases. All leaders, no matter where you work, are presented with numerous opportunities to make decisions—some big, others small. Your ability to make good decisions in a timely manner will certainly impact your ability to lead and manage. The better your decisions, the stronger the leader you’ll be. 

This course is best used for larger decisions or one you’re having trouble making. Yet whatever the situation may be, it should be a decision you have time to think about; one that does not need to be made on the spot. This course will help you build your decision making capabilities. The more you use the process, the stronger your skills will be, and soon you’ll be able to perform this type of process instinctually. By completing this course, you will be able to analyze essential information and the pros and cons of key decisions. 

0.25 CPD units

Member $45.00
Non-Member $65.00

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Articulate the attributes of your ideas

0.25 CPD Unit    Online

Professional skills
Online

If we struggle to communicate our thoughts and have trouble getting others to listen to and accept our ideas, our ability to succeed diminishes. To be truly successful in any role, we must be able to clearly and confidently express our opinions in a way that leads others to engage in our conversations and to consider implementing our ideas. When do this, we greatly increase our influence, as well as our ability to succeed in anything we do. Strengthening your ability to capture people’s attention and have them consider your ideas is really not that hard. More than anything, it just takes practice. While there is no magic formula, there are a few key elements that when in place will make a difference in your communication.

By completing this course, you will know how to confidently articulate the positive attributes and benefits of your ideas.

0.25 CPD units

Member $45.00
Non-Member $65.00

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Australian privacy principles

1 CPD Unit     Online

Substantive law
Online

This online module covers the following:

  • Privacy legislation overview – the Privacy Act, the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act, the APPs and Credit Reporting Code of Conduct
  • Understanding the key definitions relating to information – personal information, sensitive information and the different kinds of credit information
  • Privacy compliance – what should organisations do to comply with the new laws?
  • What are the APPs – a summary of the obligations
  • ·Privacy breaches – prevention, reporting and management
  • Some practical tips for lawyers to help clients manage the privacy reforms

1 CPD units

Member $99.00
Non-Member $141.00

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Be open to different solutions

 0.25 CPD Unit     Online

Professional skills
Online

During the negotiation process we want to achieve the best possible outcome. While we certainly want a solution that is good for both parties, the reality is we all want to reach a solution that is beneficial for us individually. This is natural and to be expected. With that said, there are a number of ways to go about achieving this goal, some good, others not. 

Sometimes we start the negotiation process with a specific solution in mind, and thus miss the opportunity for an even better agreement. Increasing your flexibility and willingness to listen to and consider a variety of solutions will always be beneficial. Even if you don’t like the idea or are unsure of its benefits, being open-minded will never hurt and will always help, each and every time.

By completing this course, you will know how to stay open to various and creative solutions.

0.25 CPD units

Member $45.00
Non-Member $65.00

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Blended Mental Health First Aid for Legal Professionals (50374)

21 and 28 June 2021
 5 CPD Units    Live online workshop and e-learning  
 10:00 AM   12:30 PM
professional
Online 

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: 
Legal Super

Miriam Wyzenbeek, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, and Wellbeing Coordinator, Law Society of NSW, Mental Health First Aid Australia Accredited Instructor

Non-Member $215.00
Member $150.00

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Blockchain 101 for Lawyers

1 CPD Unit     Online

Practice management and business skills
Online

This is an introduction to block chain technology for lawyers with an update on the crash of cryptocurrencies in 2018. 
Clearly, a technology capable of rendering banks, governmental functions and many long-established business processes nearly irrelevant cannot help but affect the practice of law. You can let your imagination run with that for a moment. Changes are already taking shape in the fields of securities, real estate, insurance, intellectual property, and banking and so on. 

Lydia Early

1 CPD units

Member $99.00
Non-Member $141.00

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Body language

0.25 CPD Unit     Online

Professional skills
Online

Body language forms an essential part of communication, with the interpretation of non-verbal signals as important as understanding what’s being said. In some cases first impressions are formed without a word being spoken. This module explores the interpretation of body language, eye contact, gestures, and facial expressions in everyday communication.

0.25 CPD units

Member $40.00
Non-Member $55.00

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Build your network

0.25 CPD Unit     Online

Professional skills
Online

It’s certainly true the more you know about your colleagues, the more you will be able to tap into their strengths and capabilities to improve your own performance. At the same time you can be supportive of their work and goals, as well as contribute to building a team and organization that works well together and achieves great results.

This course will show you how to meet with your co-workers to learn more about their past work experience, their current role and responsibilities, as well as their core strengths and capabilities. By completing this course, you will know how to build relationships with colleagues to learn about their role, skills, and expertise.

0.25 CPD units

Member $45.00
Non-Member $65.00

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Building the skills to create and realise ideas

1 CPD Unit     Online

Professional skills
Online

This course is designed to build your skills to create and realise ideas. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • Seek Out the Ideas and Opinions of Others
  • Seeking Out Cutting Edge Ideas
  • Show Good Judgement Regarding Creative Ideas
  • When Are You Most Creative?

You can find a full description of each module here.

1 CPD units

Member $95.00
Non-Member $135.00

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Building trust in the virtual environment

0.25 CPD Unit     Online

Professional skills
Online

One of the most important aspects of leading others is building trust. Trust sets the tone for any working relationship and creates the environment for great work to flow. When trust is present, leaders know their employees are working hard to achieve their goals and objectives, while at the same time employees know their leader believes in them to do the job they were hired to do—without the need to continually check in and monitor progress. When trust does not exist, leaders are weary, and are not sure if their employees are doing what they’re supposed to do. So leaders call and email, and call again. Yet constant phone calls and emails to monitor progress wear employees down. This lack of trust hurts work relationships as well as performance because employees are left to question every decision they make, and are not free to do their work in the way they think is best. 

By completing this course, you will learn how to shift your mindset to successfully build trust and lead others in the virtual environment.

0.25 CPD units

Member $45.00
Non-Member $65.00

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Building trust with others

0.25 CPD Unit     Online

Professional skills
Online

To create trust and respect with others, it is essential all leaders build collaborative relationships with their colleagues. These relationships can help ensure you have the support, resources, and network to be successful in any role, while showing others how you can support them and contribute to the organization.

This course will teach you what you can do to get to know your colleagues and co-workers. By completing this course, you will know how to build trust with others by building relationships with your colleagues.

0.25 CPD units

Member $45.00
Non-Member $65.00

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Business Law - Business succession planning and superannuation

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

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

This presentation will focus on the legal and practical issues which legal advisors and their clients should consider when addressing the topic of business succession planning for private businesses. In particular, this session will cover the following key topics:

  • The value of an effective and well drafted buy/sell agreement for multi-owner businesses.
  • Key terms of a buy/sell agreement.
  • Funding issues and structuring insurance arrangements.
  • Issues with superannuation policy ownership.
  • Tax implications arising from buy/sell arrangements.
  • Other stakeholder agreements (such as shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and unitholder agreements).
  • Employment / management succession plans.
  • Intergenerational family succession planning.

Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 27 November 2020
Amanda Comelli*, Senior Associate, Brown Wright Stein

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Business Law - Drafting contracts of employment

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

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

At the most basic level, an employment relationship is a contractual relationship between an employee, who promises to perform duties for an employer, and an employer, who agrees to remunerate the employee for that service.  An employment contract may be verbal or in writing, and when in writing it can be constituted by one document or a series of communications.  It is best practice to have a comprehensive, written contract of employment in place for all employees, but unfortunately not all employment contracts are created equal.

In this presentation, we will cover:

  • what should be included in a written contract in relation to an employee's duties, types of employment, hours of work and location;
  • how an employee's remuneration and other financial and non-financial benefits should be dealt with in the contract;
  • why it is important to include effective confidentiality restrictions and intellectual property protections;
  • how to deal with the termination of the employment relationship and related issues;
  • how to prepare and draft effective post-termination restrictions; and;
  • how an employment contract interrelates with relevant modern awards, enterprise agreements, the National Employment Standards, and company policies and procedures.

Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 27 November 2020
Brett Feltham*, Partner, Gadens

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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