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Marketing a small business

1 CPD Unit   Videocast     
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 (formerly known as Rule 57) requirements of Practice Management, and Business Skills (1 CPD units).

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Recorded on 16 Feb 2017
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales.

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Principles of class actions - How to advise your clients

1.25 CPD Units Videocast    
Class Actions are increasingly common. There is a plethora of case decisions on many aspects of class actions.

This session will give you a basic understanding of the principles of class actions in the NSW Supreme Court and the Federal Court. It will help you advise your clients who may be group members, possible defendants or cross defendants.

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Recorded on 22 February 2017
Ben Slade, Principal, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Premium price: $120

Standard price: $170

What is a blockchain? - Impact in the legal profession

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
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 (formerly known as Rule 57) requirements of Professional Skills (1 CPD units).

What is a blockchain and how does it impact the legal profession. Blockchain technology enables a cryptographically secure network of transactions that can be seen by all users on the network. It also enables digital currency exchanges, smart contracts, asset tracking and verification of users or assets. Depending on its use and purpose, blockchain technology can solve a number of problems.

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  • eliminates double-spending
  • authenticates users
  • reduces the risk of fraud or mistakes
  • increases the speed of transactions.
Recorded on 20 March 2017
Dr Philippa Ryan, Lecturer & Barrister, University of Technology Sydney

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Ethics and technology

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
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 (formerly known as Rule 57) requirements of Ethics and Professional Responsibility (1 CPD units).

In this podcast Linden Barnes will provide a practical, interactive discussion using hypothetical situations to test your knowledge and think differently about how to manage ethical dilemmas.

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  • Ethical social media – getting your name out there ethically
  • Courtesy online
  • Confidentiality in a changing practice environment
Recorded on 20 March 2017
Linden Barnes, Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Effective estate litigation - Common issues encountered in probate and family provision litigation

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
In this seminar session Asheetha Jelliffe will be looking at common issues encountered in Probate and Family Provision litigation.
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  • who should be joined as parties or served with notices, including consideration of issues that arise when caveats are lodged or when there is 'notional estate'
  • what type of evidence the Court expects
  • what the court expects from practitioners in case management and costs
Recorded on 30 March 2017
Asheetha Jelliffe, Senior Associate, Teece Hodgson & Ward Solicitors and Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates Law

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

No Will? Dealing with intestacy

1.25 CPD Units Videocast     
Intestacy occurs when the whole or a part of the estate of a deceased person is not disposed of by a will.

This session will address the practical considerations that lawyers need to take into account when a person dies intestate.

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Recorded on 30 March 2017
Margaret Pringle, Chalfont Chambers

Premium price: $120

Standard price: $170

New changes to the Retail Leases Act - What you need to know

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Anthony Herro will present a dynamic seminar that will bring you up to date on all the key changes to the Retail Leases Act brought about the Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2017 that was passed on 21st February 2017.
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Recorded on 5 May 2017
Anthony Herro, Principal, Herro Solicitors

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

IT requirements for the sole practitioner

0.5 CPD Unit Videocast    
This is a highlights basic IT skills session for solicitors thinking about starting their own sole practice and explains the trips & traps of cybersecurity.
Recorded on 15 June 2017
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Frank Downes,Juris IT Services

Premium price: $65

Standard price: $95

How to bill clients while recovering costs and making a profit

0.5 CPD Unit Videocast   
Using Accounting Information what are the steps required to prepare a charge out rate for your legal staff to recover full costs and earn a profit?  This videocast discusses the processes used to generate forecasts of business activity and the measurement and analysis of costs and their drivers to be able to prepare budgets that enable the determination of future financial performance.
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  • Business Process and Accounting
  • Revenues, Liabilities and Owners Equity
  • Costs – Assets and Expenses
  • Developing Cost Estimates for Operating Overhead Costs
  • Developing Cost Estimates for Labour Costs
  • Planning Revenue Generating Activity Levels – (HOURS)
  • Calculation of Labour Charge out rates
  • Break-even and Profit Planning
  •  Understanding Revenues & Expenses and their drivers. 
Recorded on 7 July 2017
Greg Pazmandy, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney

Premium price: $65

Standard price: $95

Reading and interpreting financial statements

0.5 CPD Unit Videocast    
Financial Reports, comprising the Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flows, are not just numbers. They contain meaningful information about an organisation’s past performance that enable the identification of strengths and weaknesses … if you know where to look.

Financial statements prepared using accounting rules are required by many stakeholders, including owners, creditors, government etc. This presentation has as its objective the development of accounting knowledge so as to be able read and interpret financial statements.

Overall, you will gain an understanding of the how accounting information provides a valuable insight into business operations. You will be able to utilise this knowledge to analyse and investigate business operations.

Facilitator overview: Greg Pazmandy is a senior lecturer in accounting at UTS specialising in the areas of business analysis and valuation. His research interests include capital markets and corporate governance issues.

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An understanding of accounting terminology and the information products generated by the accounting system is a fundamental requirement for business professionals as accounting:

  • Is the measurement language used in all aspects of commercial, government and not for profit sector operations

  • Processes are supported by regulations in the form of standards as well as legislative pronouncements that underpin the preparation and presentation of financial reports
  • Knowledge of the information content of financial reports provides the fundamental knowledge required for the operating, investing and financing activities of business organisations.

Reading and Interpreting Financial Statements

  • What is the relationship between business and accounting?
  • Business – Physical and Financial Aspects
  • Are there rules and regulations covering the preparation of accounting reports?
  • Accounting language – what are the five “5” most common terms?
  • What is an accrual and how do they impact on business?
  • How do I investigate a business organisation using financial statements?

This practical course will develop participant skills to:

  • Be comfortable with reading financial reports
  • Be familiar with finance and accounting terminology
  • Understand the impact of transactions on the financial performance, financial position and cash flows of a business
  • Use financial reports to generate business intelligence
  • Gain insight into how financial statements are prepared
  • Use financial analysis tools to identify the strengths, weaknesses and risks of a company
  • Use financial statements to gain a more meaningful insight into a business from a stakeholder perspective, be it owner, government, creditor, etc.

Recorded on 7 July 2017
Greg Pazmandy, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney

Premium price: $65

Standard price: $95

Dealing with clients with (possible) impaired mental capacity

1.5 CPD Unit Videocast    
This session covers topics including: what signs to look for, how to distinguish mere signs of ageing from impairment of mental capacity, when and how to have the client’s mental capacity formally assessed to protect your client (and your firm), what the assessment needs to test for, obtaining an opinion that meets the relevant legal test for the issue, and a discussion of the different legal tests for eg testamentary capacity, powers of attorney, and other transactions.
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Therese Catanzariti, 13 Wentworth Chambers; Dr Jane Lonie PhD, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

Premium price: $105

Standard price: $150

Vicarious trauma

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Jace Cannon-Brooks will address some tips on identifying and dealing with trauma to cover Rule 6.1.3
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Recorded on 20 September 2017
Jace Cannon-Brookes, Clinical Psychologist & Co-Director of Birchtree Centre of Excellence

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

The mindful leader with Michael Bunting

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
This videocast of an evening with Michael Bunting will examine important skills and behaviours for leaders to practice in their day-to-day worklife. It will look at how mindfulness can enable you to improved organisational effectiveness. 
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Topics explored include: 

  • An introduction to the 7 Disciplines of Mindful Leaders,
  • The impact of leadership on organisational effectiveness, mental health and trust,
  • The what, why and how of mindfulness, and
  • Brief overview of resources.
Recorded on 8 February 2018
Michael Bunting, a globally recognised authority on mindfulness and leadership.

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Overview of the new CTP scheme

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
The Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2017 (NSW) was passed by New South Wales Parliament on 30 March 2017 and was assented to on 4 April 2017. The Bill introduces a new NSW Compulsory-Third Party (‘CTP’) Accidents Scheme which replaces the scheme under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW). It is anticipated that the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (NSW) (‘the Act’) will commence on or about 1 December 2017. It will only apply to motor accidents occurring after its commencement. So what does this mean for you and your clients?
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This informative seminar will unpack the following:

  • Critical features of the Motor Accidents Injuries Act 2017 
  • The Motor Accident Amendment Regulation 2017 and Motor Accidents Guidelines 2017
  •  Practical tips for operating legal practice under new CTP scheme 
  • How will the new Dispute Resolution System work?
Recorded on 21 February 2018
Tim Concannon, Partner, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Property law update in a nutshell

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

This session will include: 
  • 2017 edition of the contract for sale and purchase of land,
  • the Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2017,
  • transitioning to electronic conveyancing,
  • proposed changes to the GST treatment of new and newly subdivided residential property, and
  • reforms to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Online
Recorded on 28 February 2018
Tony Cahill, Legal author and presenter

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Criminal law changes: Major sentencing reforms

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
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Recorded on 14 March 2018
Manny Conditsis, Senior Trial Advocate, Accredited Specialist Criminal Law, Conditsis Lawyers

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Data breach notifications and governance

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Effective 22 February 2018, the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will include a mandatory data breach notification scheme for all organisations (public or private) regulated under the Act. This session will cover the key concepts under the Privacy Act and the implications of the scheme for legal practitioners and their respective clients.
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Specifically, topics to be covered:
  • Specifically, The scope of the mandatory data breach notification scheme 
  • What types of breaches or incidents are eligible data breaches and therefore notifiable 
  • Factors to consider when making a decision whether an incident is notifiable or not 
  • The notification process and the role of lawyers Data governance and how to develop a data breach plan for your practice and or for your clients 
  • Data breach examples and future developments
Recorded on 12 March 2018
Olga Ganopolsky, General Counsel - Privacy and DataLegal and Governance - Group Legal, Commercial, Macquarie Group Limited

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Notional estates

1.5 CPD Unit Videocast    
The notional estate provisions of the Succession Act confer powers on the Court that enable it to nullify attempts by a deceased to frustrate family provision claims. They have been in force for over 33 years, yet there remains a need for guidance as to the way a potential notional estate claim can be evaluated.

This presentation examines the legislation and the way it has been applied. The objective is to facilitate a better understanding of the provisions and their likely application, especially in novel or seldom trodden circumstances.
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Recorded on 20 March 2018
Darryl Browne, Principal, Browne Linkenbagh Legal Services

Premium price: $120

Standard price: $170

Revocation of wills

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
This session will expand upon practical knowledge for the revocation of wills.

It will cover key themes such as: 

  • Voluntary revocation - intention, 
  • Involuntary revocation - by law, and 
  • Dependant relative revocation or conditional revocation.
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Recorded on 20 March 2018
The Honourable William Victor Windeyer AM RFD ED, Former Judge of The Supreme Court of New South Wales

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Intestate entitlements and tackling difficult matters

1.5 CPD Unit Videocast    
This session will be exploring intestate entitlement. 
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Key learnings from this session include:
  • Practical hints and tips 
  • Resources Searches 
  • Proofs Secondary proofs 
  • Next of kin applications
Recorded on 20 March 2018
Margaret Pringle, Barrister, Chalfont Chambers

Premium price: $105

Standard price: $150

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