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Inheritance-Aspects of superannuation

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

In this ‘Inheritance - aspects of Superannuation’ seminar your facilitator Michael Hallinan will explore key topics such as: 

  • Inheritance Rules of “super benefit”,
  • Inheritance of “super pensions”,
  • Inheritance of “Control” (only applies to SMSFS),
  • Consensual modification of inheritance rules,
  • Contested Inheritance, 
  • Overriding inheritance rules. 
Online
Recorded on 20 March 2018
Michael Hallinan BA LLB CTA SSA, Special Counsel (Superannuation), Townsends Business and Corporate Lawyers

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $150

How to advise your client on the benefits of eConveyancing & other crucial updates

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Online
Recorded on 27 March 2018
Tony Cahill, Legal author and presenter

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Risk management planning for property lawyers

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Online

Topics covered are:

  • Review of importance of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in legal practice, including historical examples of poor risk management planning and the consequences
  • Overview of the Risk Management Process – ISO31000 Risk Management Principles
  • How to developing and integrate a practical Risk Management Plan into your property/legal practice
Recorded on 27 March 2018
Paul Watkins, General Counsel, Australia, Stewart Title Limited

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Buying and selling ethics - No, ethics is not for sale

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
In this session ‘Buying and Selling Ethics - No, ethics are not for sale’ Linden Barnes will provide a practical, interactive discussion using hypothetical situations to test your knowledge and think differently about how to manage ethical dilemmas. In this session as a group you will explore the effect ethics have on advising clients on their property issues.
Online
Recorded on 27 March 2018
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, the Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Update on ethics - Current issues in ethics for solicitors

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Online
Topics covered are:
  • Regulatory environment 
  • Duties and obligations 
  • Dealing with Court, other solicitors and parties 
  • Examples: conflicts, witnesses, instructions, problems, complaints
Recorded on 29 March 2018
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Cost conundrums - Common questions asked by practitioners

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Online
This presentation will involve questions received by the Costs Unit. It will cover areas such as:
  • Costs disclosure and estimate 
  • How the costs capping provisions operate 
  • What security can a practitioner take for their fees 
  • Costs assessment
Recorded on 29 March 2018
John Fleming, Costs Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Social media for lawyers

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Online
In this session, Sue-Ella will look at how lawyers can use social media to build networks, profile expertise, and win business.

This session will cover:
  • Different social media platforms How to align social media with your business strategy
  • Content and social media Networks and networking 
  • Useful tips
Recorded on 29 March 2018
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Prodonovich Advisory

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Transitioning to eConveyancing: Mandating - how and when?

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

This session will explain the crucial points when mandating and what it means for your practice in 2018 & 2019. 

Topics covered:

  • Relevant mandated timelines for the transition
  • What do these mandates mean and why get on board?
  • Planning implications for your business  
  • Managing workflow
  • Digital disruption
  • Black v Garnock

Online
Recorded on 15 May 2018
Greg Channell and Tony Cahill

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Transitioning to eConveyancing: Setting up with the ELNO

0.75 CPD Unit Videocast    

This video looks at setting up with the ELNO, with practical tips and preparation for making the transition to eConveyancing a smooth one. This includes a short presentation from the Law Society Trust department outlining the rules needed to comply with transacting your conveyances electronically.

Topics covered:

  • How to make the transition to eConveyancing
  • Internal structures
  • Who can authorise and levels of authorisation
  • Multiple signers
  • Trust account rules
  • Audit requirements
Online
Recorded on 15 May 2018
Greg Channell and Tony Cahill

Premium price: $80

Standard price: $115

Transitioning to eConveyancing: Legal framework

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

This video will assist practitioners with understanding the legal aspect of conveyancing. It will outline the rules to which the practitioner has to adhere to when lodging electronically. There is also a short presentation from Revenue NSW.

Topics covered: 

  • The new Conveyancing Rules 
  • Participation Rules 
  • Digital signing 
  • The Attribution Rule 

Online
Recorded on 15 May 2018
Greg Channell and Tony Cahill

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Transitioning to eConveyancing: Subscriber Compliance

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

This video will address compliant examinations and the consequences of non-compliance; meeting your obligations and responsibilities under the Participation Rules; and how to build trust and confidence in electronic conveyancing.

Topics covered:

  • Areas of current concern
  • Reliance on Participation Rules
  • Client Authorisations
  • Verification of Identity (VOI)
  • Consequences of non-compliance
Online
Recorded on 15 May 2018
Greg Channell and Tony Cahill

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Transitioning to eConveyancing

    3.75CPD Unit Videocast    

The NSW Government has set a timeline for the transition to eConveyancing. This involves mandates that all standalone transfers and caveats must be lodged digitally as of 1 July 2018 and that all mainstream property transactions be completed electronically by 1 July 2019. This course will cover: 

Mandating - how and when?

This video will explain the crucial points when mandating and what it means for your practice in 2018 & 2019. 

Setting up with the ELNO

This video looks at setting up with the ELNO, with practical tips and preparation for making the transition a smooth one. This includes a short presentation from the Law Society Trust department outlining the rules needed to comply with transacting your conveyances electronically

Legal Framework

This video will outline the rules for practitioners to adhere to when lodging electronically. There is also a short presentation from Revenue NSW. 

Subscriber Compliance

This video will address compliance examinations and the consequences of non-compliance; meeting your obligations and responsibilities under the Participation Rules;and how to build trust and confidence in electronic conveyancing.

Online
Recorded on 15 May 2018
Greg Channell and Tony Cahill

Premium price: $270

Standard price: $390

GST at settlement and the new Contract for Sale

1.5 CPD Unit Videocast    
Details about the GST at Settlement measure that commences on 1 July 2018
  • What are the key changes 
  • What property transaction does the measure apply to Exclusions 
  • Transitional arrangements 
The process and specific requirements for Purchasers and Developers (their advisers/intermediaries) 
  • What the changes are 
  • The new process 
  • The two new forms 
  • Payment 
Plus significant change in the new edition of the contract and the new impacts on the contract.
Online
Recorded on 22 May 2018
Jonno Colman & Jeremy Geale, ATO
Tony Cahill, Legal Author and Presenter

Premium price: $105

Standard price: $150

Dealing with eCTs

 1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Electronic Certificates of Title, or eCTs, form part of the electronic conveyancing framework in NSW and are designed to replace Paper Certificates of Title. From mid-September all settlements involving a Discharge of Mortgage will involve an eCT. This session aims to inform participants of the requirements for dealing with eCT settlements.
Online

  • eCTs and CoRD Holder Consents
  • bulk conversion of Certificates of Title
  • eCTs and paper settlements
  • consenting to dealing (leases, plans, etc)
  • what will happen after mandating on 1 July 2019
Recorded on 21 August 2018
Greg Channell, Solicitor & eConveyancing Consultant
Tony Cahill, Legal Author & Presenter
David McDowell, eConveyancing Legal Consultant, Office of the Registrar General

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Ethics Seminar - videocast

1 CPD Units Videocast
This videocast is a recording of the 1 hour ethics component of the Mandatory Rule 6.1 that ran on 12 December 2018

Linden Barnes provides a practical, interactive discussion using hypothetical situations to test your knowledge and think differently about how to manage ethical dilemmas. 

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

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Practice and risk management systems - videocast

1 CPD Units Videocast
This videocast is a recording of the 1 hour Practice Management and Business skills component of the Mandatory Rule 6.1 that ran on 12 December 2018


Practice and risk management systems

  • Discuss the 10 objectives that are considered to be fundamental to ensuring compliance with the Uniform Law and solicitors’ professional obligations
  • How we communicate affects our relationships with clients either positively or negatively – you will hear simple and cost effective tools you can implement in your practice now to build positive relationships with your clients
  • Are you supervising as you should – top tips for supervisors and supervised solicitors.
 Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Law Enforcement Conduct Commission - Videocast

1.5 CPD Units Videocast    
Knowledge area: Substantive Law
Online
During this videocast you will hear about the genesis of LECC and the previous police oversight and investigation agencies in NSW. Our experts will discuss where LECC is at now, lessons learned and how the legal profession can engage with LECC to report suspected misconduct and ensure continued confidence in NSW law enforcement.
Recorded on 8 February 2019
Presenters:
Commissioner Lea Drake, Commissioner for Integrity, LECC
Andrew Tink, Reviewer of Police Oversight
Chair: Penny Musgrave, Principal, Musgrave Solicitors

Premium price: $105

Standard price: $150

Small Law - Finding new business from existing contacts

1 CPD Units Videocast    
Knowledge area: 
  • Professional skills
Online
This videocast is a recording of the Mandatory Rule 6.1 for small law practices recorded in February 2019. 

Most of the time, the opportunity for new business and business growth comes from our known networks. . In the videocast Sue-Ella will discuss:

  • Capturing referral sources
  • An easy system for tracking referrals
  • Analysing the client portfolio for opportunities
  • Asking for work and referrals
  • When cross selling isn’t a good idea
Recorded on 7 February 2019
Sue-Ella Prodonovich, Principal, Prodonovich Advisory

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Small Law - Update on ethics - videocast

1 CPD Units Videocast    
Knowledge area: Ethics and professional responsibility
Online
This videocast is a recording of the 1 hour ethics component of the Mandatory Rule 6.1 for small law practices. Linden Barnes provides an update on ethical issues and a discussion of conundrums relevant to your practice
Recorded on 7 February 2019
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

Small Law - Marketing for small law firms - videocast

1 CPD Units Videocast    
Knowledge area: Practice management and business skills
Online
Before you can define your marketing strategy, you first have to be clear on your area of practice and understand how your ideal clients find lawyers. This is why we have tailored this seminar on the fundamentals of marketing a law practice, specifically for practitioners in boutique law firms. In addition to breaking down marketing strategy into bit sized chunks, you will also gain some top tips that you can implement in your law practice straight away.
Recorded on 7 February 2019
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

Premium price: $90

Standard price: $125

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