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“Treating doctor” evidence is the new black of expert opinion in mental capacity cases: guidance for treating doctor reports - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit   Recorded webinar  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This recorded webinar was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Wills & Estates stream. 

This session looks at Chant v Curcurato [2021] NSWSC 751 (per Hallen J) to establish how “treating doctor” evidence is used by the court.  It examines:

  • Factual background
  • Treating doctor evidence
  • Lessons from Curcurato
  • Issues yet to be clarified

This videocast was originally captured during the 2021 Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 – Wills and Estates stream.

Recorded on 05 August 2021
Hayley Bennett, Barrister, New Chambers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Assessing damages in a dust diseases claim – what you need to know - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Videocast

This recorded webinar was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Personal Injury stream. 

This session looks at:

  • Dust Diseases Claims
  • Statistics for the 2020 Calendar Year
  • Current Statistics and Future Projections of Mesothelioma
  • Silicosis - an old disease
  • Types of Compensation Available
  • Statutory Compensation Schemes
  • Court process and claims
  • General Damages
  • Damages for Loss of Expectation of life
  • Past and future medical and treatment expenses
  • Past and future loss of income/wages
  • Care claims – Sections 15A and 15B of the Civil Liability Act 2002
  • Care Claims – Section 15A of the Civil Liability Act 2002
  • Care claims – Section 15B of the Civil Liability Act 2002
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Joanne Wade* , State Practice Group Leader, Slater and Gordon Lawyers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Back to the office - mandatory rule 6.1 - recorded webinar

 3 CPD Units  Recorded webinar
Ethics & professional responsibility
Practice management and business skills
Professional skills
Online

This session was recorded on 03 February 2022 as part of the Back to the office - mandatory rule 6.1 live webinar.

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

Topics include: 

  • Managing risks for law firms returning to the office after lockdown - This session will provide tips to assist a smooth transition for legal teams returning to the office, in consultation with recent guidance including: the FWO’s guidance to assist employers with managing safe work practices, the NSW government’s roadmap and remaining restrictions for vaccinated and unvaccinated employees, workers compensation claims and the NSW no-fault COVID-19 indemnity scheme, and an update on the status of case law involving employees that did not comply with COVID-19 vaccination mandates. 
  • Managing challenging working relationships and building skills in difficult conversations - This session will provide a timely opportunity for participants to reflect on what tools might be useful to build repertoire in identifying, naming and managing conflict, and what are the difficult conversations that might be required and what might they sound like. 
  • Legal Ethics - This session will take you through various cases to help you tackle ethical issues in daily practice. 

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.

Recorded on 3 February 2022
Sarah Wood, Principal, Gilchrist Connell
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Dr Rosemary Howell, Chairman, Strategic Action Pty Ltd

3 CPD units

Non-Member $420.00
Member $295.00

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Commercial Litigation - SME insolvency: critique of voluntary administration and safe harbour restructuring, phoenix activity and promised debtor-in-possession reform

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

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

2020 has been a year for corporate insolvency law that no one could have predicted. After the Pandemic lockdown started many predicted a tsunami of corporate and personal insolvency but this hasn’t happened (yet). Recently, the government announced the most important reform proposal in small-to-medium business insolvency since 1993 (a new debtor-in-possession procedure for SMEs and streamlined liquidations). 2021 should be a big year for insolvency lawyers and this seminar reflects on the legal tools we can work with.

Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 26 November 2020
Ben Sewell, Principal, Sewell & Kettle Lawyers

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Cybersecurity issues for property transactions

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

Overview:

  • Email scams
  • Cyber fraud
  • Insurance
  • Cybercrime resources
  • Cybercrime and eConveyancing
  • Priority notices

Recorded on 27 February 2020
Greg Channell, Solicitor and eConveyancing Consultant

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Disability and employment - videocast

1 CPD Unit    Videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This videocast was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Employment & Industrial Law stream. 

Around 2.1 million people with disability in Australia are of working age.  This session looks at the following topics around disability and employment:

  • What do the numbers tell us?
  • Segregated employment
  • Disability discrimination issues – areas of unlawful conduct; reasonable adjustments; inherent requirements
  • Intersection of WHS laws and disability discrimination

Recorded on 15 July 2021
Kate Eastman AM SC, Barrister, New Chambers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Electronic contracts for property law

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

Overview:

  • What is an electronic signature?
  • Sale of land and e-signatures
  • e-signatures, guarantees and deeds
  • Savings and limitations
  • Preventing emails forming a binding contract
  • Cases

Recorded on 27 February 2020
Mark Swan, Special Counsel, Mills Oakley

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Government Solicitors Conference 2021 - recorded webinar

10 CPD Unit   Recorded webinar 
Ethics and professional responsibility
Practice management and business skills
Professional skills
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

These recordings were captured as part of the 2021 Government Solicitors Conference.

Each year, the Government Solicitors Committee convenes the Government Solicitors Conference, bringing together leading experts in the legal profession to discuss important and topical aspects of government practice.

Topics from the 2021 conference include:

  • Reflections on the virtual courtroom experience during a pandemic
  • Judicial review where non-statutory functions meet statutory discretions
  • Optimising governance processes – lessons from recent audits
  • Information and Privacy Commission – new law and functions

Click here to see the full list of sessions and speakers.

Recorded on 07 September 2021
The Honourable Justice Steven Rares, Judge, Federal Court of Australia, President, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration
Her Honour Judge Dina Yehia SC, District Court of New South Wales
The Honourable Justice Brigitte Markovic Judge, Federal Court of Australia
Chris D’Aeth, Executive Director & Principal Registrar, Supreme Court of New South Wales
Paul Coady, Barrister, Public Defenders Chambers
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, Senior Counsel, 5 Wentworth Chambers
Kate Boyd, Deputy Secretary, General Counsel, NSW Department Premier and Cabinet
Craig Badings, Partner, SenateSHJ
Marina Olsen, Partner, Banki Haddock Fiora
Dr Ashley Tsacalos, Partner, Clayton Utz
Dr Amanda Sapienza, Senior Solicitor, Crown Solicitors Office
Greg Wrobel, Partner, Holding Redlich
Lyn Nicholson, General Counsel, Corporate & Commercial, Holding Redlich
Professor Jeannie Marie Paterson, Professor of Law and Co-Director for the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics, The University of Melbourne
Dr Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
Professor Edward Santow, UTS, Former Australian Human Rights Commissioner
Rowan McRae, Executive Director, Civil Justice, Access and Equity, Victoria Legal Aid
Bret Walker AO SC, Barrister, 5th Floor St James Hall
Elizabeth Tydd, CEO, Information Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commission NSW
Dr Juliet Lucy, Barrister, St James Hall Chambers

10 CPD units

Non-Member $465.00
Member $330.00

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Implications of the new signing and witnessing provisions – recorded webinar

1.5 CPD Units  Recorded webinar  
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

1.5 CPD units

Member $110.00
Non-Member $155.00

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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

2 CPD units

Member $170.00
Non-Member $240.00

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Is your organisation ready for a cyber incident? Practical lessons on preparing and managing data breaches, vulnerabilities and confidential information

1.5 CPD Units  Videocast
Practice management and business skills
Professional skills
Online
One year on from the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, join leading industry experts as, through the use of case studies, they reflect on 2018 and how the cyber landscape in Australia has changed, as well as what is in store for 2019. Our experts will also address data protection and breach of confidentiality, the risks facing your organisation following a cyber incident and key trends in cyber incident response including a deep dive on the impacts of cybercrime. Real life examples of the claims being made on Group Cyber and Professional Indemnity policies will be explored. 

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • How has the market responded to cybercrime? Key trends in cyber incident response
  • The legal, business and operational issues impacting your organisation following a cyber incident
  • Still a risk to your organisation? The importance of third party vendor risk management
  • Protecting confidentiality of client data after Panama Papers and Paradise Papers
  • Examine new exposures to claims for breach of duty of confidentiality
  • Private actions for breaches of data privacy rights, including plaintiff class actions
  • What the Barbican Group Cyber Policy covers for legal practices insured with Lawcover
  • War stories from the claims made to date on the Group Cyber Policy
  • War stories from the claims for third party loss on the Professional Indemnity Policy
  • Elements of a successful forensic investigation, both technical and operational
  • Leveraging forensic investigation findings to inform other areas of an organisation’s response 
  • Current statistics on Cybercrime events involving solicitors in NSW
  •  Vulnerabilities to any security system

Recorded March 2019
Peter Leonard, Principal at Data Synergies and Professor of Practice at UNSW Business School
Jen McMillan, Legal Practice Consultant, Lawcover
Richard Berkahn, Senior Associate, Clyde & Co
Reece Corbett-WilkinsSenior Associate, Clyde & Co
Nick Klein, Managing Director, Klein & Co
Jim Sofiak, Chief Trust Account Investigator, The Law Society of NSW 

1.5 CPD units

Member $110.00
Non-Member $155.00

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Law Enforcement Conduct Commission - Videocast

1.5 CPD Units  Videocast  

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

1.5 CPD units

Member $110.00
Non-Member $155.00

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Law Enforcement Conduct Commission & the Law Enforcement (Powers & Responsibilities) Act 2002 - A case study

1.5 CPD Units Videocast    
Ethics & professional responsibility
Substantive law
Online
When considering complaints about police misconduct, the provisions of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (LEPRA) are vital when making any such assessment. What should not be overlooked are the provisions of the Code of Practice for Crime, Code of Conduct and other police documentation relevant to police conduct generally.

The intention of this videocast is to provide a case study that practitioners may consider for themselves prior to watching. At the conclusion of the videocast, after the relevant provisions have been considered, participants should view the annotated document (below) showing an analysis of the information provided in the case study.

Practitioners are invited to closely consider the case study prior to watching so as to enable them to ascertain how detailed and accurate their own understanding of both LEPRA and police practice guidelines relevant to police conduct
Recorded on 6 March 2019
Presenter:
Patrick Saidi, Commissioner for Oversight, Law Enforcement Conduct Commission
Chair: Penny Musgrave, Principal, Musgrave Solicitors

1.5 CPD units

Member $110.00
Non-Member $155.00

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Leadership Impact - videocast

0.75 CPD Units Videocast    
Practice management and business skills
Online

In this videocast, Duncan Young examines different leadership styles, including their strengths, blind spots, and how each style can impact the performance and culture of the teams that they lead.

Recorded on 20 March 2020
Duncan Young, Director, Duncan Young Consulting 

0.75 CPD units

Member $85.00
Non-Member $120.00

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Legal costs: to sue or not to sue - videocast

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
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Online

Professional skills component of Mandatory rule 6.1 including the following topics:

  • What are legal costs?
  • What are your options with a bad debt?
  • Failure to disclose costs
  • Cost assessment 

Recorded on 05 December 2019
John Fleming, Costs Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Legal ethics for property lawyers

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

Online

Update on legal ethics for property lawyers

  • Regulatory framework
  • NSW Legal Profession Uniform Law
  • Professional conduct & practice rules
  • Dealing with the court & other lawyers
  • Inadvertent disclosure
  • Undertakings
  • Dealing with the media

Recorded on 27 February 2020
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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Mandatory Rule 6.1 - All Law - recorded webinar

  3 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar  
Ethics and professional responsibilityLS3179_Course_Essential.png
  Practice management and business skills
Professional skills
Videocast

This Mandatory Rule 6.1 - was recorded online with no audience for minimal interruptions. 

Topics include:

  • Writing to make an impact
  • Compliance management 
  • Ethics: Discussion of cases
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.
Recorded on October 2021
Lisa Butler, Managing Director, The Talea Group
Frances Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales 
Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

3 CPD units

Non-Member $420.00
Member $295.00

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Mandatory rule 6.1 - government lawyers videocast

4 CPD Unit Videocast    
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Online

Overview: 

Legal experts discuss some of the current issues faced by government legal practitioners. 

Topics include:

  • Legal ethics for government lawyers
  • Legal professional privilege 
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Productivity & delegation

Recorded on 26 February 2020
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Francis Moffitt, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW
Tiffany Wong, Barrister, Banco Chambers
Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

4 CPD units

Member $335.00
Non-Member $480.00

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Mandatory Rule 6.1 - Small law and sole practitioners - videocast

3 CPD Unit Videocast    



Online

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

  • Branding your practice
  • Legal ethics
  • Building client relationships

Recorded on 13 February 2020

Kristin Hancock, Director, Font & Swatch
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

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

3 CPD units

Member $295.00
Non-Member $420.00

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Meet some of the Senior Judicial Registrars: Practical tips for proceedings in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia - videocast


 1.5 CPD Units Videocast
 5:00 PM  6:30 PM


Online
In this insightful and interactive session, a panel of renowned Senior Judicial Registrars give practical tips for conducting proceedings in the FCFCOA. Topics covered include procedural court lists, case management pathways, the new forms, and whether a case is appropriate for Division 1 or 2. This course is complimentary.

Recorded 16 November 2021

Chair

Cassandra Banks, Jr Vice President, The Law Society of NSW; Principal Solicitor, CB Legal

Panellists

Senior Judicial Registrar Brett McGrath (Sydney)

Senior Judicial Registrar Sharney Jenkinson (Sydney)

Senior Judicial Registrar Dr Anna Parker (Melbourne)

Senior Judicial Registrar Lisa O’Neill (Queensland)


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1.50 CPD units

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Mental health issues impacting rural law practice

1 CPD Unit  videocast  

Online

There are unique challenges and stressors facing rural communities, particularly affecting men's mental health and legal practice. In this session, Mary O’Brien, Founder and CEO of ‘Are you bogged mate?’, discusses the following issues with Miriam Wyzenbeek:  

  • The mental health challenges and stressors impacting rural law practice 

  • Starting those tough conversations, including how to talk about and raise awareness of mental health 

  • The signs to look out for and ways of being supportive 

  • The importance of being proactive in looking after your mental health 

  • Where to go to for help 

  • The strengths and resilience of rural communities 

This videocast was originally captured during the 2021 Rural Issues Conference and is complimentary to view here.

Recorded on 29 October 2021
Mary O’Brien, CEO, Are you Bogged Mate?
In conversation with Miriam Wyzenbeek, Wellbeing Manager, The Law Society of NSW

1.00 CPD units

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Persuasive messaging - videocast

0.75 CPD Units Videocast    
professional skills
Online
 

In this videocast, communication expert Duncan Young will show you how to make verbal presentations and messaging persuasive.  Duncan will explain what makes communication engaging and compelling, what can detract from your message, and how to use storytelling to enliven your presentations.

Recorded on 20 March 2020
Duncan Young, Director, Duncan Young Consulting

0.75 CPD units

Member $85.00
Non-Member $120.00

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Practical aspects of ethics: duties, conflicts and issues - videocast

1 CPD Unit Videocast    

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Online

Ethics and professional responsibility component of Mandatory rule 6.1 on 5 December 2019 including the following topics:

  • Regulatory environment
  • Duties and obligations
  • Dealing with Court, other solicitors and parties
  • Examples: conflicts, witnesses, instructions, problems, complaints

Recorded on 05 December 2019
Paul Monaghan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Productivity and delegation skills - videocast

1 CPD Unit Videocast  
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Online

This recording was the Practice management and business skills component of Mandatory rule 6.1 on 5 December 2019 including the following topics:

  • Systemising prioritisation
  • Productivity skills
  • Benefits of delegating
  • Practice management systems

Recorded on 05 December 2019
Glenda Carry,  Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, The Law Society of New South Wales

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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