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

3 CPD Unit    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 $295.00
Non-Member $420.00

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'We’re Not Gonna Take It: Parody, satire and damages in copyright law - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar
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Online
This session was recorded on 9 March 2022 as part of the 'We’re Not Gonna Take It: Parody, satire and damages in copyright law - live webinar.


Do you want to further develop your understanding of copyright law? This session will delve into the parody and satire defence in light of the recent Universal Music v Palmer decision. Come and listen to the lawyers from the firm that represented Universal Music in this matter and led this publishing giant to winning the case in court. 

Clive Palmer’s unlicensed use of Twisted Sister’s song We’re Not Gonna Take It in election advertising resulted in one of the highest awards of damages in a copyright case in Australia, and some further clarification about the parody or satire defence.  

Hear from the lawyers who successfully represented Universal Music in the case, including their insights on: 

  • issues around the originality and similarity of musical works; 

  • the scope of the parody and satire defence in the Copyright Act; 

  • assessment of compensatory damages (including the application of the “user principle” in copyright cases); and 

  • why the Court ordered one of the highest awards of additional damages ever for copyright infringement. 

Recorded on 9 March 2022
Clare Young, Special Counsel, Simpsons Solicitors
Sebastian Tonkin, Senior Associate, Simpsons Solicitors

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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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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2022 Specialist Accreditation Conference

4 & 5 August 2022
10 CPD Units   Blended


Day 1 - International Convention Centre, Sydney
Day 2 - Live online


Join us for a full day in-person event at the International Convention Centre, Sydney on 4 August 2022, followed by a half-day of live online webinars on 5 August 2022.

Hear from specialists and experts across the profession on a wide range of topics relevant to your practice. 

Attendees will receive 10 CPD units per specialist stream, with 6 hours of live in-person and 4 hours of live online webinars. Conference sessions will be recorded and made available after the event.

Please read our ticket sales Terms and Conditions here.

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10.00 CPD units

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A discussion of trending issues in Institutional Abuse - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit   Recorded webinar 
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

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

This session will provide an update on current topical issues in the field of institutional abuse including an update on recent case law (particularly NSW) on the following matters:

  • Breach
  • Causation
  • Vicarious liability
  • Damages
  • Ancillary issues such as unincorporated associations, permanent stays
  • Statutory obligations/liability

Recorded on 05 August 2021
Richard Royle, Barrister, Sir Owen Dixon Chambers
Danielle De Paoli*, Special Counsel, Maurice Blackburn

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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A recipe for clear legal writing: Essential ingredients - online interactive

1 CPD Unit    Online interactive

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 year in review - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar

Online
This session was recorded on 2 March 2022 as part of the Top tips for personal injury lawyers - mandatory rule 6.1 live webinar.

In this session, Andrew will review important personal injury decisions of the last 12 months covering all Australian jurisdictions and other common law countries where those decisions are relevant to NSW claims. 

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.

Recorded on 2 March 2022
Andrew Morrison RFD SC, Barrister, Wardell Chambers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Accept, reject, or renegotiate - online interactive

1 CPD Unit    Online interactive

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 - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar  
Professional skills
Online

This 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 $130.00
Member $90.00

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Actions to grow your rural practice - recorded webinar

 1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar 

Online

For lawyers, digital marketing and brand building often sit well outside the comfort zone. Marketing is often an afterthought, if it is thought of at all, and brand in the legal profession can be an underutilised asset. But both can help you and your legal practice remain competitive in today’s legal market. Marketing, when done well, can deliver a consistent and predictable number of clients – unshackling you from the “feast and famine” cycles that many firms experience. 

In this session Alistair Marshall presents actions you can use immediately to generate revenue and cash for your rural practice. 

This recorded webinar was originally captured during the 2021 Rural Issues Conference. 

Recorded on 29 October 2021
Alistair Marshall, Director, Professional Services Business Development

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Admin, leases and arrears recovery - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  recorded webinar
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Online
This session was recorded on 23 February 2022 as part of the Property law - one day intensive - live webinar.

Tenants in administration 

This session will cover: 

  • What a landlord can and cannot do 
  • How to address arrears of rent (including the impact of the NSW Covid Regulations)
  • When and how to terminate the lease 
  • When to draw down on the bank guarantee 

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.

Recorded on 23 February 2022
Catherine Hallgath, Partner, Mills Oakley

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Alternative dispute resolution options for family law - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit   Recorded webinar 
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This recorded webinar was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Family Law stream. 

In this session, experts who practice in one or more of each of the above ADR processes will give practical advice on the following issues:

  • What ADR processes exist (excluding arbitration) and what they each entail
  • Lawyer negotiation, mediation, lawyer assisted mediation, collaborative practice
  • Which processes you should use for which cases, and how to prepare yourself and your client
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Sue Abrams*, Solicitor and Director, ATW Family Law
Bernie Bolger, Principal, The Mediation Collective
Simeon Levin, Lead Advisor, Fitzpatricks Private Wealth

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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

1 CPD Unit    Online interactive

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 essential guide to workers compensation and impairment (NSW) - online interactive

1 CPD Unit   Online interactive 
Substantive law
Online

This module takes a closer look at workers compensation and impairment and Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW): 

  • The significance of the WPI thresholds
  • Medical expenses under section 59A and section 60
  • WPI under Sections 65, 65A and 66
  • Domestic assistance under section 60AA
  • Work injury damages & psychiatric cases
  • Sections 36,37,38 and 39
  • Commutations under section 87EA
  • Submissions to Judge McDougall in relation to the review of iCare and the State Insurance and Care Governance Act 2015
  • Impact of Personal Injury Commission Rules 2021, Procedural Directions

Recorded on 19 October 2021
Con Ktenas Lawyer, Stacks Goudkamp

1 CPD units

Non-Member $141.00
Member $99.00

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An introduction to Briefing Counsel - online interactive

1 CPD Unit     Online interactive

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 update on the application of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit   Recorded webinar 
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This recorded webinar was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Business Law stream. 

This session provides an overview of the operation of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) and an update on recent cases that have considered particular aspects of its operation.

Recorded on 05 August 2021
Andrew Fernon SC, Barrister, University Chambers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Approach towards PTSD cases - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar

Recorded webinar

This session was recorded on 2 March 2022 as part of the Top tips for personal injury lawyers - mandatory rule 6.1 live webinar.

In this session, David will show you how to approach PTSD cases, both from a plaintiff and defendant perspective. You will also learn what issues will arise for you as a lawyer and the professional skills required when they do.

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. 

Recorded on 2 March 2022
David Mallon, Barrister, Ten St James

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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Australian privacy principles - online interactive

1 CPD Unit     Online interactive

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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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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Binding financial agreements post Thorne and Kennedy - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit   Recorded webinar  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This recorded webinar was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Family Law stream. 

This session looks at how binding financial agreements have affected Family Law, including:

  • The history of binding financial agreements
  • A review of cases leading up to Thorne & Kennedy
  • A review of Thorne & Kennedy
  • A review of cases post-Thorne & Kennedy
  • Issues you should consider when preparing a binding financial agreement

Recorded on 26 July 2021
Maurice Edwards*, Special Counsel, Watts McCray Lawyers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Blockchain 101 for Lawyers - online interactive

1 CPD Unit     Online interactive

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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Business and personal structuring - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar  

Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Online

This recorded webinar was originally captured during the Specialist Accreditation conference 2021 - Business Law stream. 

This session looks at the following issues:

  • Is a discretionary trust still the preferred entity for property investments?
  • Structuring investments using self-managed super fund
  • Restructuring business enterprises
Recorded on 05 August 2021
Kevin Munro, Solicitor / Principal, Munro Lawyers

1 CPD units

Non-Member $130.00
Member $90.00

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Business Law - Business succession planning and superannuation - recorded webinar

1 CPD Unit  Recorded webinar  
Substantive law
Online

This 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.

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Recorded on 27 November 2020
Amanda Comelli*, Senior Associate, Brown Wright Stein

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $130.00

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