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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
Videocast

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

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
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Videocast

This videocast 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 $160.00
Member $110.00

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A discussion of trending issues in Institutional Abuse

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
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Videocast

This videocast 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 $160.00
Member $110.00

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A recipe for clear legal writing: Essential ingredients

1 CPD Unit    Online interactive

Professional skills
Online interactive

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 interactive
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    Online interactive

Professional skills
Online interactive

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
pre recorded webinar

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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Alternative dispute resolution options for family law

1 CPD Unit   Videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Videocast

This videocast 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 $160.00
Member $110.00

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

1 CPD Unit    Online interactive

Practice management and business skills
Online interactive

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 interactive

Professional skills
Online interactive

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
Videocast

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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An update on the application of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth)

1 CPD Unit   Videocast  
Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Videocast

This videocast 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 $160.00
Member $110.00

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

1 CPD Unit  Videocast  
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Videocast

This videocast 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 $160.00
Member $110.00

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Australian privacy principles

1 CPD Unit     Online interactive

Substantive law
Online interactive

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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Binding financial agreements post Thorne and Kennedy

1 CPD Unit   videocast  
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Videocast

This videocast 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 $160.00
Member $110.00

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Blended Mental Health First Aid for the Australian Legal Profession

24 and 25 November 2021
 5 CPD Units    Live webinar workshop and e-learning  
 12:30 PM   2:30 PM
professional
Live webinar workshop and e-learning

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, Wellbeing Manager, The Law Society of NSW

Non-Member $380.00
Member $295.00

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Blockchain 101 for Lawyers

1 CPD Unit     Online interactive

Practice management and business skills
Online interactive

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

1 CPD Unit  videocast  

Substantive lawconferencerecord21
Videocast

This videocast 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 $160.00
Member $110.00

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Business Law - Business succession planning and superannuation

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Videocast

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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Business Law - Intellectual property law: conducting business in the new digital environment

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

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

Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 27 November 2020
Michael Williams, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Business Law - Update on franchise law including buying and selling franchises

1 CPD Unit Videocast    
Substantive law
Online

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

Disclosure and obligations of good faith - Some recent cases concerning breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct prosecuted by the ACCC and what we have learnt concerning obligations of good faith and disclosure.

Civil Penalty Provisions - Powers of the Court to impose civil penalties on directors or officers that do not act in accordance with the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Advising franchisees/franchisors.

Issues concerning the exercise of options to extend the franchise agreement.

Issues concerning the restraints contained in a franchise agreement and how that may be impacted by Section 23 of the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Matters concerning territorial breaches and parties’ obligations to observe a territory that forms part of the franchise agreement.

Dealing with operational breaches of a franchise.

Occupancy of premises by a franchisee and their inclusion in the franchise agreement.


Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 27 November 2020
Nick Birbas*, Partner, Newhouse & Arnold Solicitors

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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Business Law- Legislative developments around insolvency law

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 strange year for everyone – and the same is true in insolvency law reform. This session will cover law changes at the start of the year which significantly increased the personal liability of directors; and also the governments attempts to clamp down on the unhelpfully named ‘illegal phoenixing’.
Further significant law reforms were introduced to alleviate the impact on businesses and give protection to directors during COVID-19. Some of these reforms have been extended and some may become permanent – time will tell. Now at the end of the year the government has introduced what it says is the most significant law reform in insolvency in 30 years – which doesn’t explain why the Government only allowed 5 days’ consultation on the draft legislation; why it still hasn’t released the regulations which will contain the substantive parts of the new law; or why it is still proposing to have the new laws commence on 1 January 2021. 2020 has been an ‘interesting’ year in insolvency and 2021 may be even moreso.

Proudly sponsored by:
Lawcover
Recorded on 27 November 2020
Stephen Mullette*, Principal, Matthews Folbigg Lawyers

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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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

1 CPD units

Member $90.00
Non-Member $125.00

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