CPD Seminars

The Law Society is the leading provider of CPD for the legal profession in Western Australia. The CPD programme provides relevant and topical seminars developed for the profession, by the profession.
Useful links: CPD Programme February-June 2018 | Seminars papers on our online shop | Speaker Nomination Form | CPD Terms and Conditions | CPD Seminar Papers Order Form
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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Disclosure is one of the most important issues in litigation and it is the approach of both the instructing solicitor …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

When conducting litigation, lawyers have obligations to avoid conflicts of interest, but also need to keep costs down. This seminar …

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At your desk, Delivered Live Online

When conducting litigation, lawyers have obligations to avoid conflicts of interest, but also need to keep costs down. This seminar …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

This presentation will focus on the emergence of the power associated with community interests as part of the development assessment …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Affidavits and witness statements are the evidence in chief of a witness, and a valuable means by which to present …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

A panel of senior members of the profession will discuss the diverse issues that arise from various scenarios. Discussions include …

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At your desk, Delivered Live Online

Increasingly legal ethics are reduced to codes of conduct and prescriptive ethical rules. Legalising ethical rules can shift the focus …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The not-for-profit sector continues to face numerous challenges – from reduced funding, calls for consolidation to an increased regulatory burden. …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Elder abuse is a significant issue and yet exploitative or abusive conduct often takes place within the family – whether …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The Royal Commission into Banking and Financial Services has certainly uncovered poor and unethical behaviour by our Banks and Major …

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At your desk, Delivered Live Online

When it comes to exposure of personal data, people tend to imagine Vitamin D-deficient cybercriminals flogging bank details hacked from …

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Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Disputes are an inevitable part of taxation and seem to be on the rise. Achieving the best possible outcome of …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Socrates knew a great deal of things and he wasn’t wrong when he stated that us humans need to get …

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Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The court system is a robust work environment and parties conduct cases in an adversarial manner.  Judges and lawyers are …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

This advanced workshop is aimed at practitioners with over five years’ experience. It will assist you to keep abreast of …

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Live online, at your desk

Family lawyers are frequently advising on cases which involve allegations of family and domestic violence against clients. How can we …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Family lawyers are frequently advising on cases which involve allegations of family and domestic violence against clients. How can we …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The use of domestic and international arbitrations in commerce is growing exponentially. One of the key areas of complaint as …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Like humans and chimpanzees, 98% of contractual DNA is shared between contracts involving a government party and those involving no …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Join the Australian First Parliamentary Counsel Peter Quiggin PSM as he discusses recent developments in legislative drafting at the Commonwealth …

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At your desk, Delivered live online

This webinar will discuss not only problems that may arise in Will drafting but also provide tips and provisions that …

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Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Changes to the Supreme Court Practice Directions and the Costs Determinations which impact on practice in the Supreme and District …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Significant shifts and consolidation in the legal profession mean that a degree in law longer leads to guaranteed careers in …

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Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

Legal Project Management has become a global trend in enabling alternate fee arrangements, leveraging technology better and bringing greater efficiencies …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Recent profiling of Law Mutual (WA) claims has shown there has been a gradual increase in claims in the area …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

This seminar will explore the intersection of disclosure obligations to the Legal Practice Board with a Legal Profession Complaints Committee …

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At your desk, Delivered Live Online

As we approach the end of 2018, the size of in-house legal departments across Australia and around the rest of …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Welcome to the world of persuasive influence. A large part of your leadership skill and expertise comes down to your …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018 and the Community Titles Bill 2018 are two very substantial pieces of legislation, each …

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At your desk, Delivered Live Online

Law firms have changed a lot over the years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of effective …

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Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 is set to consolidate and enhance Australia’s statutory whistleblower regime. Among …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

This seminar provides a great opportunity for junior practitioners to receive practical advice on appearing before the Supreme, District and …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

In June and July 2018, Magistrate Felicity Zempilas from Perth’s Mental Health Court, Start Court, travelled to the US on …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Managing a Peak Performing Team is a highly interactive workshop which equips managers with a toolkit of practical strategies to …

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eLearning Available Online

In 2016 the High Court of Australia, in the decision of Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers Pty Limited [2016] HCA …

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The use of caveats may raise professional ethics issues as well as legal issues. A recent decision by the State …

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Reforms to the Strata Titles Act 1985 are taking shape with Landgate aiming to introduce the Strata Titles Amendment Bill …

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Appearing in SAT comprises of three elements: – An overview of the operation of the State Administrative Tribunal with reference to …

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The Legal Profession Complaints Committee sees a number of complaints arising from misleading conduct by lawyers towards clients, the court, …

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The Australian Tax Office and ASIC have wide information gathering powers, including the power to search a law office as …

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There is a crisis of culture, or “culture shocks” occurring in various industries, including financial services, retail and start-ups. This …

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Drafting settlement offers and deeds can be deceptively complicated with traps for even the most experienced practitioners. Settlement deeds are …

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Digital Marketing is an essential consideration when trying to establish a new business or grow an existing one. From the …

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Law Council of Australia

Lawyers typically make a multitude of decisions daily that affect themselves and others, and when unconscious biases are in play, …

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Adam Levine

With an increasing volume of legislation imposing personal liability on company directors, a fast pace of regulatory reform, a rise …

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Victoria Butler

Do you know enough about your obligations regarding trust accounts pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2008 (LPA) (Part 9 …

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Craig Slater

What is the difference between witness preparation and witness coaching? Legal Profession Conduct Rule 39 concerns how practitioners discuss a …

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The Hon Justice James Edelman

This seminar is a must for lawyers who practice in the area of tort or contract, or those with an …

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In this interesting insight into how lawyers communicate in 2015, Philippa Rezos, a Senior Legal officer at the LPCC, covers …

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Dr Peter MacMillian

This seminar is a must for practitioners who deal with contentious probate matters for its detailed discussion of the shifting …

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This seminar is a must for criminal law practitioners, both junior and experienced. Complete this seminar to gain a sound …

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This informative and practical seminar covers in detail what the work involved in signing Lawyers Advice Certificates. The seminar discusses …

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The Hon Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC

Ethical duties are obligations embodying norms of conduct and behaviour binding all within a profession. This seminar will look at …

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This practical seminar covers three main areas in costs – how and why to reach a fee agreement, conducting a …

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This seminar contains a detailed analysis of billing by fixed fees, rather than time based billing. Presented by one of …

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This seminar is a must for all practitioners with an interest in how their practice is structured. Complete this seminar …

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John Vaughan SC

Freezing and search orders – formerly known as Mareva and Anton Piller orders respectively – have been described as the …

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Sole practitioners and small firms attending will gain valuable insight and learn some easy strategies to save time and money …

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Jason Raftos

John Raftos and Maryam Omari provide a detailed discussion of bullying in the workplace and is essential viewing for lawyers …

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Craig Slater

What is the line between a forceful demand and misconduct? A well crafted demand setting out the facts on which …

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Susan Fielding

One of the most important and exacting documents a lawyer can be called upon to draft is a will. Susan …

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Practice Management

At your desk, Delivered Live Online

When it comes to exposure of personal data, people tend to imagine Vitamin D-deficient cybercriminals flogging bank details hacked from …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Socrates knew a great deal of things and he wasn’t wrong when he stated that us humans need to get …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Significant shifts and consolidation in the legal profession mean that a degree in law longer leads to guaranteed careers in …

Read More Book online
Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

Legal Project Management has become a global trend in enabling alternate fee arrangements, leveraging technology better and bringing greater efficiencies …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Recent profiling of Law Mutual (WA) claims has shown there has been a gradual increase in claims in the area …

Read More Book online

At your desk, Delivered Live Online

As we approach the end of 2018, the size of in-house legal departments across Australia and around the rest of …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Welcome to the world of persuasive influence. A large part of your leadership skill and expertise comes down to your …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Managing a Peak Performing Team is a highly interactive workshop which equips managers with a toolkit of practical strategies to …

Read More Book online
eLearning Available Online

Digital Marketing is an essential consideration when trying to establish a new business or grow an existing one. From the …

Read More Book online
Law Council of Australia

Lawyers typically make a multitude of decisions daily that affect themselves and others, and when unconscious biases are in play, …

Read More Book online

This practical seminar covers three main areas in costs – how and why to reach a fee agreement, conducting a …

Read More Book online

This seminar contains a detailed analysis of billing by fixed fees, rather than time based billing. Presented by one of …

Read More Book online

This seminar is a must for all practitioners with an interest in how their practice is structured. Complete this seminar …

Read More Book online

Sole practitioners and small firms attending will gain valuable insight and learn some easy strategies to save time and money …

Read More Book online
Jason Raftos

John Raftos and Maryam Omari provide a detailed discussion of bullying in the workplace and is essential viewing for lawyers …

Read More Book online
Professional Skills
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Affidavits and witness statements are the evidence in chief of a witness, and a valuable means by which to present …

Read More Book online

At your desk, Delivered Live Online

Law firms have changed a lot over the years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of effective …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

This seminar provides a great opportunity for junior practitioners to receive practical advice on appearing before the Supreme, District and …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

In June and July 2018, Magistrate Felicity Zempilas from Perth’s Mental Health Court, Start Court, travelled to the US on …

Read More Book online
eLearning Available Online

Drafting settlement offers and deeds can be deceptively complicated with traps for even the most experienced practitioners. Settlement deeds are …

Read More Book online
Law Council of Australia

Lawyers typically make a multitude of decisions daily that affect themselves and others, and when unconscious biases are in play, …

Read More Book online
Dr Peter MacMillian

This seminar is a must for practitioners who deal with contentious probate matters for its detailed discussion of the shifting …

Read More Book online

This seminar is a must for criminal law practitioners, both junior and experienced. Complete this seminar to gain a sound …

Read More Book online
Substantive Law
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The Australian Federal Police utilise the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth)(POCA) to recover the proceeds of crime and to …

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The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Disclosure is one of the most important issues in litigation and it is the approach of both the instructing solicitor …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

When conducting litigation, lawyers have obligations to avoid conflicts of interest, but also need to keep costs down. This seminar …

Read More Book online

At your desk, Delivered Live Online

When conducting litigation, lawyers have obligations to avoid conflicts of interest, but also need to keep costs down. This seminar …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

This presentation will focus on the emergence of the power associated with community interests as part of the development assessment …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The not-for-profit sector continues to face numerous challenges – from reduced funding, calls for consolidation to an increased regulatory burden. …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Elder abuse is a significant issue and yet exploitative or abusive conduct often takes place within the family – whether …

Read More Book online
Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Disputes are an inevitable part of taxation and seem to be on the rise. Achieving the best possible outcome of …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

This advanced workshop is aimed at practitioners with over five years’ experience. It will assist you to keep abreast of …

Read More
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The use of domestic and international arbitrations in commerce is growing exponentially. One of the key areas of complaint as …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Like humans and chimpanzees, 98% of contractual DNA is shared between contracts involving a government party and those involving no …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Join the Australian First Parliamentary Counsel Peter Quiggin PSM as he discusses recent developments in legislative drafting at the Commonwealth …

Read More Book online

At your desk, Delivered live online

This webinar will discuss not only problems that may arise in Will drafting but also provide tips and provisions that …

Read More Book online
Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Changes to the Supreme Court Practice Directions and the Costs Determinations which impact on practice in the Supreme and District …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018 and the Community Titles Bill 2018 are two very substantial pieces of legislation, each …

Read More Book online
Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 is set to consolidate and enhance Australia’s statutory whistleblower regime. Among …

Read More Book online
eLearning Available Online

The Australian Tax Office and ASIC have wide information gathering powers, including the power to search a law office as …

Read More Book online
Adam Levine

With an increasing volume of legislation imposing personal liability on company directors, a fast pace of regulatory reform, a rise …

Read More Book online
The Hon Justice James Edelman

This seminar is a must for lawyers who practice in the area of tort or contract, or those with an …

Read More Book online

This informative and practical seminar covers in detail what the work involved in signing Lawyers Advice Certificates. The seminar discusses …

Read More Book online
John Vaughan SC

Freezing and search orders – formerly known as Mareva and Anton Piller orders respectively – have been described as the …

Read More Book online
Jason Raftos

John Raftos and Maryam Omari provide a detailed discussion of bullying in the workplace and is essential viewing for lawyers …

Read More Book online
Susan Fielding

One of the most important and exacting documents a lawyer can be called upon to draft is a will. Susan …

Read More Book online
Ethics & Professional Responsibility
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Affidavits and witness statements are the evidence in chief of a witness, and a valuable means by which to present …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

A panel of senior members of the profession will discuss the diverse issues that arise from various scenarios. Discussions include …

Read More Book online

At your desk, Delivered Live Online

Increasingly legal ethics are reduced to codes of conduct and prescriptive ethical rules. Legalising ethical rules can shift the focus …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The Royal Commission into Banking and Financial Services has certainly uncovered poor and unethical behaviour by our Banks and Major …

Read More Book online
Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The court system is a robust work environment and parties conduct cases in an adversarial manner.  Judges and lawyers are …

Read More Book online

Live online, at your desk

Family lawyers are frequently advising on cases which involve allegations of family and domestic violence against clients. How can we …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Family lawyers are frequently advising on cases which involve allegations of family and domestic violence against clients. How can we …

Read More Book online
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

This seminar will explore the intersection of disclosure obligations to the Legal Practice Board with a Legal Profession Complaints Committee …

Read More Book online
eLearning Available Online

The Legal Profession Complaints Committee sees a number of complaints arising from misleading conduct by lawyers towards clients, the court, …

Read More Book online

There is a crisis of culture, or “culture shocks” occurring in various industries, including financial services, retail and start-ups. This …

Read More Book online
Law Council of Australia

Lawyers typically make a multitude of decisions daily that affect themselves and others, and when unconscious biases are in play, …

Read More Book online
Victoria Butler

Do you know enough about your obligations regarding trust accounts pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2008 (LPA) (Part 9 …

Read More Book online
Craig Slater

What is the difference between witness preparation and witness coaching? Legal Profession Conduct Rule 39 concerns how practitioners discuss a …

Read More Book online

In this interesting insight into how lawyers communicate in 2015, Philippa Rezos, a Senior Legal officer at the LPCC, covers …

Read More Book online
The Hon Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC

Ethical duties are obligations embodying norms of conduct and behaviour binding all within a profession. This seminar will look at …

Read More Book online

This seminar contains a detailed analysis of billing by fixed fees, rather than time based billing. Presented by one of …

Read More Book online

This seminar is a must for all practitioners with an interest in how their practice is structured. Complete this seminar …

Read More Book online
Craig Slater

What is the line between a forceful demand and misconduct? A well crafted demand setting out the facts on which …

Read More Book online
Susan Fielding

One of the most important and exacting documents a lawyer can be called upon to draft is a will. Susan …

Read More Book online