Webinar – Ethics on Friday: Ethical issues in representing alleged perpetrators of family and domestic violence

Family lawyers are frequently advising on cases which involve allegations of family and domestic violence against clients. How can we be effective advocates without colluding with perpetrators? Understanding the family and domestic violence dynamic The pattern of coercive control Legislative definitions as informed by social science National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book Do we […]

Practical Advocacy Weekend 2018

This course provides invaluable experience in appearing before the court for junior practitioners, individuals new to litigation and anyone seeking a refresher in advocacy. This intensive course offers practical exercises in small groups with guidance and constructive feedback from volunteer teachers who are experienced advocates, including barristers and members of the judiciary. In preparation for […]

Ethics on Friday: Ethical issues in representing alleged perpetrators of family and domestic violence

Family lawyers are frequently advising on cases which involve allegations of family and domestic violence against clients. How can we be effective advocates without colluding with perpetrators? Understanding the family and domestic violence dynamic The pattern of coercive control Legislative definitions as informed by social science National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book Do we […]

eLearning: Misleading Conduct

The Legal Profession Complaints Committee sees a number of complaints arising from misleading conduct by lawyers towards clients, the court, colleagues or the general public. Misleading conduct, whether to gain advantage for the client or the lawyer, can range from ‘innocent’ or ‘inadvertent’ to ‘deliberate’ or ‘conscious’ – the latter being at the high end […]

eLearning: The impact of culture on ethical behaviour

There is a crisis of culture, or “culture shocks” occurring in various industries, including financial services, retail and start-ups. This has attracted the attention of regulators, legislators and other stakeholders. This seminar examines what culture actually is, explores the legal and general risks arising from poor culture, and considers the steps that can be taken […]

Conflicts of interest (Webinar)

Once you  have booked, to register and join the webinar, please click here. A lawyer’s duty in relation to conflicts of interest has, as its foundation, the long established fiduciary relationship between lawyers and their clients. When a conflict of interest arises, the lawyer’s duty is to act in “perfect good faith”. This duty is […]

QPS Accreditation Workshop 2

Completed the QPS Accreditation Workshop 1? This must-attend workshop is for legal practices on the pathway towards QPS accreditation. It builds on the key learning gained in the first workshop, but offers you and your team further support and coaching. The Law Society of Western Australia’s Quality Practice Standard (QPS) reflects excellence in legal practice […]

QPS Accreditation Workshop 1

The Law Society of Western Australia’s Quality Practice Standard (QPS) reflects excellence in legal practice management. It is a means by which firms and practices can enhance competitiveness, deepen client relationships, mitigate risk and ensure that accountability in service excellence is upheld. This workshop is the first step in the pathway towards QPS accreditation and […]

Unbundling of legal services

The term ‘unbundling’ is used in connection with all types of legal services, and involves the breaking down of a legal matter into constituent parts. Each bundle may become a matter in its own right, with a more limited scope. The unbundling of legal services can be an effective way of delivering “fast, quick and […]

Beware the Ides of March – the dark arts of costs

A Hands-on Masterclass of the Law of Costs and Billing Effective costs and billing practice is a fundamental component in legal practice and essential skill for any lawyer. The Law Society’s Costs Committee presents this seminar with experienced costs specialists along with the Legal Profession Complaints Committee focusing on: • The core areas of the […]