Essentials of Advocacy and Negotiation 2019

Friday, 21 June 2019, 9.00am – 6.30pm Specifically designed for anyone seeking a refresher or for practitioners new to advocacy, this course provides essential information to advance legal knowledge and improve advocacy and negotiation. Hear from distinguished members of the legal profession on case presentation and theory, opening and closing statements, examination and cross examination […]

eLearning: Ethical Issues in representing alleged perpetrators of family and domestic violence

Family lawyers are frequently advising on cases involving allegations of family and domestic violence against clients. This seminar examines how to be effective advocates without colluding with perpetrators including: Understanding the family and domestic violence dynamic • The pattern of coercive control • Legislative definitions as informed by social science • National Domestic and Family […]

Quality Practice Standard Accreditation Workshop Two

Completed the QPS Accreditation Workshop 1? This elective 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. Level: General Cost  $230.00 – First and second participants $160.00 – Third and subsequent participants […]

Quality Practice Standard Accreditation Workshop One

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 […]

Ethics on Friday: The Ethics of Acting Against a Former Client

This seminar is available for in person or webinar attendance. The importance of conflict of interest as an ethical issue in the course of legal practice is widely known.  Lawyers have a duty of care to look after their clients’ interests, but it is not always simple or straightforward.  This seminar will discuss how conflicts […]

Dealing with the Legal Practice Board

This seminar is available for in person or webinar attendance. Whether it is applying for the renewal of your practising certificate or notifying the Board of a ‘show cause’ event, dealing with the Legal Practice Board can be daunting. The regulatory framework within which the Board operates can be difficult to understand and sometimes the […]

Employment Law Update

This seminar is available for in person or webinar attendance. The Employee Relations Committee invites practitioners to attend its first employment law update for 2019. This seminar will cover enterprise bargaining, a case law update for employment and industrial lawyers, and an important ethical discussion for those who negotiate settlements in unfair dismissal matters. Is […]

Costs – Unravelling the Mystery

This seminar is fully booked, to book on the webinar please use the link above. A Hands-on Masterclass of the Law of Costs and Billing Effective costs and billing practice is a fundamental component in legal practice and an essential skill for all lawyers. The Law Society’s Costs Committee presents this seminar with experienced costs […]

EOF: The Weinstein Effect: Just what is inappropriate behaviour?

This seminar is available for in person or webinar attendance. Allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the #metoo campaign have magnified the issue of inappropriate behaviour and associated complexities. Taking into account both the legal and ethical perspectives, Anna Casellas and Saul Harben will discuss the key issues involved in determining just what is inappropriate behaviour […]

eLearning: “Nobody told me there’d be days like these!” – Stress, Pressure & Ethical Decision-Making in the Practice of Law

It’s not rocket science, and yet it happens, a lot, even to our own friends and colleagues This engaging, highly interactive seminar provides a fresh and practical perspective on the fundamental question, “Why do ‘good’ lawyers ‘go bad’?” Most serious legal malpractice claims and successful disciplinary actions are brought not for debatable violations of arcane, […]