The National Redress Scheme: how the law is impacting survivors

This seminar is available for in person or webinar attendance.  The event will explore the workings of the National Redress Scheme. It will also identify additional ways that people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse can receive justice, including through civil litigation and victims of crime payments. Perspectives will be provided by the Commonwealth […]

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 available for in person or webinar attendance. 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 specialists along with the Legal […]

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, […]

Ethics on Friday: Rules of Conduct WEBINAR

Increasingly legal ethics are reduced to codes of conduct and prescriptive ethical rules. Legalising ethical rules can shift the focus of attention to a strict interpretation of the meaning of the words within an ethical rule as opposed to focusing on professional conduct.  This has an endless spiral of what Dal Pont describes as “spiritless […]