Practical Advocacy Weekend 2018

This course provides invaluable experience for younger practitioners, individuals new to litigation and anyone seeking a refresher in advocacy. A non-residential, family friendly and convenient city location with simulated scenario based training in a real courtroom setting with judicial coaches. This intensive course offers practical exercises in small groups with guidance and constructive feedback from […]

Essentials of Advocacy and Negotiation

Friday, 22 June 2018, 8.30am – 5.15pm and Saturday, 23 June 2018, 9.00am – 11.45am 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, […]

eLearning: Drafting settlement offers and deeds

Drafting settlement offers and deeds can be deceptively complicated with traps for even the most experienced practitioners. Settlement deeds are often drafted in a rush relying on standard precedent clauses without proper consideration of the individual circumstances of the settlement. This can lead to unintended consequences if the deed is subsequently scrutinised and exposed to […]

Defamation and injurious falsehood

As noted recently by the Victorian Supreme Court ‘defamation is a difficult area of law, even for experienced practitioners and for judges having familiarity with the law of defamation’. Defamation law has attracted considerable recent publicity after the decisions in Rebel Wilson v Bauer Media Inc, Rayney v The State of Western Australia and President […]

Cyber security: Mobile device protection

Mobile device protection is essential for today’s lawyer, and the ECU Security Research Institute’s survey of the WA Legal Profession confirms a need for targeted training on this topic. In this practical workshop, bring your mobile device and by the end of the workshop you will leave the Law Society with your device protected. You […]

At the Heart of Success: current workplace gender diversity initiatives driving change

More employers are taking action to address pay gaps and gender imbalances that persist across the economy, according to 2016-17 workplace data released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). WGEA is responsible for conducting work towards ensuring people have access to the same resources, rewards and opportunities regardless of gender. The significant progress towards […]

Succession law and secret offspring – current issues

This seminar brings together counsel for the executor in Lemon v Mead, WA’s highest profile succession case of 2017, to discuss what constitutes adequate provision for the proper maintenance of a billionaire’s secret offspring? For more modest estates, the seminar looks at how to deal with assets outside of the will such as jointly owned […]

Using encryption: ensuring only those who you want to see it, are the only ones who can see it!

As part of our ECU Cyber Security Research Institute seminar series on cyber security for lawyers, this workshop steps you through the fundamentals of encryption in practice. Learn about: • Mailvelope and how it protects your email correspondence • A demonstration of Mailvelope installation and use • Veracrypt and protecting stored information on USBs and […]

A view from the bench

A view from the bench provides a great opportunity for junior practitioners to receive practical advice on appearing before the Supreme, District and Magistrates Court and the State Administrative Tribunal. Highly experienced speakers will provide advice on general conduct in the courts; expectations of junior lawyers; insights into conducting pre-trial processes; and necessary documents for […]

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 […]