2019 CPD Summer Getaway – Save the date

With the scenic university campus as the backdrop, the Law Society is excited to announce the 2019 CPD Summer Getaway. Presenting a diverse range of sessions that will deliver relevant content for everyone. Substantive learning is in the mix, along with thought-provoking discussion on professional skills and ethics. Test your curiosity with a design thinking […]

Dictation skills for lawyers

Dictation makes life as a lawyer so much easier.  Being able to dictate, as well as type, gives you speed and options. For most people, it increases their writing speed by 3 times as compared to typing. However, in recent times, fewer and fewer lawyers have been dictating their written work. Why is this?  Because […]

Tips for Writing Submissions

This seminar is available for in person or webinar attendance. Judge Troy will speak to the theme that in the contemporary legal landscape written advocacy is, with the exception of jury trials, at least as important as oral advocacy. His Honour will encourage approaching the task as an exercise in trying to persuade another human […]

Working with Email

This seminar is available for in person or webinar attendance. Email is the main form of internal and external communication between lawyers, clients and others, both internally and externally of the office. Essential to modern practice, many lawyers are simply never trained how to compose an email to ensure it is read and understood. This […]

A View from the Bench – WEBINAR

Before you book, do you have CPD Freedom? Get even more value from your CPD – click here to find out more This seminar provides a great opportunity for junior practitioners to receive practical advice on appearing before the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts and the State Administrative Tribunal.  The highly experienced speakers will provide advice […]

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, […]

Looking to America: Lessons for a Western Australian Mental Health Court

Before you book, do you have CPD Freedom? Get even more value from your CPD – click here to find out more In June and July 2018, Magistrate Felicity Zempilas from Perth’s Mental Health Court, Start Court, travelled to the US on a Churchill Fellowship to study mental health courts around the country; in San […]

A View from the Bench

Before you book, do you have CPD Freedom? Get even more value from your CPD – click here to find out more This seminar provides a great opportunity for junior practitioners to receive practical advice on appearing before the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts and the State Administrative Tribunal.  The highly experienced speakers will provide […]

Effective Techniques for Drafting Affidavits

Affidavits and witness statements are the evidence in chief of a witness, and a valuable means by which to present evidence to court. Their form and content are governed by rules of evidence and rules of court. The skill of drafting admissible and relevant affidavits and witness statements is of fundamental importance to litigators. It […]

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 […]