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 […]

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 […]

Chronic Embitterment and the Litigation Process WEBINAR

Is the stress of the compensation process contributing to a rise in secondary psychological claims and do workers lodge more work-related stress claims due to perceived injustices?  How do we define and manage stress disorders that don’t fit any psychiatric diagnoses?  This presentation explores, from both a legal and a practical perspective, the effects of […]

Litigation Workshop: what to do when things go wrong

In litigation, things don’t always go to plan with last minute changes or the unexpected occurring.  Join us for a workshop designed to provide practical advice on what to do when: the day before a contested hearing you learn that your opponent has briefed a barrister that acted for your client 6 months ago on […]

How to Brief Counsel

This seminar is available for in person or webinar attendance. Briefing barristers is an important skill that is not often taught but simply picked up along the way. Hear from Geoff Hancy about how to get things right from the barrister’s perspective. What helps them, how to save time, what they need, what they don’t […]

The Art of Negotiation

Negotiation is a valuable skill for all lawyers in any area of practice.  Whether you have considerable experience in negotiation, or are a new practitioner, learning how to maximise a negotiation opportunity is always valuable. This practical seminar provides key insights and essential advice on negotiation that can be implemented in your day-to-day legal practice. […]

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 […]

CPD Summer Getaway – Essential Topics for the Busy Lawyer

Registrations for this event have now closed. If you have any queries please contact the CPD Team on 9324 8640. 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 learning approaches that will deliver relevant content for everyone. This afternoon event […]

CPD Summer Getaway – Design Thinking: Designing a Flexible Workplace

Registrations for this event have now closed. If you have any queries please contact the CPD Team on 9324 8640. 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 learning approaches that will deliver relevant content for everyone. Taking a designer’s […]

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 […]