Get your points across the first three competencies in one session. This event is tailored for lawyers and the issues faced managing your practice and interacting with clients.
Topics covered include:
Competency 1: 7 Strategies to survive and thrive in a new decade
There’s no denying that we’re in an age of disruption in the legal profession. The old, established way of practising law is being questioned and rejected by both lawyers and clients. To thrive in today’s market, firms need to deliver legal services in innovative ways, creating true value for their clients. But for all the talk about why we should change, there’s not so much practical advice about how to do it. This session explores 7 practical strategies you can adopt now to position your law firm for success in this rapidly changing market.
Competency 2: Reducing the risks of miscommunication
Why is it that Communication failures remain a significant cause of claims and complaints against lawyers? This session will enhance your understanding of what really goes wrong and provide practical techniques for becoming more effective at listening, asking and explaining.
Competency 3: Everyday Ethics
Behaving ethically requires more than mere knowledge of conduct rules. This session will provide opportunities to check up on and enhance your ethical reasoning so as to reduce the risk of ethical lapses in everyday conduct. Ronwyn will cover frameworks for ethical reasoning and apply them to hypothetical scenarios.
This seminar is approved for the purposes of Law Mutual Risk Management training (2 points).
Manager – Risk, Law Mutual (WA)
Vicki is the Manager Risk at Law Mutual (WA). Prior to immigrating to Western Australia in 2013, Vicki was admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales practicing predominately in the area of family law. Prior to joining Law Mutual (WA), and being admitted to practice in Western Australia in March 2017, Vicki worked in both regional and metropolitan local government as a Governance and Risk management advisor, developing a keen interest in professional liability risk management. In 2019, Vicki was named the National Dux for Advanced Risk Management through the Governance Institute of Australia.
Senior Associate and Business Coach
Lucy Dickens is a lawyer and business coach with over a decade of experience in law firm transformation. She helps sole practitioners and leaders of boutique law firms to design, package and systemise the delivery of their services so they can eliminate the grunt work and spend more time on the things they love. Her practical experience extends across all areas of legal practice management, but she has a particular knack for leading teams and designing streamlined processes that drive efficiencies and deliver value. Lucy hosts the Doing Law Differently podcast, where she interviews leaders in law who are reinventing legal practice. Lucy is also a Senior Associate at Birman & Ride, a leading NewLaw firm in Perth, Western Australia, where she leads the development of the firm’s consumer legal services, bringing together people, technology and processes to design and deliver innovative legal services.
Date & Time:
Thursday, 27 February 2020 9.00am – 12.15pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Morning tea will be provided.
1 Point Competency 1: Practice Management
1 Point Competency 2: Professional Skills
1 Point Competency 3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility
CPD Freedom: $115
Date & Time:
Thu, 27 February 2020 9.00am - 12.15pm
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH waGet Directions on Map
none Points Professional Management
none Points Professional Responsibility
none Points Ethics