About the event

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This seminar is also being delivered via webinar.


From Monday 31 January 2022, all visitors to our offices who do not have a medical exemption must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.


Get your points across the first three competencies in one session.

Taking Control: 12 Practical time management strategies for busy lawyers

Cathryn Urquart, Facilitator, Legal Practice Management Course, College of Law WA

Nowhere is the saying “time is money” truer than in the legal profession.  The problem is, there never seems to be enough of it.  Time, that is.

Good time management is an essential skill for the successful lawyer.  Lawyers who are organised and manage their time well are likely to work more productively, think more clearly and make a better impression on clients and colleagues than lawyers who are disorganised or have poor time management habits.

The challenge, of course, is that there are so many competing priorities – client demands, business development, billable hours, staff meetings, phone calls and emails – it can be hard to fit them all in.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • how to understand your own unique work style and use it to manage your time and energy so you can achieve what matters most; and
  • 12 practical strategies to help you operate more efficiently and alleviate unnecessary stress as you navigate your week.

Expanding Your Range of Influence: Communicating from a professional and personal brand perspective

Julissa Shrewsbury, Director, New Work Consulting

Developing your personal brand as a law professional is not about having a ‘rockstar’ brand, splashed everywhere online! Sophisticated and effective personal branding is about understanding how you influence other people’s opinions of you, and then implementing tools to amplify your value in their eyes, in ways that feel authentic to you and resonate with your audience.

It’s about knowing who you are as a professional and owning the value that you bring or have the potential to bring. It’s about expanding your range of influence – your power to present ideas that are seen and heard.

For lawyers building a ‘trusted advisor’ brand, knowing who you are and what you bring to your profession plays out in a variety of scenarios, such as salary negotiation, promotion opportunities, creating influential networks, advocating for clients, building client relationships and attracting new clients. In a uniquely competitive and fast-paced environment, being influential is also about developing self-assurance to navigate tough situations.

The impact of culture on ethical behaviour

Adam Levine, Partner, K&L Gates

There is a crisis of culture, or ‘culture shocks’ occurring in various industries, including financial services, retail and start-ups. This has attracted the attention of regulators, legislators and other stakeholders. This seminar examines what culture actually is, explores the legal and general risks arising from poor culture, and considers the steps that can be taken to address this.

There are five sections to this seminar:

  1. This first section of this seminar looks at examples of unethical behaviour in corporate Australia and the culture that drove such unethical actions
  2. Section two explores what is corporate culture is, symptoms of and effects of poor culture and also refers to the regulators and applicable legislation for accountability.
  3. Section three explores good culture,
  4. Section four looks at how to build or rebuild good cultures taking into account the board perspective as well as policies and processes for implementation
  5. Section five provides a summary and Q&A discussions.


Level: General

Speaker Profiles

Cathryn Urquhart

Facilitator, Legal Practice Management Course, College of Law WA

Author Profiles

Cathryn Urquhart

Julissa Shrewsbury

Director, New Work Consulting

Author Profiles

Julissa Shrewsbury

Adam Levine

Partner, K&L Gates

Author Profiles

Adam Levine

Course Details

Date & Time:
Tuesday 29 March 2022
9.00am – 12.30pm


Venue 1:
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace


Venue 2:
At Your Desk
Delivered Live Online


CPD Points:

1.0 Point Competency 1: Practice Management
1.0 Point Competency 2: Professional Skills
1.0 Point Competency 3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility



CPD Freedom: $50

Member: $354

Non-Member: $437

Members – without a Practicing Certificate (no CPD points requirement): $165

Non-members – without a Practicing Certificate (no CPD points requirement): $240



To ensure you receive your CPD Points for this event, please provide us with your Legal Practice Board Practitioner ID 
For queries, contact CPD Services on (08) 9324 8640 or email cpd@lawsocietywa.asn.au

Date & Time:

Tue, 29 March 2022 9.00am - 12.30pm

CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

Points Skills

none Points Ethics







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