About the event

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 mindset to help create flexible work practices for lawyers

There are new approaches such as design thinking which help co-create solutions for approaching complex problems. According to Stanford school, design thinking is an iterative process that follows the following steps, to generate and implement innovative, effective and commonsense solutions to complex challenges:

  • Empathise with and seek input from those who use your services or products
  •  Define your users’ needs and problems, and your insights about the issue
  •  Ideate through challenging assumptions and imagining innovative solutions
  •  Prototype to start creating solutions – build to think and learn
  •  Test solutions with users, seek feedback and adjust

In this session you will learn about the fundamentals of design thinking and develop some practical skills in this approach. Participants will understand the five stage process of design thinking (empathise, define, ideate, prototype, test) and explore how it could be used in the legal practice. Nick will use an experiential learning approach to help participants understand a design thinking tool kit. You will be expected to fully participate to get the most out of this unique learning experience. Participants will learn some techniques to facilitate a more engaging conversation, rapidly generate new ideas and apply human centred design to problem solving. Get ready to learn a lot, test some new methods and walk away with a new toolkit for your next client!


7.00am   Registration and Breakfast
7.30am    Introduction to design thinking
Designing a flexible workplace using design thinking
Workshop groupings and ideation
Conclusion and solutions presentation
11.00am  Workshop close

Workshop Facilitator – Nick Lim

Nick Lim has a background in Organisational Psychology and is passionate about authentic leadership and human centred design. He applies his understanding of human behaviour to business transformation; strategy, organisational transformation, change and business readiness and systems implementation. Nick has also worked across multiple industries which include oil and gas, mining, Finance, and NFP.

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Date & Time:

Fri, 22 February 2019 7.00am - 11.00am


1 Hackett Drive Crawley wa

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CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

3 Points Professional Responsibility

none Points Skills

none Points Ethics







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