About the event

In today’s legal world, social media has its place. Whilst some firms and practitioners choose to avoid this communication channel and associated risks, most are paying attention and engaging positively. This seminar looks at many issues associated with the use of social media in professional life and what it means for the legal profession, including:

  • What legislation is applicable to the use of social media by lawyers/firms in Western Australia
  • Ethical guidelines in Western Australia
  • Use of social media for advertising/networking/marketing
  • Interaction with clients and third parties
  • Interaction with staff and recruitment issues
  • Use of social media for investigation and evidence gathering
  • General risk issues and risk management tips
  • LinkedIn-specific issues

Level: General

Author Profiles

Cathryn Urquhart

Professional Skills Trainer

Author Profiles

Cathryn Urquhart

Cathryn Urquhart studied Law at the University of Western Australia and was admitted in WA in 1988. She has had a diverse career working for national law firms mainly in Insurance and Construction litigation, as well as time spent as a Claims Solicitor at Law Mutual, the professional indemnity insurance section of the Law Society of WA. She has lectured and tutored at universities in WA. Currently, Cathryn is the Facilitator of the Legal Practice Management Course at the College of Law in WA. She also has her own business and works for a range of law firms and other businesses as a Professional Skills Trainer and Coach.

Course Details

Date & Time:
Friday, 7 February 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm



At your desk
Delivered live online


CPD Points:

1.0 Point Competency 3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility



Member: $125

Non-Member: $200

Young Lawyer CPD*: $90

CPD Freedom: $0

*Law Society Members less than 5 years practicing and/or under 35 years of age 


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Date & Time:

Fri, 7 February 2020 1.00pm - 2.00pm


At your desk, Delivered Live Online wa

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CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

Points Skills

none Points Ethics







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