• January 2019

  • Friday, 18 January 2019
    18 Jan 2019 1:00pm - 18 Jan 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Although practitioners are aware of their professional duties and ethical

    obligations, a surprising number still fall short of the standard required.

    In this session, hear from a leading practitioner on:

    • Areas of ongoing general concern for legal practitioners;
    • Practical guidance on how to reduce the risk of a complaint; and
    • The top ethical dilemmas that keep practitioners awake at night.

    Grab this chance to get your CPD Ethics point under your belt.

    Presented by: Donna Cooper, Ethics Consultant, Ethics4Lawyers

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Monday, 21 January 2019
    21 Jan 2019 1:00pm - 21 Jan 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Do you want to reach your potential as a healthy happy lawyer in 2019? Start the year as you mean to finish, positive, refreshed and able to cope with the daily demands of legal practice.  Legal professionals are at a high risk of suffering mental health conditions and ‘burning out’. This is often a result of high expectations, heavy workload, long hours, an inability to say no and needing to achieve perfection.

    This seminar will outline the latest techniques and strategies on how to increase productivity, career sustainability and maintain a positive outlook all through the coming year.

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Tuesday, 22 January 2019
    22 Jan 2019 1:00pm - 22 Jan 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Sometimes, the most simple and straightforward tasks can hold the greatest potential for problems – this is certainly the case with solicitors’ certificates.  Irrespective of whether the certificate is being sought by “walk-in” or long-standing clients, practitioners need to be extremely diligent in their review of the relevant documents, the advice provided to the clients and their own file management.   This may be difficult given time and costing limitations, not to mention the pressure from clients to “simply sign off” on what they may view as just another administrative loan document.

    In this session, our presenter, will highlight some of the common – and serious – errors made by practitioners as well as provide useful tips on how to minimise risk exposure.

    Presented by: Heather Hibberd, Chief Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 23 January 2019
    23 Jan 2019 12:00pm - 23 Jan 2019 1:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Have you been asked to appear in court?  Have you been thrown in the deep end and not sure what’s expected of you?  The court room can be a stressful and intimidating place at the best of times, not to mention the relevant procedures and etiquette that legal practitioners need to be aware of. Don’t risk ‘sinking’ in a public forum.

    This session will give you the confidence you need when appearing in the major jurisdictions.

    This seminar covers the following:

    • Entering your appearance
    • Where to sit and when to stand
    • Announcing your appearance
    • Obtaining your client’s instructions from the bench
    • Handing up documents
    • Leaving the bar table
    • Addressing the person presiding
    • Interacting with opposing representatives
    • Standing matters down
    • Knowing when to speak
    • Preparing you client
    • Dealing with the registry
    • General etiquette issues – mobile phones, sound recording and attire

    Plus, also receive practical advocacy tips for getting the best result for your client.

    Presented by: Evelyn Tadros, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $100.00
  • Wednesday, 23 January 2019
    23 Jan 2019 1:00pm - 23 Jan 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Got a great Case but is it worth pursuing? Won the Case but can’t get the money? This seminar provides an overview of the options available for enforcing your client’s orders and judgments in Victoria.  This session looks at the principal methods of recovery and enforcement in the major jurisdictions including Magistrates, County, Supreme and Federal Courts.  

    The program includes:

    • Enforcing Orders and Judgments
    • Oral examination of debtor
    • Warrants
    • Attachments of earnings and attachment of debts
    • Charging and stop orders over securities and funds in court
    • Bankruptcy and winding up

    Presented by: Aimee KindaBarrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $100.00
  • Wednesday, 23 January 2019
    23 Jan 2019 5:30pm - 23 Jan 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Personal Injury compensation claims continues to become more complex in an environment of greater competition and work for personal injury lawyers.

    This session will discuss recent developments and the most recent cases of significance, including:

    • VCAT Application for Review cases;
    • Serious Injury List Case Update including Transport Accident Commission v Katanis (2017) HCA 32;
    • New Developments: Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Act 2018 commence in September 2018 and extends benefits to any cyclist injured by accidents with stationary vehicles.

    As the need to stay ahead of the pack has never been greater, this seminar is your essential TAC jurisdiction update.

    Presented by: Anastasia Eleftheriou, Principal Lawyer and Accredited Specialist, Gordon Legal

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Thursday, 24 January 2019
    24 Jan 2019 1:00pm - 24 Jan 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will cover the following issues:

    • Information Governance – document retention, eDiscovery, data breach and defensible deletion – how it all fits together
    • Key legislation on document retention periods and document destruction
    • Privacy Act – when does it apply and what is de-identification?
    • Data breach – the risks and costs of keeping everything
    • How to identify and create a defensible document deletion plan

    Presented by: Maureen Duffy, LTS State Manager, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Consultant at Telesto

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Friday, 25 January 2019
    25 Jan 2019 1:00pm - 25 Jan 2019 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar is designed to unlock the secrets to free legal research sites and tools. This seminar will provide a step by step guide to research legislation, case law and other legal material online using the latest free tools. Discover a wide range of available online resources you never knew existed.

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Tuesday, 29 January 2019
    29 Jan 2019 5:30pm - 29 Jan 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Social media typically contains an enormous amount of evidence relevant to litigation and pre-settlement negotiations. Practitioners need to understand it, know how to use it and know how to minimise the impact when such information can be used against your client.

    This seminar will address:

    • The common and ‘not so common’ social media sites to check for evidence;
    • What evidence is admissible;
    • Strategic use of social media to benefit your client’s matter;
    • The critical advice to give to your client regarding social media; and
    • Tactical responses to damaging allegations against your client on social media.

    Presented by: Natalie Hickey, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019
    30 Jan 2019 5:30pm - 30 Jan 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will discuss the three ways for dealing with or removal of a hostile caveat under sections 89A, 90 (2) and 90 (3) of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic)(the TLA). This session will focus on the issues relating to applications relating to removal of a caveat and will discuss:

    Section 89A, which enables a registered proprietor to apply to the registrar to serve a notice on a caveator:

    section 90(2), which enables the caveator to seek an order to delay registering dealing with the land

    S. 90(3) which enables a party to bring proceedings in a court for the removal of the caveat

    Our presenter will discuss the risks and benefits of each option including the circumstances where an application to remove a caveat may be considered  ‘vexatious’ for the purposes of the Act and the factors weighed by the court when exercising its discretion.  

    Presented by: William Rimmer, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019
    30 Jan 2019 5:30pm - 30 Jan 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    The duties and responsibilities imposed on company directors and officers have never been more stringent or exposed, particularly in light of the Banking Royal Commission, and the requirement for their legal advisers to be across current developments has never been more important.

    This seminar will examine recent cases and developments, including to what extent directors should be aware of potential breaches of the law and whether there is a need for more effective protection for directors in decision making. It will also address potential claims and the signs to watch for and questions to ask when advising clients in this area.

    The seminar will provide guidance on how companies should modify their practices and procedures and will also cover the most recent ASIC investigations and cases. It will also discuss the wide range of powers that ASIC officers can and are enforcing.

    The session will also outline ASIC’s plans to embed officials inside Australia’s biggest banks to monitor governance and compliance, plus the establishment of a taskforce to look into large listed companies including on-site surveillance and investigation.

    Presented by: Matthew Peckham, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    and

    Oren Bigos, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00
  • Thursday, 31 January 2019
    31 Jan 2019 5:30pm - 31 Jan 2019 6:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    Applications for Intervention Orders in family law matters have become increasingly common. The result of an Interim Intervention Order may see children being withheld from one parent and may impact on the prospect of settlement.

    By reference to recent cases, this session will explore the consequences of making an Application for an Intervention Order whilst family law proceedings are contemplated or commenced. Our presenter will also discuss whether such Applications are being used as an abuse of process and how to respond and advise.

    Presented by: Victoria Campbell, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    1.0
    $145.00