|Start time||5 Aug 2021 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)|
|End time||5 Aug 2021 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)|
|Location||Live Stream Only|
|Speaker||See Full Program|
|Designed for||Legal Practitioners|
Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 1.0
Practice Management & Business Skills: 1.0
Professional Skills: 1.0
3 CPD Point Intensive
Ethics – Recent Case Update and Developments
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:
Grab this chance to get your CPD Ethics point under your belt.
Presented by: Simon Fuller, Barrister, Victorian Bar
Time to Update Your Costs Documents and Avoid Complaints in 2021
With reference to recent cases and common errors this seminar will highlight the reasons why you need to update your standard costs agreement and costs disclosure documents in 2021.
Costs Agreements are one of the most important documents used by legal practitioners, yet once drafted they are rarely reviewed except to update charge out rates.
Costs Disclosure Documents:
Given the statutory requirement for costs disclosure documents, it is not surprising that it is issues pertaining to these documents that result in practitioners finding themselves at the wrong end of complaints.
Failing to keep pace with legislative changes and case law developments can result in outdated, unclear and/or inaccurate costs agreements, potentially leaving practitioners exposed and unable to recover outstanding legal fees.
This session will consider how and why you should re-examine and consider updating and/or tailoring your costs agreement and costs disclosure documents.
It will also explore common errors in costs agreements, with reference to recent decisions, and provide tips on how to ensure that the costs agreement you issue is appropriate and will minimise the likelihood of problems arising.
Presented by: Cate Dealehr, Principal, Australian Legal Costing Group
Plain English Writing Skills for Lawyers
As a lawyer, it is vital that clients understand the legal documents they are signing and your advice.
Writing in plain English has many benefits – it saves clients’ time as they have less to read, saves you time as you are writing less words, empowers clients to understand and reduces the risk of disputes and complaints.
This session will provide practical tips and advice on:
This session is an essential guide to using plain English in your legal work – don’t miss out!
Presented by: Lauren Kelindeman, Associate and Wellbeing Champion, Legalite