CPD Mix & Match Marathon - Claim Up To 4 Points
Start time 29 Mar 2019 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 29 Mar 2019 1:45pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
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Catering Includes refreshments
Designed for Legal Practitioners
Product Code S19401

CPD Mix & Match Marathon - Claim Up To 4 Points

29 Mar 2019 9:00am - 29 Mar 2019 1:45pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

Book All 4 Seminars In One Day or Choose Individual Seminars to Suit Your CPD Needs!

This program will be chaired by:

Mark Goldblatt, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Ethics – Recent Case Update and Developments 

Seminar 1 - 9:00am - 10:00am

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

Online Legal Research – Secrets Unlocked  

Seminar 2 - 10:15am - 11:15am

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.

Presented by: Lauren Marr, Legal Research Librarian, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Without Prejudice Communications and Legal Professional Privilege – Overused and Misunderstood?   

Seminar 3 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Have you relied on naming a communication Without Prejudice and then found out its not? Do you know the essential advice you should give your client to reduce risking LPP? How is social media affecting these fundamental legal concepts? 

This seminar will provide guidance on identifying when legal professional privilege applies and how it applies in practice.
This session will cover:

  • the scope of legal professional privilege; and
  • applying the dominant purpose test.
  • waiver of privilege; and
  • practical tips for maintaining privilege.

This session will also address what communications are truly Without Prejudice and what are the imposters. And outline the risks faced in mismanaging these communications.

Presented by: Paul Duggan, Barrister, Victorian Bar

How to Deal with Difficult Clients and Colleagues and Get the Best Outcome 

Seminar 4 - 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Do you sometimes work with ‘challenging colleagues’? Are your clients pushing you to your limits? Are you fed up? Want some strategies to communicate and deal with tricky situations?

This seminar is designed to provide practical and durable communication techniques and strategies. It will also outline the legal responsibilities vis a vis communication with clients and will include:

  • Choosing the most appropriate communication method, ie- email, face to face meetings
  • Building rapport and trust
  • Developing empathy
  • Obligations to communicate with your client pursuant to the Uniform Law
  • Recognising and avoiding legal liability for bullying and harassment when dealing with challenging colleagues and clients

Keeping it real in 2019!

Presented by: Emma Hines, General Manager - Victoria, Shine Lawyers


Total CPD Units: 4.0

Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 1.0
Practice Management & Business Skills: 1.0
Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 1.0
(includes GST)