|Start time||31 Mar 2020 8:50am (Australia - Melbourne)|
|End time||31 Mar 2020 3:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)|
|Location||Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne|
|Speaker||See full program details|
|Designed for||Legal Practitioners|
Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 1.0
Practice Management & Business Skills: 1.0
Professional Skills: 2.0
Substantive Law: 1.0
CPD Mix & Match Marathon - Claim Up To 5 Points
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Seminar 1 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Recent cases highlight the risks and consequences when negotiating settlements without committing all relevant elements to writing, on the spot.
The importance of clear written communication at the relevant moment in time is critical, and the cases demonstrate what can happen if the parties have differing views on how the matter has settled. They also illustrate in what circumstances the courts are willing to accept when agreements are enforceable, in the absence of a written Deed of Settlement.
This session will provide guidance on strong drafting tips in settlement documents and verbal and written communication to ensure clarity, effectiveness and minimise risk of a settlement going astray.
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!
Seminar 3 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Recent research has shown that in the last two years, cyber attacks have affected more than one in four Australian firms. Cyber hackers, scammers and criminals continue to create and evolve methods of infiltration and attack, and law firms and their data are prime targets for theft, breaches and hacking.
While all firms need to be aware of, and train their staff about the risks posed by cloud computing, metadata, social media and other IT platforms and technologies used by them, the cost of such training seems to be viewed as too costly in the short term. Unfortunately, recent national and international cyberattacks show that no person, law firm, business or organisation is immune from a potential attack and the seriousness of cyber risk can longer be ignored.
This session will advise how to best prevent an attack on your client’s confidential, sensitive information and your law firm’s reputation and integrity. It will also address the impact that electronic tampering and invasion has on your professional liability.
Be armed with the most up to date knowledge on how to best manage and mitigate risk in this rapidly evolving area.
Presented by: Phil Farrelly, Systems Architect, Kala Computer P/L
Seminar 4 - 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Regulators are looking carefully at introducing further legislation and other measures to tighten up the laws around Unfair Contracts. In order to properly prepare you need to ensure that you are on top of all the developments. This comes on top of a year of significant developments so it’s essential to stay up to date, so you can be confident your advice will not pose a risk.
This session will provide an update on the significant developments and 2019 cases including a forecast of possible changes in the leadup to 2020 and beyond. With reference to significant cases this session will also cover topics including:
Strategies for dealing with purported penalty clauses.
Seminar 5 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
With the recent revelations and public scandals, the public could be forgiven for thinking that legal practitioners often fall short of their professional duties and ethical obligations.
However, as any lawyer knows, they are never out of the ‘Ethical Spotlight’ and in an age of rapid technological evolution, it is all too easy to be caught in its glare.
In this session hear from a leading practitioner on:
Don’t miss this informative and valuable session.