School Law Conference
Start time 30 Oct 2019 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 30 Oct 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
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Catering Includes morning tea and refreshments
Designed for Legal practitioners
Product Code C19035

School Law Conference

30 Oct 2019 9:00am - 30 Oct 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

Contact Reception on 03 8667 5667 to book your free 3rd place!

This conference will be chaired by:

Paul O'Halloran, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley

Session 1

Allegations of Inappropriate Behaviour by Staff Members or Contractors 

Responsibilities and options when notified that a staff member or contractor/s has acted inappropriately towards a child in your care:

  • Questions to ask and information required
  • Staff personal liability vs school liability
  • Legal responsibilities towards child/ren and staff member/contractor.
  • Options for conducting investigation
  • External vs internal investigator

Presented by: Fiona Knowles, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Session 2

Family Law Issues and The School’s Role 

Responsibilities and risks in interpreting and complying with various Court requirements. This session will discuss:

  • Parenting Orders, Parenting plans
  • Intervention Orders
  • Complying with Subpoenas
  • Student and parent privacy

Presented by: Jason Walker, Partner, Gadens


Louise Dorian, Special Counsel, Gadens

Session 3

Data Breaches and the Impact on Your School 

The Mandatory Data Breach laws impose legal responsibility on organisations, including schools, to protect student and staff personal data and information. Breaches can have serious consequences. Recent high profile examples show the adverse impact a breach can have on the reputation of a teaching organisation.

This session will outline:

  • What is the data breach regime
  • How does it apply to schools
  • What data must be protected
  • What to do if a breach occurs and your legal reporting obligations

Presented by: Dudley Kneller, Partner, Gadens

Session 4

A Safe Workplace and Duty of Care 

A school has a responsibility to provide a safe workplace including risks to mental and physical health. This session will discuss the schools’ responsibilities and common risks and causes including: 

  • Abuse from parents including online criticism and abuse
  • Long hours and report writing
  • Managing student behavioural and personal issues

Presented by: Lucy Line, Barrister, Victorian Bar


CPD Units:

Substantive Law: 4.0
(includes GST)