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Events in May 2015

ONGOING | Practical Training Course (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice)

The Practical Training Course (PTC) is running over this period. Enrolment in the PTC must be made via the 'Apply to the Practical Training Course' page.

Categories: Practical Training Course

Monday 4th | Compulsory Course 2015

The Compulsory Course covers:

  •     Lawyer's Skills
  •     Problem Solving
  •     Work Management & Business Skills
  •     Civil Litigation
  •     Commercial & Corporate Practice
  •     Property Law
  •     Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  •     Trust & Office Accounting

Categories: Law Students and Graduates | Western Australian Articled Clerks

Monday 4th | Estate Planning - The A - Z (May 2015)

Topics covered are:

Ownership - 4 key types Key planning issues Superannuation death benefits Drafting exercise - binding death benefit nomination Estate planning and existing family/hybrid trusts Key attributes for wills and testamentary trusts Drafting exercise - beneficiary controlled testamentary trust Vunerable beneficiaries Means tested pension eligibility - operation of deeming rules Income tax concessions Capital... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Lawyers | Essential Workshops | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law

Wednesday 6th | Pleamaking for Criminal Lawyers (May 2015)

Experienced instructors will lead practitioners through the fine art of when to plead, how to prepare and present an efficient plea in mitigation and the calling of character witnesses.

This workshop is designed for legal practitioners who practice or intend to practice criminal law, particularly in the Magistrates Court. Performance based case studies will provide a rare and exciting opportunity for discussion and guidance from the presenters. This workshop is not to be missed.

 

Categories: Workshops for Lawyers | Advocacy Workshops | Find CPD Programs | Professional skills

Wednesday 13th | Risk Management (May 2015)

This topic covers the risk management element of Work Management and Business Skills and will cover:

  • Conducting client matters in such a way as to minimise risk to the client, lawyer and the firm, arising from missed deadlines, negligence or failure to comply with the law, a court or other body
  • Recognising the limits of an entry level lawyer's expertise and experience, and instruction on how to refer matters where required

Categories: Traineeship (SWT) Workshops | Law Students and Graduates

Thursday 14th | Planning Law Practice - From permit to enforcement (May 2015)

This workshop is designed to give practitioners an introduction and overview of the planning system in Victoria. It will introduce practitioners to the application, objection and appeals procedure and includes a selection of Case Studies to be considered and discussed in relation to the procedures and issues involved. The enforcement provisions of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and other controls will also be considered.

Topics include

Planning framework including legislation Planning and responsible authorities ... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Lawyers | Essential Workshops | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law

Friday 15th | Enforcement Proceedings - Practice and procedure in the major jurisdictions (May 2015)

Please note: this program is now full. To book into our next program in November 2015 please click here.

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the enforcement of court orders. The workshop looks at the principal means of recovery of an order in the State Courts and in the Federal Court for bankruptcy and company winding up. The program includes:

Enforcing Orders and Judgments Oral examination of debtor... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Lawyers | Essential Workshops | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law

Monday 18th | Lawyer's Skills (May 2015)

An entry level lawyer should be able to demonstrate oral communication skills, legal interviewing skills, advocacy skills, negotiation and dispute resolution skills, letter writing skills and legal drafting skills.

This interactive workshop is led by well-respected Victorian practitioners, who have drawn on their years of experience to bring the content of the course to ‘life.’ Participants are encouraged to demonstrate what they have learned through the use of scenarios and role plays, ensuring they develop an understanding of how theory may be applied in practi... Read more

Categories: Traineeship (SWT) Workshops | Law Students and Graduates

Monday 25th | Administrative Law 2015

Categories: Law Students and Graduates | Western Australian Articled Clerks

Wednesday 27th | Employment & Industrial Relations 2015

Categories: Law Students and Graduates | Western Australian Articled Clerks

Wednesday 27th | Employment and Industrial Relations Law - Practice and procedure (May 2015)

This program provides an overview of Fair Work Australia (FWA), unfair dismissal and unlawful termination applications to FWA, common law claims for wrongful dismissal, drafting employment contracts considering both statute and common law and a brief overview of discrimination and equal opportunity laws

 

Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, particular skills or practice areas. These workshops aim to cover the 'essentials'.

Categories: Workshops for Lawyers | Essential Workshops | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law

Thursday 28th | Self Managed Superannuation Funds (May 2015)

An overview of SMSF constraints and related issues. This program is designed to provide a thorough overview of the essentials. The program includes:

Restraints on provision of advice regarding SMSFs New SMSF deeds – key attributes Existing SMSF deeds – review issues Control issues & options SMSFs and non-residents Contribution... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Lawyers | Essential Workshops | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law

Thursday 28th | Drafting Key Contractual Clauses - Top tips (Rookie Lawyers' Series) (2015)

This seminar will provide practical tips for drafting the following common contractual terms:   Confidentiality clauses Termination clauses Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) clauses
 


This program will be presented by
David Windsor, Freelance Lawyer & Commercial Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel, Spotlight Retai... Read more

Categories: Seminars | Find CPD Programs | Professional skills | Rookie lawyers

Friday 29th | Administration of Deceased Estates (May 2015)

This workshop provides an introduction to the practice of administration of deceased estates and will enable practitioners to confidently begin practice in this technical area.

The program includes:
 

Applications for grants of probate and letters of administration Role of executor and administrator Advertising Preparing documents Asset collection Transfers of real estate Taxation issues Costing files Final accounts TF... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Lawyers | Essential Workshops | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law

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