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Events in May 2016

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 2nd | Pleadings - Draft with confidence (May 2016)

This workshop is designed to help practitioners understand the parameters and secrets to drafting effective pleadings. Well drawn pleadings can prevent costly interlocutory disputes and provide a basis to embark on successful litigation. Participants draft pleadings using various fact scenarios and receive feedback and evaluation in this interactive and practical workshop.

Topics include: the rules of pleadings, statements of claim, defences and subsequent pleadings, set-offs and counter-claims, particulars, identifying faulty pleadings and more.


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

Thursday 5th | Pleamaking for Criminal Lawyers (May 2016)

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

Monday 9th | Compulsory Course 2016

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 ... Read more

Categories: Law Students and Graduates | Western Australian Articled Clerks

Wednesday 11th | Risk Management (May 2016)

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

Wednesday 11th | Appearing in Court with Confidence - Getting the best result for your client

Have you been asked to appear in court?  Not sure what’s expected of you?  The court room can be a stressful and intimidating stage at the best of times not to mention the relevant procedures and etiquette that legal practitioners need to be aware of.  This session will give you the confidence you need in order to appear in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and VCAT and will also cover practical tips for achieving a good result for your client.

This seminar covers the following:

•         Entering your appearance
&bu... Read more

Categories: Seminars | Find CPD Programs | Professional skills

Friday 13th | Enforcement and Recovery - Orders and Judgments (May 2016)

This Workshop for lawyers provides a practical analysis of the options available for enforcing your client’s orders and judgements in Victoria.  This one day program looks at the principal methods of recovery and enforcement in the major jurisdictions including Magistrates, County, Supreme and Federal Courts. It also provides guidance on advising clients on the preferred options and will address preparing court documentation to bring the enforcement options into effect. An Essential Program for all litigators.

The program includes:

•    Enforcing Orders and ... Read more

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

Monday 16th | Lawyer's Skills (May 2016)

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... Read more

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

Tuesday 24th | Employment and Industrial Relations Law - Practice and procedure (May 2016)

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

Wednesday 25th | Self Managed Superannuation Funds (May 2016)

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 26th | Introduction to Wills for Legal Support Staff (May 2016)

This workshop will provide legal assistants with a thorough understanding of the practice, procedure and forms involved with Will drafting.

Topics include:

Intestacy Domestic partners Using will precedents  Common drafting practices  Considerations in preparation of a will Codicils Execution Revocation Wills Storage Testamentary capacity Executor's duties and commissions Trustees ... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Legal Support Staff | Other Professionals

Thursday 26th | Planning Law Practice - From permit to enforcement (May 2016)

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 Planning sche... Read more

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

Thursday 26th | Defamation and Social Media - The issue all lawyers need to know about in 2016 - It can affect any client at any time!

Social media is the most immediate and potentially damaging forum for comment in 2016.  Even if you don’t practice in this area, your client could need preliminary advice at any moment given the immediacy and convenience of comment being made about them or by them on social media.

This session will provide an overview of the current state of play which will allow you to ask the right questions, and advise with confidence.

As well as a case update, this session will cover:

What is defamatory? Imputations – how to draft them ... Read more

Categories: Seminars | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law

Friday 27th | Administration of Deceased Estates (May 2016)

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
  • TFM and dealing with assets

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

Monday 30th | Administrative Law 2016

Categories: Law Students and Graduates | Western Australian Articled Clerks

Monday 30th | Problem Solving (May 2016)

An entry-level lawyer should be able to investigate and analyse facts and law, provide legal advice and solve legal problems.

This topic covers:

  • Analysing facts and identifying issues
  • Analysing law
  • Providing legal advice
  • Generating solutions and strategies

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

Tuesday 31st | Estate Planning - The A - Z (May 2016)

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 gains tax Enduring powers of atto... Read more

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Tuesday 31st | Beyond Google - Free legal resources - Don't pay when you don't need to

Back by popular demand!

 

This seminar is designed to improve your research skills by providing essential tips on how to research legislation, case law, and other online sources using the latest free tools.  Essential for any lawyer in 2016!

 

“The breadth of the free research will make my life much easier.  Michael's enthusiasm and range of examples were very very helpful”.

“Comprehensive list of resource... Read more

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