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Events in February 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 9th | Conveyancing - From title search to settlement (Feb 2015)

This workshop covers the essentials. The program includes:

Searching title Applications for certificates including planning permits and statutory authorities Vendors' statements Contracts Transfer documents Settlement Stamping and registration

A highly practical program which is designed to equip you to operate in this demanding area. 

Note: This workshop runs for 2 days.  Read more

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

Wednesday 11th | Introduction to the Legal Office for Legal Support Staff (Feb 2015)

This workshop is designed to provide a solid foundation for staff joining a legal office or requiring a refresher in legal office essentials. The program includes:

An overview of the legal system and profession Lawyers' professional and ethical responsibilities Trust and office accounts Communication skills in dealing with clients, barristers, other firms and courts Preparing court documents Preparing commercial documents Dealing with complaints from clients Record... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Legal Support Staff | Other Professionals

Wednesday 11th | VCAT Powers, Practice and Procedure – Recent developments (2015)

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Amendment Act 2014 (Vic) and the Courts Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Act 2014 (Vic) have together made some sweeping changes to how the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) operates. Amongst other important amendments, VCAT is now able to invite original decision makers to review their decisions, to make orders in relation to the payment of fees, and to more efficiently manage expert evidence and expert witnesses.

A must for all those who practise in the VCAT, this seminar will explore th... Read more

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Thursday 12th | Evidence in Practice for Litigators (Feb 2015)

 

 

This practical workshop is designed for practitioners working in litigation, this new one day course includes discussion of the key elements to managing and using evidence in litigation. The following topics are covered:

Admissible Evidence Circumstantial and propensity evidence Proof of documents Expert evidence Privilege and self-incrimination Credibility Hearsay

This program is now full. Please Read more

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Thursday 12th | Wills & Estates Intensive (2015)

 
This program is now fully booked.   You may be interested in attending the following programs:
  Part IV Claims – Advising clients in light of legislative changes | 1 hour | Monday 16 March 2015 Read more

Categories: Find CPD Programs | Substantive law | Intensives

Thursday 12th | CPD Intensive (12 February 2015)

Beyond the Open Question - Interview and examination techniques for lawyers 


Lawyers in all areas of practice regularly need to obtain complete and correct information, be it taking instructions from their clients, making enquiries with third parties or drafting formal witness statements.  The ability to extract this information is essential to successful legal practice.

In this practical session, former private ... Read more

Categories: Find CPD Programs | Professional skills | Practice management & business skills | Ethics & professional responsibility | Intensives

Friday 13th | Introduction to Conveyancing for Legal Support Staff (Feb 2015)

A comprehensive overview of the “what you need to know” of conveyancing. Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the procedures and processes involved in a conveyancing transaction from opening a file to post settlement procedures.

Workshop topics include ownership of property, titles, off-title restrictions and inquiries, vendors statements, contracts of sale, transfer documents, settlements, stamping, registration, notices and GST. 

This workshop will give those support staff new to conveyancing or requiring a refresher, good grounding to begin... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Legal Support Staff | Other Professionals

Monday 16th | Ethics & Professional Responsibility (February 2015)

An entry level lawyer should act ethically and demonstrate professional responsibility and professional courtesy in all dealings with clients, the courts, the community and other lawyers. In accordance with the National Competency Standards for Entry Level Lawyers, this topic covers:   Acting ethically Knowing when to raise ethical problems with others Discharging the legal duties and obligations of legal practitioners Complying with professional conduct rules Complying with fiduciary dutie... Read more

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

Tuesday 17th | Ethics Update (February 2015)

Whilst most practitioners are aware of their professional duties and ethical obligations, a surprising number still fall short of the standard required.  This seminar will provide an update on recent cases and developments related to legal ethics, and consider their practical application, with reference to case studies.
 

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Tuesday 17th | Insurance Update (2015)

In this seminar, Clayton Utz Partner, Fred Hawke, will provide an update on recent developments, topical issues and key insurance cases, including:

Morgan, in the matter of Brighton Hall Securities Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) (2013), which considered claim aggregation provisions and the impact of Policy deductibles on recovery proceeds of class actions; Mattress Innovations Pty Ltd v Suncorp Metway Insurance Ltd (2013), which dealt with the effect of input tax credits on claim settlements under the GST clause in a property policy, where t... Read more

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Wednesday 18th | How to Operate in the Courts - A practical guide for Legal Support Staff (Feb 2015)

This workshop is designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to support your team in this major practice area. It is a practical program covering the Magistrates' and County Courts including:

Commencement of proceedings Obtaining judgements Enforcing judgements Issuing subpoenas Offers of compromise Defending proceedings Affidavits of documents Read more

Categories: Workshops for Legal Support Staff | Other Professionals

Wednesday 18th | Beyond Google - Free internet resources for legal research (2015)

Back by popular demand, this seminar is designed to improve your legal research skills by providing helpful tips on how to research legislation, case law and other legal material online using the latest free tools.

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Wednesday 18th | Intervention Order Applications - Tips and traps (2015)

This seminar will provide tips for making and defending intervention order applications, and explore key risk areas for legal practitioners.  Topics to be covered include interim and final orders, hearings, conditions and appeals.

 

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Thursday 19th | Getting Personal – A ‘how to’ guide to the PPSA (2015)

Back by popular demand, this ‘back to basics’ seminar will provide a refresher on the key concepts under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) including attachment, perfection and priority.  It will also provide practical guidance on how to use the Personal Property Securities Register.

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Friday 20th | Family Law Property – Complex property settlements (Feb 2015)

Designed for family law practitioners already confident in the basic skills of family law practice, this is a one day workshop. This workshop aims to equip lawyers with the finer skills of making sure your client gets their share.

Topics include:

preparation taxation issues special contributions farming cases discreationary trusts Stanford financial disclosure valuation evidence superannuation bankruptcy exper... Read more

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Monday 23rd | Family Law Practice (Feb 2015)

This 2 day workshop covers the fundamentals of practising in this challenging practice area. The program includes:

Applicable legislation Family Court and Federal Circuit Court systems and procedures Preparation of documents (including divorce applications, initiating applications and affidavits relating to children, maintenance property settlement, enforcement and contempt, and injunctions) Service of documents Attending court hearings Client interviews Briefing counsel Read more

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Monday 23rd | #lawsuit - Defamation in the digital age (2015)

The internet is increasingly blurring the lines between the public and private spheres.  Social media, in particular, is becoming a breeding ground for potential defamation claims, as people routinely share more of their private lives and personal views with their online networks.  Consumer reviews and other internet forums are also affecting the reputations of businesses. This seminar will provide an update on recent key cases and topical issues that practitioners need to be aware of when dealing with this evolving area of defamation practice.

 

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Tuesday 24th | E-Conveyancing - The time is now

After much anticipation, the future of conveyancing is almost upon us, with Property Exchange Australia Limited (PEXA) due to shortly roll out its online settlement platform nationally. Arguably the biggest change to occur in conveyancing practice in years, the ability to settle a property transaction without having to leave the office, or sight cheques, is a concept that may take some getting used to.

This seminar will give an overview of PEXA’s settlement platform, explaining how the process works and providing tips for completing property transactions online. It wil... Read more

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Tuesday 24th | All Good in the 'Hood? Neighbourhood issues and disputes (2015)

This seminar will provide an update on recent developments relating to neighbourhood disputes, including the recent amendments to the Fences Act 1968, and provide tips and traps for practitioners acting for clients involved in these types of disputes.
 

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Wednesday 25th | Administration of Deceased Estates for Legal Support Staff (Feb 2015)

This workshop will provide legal assistants with a thorough understanding of the practice of Administration of Deceased Estates. Participants will be taken through the procedures and forms for obtaining grants of probate and letters of administration, the basic administration of estates, Testator’s Family Maintenance (Part iv) and the collection and transfer of assets.

This workshop will give participants new to this area of practice or requiring a refresher good grounding to confidently begin work in this area.

Categories: Workshops for Legal Support Staff | Other Professionals

Wednesday 25th | CPD Intensive (25 February 2015)

On the Same Page - Drafting settlement agreements 

 

Failing to properly draft settlement documents can have disastrous consequences, rendering provisions unenforceable and leaving your client with less than they bargained for.  This session will provide practical tips for drafting effective settlement agreements.  

Presented by:  Janine Wald, Barrister, Victorian Bar

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Categories: Find CPD Programs | Professional skills | Practice management & business skills | Ethics & professional responsibility | Intensives

Wednesday 25th | Commercial Litigation Intensive (2015)

Civil Procedure Update 


This session will provide an update on civil procedure across the various court jurisdictions, including the changes to the Supreme Court Act 1986 in late 2014 affecting the management of civil appeals.  It will also provide a detailed examination and discussion of practitioners’ overarching obligations and the overarching purpose of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 and how the courts have been deal... Read more

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Thursday 26th | General Advocacy (Feb 2015)

Improve your advocacy skills and techniques. This program includes:

Case concept and preparation Preparation of applications Persuasion techniques Submissions (including closing submissions) Examination-in-chief Cross examination Re-examination and making submissions

Participants will have an opportunity to practice these techniques and skills using a case study. Feedback from experienced advocates is designed to increase your confidence and ability to deal wit... Read more

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Thursday 26th | Effective Business Development for Lawyers (2015)

In today’s competitive legal market, being a skilled lawyer is often not enough to guarantee ongoing career success. The ability to attract new clients or secure additional work from existing clients is vital for lawyers at all levels. This practical seminar will explore a number of business development strategies and options, considering the advantages and disadvantages of each and look at how they can be used to help you and your firm stand out.

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Thursday 26th | SMSFs - Recent developments and topical issues (2015)

The law related to self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) is highly complex and constantly evolving.  This seminar will provide an update on recent legislative developments, key cases and topical issues related to SMSFs.  
 

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