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Events in December 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 28th | Lawyer's Skills (November 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 be a... Read more

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

Friday 2nd | Freedom of Information Conference 2016

With a current Bill before the Victorian Parliament proposing significant amendments to the FOI landscape, stay one step ahead with this timely, informative and invaluable one day conference, designed to equip you with the knowledge and peace of mind to manage you and your practice through the latest FOI updates and processes.

 

An Essential Update on Victoria’s Freedom of Information Regime Read more

Categories: Conferences | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law | Professional skills | Practice management & business skills

Monday 5th | Ethics & Professional Responsibility (December 2016)

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 duties Avoiding ... Read more

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

Monday 5th | Retail Leases - A practical guide (December 2016)

This workshop covers the essentials of retail leasing and is ideal for both private practice and in-house lawyers. The program includes:

An overview of the retail leases legislation Disclosure statements Key conditions Procedural steps Stamp duty Transfers Surrenders Recovering possession

This workshop is designed to bring you up to date with current practice in this area and is ideal for those practitioners new to practice in retail leases as well as those already practicing who... Read more

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

Tuesday 6th | Family Law Property - Complex property settlements (December 2016)

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 discretionary trusts Stanford financial disclosure valuation evidence superannuation bankruptcy expert witness costs mareva in... Read more

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

Wednesday 7th | Commercial & Corporate Practice (December 2016)

An entry-level lawyer should be able to conduct standard commercial transactions such as the sale or purchase of a small business. The lawyer should be able to set up standard business structures using entities such as companies, trusts and partnerships; provide basic advice on finance and securities and the obligations of companies and their officers; and appreciate the type of advice needed to assess the revenue implications of standard commercial transactions.

This topic covers:

Conducting commercial transactions Setting up commercial structures Read more

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

Thursday 8th | Tribunal Advocacy (Dec 2016)

Develop your skills and increase your confidence in a general tribunal context.

This two day program includes a thorough overview of evidence in tribunals and fundamentals of cross examination, as well as extensive general tips and techniques.

A series of fact scenarios give participants the opportunity to perform various submissions, moot and cross examination performances. Individual feedback is provided by our experienced presenters together with practical tips for appearing in VCAT. Leo Cussen Centre for Law, in collaboration with VCAT, have put together a ... Read more

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

Tuesday 13th | Conveyancing - From title search to settlement (Dec 2016)

This workshop covers the essentials. The program includes:

Searching title VOI 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 confidently 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 14th | Work Management & Business Skills (including Risk Management) (December 2016)

An entry level lawyer should be able to manage workload, work habits and work practices in a way that ensures that clients’ matters are dealt with in a timely and cost-effective manner.   This topic covers:  

  • Managing personal time
  • Managing risk
  • Managing files
  • Keeping the client informed
  • Working cooperatively
  • Self-management

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

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