Menu

About Us

Events Calendar

CPD Programs by Listing

August 2016
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Categories:

Upcoming events only »

Events in August 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 1st | Property Law (August 2016)

An entry-level lawyer should be able to convey, lease and mortgage real property. The lawyer should also be able to provide general advice in standard matters arising under local government, planning, environment or other legislation regulating land use in that State or Territory.

This topic covers:

  • Transferring title
  • Creating leases
  • Creating and releasing securities
  • Advising on land use
  • Advising on revenue implications

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

Wednesday 3rd | Probate Case Update - The Expanded Trusts, Equity and Probate List

This seminar covers the expanded Trusts, Equity and Probate List and as such will highlight recent cases on the following:

testamentary capacity; knowledge and approval; undue influence; informal wills; lost wills; executor replacement; and compromise of contested grants.

This session will consider the Court’s increasingly active exercise of its Civil Procedure Act powers in relation to the imposed duties on practitioners by the costs sanctions as discussed in the relevant ca... Read more

Categories: Seminars | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law

Thursday 4th | Family Law Practice (Aug 2016)

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 Financial agreements ... Read more

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

Friday 5th | Work Management & Business Skills (including Risk Management) (August 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

Monday 8th | Evidence in Practice for Litigators (Aug 2016)

 

 

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

 

Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, p... Read more

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

Tuesday 9th | Family Trusts - The A - Z (Aug 2016)

This workshop covers the options for creating a trust, the creation of the trust, maintaining the trust and vesting/ending the trust. This program is designed to simplify what is usually regarded as a complex area.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Trusts
  • Types of Trusts
  • Creation and Management of Trusts
  • Taxation of Trusts

 

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

Wednesday 10th | Family Law Property - Complex property settlements (Aug 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

Thursday 11th | 10 Things I Hate About You - Giving and receiving feedback without offending or facing a bullying claim

Back by popular demand – Leonie Green, an experienced lawyer, excellent presenter, HR professional and consultant will provide tested guidance on getting the best from the people you delegate work to, whether employees, co-workers or support staff.
 
This session is designed to show you how to get your message across without offending people, and the tips and traps of managing colleagues so you don't face a bullying claim.

 

Categories: Seminars | Find CPD Programs | Practice management & business skills

Tuesday 16th | How to Operate in the Courts - A practical guide for Legal Support Staff (Aug 2016)

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

Tuesday 16th | VCAT Powers and Procedures including Recent Case Update

This seminar flags the key developments in the VCAT jurisdiction and provides an update of the most recent decisions. By considering recent cases and the impact these have on practice and procedure, practitioners dealing with VCAT are given a thorough overview of the latest developments.

Categories: Seminars | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law

Wednesday 17th | General Advocacy (Aug 2016)

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 with the challenge of real life a... Read more

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

Wednesday 17th | Expert Evidence - Top tips and practical strategies

This seminar will explore the legal and practical issues associated with the use of expert reports in commercial litigation. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Finding and instructing an expert;
  • Single joint experts, joint reports and ‘hot tubbing’ under the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic);
  • Admissibility of evidence, weight of evidence and independence concerns; and
  • Privilege in expert reports, including attachment of privilege and waiver.

Categories: Seminars | Substantive law

Thursday 18th | Wills - From drafting to costing (Aug 2016)

This workshop is designed to provide a solid foundation for those wishing to practice in this area. The program includes:
 

Intestacy Domestic partners Using will precedents Common drafting practices Considerations in preparing a will Codicils Execution Revocation Alteration Rectification Wills storage Testamentary capacity Undue influence Executor's duties Executor's commission Powers of trustees Read more

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

Friday 19th | Debt Recovery - A practical guide for Legal Support Staff (Aug 2016)

An introduction to the range of enforcement techniques that are available in Victoria, this workshop covers procedures for enforcing monetary orders, choosing the right procedure, and preparing the necessary documents.

Categories: Workshops for Legal Support Staff | Other Professionals

Tuesday 23rd | Commercial & Corporate Practice (August 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 25th | CPD Intensive (August 2016)

Time out! - Mediating workplace conflict


Workplace conflict is often unavoidable and arises in almost all workplaces.  An employer who fails to appropriately deal with workplace allegations can quickly find the matter escalates and often by this stage the workplace relationship is irreparable.

This session will arm you with the tools you need to diffuse and survive workplace conflict, and will discuss the new approaches that ... Read more

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

Friday 26th | Subdivisions for Legal Support Staff (Aug 2016)

An overview of subdivisions including subdivision with bodies corporate, reading a plan of subdivision in strata, buying and selling off an unregistered plan, a brief explanation of company share schemes, stratum, strata and cluster.

Categories: Workshops for Legal Support Staff | Other Professionals

Monday 29th | Trust & Office Accounting (August 2016)

An entry level lawyer should have sufficient knowledge, skills and values to maintain trust and general account records according to law and good practice, to the extent usually permitted and expected of an employed solicitor.   This topic covers:  

  • Understanding relevant fiduciary and other duties
  • Receiving money
  • Making outlays
  • Rendering costs

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

Tuesday 30th | In-House Counsel Conference 2016


Our In-House Counsel Conference will provide you with at least
one CPD unit in all compulsory fields!
Read more

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

Wednesday 31st | Introduction to Conveyancing for Legal Support Staff (Aug 2016)

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 work... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Legal Support Staff | Other Professionals

News & Events