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Events in November 2014

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

Friday 7th | Work Management & Business Skills (including Risk Management) (November 2014)

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
     

Categories: Traineeship Programs | Law Students and Graduates

Friday 7th | Risk Management (November 2014)

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 Programs | Law Students and Graduates

Monday 10th | Trusts - The A - Z (Nov 2014)

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

Tuesday 11th | Planning Law Practice - From permit to enforcement (Nov 2014)

This program outlines:

Planning framework including legislation Planning authorities Responsible authorities Planning schemes Zoning Amendments Applications for review Enforcement and other controls Compensation Proceedings in VCAT Application processes including notices Objections Submissions Amenities and types of permits

Essentials are workshops for l... Read more

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

Tuesday 11th | Practical Negotiation Tips - What the textbooks don't tell you (Rookie Lawyers' Series) (2014)

Hear from leading lawyer Leon Zwier, who will discuss the practical negotiation strategies and tactics that have worked for him. An invaluable seminar designed to help you become a more effective negotiator and achieve better negotiated outcomes for your clients.

Leon has been a partner of Arnold Bloch Leibler since 1991 and is head of the firm’s litigation & dispute resolution and reconstruction & insolvency practices.

Leon is regularly identified as a leading lawyer by various international guides to lawyers and legal firms, including "Asia Pacific Leg... Read more

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

Wednesday 12th | Property Law (November 2014)

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 Programs | Law Students and Graduates

Thursday 13th | Advanced Family Law for Legal Support Staff (Nov 2014)

Designed for legal support staff, this in-depth look at the procedures and processes involved in family law matters is a good way to kick-start or enhance your supporting role to legal practitioners.

Topics include ancillary proceedings, dispute resolution, children’s matters, property applications, spousal maintenance, financial agreements, child support and maintenance, domestic violence, costings and briefing counsel.

This workshop will give those support staff new to family law or requiring a refresher, good grounding to begin work in this complex area of ... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Legal Support Staff | Other Professionals

Thursday 13th | CPD Intensive (Nov 2014)

Attend a CPD Intensive to obtain 1 CPD point in each of the following compulsory fields: Professional Skills, Practice Management and Business Skills, and  Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Information Security – Protecting your records and managing risks  Read more

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

Friday 14th | Senior Associate Program (November 2014)

The Senior Associate Program is a high level, practical workshop that provides valuable insight into the essential qualities needed to set you apart from your peers in a law firm. Delivered by highly respected presenters and designed specifically for lawyers at or near Senior Associate level, this program will outline the practical skills and knowledge necessary to deliver the outcomes that the partnership expects.

Being a good lawyer is only the first step to success. The key is knowing what it takes to make it as a leader in a law firm. Gain inside knowledge... Read more

Categories: Workshops for Lawyers | Platinum Workshops | Find CPD Programs | Professional skills | Practice management & business skills

Monday 17th | Lawyer's Skills (November 2014)

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 pract... Read more

Categories: Traineeship Programs | Law Students and Graduates

Wednesday 26th | Commercial & Corporate Practice (November 2014)

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 struc... Read more

Categories: Traineeship Programs | Law Students and Graduates

Wednesday 26th | Time to Update Your Standard Costs Agreement? Recent cases and common errors (2014)

Costs agreements are one of the most important documents used by legal practitioners, yet once drafted they are rarely reviewed except to update charge out rates.  Failing to keep pace with legislative changes and case law developments can, however, result in outdated, unclear and/or inaccurate costs agreements, potentially leaving practitioners exposed and unable to recover outstanding legal fees.

This seminar will consider how and why you should re-examine and consider updating and/or tailoring your costs agreement in light of recent changes to court rules and scale... Read more

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

Thursday 27th | Intellectual Property - Patents, trademarks and copyright (Nov 2014)

This workshop covers the essentials of protecting and exploiting intellectual property, including patenting invention; registering designs and trademarks; copyright and its use in protection of designs and trademarks; trademarks in business; infringement proceedings; domain names and dispute resolution proceedings and a review of conducting searches for patents, trademarks and designs.

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

Friday 28th | Administration of Deceased Estates for Legal Support Staff(Nov 2014)

This program is now sold out - Our next program will be run on Wednesday 25 February 2015.
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A guided walk through the procedures and forms for obtaining grants of probate and letters of administration, the basic administration of estates, and the collection and transfer of assets.

Categories: Workshops for Legal Support Staff | Other Professionals

Friday 28th | Commercial Litigation Conference 2014

Consequential Loss - Recent decisions and practical implications 


Australian courts have moved away from characterising ‘consequential loss’ in accordance with the second limb of the rule in Hadley v Baxendale.  And with courts in different jurisdictions continuing to interpret the term in different ways, it is becoming increasingly difficult to predict with certainty what losses will be recoverable in the event of a ... Read more

Categories: Conferences | Find CPD Programs | Substantive law