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'CPD Programs' Upcoming Events in September 2014

Monday 1st | Mortgages - The lawyers' guide to practice (Sep 2014)

This workshop covers applicable legislation, common provisions, discharge, remedies on default, solicitors' certificates, risk management issues and mortgages over property other than land.

 

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 | CPD Programs | Substantive law

Tuesday 2nd | Business Law - Partnerships, business sales and acquisitions and finance (Sep 2014)

The program includes:

Partnerships Deeds Business names Acting for the vendor Acting for a purchaser Searches Settlements Finance Insurance issues

This program aims to provide a well rounded foundation for confident practice in this area.

 

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'.... Read more

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Wednesday 3rd | Self Managed Superannuation Funds (Sep 2014)

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 | CPD Programs | Substantive law

Thursday 4th | Employment and Industrial Relations Law - Practice & procedures (Sep 2014)

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.

An essential for those wanting to be brought up to date in this evolving area.

 

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'. Read more

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

Tuesday 9th | Pleadings – Draft with confidence (Sep 2014)

Tony Graham Series:

Evidence in Practice

Family Law Property - From Competence to Excellence

 

 

Former Judge, retired QC and author of text “Victorian Pleading Precedents”, Tony Graham delivers a new workshop designed to help practitioners understand the parameters and secrets to drafting effective pleadings. Well drawn pleadings can prevent costly interlocutory disputes and provide the right foundation to embark on clever litigation. Drafting pleadings using various fact scenarios enables feedback and evaluation... Read more

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

Tuesday 9th | Australian Privacy Principles - Six months on (2014)

In March 2014, the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Cth) introduced sweeping changes to Australia’s privacy regime.  

This seminar will look at the impact of those changes six months into the new regime, lessons that can be learnt from decisions during that period and emerging trends.

Categories: Seminars | CPD Programs | Substantive law

Wednesday 10th | Evidence in Practice for Litigators (Sep 2014)

Tony Graham Series:

Family Law Property - From Competence to Excellence

Pleadings – Draft with confidence

 

Former Judge and retired QC Tony Graham will lead practitioners through this practical workshop. 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 Read more

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

Friday 12th | Family Law Conference 2014

Improving Your Affidavits – Insights from the bench 


The Honourable Justice Paul Cronin will provide first-hand advice on how to draft affidavit material that best meets the Court’s needs, highlighting the main areas where practitioners are going wrong.  An insightful and invaluable session for all family law practitioners.

Special guest presenter:  The Honourable Justice Paul Cronin, Family Cou... Read more

Categories: Conferences | CPD Programs | Substantive law | Professional skills | Ethics & professional responsibility

Friday 19th | Conveyancing Update (2014)

This seminar will explore the latest developments in conveyancing practice, including:

  • An overview of the Sale of Land Amendment Act 2014 (Vic), which will introduce a number of changes to Section 32 Statements from 1 October 2014
  • Tips and traps for preparing and reviewing off-the-plan contracts of sale
  • Issues with rescission

Categories: Seminars | CPD Programs | Substantive law

Wednesday 24th | Aged Care Update - Advising potential residents in light of recent legislative changes (2014)

On 1 July 2014 an array of significant legislative reforms came into operation affecting the bonds and fees payable by aged care residents and the way those amounts are assessed and applied.
  This session will provide practitioners with an overview of the changes, and the resulting issues potential residents need to be aware of as they plan for and enter aged care.
 

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Friday 26th | New Law Practices – The transition to self-employment (2014)

NEW WORKSHOP

The pressures of working in private practice including time and billing pressures, structural inflexibility, and lack of work / life balance are driving an increase in lawyers choosing to set up their own small practices. However, many struggle with establishing practices, unable to access assistance and advice to deal with the administrative challenges of transitioning to self-employment. 

This workshop is aimed at educating lawyers in how to establish a new law practice from branding a business to submitt... Read more

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

Monday 29th | Litigation - A practical guide to practising in the Victorian Courts (Sep 2014)

This practical two day workshop provides an overview of the major jurisdictions with a particular focus on Magistrates', County, Supreme Courts with reference to Federal Court and VCAT.

The program includes:

Pre-litigation correspondence Without prejudice communications Offers of compromise Deciding jurisdiction Parties Service of documents Initiating proceedings Preparing complaints Pleadings Writs Statements... Read more

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Tuesday 30th | Sale of Business - Making a list and checking it twice (Rookie Lawyers' Series) (2014)

Even when the “standard” Contract of Sale of Business is used in a sale or purchase of business transaction, there is a minefield of issues that need to be considered and addressed, regardless of the value of the transaction, the size of the business or the industry in which it operates.

Practitioners need to be able to readily identify and deal with the many associated legal and seemingly administrative matters that their clients may not have turned their minds to, and that need to be checked off in any sale or purchase of business in order to ensure their clients... Read more

Categories: Seminars | CPD Programs | Substantive law | Rookie lawyers