Probate for junior lawyers and support staff

Probate for junior lawyers and support staff 

Probate is an important area of most practices in Canberra, and it is commonly performed by junior solicitors or support staff. This seminar has been developed by the ACT Law Society’s Elder Law & Succession Law Committee to help train these junior lawyers and support staff, and will be conducted by probate law specialists Timothy Morton (Farrar Gesini Dunn) and Katie Binstock (McInnes Wilson), with special guest Senior Deputy Registrar Grant Kennealy of the ACT Supreme Court. The session will give important guidance on how to ensure that probate documents are prepared and filed correctly the first time, and will help to proactively identify issues that may make a simple grant more complex.

Details

  • When: 10-11:30am, Thursday 4 March 2021. In consideration of other attendees, we seek your cooperation in arriving on time.
  • Where: East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT 2604
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • Members will earn 1.5 CPD units in Core Area 4
  • Cost (incl GST): $88 members, $115 non-members, $25 students/CLCs
  • Registrations close 1 March 2021

Fees are payable upon registration. 30 days payment invoices are available to members at the discretion of the Law Society. A 1.3% surcharge may be incurred on online payments. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email.

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. Outside of the cancellation periods given below, a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend without notifying the Society in writing, no credit or refund will be offered and 100% of the total cost will be retained by the Society. CPD Events — In the case of CPD events held at an venue other than the Law Society, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event. In the case of CPD events held at the Law Society, for cancellations made within two working days of the event, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee and the balance may be used as a credit towards other CPD events or be refunded. If you choose to keep a credit it will remain valid for 12 months from the event date, after which time it will expire. Webinars — In the case of live or on-demand webinars, as connection details are sent when registration is completed, no refund or cancellation is available. Social events — In the case of social events, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event.

Definitions: 'Registration' means any booking given to the Society in writing, on our website, or by phone. 'Member' means any member of the ACT Law Society, including associate members and honorary members. 'Young Lawyer' means any member who has held a practising certificate for five years or less. 'CLC' means any member working for a recognised community legal centre, or holding a volunteer practising certificate. 'Student' means a full time student studying law at a recognised Australian tertiary institution.

The Law Society is enforcing social distancing and spacing measures as set out by ACT Health at all our face-to-face events. 

If you are sick, have recently visited a COVID hot-spot, or are in close contact with someone in either situation, please stay at home.

Many of our upcoming CPD sessions will now be available either online or in-person and some have the offer of live streaming. Each CPD event advertised on our website will provide details about the online options available in that session. 

If sessions offer recordings, when you register, please let us know if you'd prefer to watch the CPD online (either live, or at a later date). If you choose the live-stream option you can still interact, ask questions, and be a meaningful participant at the seminar.

For more information about online CPD, please contact Carissa on carissa.webster@actlawsociety.asn.au.

 

 

Registration

Member rate $88.00(GST incl.) Register
Non-member rate $115.00(GST incl.) Register
Student/CLC rate $25.00(GST incl.) Register

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