all cpd courses

all cpd courses

It is a condition of Solicitors' practising certificates that they undertake 10 CPD units between 1 April and 31 March each year. Solicitors must ensure that they accrue a minimum of one unit from each of the four core areas of CPD. View the CPD Guidelines here.

The Law Society is proud to recognise legalsuper as the sponsor of the Law Society CPD Program.

legalsuper is the industry super fund for the national legal profession. Law Society members who have queries about legalsuper, or superannuation more broadly, can contact legalsuper representative Bob Lees at blees@legalsuper.com.au.


  • Government Law Afternoon Autumn 2017

    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 12 – 5.15pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    The ACT Law Society’s Government Law Committee is proud to present the Spring 2016 Government Law Afternoon. This event is designed for lawyers working within, or involved with, government departments, and covers all four core areas.​ There will also be a gathering at a nearby drinks venue following completion of the afternoon.

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  • GLA: Client 2.0 — beyond the call of duty

    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 12.30 – 1.30pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    Covert surveillance, telecommunications interception, and public sector whistleblowing have created ‘Client 2.0’ for lawyers. This situation requires a wider concept of professional responsibility for government lawyers and gives rise to emergent ethical considerations for private sector practitioners. To do your duty to your client, you must think beyond your client. Topical. Controversial. Confronting. Just like Client 2.0.

    This event is part of the Government Law Afternoon Autumn 2017.

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  • GLA: Procurement and risk

    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 1.45 – 2.45pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    The session will cover major legal risks associated with procurement with focus on risks mitigation strategies. Tetyana will outline the global trends in the procurement related law and will present ideas about turning some well-known procurement risks into opportunities. Participants who regularly advise on procurement related issues as well as those who are involved in running procurements themselves will benefit from this session.

    This event is part of the Government Law Afternoon Autumn 2017.

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  • GLA: Privilege for in-house lawyers

    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 3 – 4pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    Caroline Bush, the Partner in Charge of Clayton Utz Canberra, will give a refresher on the law of privilege and and work through some practical ways in which in-house lawyers can best preserve privilege. Attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences of the challenges of preserving privilege.

    This event is part of the Government Law Afternoon Autumn 2017.

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  • GLA: Creating a high performance workplace culture

    Wednesday 1 March 2017, 4.15 – 5.15pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    Just having a high IQ is no longer enough for a leader in today’s legal workplace. For a range of reasons, legal leaders require additional skills like emotional intelligence (EQ) and social intelligence to be able to maximise the performance of their people, whether they be a team or an entire department. Increasingly, research indicates that legal leaders who create a high performance culture enjoy greater team productivity and higher levels of team morale and job satisfaction. In this seminar, experienced organisational coach, facilitator and former senior executive lawyer, James Fletcher, will canvass practical techniques and strategies to create a genuine and sustainable high performance workplace culture.

    This event is part of the Government Law Afternoon Autumn 2017.

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  • Masterclass: Contract Law

    Wednesday 8 March 2017, 8.20am – 12.30pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    How up-to-date are you with the latest in contract law? Presented by Jeffrey Goldberger, an expert in contract law and a highly rated CPD presenter, this advanced workshop is aimed at practitioners with over five years’ experience. It will assist you to keep abreast of the latest developments in contract law and help you develop your technical skills to enable you to provide more effective solutions for your clients. This practical, interactive workshop will include an overview of recent key developments in contract law and the law on, and drafting tips for, indemnities, exclusion clauses and financial caps. Reviews from one of Jeffrey’s previous Contracts Masterclasses: “Phenomenal presenter”; “One of the best presentations ever, contracts law made interesting and engaging”; “The best contracts law seminar I’ve attended in many years”.

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  • Tech tock, tech tock: countdown to your demise or catalyst for your success?

    Wednesday 15 March 2017, 8.50am – 12.30pm — ANU Commons Function Centre

    The ACT Law Society is pleased to present the Canberra leg of the 2017 Stuart Teicher National Tour, proudly sponsored by legalsuper. Renowned world-wide for his uniquely engaging and entertaining style of CPD presentation, Stuart will present a half-day workshop covering three core areas. Stuart’s 2015 'Rock Star Lawyer' workshop was extremely popular with the lawyers of Canberra: “Very charismatic speaker”; “I wish all CPD speakers kept us all captivated for the entire duration!”; “Engaging and relevant”; “Get more speakers like this guy!” Here’s your chance to see Stuart in action and cover off Core areas 1, 2, and 3 in an entertaining morning workshop. Limited places, so book early!

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  • Legal Practice Management Workshop Autumn 2017

    Friday 17 March, Friday 31 March, and Friday 7 April — ACT Law Society Training Room

    The ACT Law Society is proud to present our three-day Practice Management Workshop. This workshop is a requirement for solicitors who are applying for Unrestricted Practising Certificates in order to practise as a partner, legal practitioner director, sole practitioner, or solicitor on the record for a corporation or government department. The workshop covers topics essential to the successful operation of an effective legal practice (private or government) and sustainable business.

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  • The ethics of negotiation: an expert panel discussion

    Monday 20 March 2017, 5 – 6.45pm — ACT Law Society Training Room

    Whether you’re litigating, advising or assisting clients with contracts and transactions, complex negotiations are often involved. Inevitably there’s potential for conflict — between lawyer and client or between clients and other stakeholders. How that conflict is managed and negotiated can involve challenging legal and ethical dilemmas. Led by Steve Lancken, Principal of Negocio Resolutions and member of the Society’s ADR Committee, a panel of distinguished and experienced local legal personalities will use a hypothetical scenario to explore a range of ethical and practical issues.

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  • Young Lawyers Afternoon

    Wednesday 22 March 2017, 12.30 – 4.30pm — Clifton on Northbourne

    The ACT Law Society is proud to present the Young Lawyers Afternoon. This CPD event is designed for young and early career lawyers (those lawyers in their first five years of practice), but all lawyers are welcome. The Afternoon covers core areas 1, 2 and 3, with sessions on ethics, financial planning, and xxx.

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  • Drink driving pleas

    Thursday 30 March 2017, 1 – 2pm — Webinar

    This seminar will examine recent changes to the law, including recent Court of Appeal and Supreme Court cases, changes to the definition of ‘repeat offender’, interlock licences, work licences and more. Cases to be discussed include Burow v The Queen and Stoehr v Meyer.

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