The 2021 CPD Intensive Series
On 10 and 11 February 2021 the ACT Law Society hosted a hybrid version of our annual CPD Intensive Series. To accommodate guests and speakers within Covid-19 restrictions, we included both face to face and hybrid tickets to this very popular two-day conference. This 'watch when you want' webinar is an individual session from the 2021 Intensive.
Empathy in legal practice: A strength and a weakness
Many lawyers are drawn to helping people. But how do you do that while maintaining your own health and wellbeing?
This seminar will discuss matters not usually taught at law school. Learn how to use empathy effectively to attract and work better with clients; how to say ‘no’ and honour your own needs when required; and how to earn a living while helping others. The session will be useful for any lawyer who is empathic or sensitive to the emotions and/or physical symptoms of others, and for lawyers who are open-minded and want to learn more about empathy.
Liz is the Principal Lawyer and Founder of Welcome Legal, as well as a yoga and meditation teacher and careers coach with Bolster Yoga & Wellbeing. Liz is an Australian immigration lawyer who has worked with clients in various migration situations, including people seeking asylum. Prior to that, she worked as a corporate/commercial lawyer and government lawyer. In 2017, Liz was the recipient of the ACT Law Society’s President’s medal. Liz has a research interest in the area of empathy, intuition and emotional intelligence in legal practice. She is keenly interested in supporting the wellbeing of fellow lawyers. She offers yoga and meditation courses tailored for lawyers, as well as careers coaching.
- When: This is an on-demand webinar. You will be sent log in details when you register
- Members will earn 1 CPD units in Core Area 3
- Cost (incl GST): $88 members, $115 non-members, $25 students/CLCs
- You will need to record CPD in your tracker once viewed.
Event registration terms and conditions
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.
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.
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.
The Law Society is enforcing covid-safe 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.
|Member rate||$88.00(GST incl.)||Register|
|Non-Member rate||$115.00(GST incl.)||Register|
|Student/CLC rate||$25.00(GST incl.)||Register|
Sponsors & Supporters
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