Young Lawyers Afternoon

Young Lawyers Afternoon Click to enlarge


Wednesday 22 March 2017, 12.30 – 4.30pm

Time: 12:30 PM -4:30 PM
Venue: ANU Commons Function Centre
Cnr Barry Drive and Marcus Clarke Street, Acton (entrance on Rimmer St) [view map]
Cost: $180 members,
$240 non-members (Inc. GST)


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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.


  • When: Wednesday 22 March 2017, 12.30 – 4.30pm
  • Where: venue to be advised
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • Members will earn 1 CPD unit in each of Core Areas 1, 2 and 3
  • Cost (incl GST): $180 members, $240 non-members, $45 students
  • Registrations close Thursday 16 March 2017


12.30 – 1pm registration and lunch

1 – 2pm

Session 1: Ethics for young lawyers

Rob Reis, Professional Standards Manager, ACT Law Society

  • Members will earn 1 CPD point in Core Area 1
2 – 2.15pm break

2.15 – 3.15pm

Session 2: Financial planning for young lawyers

Melissa Healy, Director, DFK Everalls

  • Members will earn 1 CPD point in Core Area 2
3.15 – 3.30pm break

3.30 – 4.30pm

Session 3: Legal drafting

Louise Morris, Partner, Chamberlains Law Firm

  • Members will earn 1 CPD point in Core Area 3
4.30pm close


Rob Reis, Professional Standards Manager, ACT Law Society

Rob Reis is the Professional Standards Manager at the ACT Law Society, with responsibility for Chapter 4 investigations into allegations of misconduct by practitioners including conflicts of interest, breach of confidentiality and trust account misappropriation and defalcation. Rob has been in this role since the commencement of the Legal Profession Act in 2006, and prior to that was in private practice from 1985. In addition to his statutory role Rob also presents risk management and trust account seminars for newly admitted practitioners, paralegals and other administrative and support staff. He also runs bi-annual mandatory Practice Management Courses for senior and experienced practitioners and is a sessional lecturer at the University of Canberra and a tutor in Ethics for the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University.

Melissa Healy, Director, DFK Everalls

They say that the best advice for business comes from someone who has had their own business. This is the case for Melissa Healy, who used to run her own accounting practice and has held key roles for other small businesses in Canberra over time. Melissa joined DFK Everalls in 2000 becoming a director in 2003. Melissa is also a fully licenced financial planner through Everalls Wealth Management.

Louise Morris, Partner, Chamberlains Law Firm

Louise is a property and construction lawyer whose experience includes executive directorship at an integrated property development and construction organisation for seven years. Winner of API Young Achiever of the Year 2013 (ACT).

Terms & Conditions: Fees are payable upon registration. ‘Registration’ means a booking given to the Society in writing or confirmed by phone. A 2% surcharge will be incurred on all credit card payments. Please note that all cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. In the case of CPD events, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee for cancellations made within two working days of the event, 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. In the case of special events (including all social events), no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event. Outside of these cancellation periods a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend an event 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. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email. ‘Student' means a full time student studying law at a recognised Australian tertiary institution.