Legal Practice Management Workshop Winter 2020

Legal Practice Management Workshop Winter 2020

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 that are essential to the successful operation of an effective legal practice (private or government) and sustainable business.

Requirements: The Council of the Law Society has resolved pursuant to section 47 of the Legal Profession Act 2006 that before being granted an unrestricted certificate, a practitioner must satisfactorily complete, or undertake to satisfactorily complete, within a specified time, an approved practice management course. The course requires punctual and full attendance at all modules.

Details

  • When: Tuesday 28-Thursday 30 July 2020. In consideration of other attendees, we seek your cooperation in arriving on time.
  • Where: The Canberra Room, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra 
  • Catering will be provided throughout the three days
  • Members will earn 10 CPD units in all Core Areas (3 points in Core Area 1, 5 points in Core Area 2, 1 point in Core Area 3, and 1 point in Core Area 4).
  • Cost (incl GST): $1,880 members, $2,508 non-members
  • Registrations close 15 July 2020

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, 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.

 

 

Single ticket $2,508.00 (GST incl.) Register

Schedule

Day 1 — Tuesday 28 July 2020

Time

Topic

Speaker/s

8.15am

Registration

8.30 – 9am

Welcome and introduction to practice management

Bill Baker, Chair, Practice Management Committee

9am – 12.30pm

Risk management

Rob Reis, Professional Standards Manager, ACT Law Society

12.30 – 1.30pm

Lunch

1.30 – 3pm

Cyber security

David Reynolds, Senior Lawyer, Damian Lawyers

3 – 3.15pm

Break

3.15 – 5.15pm

Costs

Kim Chapman, Principal, Legalcost Lawyers

5.15pm

Close

Day 2 — Wednesday 29 July 2020

Time

Topic

Speaker/s

8.3am – 12pm

Trust accounting

Rob Reis, Professional Standards Manager, and Lea McLean, Finance & Business Service Manager, ACT Law Society

12 – 1pm

Lunch

1 – 3pm

Employment issues

John Wilson, Managing Legal Director, Bradley Allen Love

3 – 3.15pm

Break

3.15 – 5.15pm

Profitability

Geoff Campbell, Partner of Business Advisory and Internal Audit, Nexia Australia

5.15 – 6.45pm

Networking session

 

6.45pm

Close

Day 3 — Thursday 30 July 2020

Time

Topic

Speaker/s

9am – 12pm

Ethical dilemmas

Rob Reis, Professional Standards Manager, ACT Law Society

12 – 12.30pm

Lunch

12.30 – 2.45pm

Tax effectiveness

Michael Bannon, Partner of Taxation Consulting, Nexia Canberra

2.45 – 3pm

Break

3 – 5pm

Attracting, managing and motivating staff

Jonathan Beaumont, Director, Beaumont & Beaumont

5 – 5.15pm

Conclusion

Rob Reis, Professional Standards Manager, ACT Law Society

5.15pm

Close

Speakers

Speaker details will be provided closer to the event date.

Sponsors & Supporters

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