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. 

Mindfulness for lawyers

Being a legal professional is exciting, but also challenging and stressful, exposing lawyers to long hours, high conflict situations, and stress. So how can lawyers learn to pause, step back from their sometimes all-consuming profession, and learn to balance work and life?

This session will give you the opportunity to explore mindfulness as a strategy and practice that will help you thrive through times of stress. Find out what all the hype is about, how it works, and what recent research tells us about the effectiveness of these techniques. Most importantly, learn how to practice mindfulness yourself.

Megan Layton

Megan is the Director of Simply Mindful and an experienced Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, yoga and meditation teacher, and Mental Health Social Worker working with individuals and groups to help them thrive. She has been teaching MBSR to the general public, organisations, workplaces and individuals for 10 years and is a long-time practitioner and teacher of yoga and meditation.

Dr Anthony Hopkins

Anthony is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law and a barrister at Burley Griffin Chambers. He is also an experienced mindfulness meditator, having first learned the practice in 1997.

  • When: This is an on-demand webinar. You will be sent log in details when you register 
  • Members will earn 2 CPD units in Core Area 2
  • 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.

 

 

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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Sponsors & Supporters

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