Trust accounting Spring 2020

This session will now be held as live stream and face to face. 

Better Business Series: Trust accounting Spring 2020

This seminar is designed to assist support staff and sole practitioners to fill in all the gaps associated with the mechanics of running and managing a trust account to ensure compliance with the Legal Profession Act 2006.

Don't lose your entitlement to work in a legal practice. Don't become a disqualified person. Learn what your responsibilities are when you identify a trust account irregularity.

Special pricing — all support staff at member's rates!


  • When: 9am – 12.30pm, Wednesday 4 November 2020
  • Where: East Hotel, Kingston or ONLINE
  • Morning tea will be provided
  • Members will earn 3 CPD units in Core Area 2
  • Cost (incl GST): $180 per person
  • Registrations close: 28 October

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



Single ticket $180.00 (GST incl.) Register
ONLINE ticket ONLY $180.00 (GST incl.) Register



Tanya Berlis, Director, Berlis Consulting 

A highly motivated and vibrant business owner, Tanya uses her 17+ years of experience in the legal industry by assisting organisations to reach and sustain their strategic objectives. With a strong focus on business performance and people & culture, Tanya’s depth of knowledge enables her to assists Legal firms with their strategy, human resource capabilities, and operational matters.

Tanya’s career has been underpinned by a motivation to strategically align an organisation’s people with the overarching corporate objectives. In doing so, she is recognised as an industry leader and continues to change the Legal Industry’s culture. In addition to owning her own management consultancy business, Tanya is on the Committee of The Law Council of Australia’s Law Management Group, including a term as Chair from 2015-2017. She is also an Executive Committee member of the Law Council of Australia’s Legal Practice Section and previously Chair of the ACT Law Society ACT Legal Executive Committee. 

Prior to establishing Berlis Consulting, Tanya was the Chief Executive Officer of KJB Law, and the Chief Operating Officer of Meyer Vandenberg for over 16 years. Tanya has a passion for improving culture, diversity, and employee engagement.

Rob Reis, Professional Standards Director, ACT Law Society

Rob Reis is the Professional Standards Director of 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 at the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University.

Sponsors & Supporters

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

legalsuper is the industry super fund for Australia’s legal community. With personal service for every member, we can help you to maximise your super, consolidate accounts, adjust insurance or investments, plan for retirement and more. Contact Long Nguyen on 0477 401 151 or to book your free appointment today — meetings can be conducted by phone or on Zoom.