General protections claims under the Fair Work Act (V)

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Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

CPD Points 1.5

 

Commercial litigation and discovery – NSW and Victoria

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Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

CPD Points 1

 

Understanding the Franchising Code (V)

Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

CPD Points 1

 

Calderbank offers – Offers of Compromise and Cost Consequences (V)

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Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

CPD Points 1.5

 

Discovery to identify a potential defendant and whether to sue (V)

Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

CPD Points 1.5

 

Strategy for drafting legal letters (V)

Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

CPD Points 0.5

 

Why culture first?

Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

CPD Points 1

 

Security of payments (V)

Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

CPD Points 1.5

Updated March 2017

The Security of Payments Regime course reviews recent developments in the Security of Payments Regime. More specifically, the course is broken down into the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Security of Payments Regime State Overview

Chapter 2: Scope of Judicial Review – Amayasa Enterprises v. Asta Developments

Chapter 3: Scope of Judicial Review (Reference Dates) – Saville v. Hallmark

Chapter 4: Scope of Judicial Review (Reference Dates) – Lewence Constructions v. Southern Han Breakfast Point

Chapter 5: Difference Between NSW and VIC Approaches

Chapter 6: Excluded Amounts – Method of Resolving Disputes

Chapter 7: Interplay between State and Federal Legislation

Chapter 8: Discussion and Questions

Domestic building disputes (V)

Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

CPD Points 1.5

Doing business in Asia (V)

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Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

CPD Points 0.5

Informal wills and testamentary capacity (V)

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Created May 2017

Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

Foreign residents and withholding tax

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Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

Attorneys financial misconduct (Victoria) (V)

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Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and take off where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

Validity of rescission and default notices in Victoria (V)

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Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and take off where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

Holding Redlich Induction Training

Welcome to your online induction

The online induction has two parts:

This program includes an eBook and six compulsory policy eModules. Please ensure that you read the eBook and complete each of the eModules.

The eBook Induction Book

The eBook gives you an overview of the firm, its history, values, people, brand, benefits and policies.

The eModules

To ensure that we all work in a safe, healthy and respectful workplace, we require all new employees to complete six compulsory policy eModules. It is essential that you complete these modules as soon as possible after your commencement date.

Anti-Money laundering compliance Part A

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The requirement for reporting entities to have an AML/CTF program for their business is a cornerstone of Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing regime. The AML/CTF program establishes the operational framework for a reporting entity to meet its compliance obligations under the AML/CTF Act.” – Chapter 6, AUSTRAC Compliance Guide. This module explores the compliance essentials.

Writing Engaging Content To Attract New Clients

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Updated February 2018

The purpose of the module Writing engaging content to attract new clients is to give you the tools to improve your ability to write clearly, succinctly and in a way that interests your target readership.  The end goal?  To create engaging and easy-to-read content which your clients will finish reading and find useful.

In this content-drenched world, readers don’t want essays.  They want snappy, informative pieces of writing which are well-written, relevant and compelling.

Content can be defined as “information and experiences that provide value for an end-user.”  Content can be delivered via many different media.  The module Writing engaging content to attract new clients highlights the issues with new media and how to address these issues in your writing.

CPD Points 1

Well Being For Lawyers

Updated October 2017

This one hour module is designed for lawyers and law students. It provides an overview of the risks associated with the legal profession regarding mental health. A survey is available to provide an indication of how you are going in this space.

Finally, there are some tools offered to assist with both prevention and if you already suffer from anxiety or depression. This is a private space and no data is recorded at all. Therefore treat it as some time to ensure you understand the risks and see how you are tracking.

Workplace behaviour – a refresher

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Updated December 2016

This introductory module outlines the kind of behaviour that is unacceptable at a firm. It also outlines the key concepts covered in firm policies and what to do if you have a question or issue.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

• Explain the types of law that apply to employers and employees
• Describe what kind of behaviour is unacceptable
• Describe discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, victimisation, and racial and religious vilification
• List five grounds of discrimination

Time Management Finding 25 Hours In A Day

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Updated November 2015

Every business wants to be more profitable. One of the keys to profitability is to ensure that you can produce more without the need to expend more. Therefore, it is essential that both resources and time are carefully managed. This course examines time management principles and strategies to help you get more done with the available time.

Social Media marketing and reputation for lawyers

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Updated February 2018

This course is designed to introduce some of the many social media and networking tools that are available online. Further, it explores how these resources can be used to market you and your business and why you need to understand these tools and how they may affect your brand.

Regulatory risk management 101 for lawyers

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Updated March 2016

Lawyers who have a sound understanding of the causes and effects of regulatory risk will be well placed to assist and advice clients on the hot topic of regulatory risk management. This course is relevant to all lawyers as regulation and change in regulation will impact on any area of practice, including banking and finance, competition, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution and litigation, energy and resources, real property and taxation.

The course will cover topics including:

The relevance of regulatory risk management to lawyers
The Australian landscape
Uncertainty and certainty of regulatory risk
What is regulatory risk management?
The difference between compliance and regulatory risk management
The regulatory risk management lifecycle

Protecting your business

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Updated February 2018

This course examines the legal safeguards that may be available to an employer to protect its secrets and goodwill when an employee moves to a competitor.

New Law – Movements in the legal Industry

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Updated February 2018

The business of law is changing. Many market elements are moving at the same time. In this course you will find thoughts and comments from some of the top experts from the legal industry, as well as my two cents, on those changes. You will learn about the following:

What is the difference between a business and a legal profession;
Business Development;
Who is competing with you for your lunch today; and
Something to consider in order to remain on the winning side.

Managing risk on the economic rollercoaster

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Update January 2017

This course will prompt you to think about risk as your law practice rides the rollercoaster of economic uncertainty. It looks at several patterns of claims and practice problems that can arise in times of recession with a view to enabling you to:

• avoid becoming more ‘claims prone’
• decide if you need to strengthen you approach to managing risk and
• ride the rollercoaster with more confidence that you are doing enough to manage risk, at least for now.

Legal professional privilege in practice

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Update June 2016

Instead of providing a detailed analysis of the legislation, this course will focus on LPP in practice. We will look at (among many things) why do we need LPP, when a communication is privileged, some misconceptions about LPP, and most importantly, we will provide some practical tips on how to protect LPP.

Guide To Briefing Counsel (V)

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Updated March 2017

Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

Managing computer usage by employees

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Update October 2017

This course explains what an acceptable use agreement is and in what circumstances it should be used. The Acceptable Use Agreement (“AUA”) is a contractual mechanism for managing the risks to the organisation associated with granting employees computer access rights.

Dealing with the media – Getting started

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Update May 2016

This module by Paul Bateman a Melbourne writer, freelance journalist and communications professional will provide you with an overview of the media – its needs and wants, and the various forms in which it operates – and will offer an introductory guide to successfully engaging with the media and managing your media relations.

The module includes:

• tips for preparing your organisation for its media engagements;

• advice and suggestions for making the most of your media opportunities; and
• tools for shaping your media encounters.

When The Inspector Calls (V)

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Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and take off where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

You must be logged in to launch this content.

PPSA, and its impact on leasing and conveyancing transactions

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Updated February 2018

This course offers a review of the PPSA and its impact on leasing and conveyancing transactions.  The PPSA has been around since 2012 so it is a good time to review how it has impacted purchase and sale transactions in the property market.  The course offers an insight into the issues, and follows four recent cases, describing the issues and the results of each case.

Get an overview of the legislation and find out:-

  • what have been the implementation ‘teething problems’
  • impact on common law
  • rules of priority of interests
  • what can go wrong for practitioners and clients.

Purchase Money Security Interests – What lawyers need to know

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PPSA War Stories

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Updated Ocotber 2017

PPSA war stories puts the spotlight on recent case law relating to the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPS Act).

As we know, the PPS Act commenced on 30 January 2012. Our new personal property securities (PPS) regime represents one of the most significant changes to property and securities law in Australia for many years. The PPS Act literally transforms the way personal property is dealt with in relation to security interests.

Many legal commentators have described this area of case law as a minefield. As we continue to experience an expanding body of PPS case law, many lawyers share this view.

Directors duties – what lawyers need to know

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Updated October 2017

This course by Simon Pitt and Dean Luxton of Green’s List, provides an in depth analysis of the directors’ duties in recent years, thoroughly exploring the case law. The course looks at Recent high-profile public corporate collapses such as HIH, One.Tel and James Hardie and the Global Financial Crisis and how they set the scene for a series of hotly contested cases where directors’ duties received significant and valuable judicial commentary.

The aims of this course are to understand:

• the role of case law and legislation in recent years in relation to directors duties
• the key provisions in the Corporations Act dealing with directors duties and how they have been interpreted by the Court.

Company officers, bribery and secret commissions

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Updated December 2016

The module, Company officers, bribery and secret commissions explores some of the legislative schemes designed to prevent Australian businesses from engaging in foreign corrupt practices including bribery and payment of secret commissions to foreign officials.  Division 70 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code is considered together with offences under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).   The module also briefly contrasts these laws with the regimes in the US and UK namely the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1(FCPA) and the Bribery Act 2010 (UK) (Bribery Act) respectively.

Company officers, bribery and secret commissions then looks at some recent examples of alleged foreign corrupt practices by Australian businesses.  These include the Australian Wheat Board (AWB) proceedings, theSecurency prosecutions and recent allegations against Leighton Holdings Ltd.       

The module concludes with a number of practical suggestions to assist in managing the risk of Australian businesses falling foul of these regimes.

Capital Distributions Of Property From Trusts (V)

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Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

Bitcoins essentials for legal practitioners

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Updated December 2017

Bitcoin is generally accepted to the world’s first, and arguably most popular, cryptocurrency. Essentially, Bitcoin functions as digital or virtual cash.Bitcoin emerged online in 2009, and by some studies, Bitcoin has now grown into an industry worth over US$6 billion.

This course, in 10 easy-to-follow parts, provides legal practitioners with a practical overview of Bitcoins and legal issues of and legislation applicable to Bitcoins including the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 6) Act 2017 (Royal Assent 30 Oct 2017) and  Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Act 2017 (Cth) (Royal Assent 13 December 2017).

Big Data – What lawyers need to know

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Updated July 2015

This course, Big data – what lawyers need to know provides legal practitioners with a practical overview of Big Data and legal issues of and legislation applicable to Big Data. The course is offered in 4 easy parts:

• What is Big Data?

• Big Data and commercial information

• The Australian regulatory landscape

• The global view

Australian Consumer Law essentials

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Updated July 2017

This course, in 7 easy-to-follow parts, provides lawyers with a practical overview of the operation of the ACL. Examples are used throughout the course to aid understanding.

Part 1 – Introduction, including legislative background and ACL benefits;

Part 1A – the Government’s December 2014 progress report on the implementation of the ACL and the 2016 review of the ACL;

Part 2 – misleading or deceptive conduct;

Part 3 – false or misleading representations regarding goods or services;

Part 4 – unconscionable conduct;

Part 5 – unfair terms;

Part 6 – consumer guarantees;

and

Part 7 – sale practices.

Includes the ACL report delivered by Consumer Affairs Australia New Zealand in April 2017.

 

ASIC enforcement – Practical advice for clients

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Updated February 2018

This course is designed for any lawyer who wants a sound understanding of how ASIC run investigations and the rights of your client.

The issues dealt with in this module are the following:
Regular updates
Determining the role of your client in an investigation;
Advising about notices to produce documents;
Preparation for and attendance at section 19 examinations;
Advising clients about the timing of and possible publicity arising from an ASIC investigation;
Negotiating enforceable undertakings; and
Making complaints to ASIC.

What would you do? 11 ethical scenarios

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Updated March 2016

This course looks at ethics in practice, and how participants in a research study over a period of three years responded to different ethical scenarios after a longer period of work and life experience, clinical and ethics training.

Uniform Law for lawyers

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Updated January 2018

The Uniform Law for lawyers course is relevant to lawyers in all jurisdictions who are interested in learning about the recent changes to the legal profession rules across Victoria and New South Wales. That said, these rules may in time, be adopted by the other state jurisdictions.

This course is intended to give a broad overview of the key changes represented by the Uniform Law. It is not intended to be an exhaustive guide and should not be taken to constitute legal advice.

The Uniform Law is a package of laws that has replaced the Legal Profession Act 2004 in both Victoria and New South Wales. The Uniform Law regulates the following areas of the legal profession: admission to practice, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for barristers and solicitors , barristers’ conduct rules and solicitors’ conduct rules, general rules and legal practice rules

Undertakings by lawyers – Content and consequences

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Updated February 2017

This course looks at the history and application of undertakings by solicitors. Further it looks at recent cases and the consequences of breaching an undertaking.

Learning outcomes
To understand:

• what is an undertaking
• the difference between a client undertaking and a solicitor undertaking
• consequences of a breach

The Duty of Confidentiality

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Updated May 2016

Confidentiality is a concept that exists for lawyers and their clients, both personal and corporate. The law protects confidentiality but not in all circumstances. It is important for lawyers to understand when and how such protection is available. This course is a summary of a CPD lecture: The duty of confidentiality given by the writer in March and April 2015.

Solicitors’ duties – what lawyers need to know

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Updated January 2018

This course identifies some particular aspects of the duty of a solicitor to his or her client and to the court. It underlines that in the hierarchy of duty, the ultimate direction for obedience lies with the court.

Social Media and ethical risks for lawyers

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Updated August 2015

Whether lawyers and firms are prepared or not, social media has extended beyond the personal and social realm into the day-to-day operations of law firms, the courts and firm employees. This course examines the ethical issues arising from the use of social media in legal practice, the courts and legal process.

Aims and objectives:
• what is social media;
• who is using it;
• what are the benefits for lawyers; and
• what are the risks for lawyers, including breach of confidentiality, inadvertent retainers and breach of “no-contact” rule.

Legal ethics is just normal ethics Part 2

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Update November 2015

This course provides a very high level, often-controversial discussion of what is ethics in the legal profession. Is there such a thing as legal ethics? What is the difference between normal ethics and legal ethics? If any.

The aims of this module are to give you an opportunity to reflect on:

• the morality and the law;
• the role ethics plays in the legal profession; and
• whether rules and regulations can govern a profession and ultimately make it immune from moral accountability.

Legal ethics is just normal ethics Part 1

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Update November 2015

This course provides a very high level, often-controversial discussion of what is ethics in the legal profession. Is there such a thing as legal ethics? What is the difference between normal ethics and legal ethics? If any.

The aims of this module are to give you an opportunity to reflect on:

• the morality and the law;
• the role ethics plays in the legal profession; and
• whether rules and regulations can govern a profession and ultimately make it immune from moral accountability.

Legal ethics and globalisation

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Updated February 2018

The Legal ethics and globalisation course looks at the way in which lawyers can remain ethical in a global world. This can be fraught where there are a myriad of different ethical approaches in the different global jurisdictions.
You will learn:
• the basic underpinnings of the European and American approaches to legal ethics and in-house counsel;
• differences between the practical approaches to preserving the independence of legal practitioners;
• why in-house counsel cannot practise as lawyers in some of Europe;
• what problems face in-house lawyers in the American model; and
• what similar problems are faced by external counsel.

Ethics lawyers and government lawyers

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Updated February 2017

This course deals with three areas where solicitors’ ethical obligations arise. First, the overriding duty of a solicitor to the court and the obligations this imposes on a solicitor. Secondly, the duty of the solicitor to the client including the duty to advise and the solicitor’s duty of loyalty. Thirdly, the duty of the solicitor to avoid conflicts of interest.

The course looks at these duties from the perspective of all lawyers, however, throughout the course issues that are unique to government lawyers are discussed. Such as:

• who is the client?
• who can give instructions
• model litigant

Ethics for lawyers in the digital age – new dilemmas or same old

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Updated March 2017

This module is an opportunity for you to consider and explore whether:
Uses of digital technology in legal practice raise new ethical issues or simply new versions of familiar dilemmas.
Digital dilemmas can be resolved satisfactorily using traditional approaches to ethical decision making or whether new approaches are needed.Increased awareness of ethical issues that can arise from uses and abuses of digital technology in legal practice;
Refreshed understanding of traditional approaches to ethical decision making and introduction to emerging ideas of ‘digital ethics’;
Insight into your own approach to ethical decision making from applying reasoning to case studies; and
Consideration of action you might take to further strengthen your understanding and approach to practising ethically in the digital age.

Ethics and professional responsibility

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Updated April 2017

This course deals with three areas where solicitors’ ethical obligations arise. First, the overriding duty of a solicitor to the court and the obligations this imposes on a solicitor. Secondly, the duty of the solicitor to the client including the duty to advise and the solicitor’s duty of loyalty. Thirdly, the duty of the solicitor to avoid conflicts of interest.

Ethics and mediation

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Updated March 2017

This course considers the ethical issues that commonly arise for lawyers when acting on behalf of and advising clients, and considering conflicts of interest. It also looks at the way relevant professional conduct rules apply to shape the responsibilities that lawyers have, not only to zealously advocate their clients’ interests, but also to be fair, to seek the truth, and at times to limit the adversarial process.

Aims and Objectives
The aims of this module are to ensure you:

• understand how a mediation works;
• know what ethical issues may arise and what professional conduct rules you need to be familiar with; and
• become familiar with the Australian National Mediator Standards.

Ethical Issues Raised In McCabe (Part 2)

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Updated August 2015

This course is offered in two parts. Part 1 of this course looked at the McCabe case and reviewed how it was run, with a focus on the discovery process. It highlighted the issues around the adversarial system regarding document destruction and consequences. Part 2 of the course focuses on the ethical issues raised in the McCabe case.

To understand:

• the tobacco litigation culture;
• the relationship between the corporate lawyers and their clients;
• the paramount duty to the court; and
• the professional and ethical significance of the interdependence of corporate lawyers and their clients.

A guide to tax residency law

Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

Updated July 2017

In this course, the three highly skilled presenters discuss the following key topics in order to illustrate the key tests, current hot topics, relevant cases and law that should be considered when determining if individuals or corporate organisations are considered Tax Residents of Australia.

More specifically, the course is broken down into the following chapters:

Ch 1: Individual Tax Residency – An Overview

Ch 2: Individual Tax Residency – Recent Cases and Directions

Ch 3: Individual Tax Residency – Tax Treaty Tiebreakers

Ch 4: Individual Tax Residency – Temporary Resident Exception

Ch 5: Individual Tax Residency – Working Holiday Maker Legislative Changes

Ch 6: Corporate Tax Residency – An Introduction

Ch 7: Corporate Tax Residency – The ATO on Central Management Control

Ch 8: Corporate Tax Residency – Risks and Responses in Light of the New Ruling

E is for Etiquette (V)

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Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.

Updated March 2017

E is for Etiquette covers the key topics as required for your ‘Ethics and Professional Responsibility’ CPD point.

Key topics covered include:

A scenario upon which the course is based
Prior to the hearing
Arriving at court
Engaging in discussions
The etiquette of appearing
The substance of your appearance
Problems you might encounter

Discipline of lawyers under the Uniform Law

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Updated September 2016

This one hour course is designed to make sure you are aware of the key sections of the new Uniform Law, with a focus on complaints and any disciplinary action that the Legal Services Commissioner and the Legal Services Board is empowered to undertake.
Often the easiest way to explain the provisions is to paraphrase them and link the section as we have done throughout. We have broken this up with some activities and cases that have already been heard under the new laws.

Learning Outcomes
To become familiar with the new Uniform Laws with a focus on disciplinary actions available;
To know what behaviors could amount to misconduct;
To know what penalties are available; and
To understand the complaint and disciplinary process.

Conflicts Obligations Financial Services & Credit Licensees

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Updated November 2015

For holders of an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) or an Australian Credit Licence (ACL), conflicts of interest, whether actual, potential or perceived, inevitably arise from time to time.

This course provides lawyers with a practical overview of the operation of legislative regimes regulating licensees’ activities. This includes an exploration of licensees’ specific obligations in relation to conflicts of interest. The course also includes practical tips in drafting a conflicts of interest policy and maintaining a conflicts of interest register.

 

Conflicts Of Interest A Refresher

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Updated August 2015

This course explores the different conflicts that may arise as a lawyer and how you can deal with these conflicts. It presents scenarios that place you in different situations and challenges you as to how you would deal with them.

A tale of three solicitors

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Updated January 2018

This exciting new ethics module by Ronwyn North provides a number of scenarios where the behaviour of a solicitor is questionable. It provides an opportunity to explore your knowledge of what ethical boundaries have been crossed and what rules and regulations have been breached.

The aims of this module are to provide you with:

• A professional ethics update
• The opportunity to reflect on your understanding of the paramount duty to administration of justice and the Court
• Obligations of courtesy to third parties
• When not to invite or follow a client’s instructions and how robustly can you communicate on behalf of clients
• And to ensure that you have a better understanding of the acceptable conduct of a solicitor and are better able to protect your reputation.

A Strategy For Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

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Updated November 2013

This course allows you to reflect on the complex ethical issues presented. It deals with how you feel in certain situations rather than presenting rules and regulations.

The course is designed for junior lawyers. Right v. right dilemmas, matters of duty, responsibility, character, and consequence are offered for reflection. Ethical issues pervade professional life, and the moral distress they can create requires thoughtful reflection that moves beyond knee-jerk intuitions and gut reactions.

This course presents a practical framework for assessing and resolving ethical dilemmas in a sophisticated manner guided by a circumspect and reflective analysis able to withstand the scrutiny of others and minimize the potential for personal regrets.

Contract Law Fundamentals Series Part 1

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Updated March 2017

In this course, Contract Law Fundamentals Series Part 1, authored by Roman Rozenberg, Sam Predergast,Nicolas Gallina and Lucy Davis, explore the fundamentals of Contract Law and the changes to the Unfair Terms regime as it extends to small business. The course is ideal for junior lawyers and lawyers who need a challenging and comprehensive refresher. Topics covered include:-

Terms implied by Common Law;
Terms implied by Statute;
Applications of the Australian Consumer Law;
Illegal and unfair terms; and
The Penalty Doctrine.

How to research Case Law

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Updated May 2016

This course provides an overview of legal research with a focus on case law in Australia. There are so many different sites and ways to conduct legal research. This module is designed to provide a methodology on efficient ways to complete research tasks. It is conducted via a series of simulations and comes with a complete user guide.

Winning clients – The How

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This module is the second in a two part course by Paul McAllister.  It will give you a framework for ongoing execution of the Personal Business Development plan created in Module 1 – The What.

This module, The How, will help you to better plan for, and execute, face-face client meetings using a specific meeting planning template provided.

Key aims and objectives
By the end of this course you will have a document that will help you prepare for the initial meeting.  We provide you with a simple tool to get started.  It is critical that you perform the exercises, as directed.

Winning clients – The What

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This course will give you a framework for reviewing and describing your business as it currently stands, and establishing a Personal Business Development Plan.

The module, The ‘What’  is the first of a two part course, that describes the ‘What’ and the ‘How’ of building a more sustainable legal practice.

Key aims and objectives
By the end of this course you will have created two documents to help you begin the business development process within your practice.  We provide you with simple tools to get started.  It is critical that you perform the business anaylsis exercises, as directed.

Introduction to Advocacy (V)

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Welcome to this course. How to complete:
1. Launch the course (it will open in a new window) – if you do not finish you can come back and start where you left off.
2. Complete the quiz verifying you have completed.
3. Collect certificate.