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The Law Society of Tasmania

The Law Society of Tasmania provides professional services, resources, support and benefits to its members and the legal profession in general. The Society’s Continuing Professional Development Program is designed for the legal profession to cater for all levels of legal experience. It consists of a diverse program of standalone seminars and webinars as well as regular practice-area specific, intensive half to full-day conferences.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Thursday 7 July 2022
    The Law Society of Tasmania requests the pleasure of your company at the book launch of The Ultimate Survival Guide for Your First Year in Legal Practice at Johnston & Miller in Hobart on Thursday 7 July from 4.30pm.
    Johnston & Miller
  • Thursday 21 July 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 PS) The North-West Young Lawyers Committee hosts this session which will start with a guide on how to present a great plea in mitigation on your client’s behalf. It will then move into a forum with His Honour Magistrate Fairley, and Legal Aid’s Kirsten Abercromby, where they will provide information on mistakes they have seen (or have made themselves) in routine court appearances, and how not to replicate them.
    Devonport Magistrates Court
  • Friday 22 July 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 PS) We welcome Judge Shaun McElwaine, Federal Court of Australia to speak on the topic of What is a Matter under Chapter III.
    In-person (Hobart) and Livestreamed
  • Wednesday 27 July 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 EW, PS, SL) Join the very popular presenter, Grant Blake, Clinical Psychologist, who will provide an update on fitness case law. This session focuses on the key legal considerations arising from an examination of fitness cases across the country which determined what functional abilities comprise each Presser criterion, and the threshold of impairment to be found unfit to stand trial. This session also includes some guidance on cross-examination strategies for fitness matters.
    Livestreamed
  • Thursday 28 July 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 EW, PS) Rolf Moses, Chief Executive Officer, of the Queensland Law Society will be in Hobart to present a session on unconscious bias and micro-inequities. As an example, micro-inequities are subtle and often unconsciously communicated messages that devalue, discourage and impair workplace performances. They function as the core of how unconscious bias happens and shine a light on how workplace inclusion should be is experienced.
    Law Society of Tasmania and Livestreamed
  • Thursday 4 August 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 PM, PS) Join the Southern Young Lawyers Committee for this enlightening and candid session with Bridget Rheinberger, Principal, Tremayne Fay Rheinberger on day to day work in legal practice and what they didn’t teach you in law school.
    Hobart and Livestreamed
  • Friday 5 August 2022
    (CPD Guide: 3 PM, PS) Join Deloitte financial experts who will conduct a double-header session on conducting effective financial investigations, and understanding financial statements.
    In-person (Hobart) and Livestreamed
  • Friday 12 August 2022
    (CPD Guide: 5 E, PS, PM, SL) The Elder and Succession Law Committee of the Law Society of Tasmania invites you to sign up for this year's top-notch topics that are coming your way at the annual Elder & Succession Law Conference. 2022 subject matter includes: 100A and distributions from trusts; Superannuation and BDBNs; Estates over multiple jurisdictions; POAs and banks; and the ever-popular ethical pursuit quiz.
    Crowne Plaza
  • Wednesday 17 August 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 EW, PM) Jazz and The Blues are about a lot of things, including struggle, culture, bias, inclusion, change, and resilience. Each of those concepts are critical to understanding and combatting bias in the practice of law. Join Stuart Teicher, Esq., as he connects the world of jazz and the blues to diversity and inclusion in the legal world.
    Livestreamed
  • Thursday 25 August 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 EW, E, PM, PS) The upheaval we experienced recently has had profound impacts on the practice. Whether it’s COVID, working from home, or everything else, there are both practical and ethics implications for lawyers. Stuart Teicher, Esq., explores the danger zones, and presents it, as always, with his unusual New Jersey flair!
    Livestreamed
  • Thursday 1 September 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 PS, PM). Join James Fletcher, Managing Director, Alta Pete (ACT) who will be in Hobart to run an intensive workshop that covers the very timely topic of remote supervision and managing hybrid working teams. Pick up tips on how to effectively supervise teams when they are spread between home and the office.
    The Law Society of Tasmania
  • Friday 2 September 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 PS, PM). The President and Council of the Law Society of Tasmania invite members to join them at the Northern Seminar, President's Drinks and Dinner at Hotel Verge in Launceston. The free CPD seminar will be presented by James Fletcher, Managing Director, Alta Pete (ACT) who will be in Launceston to cover the very timely topic of remote supervision. Hear tips on how to effectively supervise teams when they are spread between home and the office.
    Hotel Verge
  • Thursday 8 September 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 PM, PS) The WHO has referred to stress and burnout as the ‘health epidemic of the 21st Century’. This engaging workshop/webinar is led by a woman who has walked the burnout path herself. It investigates what burnout looks and feels like, how to prevent burnout at both the employer and employee level, and stress management and strategies to help you in a demanding work environment. It is a raw, honest and practical workshop/webinar with real examples happening now in the profession.
    Law Society of Tasmania and Livestreamed
  • Friday 9 September 2022
    (CPD Guide: 3 PM, PS) This workshop, aimed at Ideal for practitioners at any level, practice managers, managing partners, partners and emerging and future leaders in the legal profession, will look at aspects of practice management as well as risk management in a legal practice context.
    TBA
  • Friday 16 September 2022
    (CPD Guide: 4 EW, E, PS, PM, SL) The 2022 Employment Law Conference at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hobart will consider current topics including sexual harassment complaints, employer obligations and best practice avoidance and management processes; and employee rights around resignation and reasonable relocations; and more.
    Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Wednesday 28 September 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 SL) Justice Tamara Jago, Supreme Court of Tasmania and Magistrate Jackie Hartnett will co-present this session on matters concerning intoxication and criminal responsibility with reference to the 1996 decision of the Tasmania Supreme Court in R v Weiderman. In that case, the court was asked to make a ruling during a murder trial (accused was charged after shooting his father with a firearm) as to how evidence of the accused's intoxication could be taken into account by the jury.
    Law Society and Livestreamed
  • Wednesday 12 October 2022
    (CPD Guide: 1 PM) Coordinator of the Tasmania Legal Aid's Senior Assist Service, Gemma Misrachi, will present an update on this integrated model. Gemma will discuss some case studies to exemplify when to refer to Senior Assist, the scope of services, and the practitioner/social work combined approach to working with clients in this space.
    Law Society and Livestreamed
  • Friday 21 October 2022
    CPD 4 (PS, PM) This course is a game changer for anyone who wants to slice through the unnecessary and focus on what matters most. Most people find it hard to identify their priorities. They find it even harder to translate their priorities into daily action. Stephen Covey once said: “If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take gets us to the wrong place faster”. Priority Samurai will help you identify and progress your priorities, each day, each week and each year.
    28 Murray Street, Hobart and Livestreamed