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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. For more, see also the CPD section of the Society's website.

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Delving Deeper: Protection from Psychological Injury

1.30-5pm Thurs 25 July 2024 in-person
(CPD Guide: 3 EW, PM) Nick Valentine, Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist, is in Hobart to discuss ways to protect yourself against psychological injury (burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma) in your work. The session draws upon the work of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Nick will also share the latest research and methodology in relation to mental health in the legal profession.
Law Society of Tasmania
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2024 Northern CPD, President's Drinks and Dinner

Friday 26 July 2024
(CPD Guide: 1 EW, PM). The President and Council of the Law Society of Tasmania invite members to join them at the Northern free CPD event and President's Drinks in Launceston at The Peppers Silos Hotel. Nick Valentine, Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist will be in Launceston in-person to deliver his extremely well-received (by members in March and May 2024) session on Protection from Psychological Injury in the Legal Profession. He will share with you ways to protect yourself against psychological injury (burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma) in your work.
Peppers Silos Launceston + Stelo at Pierre's (88 George St) for Dinner
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Operation of Dangerous Criminals & High Risk Offenders Act

Friday 2 August 2024
(CPD Guide: 1 SL) In this session, Anna Norton and Deanne Earley, Crown Counsel, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, will discuss the operation of the Dangerous Criminals and High Risk Offenders Act
in-person (at the Society, 28 Murray Street) and livestreamed.
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2024 Estate and Succession Law Conference

Friday 9 August 2024
(CPD Guide: 5.75 E, PM, PS, SL) The Society's annual Estate and Succession Law Conference 2024 brings together local and interstate pre-eminent presenters for an information-packed program on current topics of interest and value to practitioners with all levels of experience who are involved in estate and succession law matters.
in-person (only) at Wrest Point Hotel.
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Will Drafting from a Litigator's Perspective: A Workshop

Saturday 10 August 2024
(CPD Guide: 3 PM, PS) Join Craig Birtles, Barrister, Wentworth Chambers with Kimberley Martin, Director, WWM Law, for this 3-hour workshop where they will delve into will drafting including an update on Tasmanian provisions, and the use of plain English precedents. The purpose of this workshop is to look at frameworks for the taking of instructions and drafting of a will – from the simple to the circumstances where complexity is warranted – to identify the issues that can arise, and how they should be addressed ideally without falling down too many rabbit holes.
in-person (only) at Wrest Point Hotel.
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Criminal Hearings in the Magistrates Court

Wednesday 21 August 2024
(CPD Guide: 1 PS, SL) This is one of two in a series in which Pip Monk, Principal, Monk Lawyers, and James Oxley, Principal, James Oxley Barrister & Solicitor present topics of benefit to practitioners starting out, or early in, their criminal law practice.
in-person (at the Society, 28 Murray Street) and livestreamed.
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2024 Employment Law Conference

Friday 23 August 2024
(CPD Guide: 5.5 E, PM, PS, SL) Bringing together local and interstate pre-eminent presenters, this annual Employment Law Conference 2024 offers an information-packed program on current topics of interest and value to practitioners with all levels of legal experience in the practice of employment law and related matters.
in-person (only) at Wrest Point Hotel.
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Sharing the Pain of Shareholder Agreements

Hobart 3.30-5.30pm 28 August 2024
(CPD Guide: 2 PM, PS) Join Adam Goldner, Special Counsel and Antony Logan, Partner, HWL Ebsworth in this workshop that provides participants with a deeper dive into drafting shareholder agreements. This will includes a consideration of the challenges of, and issues with specific clauses in such agreements.
in-person (at the Society, 28 Murray Street).
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Understanding Business for In-house Counsel

(CPD Guide: 1 E, PS) This 1-hour session incorporating time for questions is on Understanding Business for In-house Counsel, and covers the following: the peculiar challenges for in-house counsel; understanding how the business views in-house counsel; and encouraging positive engagement of the business with in-house counsel.
in-person (at the Society, 28 Murray Street) and livestreamed.
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2024 Devonport Conference: Law Pick and Mix

Pls note CPD time/date (19 or 20.09.24)
(CPD Guide: up to 10 E, PS, SL) Bringing together local and interstate pre-eminent presenters, this inaugural 2024 Devonport Conference: Law Pick and Mix offers a suite of 10 CPD sessions across key areas of legal practice. Current topics of interest and value to practitioners range across all levels of legal experience. Practitioners can choose to attend any mix of 1-10 sessions across the two days.
in-person (only) at the Paranaple Arts Centre.
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2024 Contracts Masterclass

Monday 23 September 2024
(CPD Guide: 3.5 PS, SL) The Society is delighted to announce the return of Jeffrey Goldberger to Hobart this September to deliver the next chapter in his suite of contract law masterclasses.  This practical, interactive workshop is aimed at practitioners with over five years’ experience.  It will assist you to keep abreast of the latest developments in contract law and help you develop your technical skills to enable you to provide more effective solutions for your clients.
Hobart Function and Conference Centre
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Dealing With Alleged FV Offenders as Defence Lawyers

Wednesday 2 October 2024
(CPD Guide: 1 PS, SL) This is one of two in a series in which Pip Monk, Principal, Monk Lawyers, and James Oxley, Principal, James Oxley Barrister & Solicitor present topics of benefit to practitioners starting out, or early in, their criminal law practice.
in-person (at the Society, 28 Murray Street) and livestreamed.
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2024 Litigation Conference

Friday 8 November 2024
(CPD Guide: 5.75 EW, E, PM, PS, SL) The Society's 2024 Litigation Conference brings together local and interstate pre-eminent presenters for an information-packed program on current topics of interest and value to practitioners with all levels of experience who are litigators or aspiring to become litigators.
in-person (only) at Wrest Point Hotel.
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2024 North-West CPD, President's Drinks and Dinner

Friday 10 May 2024
(CPD Guide: 1 EW, PM). The President and Council of the Law Society of Tasmania invite members to join them at the North-West free CPD event, President's Drinks and Dinner in Burnie at Bayviews Restaurant. Nick Valentine, Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist will be in Burnie to deliver his extremely well-received (by members in March 2024) session on Protection from Psychological Injury in the Legal Profession. He will share with you ways to protect yourself against psychological injury (burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma) in your work.
Bayviews Restaurant
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**Basics of Practice: Information for Early Career Lawyers

CPD Fri 10 May, 3.30-4.30pm in-person
(CPD Guide: 1 PM, PS) In this free session in Burnie for newly admitted and early career lawyers, guest speakers Will Justo, Partner, Wallace Wilkinson and Webster, Amelia Higgs, Senior Associate, Dobson Mitchell Allport, Julia Higgins, Partner, Bishops Solicitors, Amanda Thompson, Director, Police Association of Tasmania, and Helen Bassett, Director, Walsh Day Mihal Bassett deliver a 1-hour interactive workshop on the basics of billing and time management. This is a panel of expertise not to be missed!
Bayview Restaurant
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2024 Legal Profession Board of Tasmania (LPBT) Annual Update

Wednesday 24 April 2024
CPD Guide: 1 E, PS) This popular annual session by the LPBT always delivers a practical and important insight for legal practitioners into what complaints are most often seen by the LPBT, and what practitioners can do to avoid them, or if they find themselves receiving a notification. This session also updates you and your practice, through the lens of what has come to the LPBT's attention over the last 12 months, providing an overview of key statistics and trends.
in-person (at the Society, 28 Murray Street) and livestreamed.
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2024 Risk & Practice Management Conference

(CPD Guide: 3.5 E, PM, PS) The Law Society of Tasmania invites you to its ever-popular risk and practice management conference that this year is being held in Hobart at The RACV Hotel, and at The Silos in Launceston.
RACV Hotel Hobart or The Silos Launceston
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Trauma-Informed Practice with The Hon. Robert Benjamin AM SC

(CPD Guide: 1 EW, PS) In this free session, Robert Benjamin AM SC and Michelle Benjamin BA(Hons) (WSU) BTeach (WSU) deliver trauma-informed practice (TIP) awareness training for legal practitioners and firm leaders. These expert presenters are kindly repeating this session in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport so that you can get along and benefit from their expertise in-person.
Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.
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Cash, Coin, Cheddar, Dough: Ethics of Money and Billing

Tues 16 April 4-5pm 2024 Livestreamed
(CPD Guide: 1 E, PS) Stuart Teicher returns with his New Jersey style to deliver a session on the ethical issues that may arise when lawyers have to deal with money and billing.
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WHS Act Your Positive Duty: How To Be An Active Bystander

1-2pm Thurs 11 April 2024 Livestreamed
(CPD Guide: 1 EW, PM) Lisa Stockwell, Director, Camben HR Consulting (QLD) delivers a session on being a bystander. A bystander is a person who observes sexual harassment firsthand or hears about it subsequently. Organisations now have a positive duty under the WHS Act to eliminate as far as practicable psychosocial hazards in their workplace. Sexual harassment and bullying are two psychosocial hazards that unfortunately remain prevalent in many workplaces. Learn how to be an active bystander and how to develop a firm culture that is supportive of active bystanders, as an important part of eliminating these psychosocial hazards.
Livestreamed.
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Protection from Psychological Injury in the Legal Profession

1-2pm Wed 20 March 2024 Livestreamed
(CPD Guide: 1 EW, PM) We welcome back Nick Valentine, Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist, to discuss ways to protect yourself against psychological injury (burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma) in your work. The session draws upon the work of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Nick will also share the latest research and methodology in relation to mental health in the legal profession.
Livestreamed.
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2024 Property and Commercial Law Conference

Monday 18 March 2024
(CPD Guide: 5.5 E, PM, PS, SL) This annual conference brings together local and interstate pre-eminent presenters for an information-packed program on current topics of interest and value to property and commercial legal practitioners of all levels.
in-person (only) at Wrest Point Hotel.
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2024 Public Speaking and Presenting Skills Workshops

Between Friday 15 March 2024 and Saturday 16 March 2024
(CPD Guide: 3 PS) The Society invites you to get along to this suite of public speaking workshops by highly sought-after international coach, Lucy Cornell, of Cornell Voice. Lucy delivers practical sessions for participants to learn frameworks and techniques to apply to presentations and various public speaking occasions. The day 2 extension program takes this learning to the next level and prepares participants to hone their speaking skills for application in all sorts of speaking/presenting scenarios that you encounter in your professional life.
Law Society of Tasmania
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Coercive Control and How To Manage It In The Court Process

Wednesday 13 March 2024
(CPD Guide: 1 PS) Join Her Honour Justice Helen Wood in an informative session on coercive control and how to recognise, and manage, it in a court room and court process.
in-person (at the Society, 28 Murray Street) and livestreamed.
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Promises, Promises…A Review of Estoppel

Wednesday 6 March 2024
(CPD Guide: 1 SL) In this session, Jennifer O'Farrell, Barrister at Malthouse Chambers will provide an update on estoppel.
in-person (at the Society, 28 Murray Street) and livestreamed.
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Conveyancing: The Basics

Wednesday 6 March 2024
CPD Guide: 1.5 PS The Society is pleased to offer this session for early career lawyers where their practice includes property matters and conveyancing.
Law Society of Tasmania or Livestreamed.
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2024 Support for Support Staff Series

The Society is pleased to offer the Support for Support Staff series again in 2024. On this occasion this is a suite of three sessions that provide support staff at legal firms with the opportunity to access information that may assist in their role.
Law Society of Tasmania (Hobart or Launceston) or Livestreamed.
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2024 Criminal Law Conference

Friday 1 March 2024
(CPD Guide: 5.5 PM, PS, SL) This annual conference brings together preeminent presenters who are experts in their respective fields to focus on recent developments in this area of the law. The program includes discussion of the operation of the Dangerous Criminals and High Risk Offenders Act; disclosure and its challenges; challenging DNA evidence; a case law update; and sentencing in Tasmania.
in-person (only) at Wrest Point Hotel.
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*Basics of Practice: Information for Early Career Lawyers

Friday 23 February 2024
(CPD Guide: 1 PM, PS) In this free session in Launceston for newly admitted and early career lawyers, guest speakers Will Justo, Partner, Wallace Wilkinson and Webster, Amelia Higgs, Senior Associate, Dobson Mitchell Allport, Julia Higgins, Partner, Bishops Solicitors, Amanda Thompson, Director, Police Association of Tasmania, and Helen Bassett, Director, Walsh Day Mihal Bassett deliver a 1-hour interactive workshop on the basics of billing and time management. This is a panel of expertise not to be missed!
The Law Society of Tasmania
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Litigation Convention 2023 - East Coast Tasmania

Friday 10 November 2023
(CPD Guide: 10 E, PS, PM, SL) The Litigation Committee of the Law Society of Tasmania is very pleased to invite you to gather together your junior and senior litigation teams for a weekend getaway of learning and networking. Benefit from this year's top-notch program delivered to you at the Eastcoaster on the picturesque east coast of Tasmania. Held over 1.5 days, this professional development intensive brings together local and interstate legal professionals who are renowned experts in their field. They are looking forward to sharing with you plenty of litigation-focussed nuggets from their years of acquired knowledge and expertise in a relaxing and interactive environment.
Eastcoaster Tasmania
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The Interplay Between Criminal and Employment Law Matters

Friday 3 November 2023
(CPD Guide: 1 EW, PS, SL) A panel of Ekaterina Skalidis, Principal, Dobson Mitchell Allport, Craig Green, Counsel, Dobson Mitchell Allport, and Elise Whitmore, Senior Solicitor, Women's Legal Service (Tas) who will, in this session, discuss the topic of the interplay between criminal law and employment law matters with reference to domestic and family violence.
in-person (at the Society, 28 Murray Street) and livestreamed.
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Property and Commercial Law Conference 2022

Thursday 28 April 2022
(CPD Guide: 5.5 E, PM, PS, SL). Join the Law Society of Tasmania for its annual Property and Commercial Law Conference 2022 which is being held across two afternoons. Beam in from the luxury of your home or board room office, and enjoy the ability to use the Chat Box to liaise with speakers and colleagues online.
Livestreamed
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Litigation Conference 2021

Friday 12 November 2021
(CPD Guide: 6 E, PS, PM, SL) The Litigation Committee of The Law Society of Tasmania invites you to join its members at this year's conference at Crown Plaza Hotel followed by a post-conference dinner at Aura. A program of pre-eminent presenters will update you on relevant and current issues in the area of litigation law.
Crowne Plaza