Queensland Law Society

CQLA & QLS conference

19-20 October 2018
Empire Apartment Hotel, Rockhampton

Queensland Law Society is excited to partner with the Central Queensland Law Association for the second annual CQLA & QLS conference to be held in Rockhampton.

This is your chance to:

  • get updates in the practice areas that matter to you most
  • support your local law association, and
  • connect with your Society on all things trust accounts, practice support, ethics, and career development.

Strengthen the way you practise, grow your professional network and earn 10 CPD points – all at your CQLA & QLS conference!

Two-day and single day registrations available.

Earlybird closes 21 September
Registration closes 16 October

10 CPD points
Practical Legal Ethics
Practice Management & Business Skills
Professional Skills
Substantive Law
Member
$575 Both days earlybird*
$725 Both days standard*
$375 Day one earlybird
$465 Day one standard
$190 Day two earlybird
$240 Day two standard

Pre-dinner drinks
$25 Included in both day registration*
Standard (member and non-member)

Presidents' Dinner tickets
$90 Included in both day registration*
Standard (member and non-member)
Non-member
$725 Both days standard*
$465 Day one standard
$240 Day two standard

CQLA Caulfield Cup Day**
$100 Discounted*** (member and non member)
$145 Standard (member and non member)

 

*Both day registration includes one ticket to the pre-dinner drinks and dinner

**Each ticket includes entry to private function in the Veuve tent, lunch and beverages.

***Maximum of four discounted tickets per delegate. Additional tickets can be purchased at the standard price.


Program


Friday 19 October

7 CPD points

8am

Registration

8.30am

Welcome

Presenter:
Ken Taylor, President, Queensland Law Society; Director, Purcell Taylor Lawyers and Accredited Specialist (Personal Injuries) – Qld

8.45am

Information Technology: An essential tool for regional practitioners

Legal practitioners are subject to many forces outside their control, including regulatory changes to the law, impacts on the economies of communities in which they practice, fluctuating government policies on funding law and justice programs and changing technologies. This session will focus of how to use Information Technology (IT) to regain control over your business and minimise the impact of change. Caroline will lead a discussion and present ideas on how to use IT to:

  • recruit and retain staff
  • build reputation
  • improve client care
  • contribute to profitability
  • foster workplace culture.
Presenter:
Caroline Hart, Associate Professor (Law), Director National Rural Law and Justice, School of Law and Justice, University of Southern Queensland
Chair:
William Prizeman, Lawyer, Legal Aid Queensland and President, Central Queensland Law Association

9.45am

Tipping point: workplace norms, behavior and culture and the impact on well-being in the profession

This session will consider wellbeing in the workplace and will cover:

  • a brief history of the study of wellness in the workplace
  • trends in reporting, demographic trends and what this means
  • a case study - NZ Law Society
  • do we understand the reasons, are we ready to respond?
  • what should QLS being doing?
  • what should your role be?
Presenter:
Rolf Moses, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland law Society
Chair:
William Prizeman, Lawyer, Legal Aid Queensland and President, Central Queensland Law Association

10.45am

Morning tea

11am

Stream 1A

Family mediation – tips and traps

Our expert presenter will provide a detailed review of the family mediation process and share his experience, highlighting the tips and traps to help you smoothly navigate the process.

Presenter:
Tony Arnold, Barrister, Queensland Bar
Chair:
Lance Rundle, Lecturer (Law), Central Queensland University and Solicitor

Stream 1B

A series of unfortunate events: practical strategies for recovery

This practical and informative session will cover:

  • practitioner health: Lexon’s recent experiences
  • law practices: seeing the subtle
  • assisting the profession: what to do when you’re called in to help.
  • Presenter:
    Tracy Skellern, Deputy Risk Counsel, Lexon Insurance
    Chair:
    Caroline Hart, Associate Professor (Law), Director National Rural Law and Justice, School of Law and Justice, University of Southern Queensland

12pm

Stream 2A

What’s new in succession law: Case law and legislation Q&A

Specialist Accredited succession expert, Naomi da Costa, will present an interactive discussion around the recent and significant succession law cases and legislation updates considering how they will impact on your daily practice.

Presenter:
Naomi de Costa, Special Counsel, Maurice Blackburn lawyers and Accredited Specialist (Succession Law)-Qld
Chair:
Lance Rundle, Lecturer (Law), Central Queensland University and Solicitor

Stream 2B

Top 10 accounting tips

With over 13 years’ experience working with legal practices and auditing trust accounts, Michael Drinkall will deliver his top 10 trust accounting tips in this practical and interactive session.

Presenter:
Michael Drinkall, Team Leader, Trust Account Investigations, Queensland Law Society
Chair:
Caroline Hart, Associate Professor (Law), Director National Rural Law and Justice, School of Law and Justice, University of Southern Queensland

1pm

Lunch

1.45pm

Stream 3A

The Insolvency year in review

Engage with our experienced adviser for a snapshot of the latest insolvency developments, including the latest reforms of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) dealing with the “Ipso Facto reforms”.

Presenters:
Michael Beck, Partner, Worrells Solvency and Forensic Accountants
Morgan Lane, Partner Worrells Solvency and Forensic Accountants
Chair:
Samantha Legrady, Associate RK Law and Deputy President, Central Queensland Law Association

Stream 3B

Reasonableness of search warrants

Join our expert presenter as he considers reasonableness in the issue and operation of search warrants under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (Qld).

Presenter:
Scott Moon, Barrister, Queensland Bar
Chair:
Mathew Dunlop, Solicitor, Maurice Blackburn and Secretary Central Queensland Law Association

2.45pm

Stream 4A

Communicating with a diverse client base

Sharing insights and personal experiences, our presenters will offer you guidance on how to effectively communicate with a diverse range of clients. The session will cover:

  • what is quality communication? Communication styles and building rapport
  • understanding cultural nuances when interacting with First Nations clients
  • communication methods appropriate for children
  • effective communication when dealing with clients experiencing mental health issues.
Presenters:
Nikki Wawryk, Convenor, Youth Justice and Member, Mental Health Review Tribunal
David Wenitong, Solicitor, ATSILS
Chair:
Samantha Legrady, Associate, RK Law and Deputy President, Central Queensland Law Association

Stream 4B

Super and Tax – ticking all the boxes

Get updated and ensure you are ticking all the boxes when advising your clients on the financial aspects of matters, including all the “need to know” developments around taxation and superannuation.

Presenter:
Justin Smith, Director, Meridian Accounting & Business
Chair:
Mathew Dunlop, Solicitor, Maurice Blackburn and Secretary, Central Queensland Law Association

3.45pm

Afternoon tea

4pm

Conflict and the regional practitioner

Ethical judgment requires acuity and the ability to respond to the needs of our community. Our conduct rules establish certain professional norms but sometimes these may not seem to respond to a client’s position. This session will look at the conflict rules in the ASCR but also examine a regional practitioner’s autonomy to discern what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in their wider community. The session will examine some of the issues and influences that rural life creates but also provide tools to assist.

Presenter:
Stafford Shepherd, Director, QLS Ethics and Practice Centre, Queensland Law Society
Chair:
William Prizeman, Lawyer, Legal Aid Queensland and President, Central Queensland Law Association

5pm

Day one closing remarks

Presenter:
William Prizeman, Lawyer, Legal Aid Queensland and President, Central Queensland Law Association

5.05pm

Close

5.30pm

Pre-dinner drinks

Venue: Empire apartments

6.30pm

Presidents' dinner

Join your colleagues and both the CQLA and QLS presidents as we celebrate, recognise and socialise. The evening’s event will include presentation of the Justice Peter Dutney memorial Prize and the QLS 25 year pin presentations.

Venue: Motel 98

Saturday 20 October

3 CPD points

8am

Registration

8.30am

Welcome

Presenter:
Ken Taylor, President, Queensland Law Society; Director, Purcell Taylor Lawyers and Accredited Specialist (Personal Injuries) – Qld

8.35am

The view from the bench – latest case law

Join his Honour Judge Michael Burnett as he considers the latest notable and quotable cases from the last year.

Presenter:
His Honour Judge Michael Burnett, District Court of Queensland
Chair:
Samantha Legrady, Associate, RK Law and Deputy President, Central Queensland Law Association

9.35am

Personal Injury in the McMeekin years

We are delighted to welcome the Honourable Justice Graeme Crow, who will share his observations and thoughts on personal injury litigation in the McMeekin years.

Presenter:
The Honourable Justice Graeme Crow, Supreme Court of Queensland
Chair:
Mathew Dunlop, Solicitor, Maurice Blackburn and Secretary, Central Queensland Law Association

10.35am

Morning tea

10.50am

Regional roundtable – you asked for it!

Share your thoughts and concerns with your colleagues and key QLS representatives. We will close the day with a roundtable discussion with questions on notice and without notice. You’ll have the chance to engage with presenters, QLS in-house experts and local representatives on matters specific to regional practitioners.

Panellists:
Lance Rundle, Lecturer (Law), Central Queensland University and Solicitor.
Stafford Shepherd, Director, QLS Ethics Centre, Queensland Law Society
Caroline Hart, Associate Professor (Law), Director National Rural Law and Justice, School of Law and Justice, University of Southern Queensland
Chair:
William Prizeman, Legal Aid Queensland and President, Central Queensland Law Association

11.50am

Conference closing remarks

Presenter:
Ken Taylor, President, Queensland Law Society; Director, Purcell Taylor Lawyers and Accredited Specialist (Personal Injuries) – Qld

12pm

Conference close

12.30pm

CQLA Caulfield Cup Races

Gold sponsor

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