Queensland Law Society


Core CPD

Extending your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to the current practice of law and the professional standards of solicitors is a key part of your commitment to the community as an Australian legal practitioner.

This doesn’t only mean engaging in development activities relevant to your area of practise. Our core CPD sessions help you to be a well-rounded practitioner and business leader. Covering practical legal ethics, practice management and business skills, and professional skills, these sessions give you the skills you need to take your practice to the next level.

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Upcoming core events

Core PM&BS: Trust accounting essentials
12.30-1.30pm, 24 April 2018 | Livecast

This livecast will give you access to the Society’s in-house trust accounting experts and is your essential guide to trust accounting.

Previous events

Core PS: Online marketing for legal practices
12.30-1.30pm, 28 March 2018 | Livecast

A strong online presence is your strongest tool to reach clients and to influence your professional profile. Participate in this one-hour livestream session over lunch and you’re guaranteed to get practical tips and tricks you need to generate work and new clients for your practice.

Core (all): Illumination of bias
8.30am-12pm, 2 March 2018 | Face-to-face

What better way to attain a mandatory CPD than through a workshop delivered through the power of movies? Join our award-winning international presenters for a half-day workshop as they take you on an entertaining journey exploring the harm/potential risk of implicit bias.

Core PLE: Confidentiality and its exceptions
12.30-1.30pm, 27 February 2018 | Livecast

When can a solicitor, if ever, reveal a client’s confidential information? Join our Ethics team from the comfort of your desk and gain the confidence to maintain confidentiality for a client and when, if needed, to reveal information.

Core PM&BS: An essential guide to profitability
12.30-1.30pm, 20 February 2018 | Livecast

Small business or large, building and maintaining profitability is crucial. This lunchtime livecast session will give you top tips, plus your core practice management and business skill CPD point.

Core PS: How to be a resilient lawyer
9am-12.20pm, 7 February 2018 | Face-to-face

Resilience is often defined as an individual’s ability to adapt and recover from change or difficult situations. The profession is constantly adapting and changing, and your personal resilience is often tested. Our leading change expert, Robyn Bradey, will step you through practical tips and strategies to assist you and your staff to consistently perform and build resilience.

Core PS: Dealing with difficult clients and colleagues
2-4pm, 7 February 2018 | Face-to-face

This two-hour practical workshop will focus on managing workplace conflicts and building resilience. A compliment to the “How to be a resilient lawyer” workshop, this session will provide you with effective skills to help you resolve conflicts and support your productivity, creativity and increase profit. A must for any lawyer at any stage of their career.

On-demand core events

Core PM&BS: Lawyers as employers - Pre-employment
1 CPD point | On-demand
Core PLE: Conveyancing settlements and natural disasters
1 CPD point | On-demand
Core PM&BS: Introduction to trust accounting
1 CPD point | On-demand
Core PM&BS: Cybersecurity and minimising data breaches
1.5 CPD points | On-demand
Core PS: Demonstrating value
0.5 CPD points | On-demand
Core PS: Drafting enduring powers of attorney
1 CPD point | On-demand
Core PLE: Managing conflict - To act or not to act
1 CPD point | On-demand
Core PM&BS: Big data for small law practices
1 CPD point | On-demand
Core PM&BS: Starting your legal practice
1 CPD point | On-demand
Core PS: MS Outlook tools to boost productivity
1 CPD point | On-demand

For additional CPD content, access our on-demand catalogue of conferences, covering practical legal ethics, practice management and business skills, and professional skills.