Queensland Law Society

Hervey Bay Intensive

Friday 16 August 2019
Beach House Hotel, 344 Esplanade, Scarness

Face-to-face CPD for your region and tailored to your needs. This one-day event covers substantive law and core CPD. Hear from local and non-local experts to ensure you keep up to date with workplace relations, criminal and family law as well as the key issues arising for your practice. Enjoy a 2-hour networking opportunity with your colleagues at the end of the day.

7 CPD points
Practical Legal Ethics
Practice Management & Business Skills
Professional Skills
Substantive Law
Member
$405 Earlybird
$505 Standard
Non-member
$655 Standard


Group registration discount

Register four people from the same organisation at one event, the fourth is registered at 50% of the standard price. Call the QLS Events Management Team on 07 3842 5806 to secure your group discount.

Early-bird close: Friday 2 August

Registration close: Wednesday 14 August


Program

8am

Registration

8.15am

Welcome remarks

Presenter:
Rolf Moses, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Law Society
Chair:
John Willett, Principal Lawyer, John Willet Lawyers and President, Fraser Coast District Law Association

8.30am

Recent developments in employment and workplace relations

This session will cover recent developments and the nutshell of what you need to know to advise clients in this increasingly complex area of law.

Presenters:
Rebecca Pezzutti, Senior Associate, Bell Dixon Butler Lawyers and Member, Queensland Law Society Industrial Law Committee
Rob Stevenson, Principal, Australian Workplace Lawyers, Accredited Specialist (Workplace Relations) and Member, Queensland Law Society Industrial Law Committee
Chair:
John Willett, Principal Lawyer, John Willet Lawyers and President, Fraser Coast District Law Association

9.30am

The benefits of arbitration in property settlement litigation

Join family law experts from private practice, the bar and the bench as they discuss the benefits of arbitration in transactional family law matters.

Panellists:
Margarett Kummerfeld, Partner, Bell Dixon Butler Lawyers and Accredited Specialist (Family Law)
Bruce Thiele, Barrister, Mediator, Arbitrator and FDRP
Judge Steven Middleton, Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Australia
Chair:
John Willett, Principal Lawyer, John Willet Lawyers and President, Fraser Coast District Law Association

10.30am

Morning tea

10.45am

Criminal law matters

This session will be explore the latest case law and legislation updates as well new developments in the criminal law sector and how they will affect your practice.

Presenter:
John Milburn, Barrister-at-Law, Mediator, Academic, Presiding Officer and Member, Bar Association of Queensland Human Rights Committee
Chair:
John Willett, Principal Lawyer, John Willet Lawyers and President, Fraser Coast District Law Association

11.45am

Lexon update: “If only I’d checked...”

Join Lexon in this interactive session and test your preparedness as they share their latest neuroscience research findings and the latest claim and trends across all practice areas.

Presenter:
Robert Mackay, Senior Risk Solicitor, Lexon Insurance
Chair:
John Willett, Principal Lawyer, John Willet Lawyers and President, Fraser Coast District Law Association

12.45pm

Lunch

1.30pm

A conversation on independence, representation and professional risk

We all want to provide the best service for our clients, but it is also essential that we maintain our professional independence. This session is designed to examine the issues a solicitor must consider as to the meaning of professional independence. It will look at the concept through the use of a short video that poses questions about our relationship with clients and our appetite for risk.

Presenter:
Stafford Shepherd, Director, QLS Ethics Centre, Queensland Law Society
Chair:
John Willett, Principal Lawyer, John Willet Lawyers and President, Fraser Coast District Law Association

2.30pm

Wellness in the Law: Creating and sustaining health within the legal profession

The culture of the legal profession is often criticised for not appropriately dealing with harassment and bullying within its own ranks, and one which records high levels of mental health concerns. This session will help individuals understand what aspects of the profession are causing concern, what behaviours are inappropriate and what can be done at an individual and systemic level to address these issues. Presented by Rolf Moses, CEO Queensland Law Society, this important session is being provided across the State to raise awareness, educate and support a shift in culture towards a safer, healthier and more prosperous profession.

Presenter:
Rolf Moses, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Law Society
Chair:
John Willett, Principal Lawyer, John Willet Lawyers and President, Fraser Coast District Law Association

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3.30pm

Afternoon tea

3.45pm

Cyber defence on a budget

All Queensland solicitors, especially those in smaller firms, are on the front line of the cyber war. Ongoing attacks have left a wake of destruction behind for many practices and their clients. Information security is built upon a sound network, trained staff and comprehensive policies. Few firms tick all the boxes. QLS has a number of resources available to improve all three metrics as cost effectively as possible. This session will provide practical guidance from the QLS Ethics and Practice Centre on the top four cyber threats to small to mid-sized law firms and how to mitigate them.

Presenter:
David Bowles, Ethics Solicitor, QLS Ethics Centre, Queensland Law Society
Chair:
John Willett, Principal Lawyer, John Willet Lawyers and President, Fraser Coast District Law Association

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4.45pm

Closing remarks

Presenter:
Rolf Moses, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Law Society

5pm

Close

5-7pm

Celebrate, Recognise and Socialise

Celebrate, recognise and socialise at our networking event following the Hervey Bay Intensive. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up with colleagues and connect with your local profession in a relaxed setting. We will also recognise the membership milestone for a group of Queensland Law Society members. Join us in celebrating their achievement as they receive their pins.

 

QLS will use every effort to maintain the integrity of event programming, however QLS reserves the right to amend professional development programs and substitute presenters and/or topics where necessary.


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