Presenting opportunities within the conferences and seminars program
Contribute to the development of the profession while building your reputation. Queensland Law Society has an annual program of more than 80 professional development events, delivered in Brisbane, regional centres and online. Presenting at conferences and seminars is an excellent way to share your knowledge and expertise with the wider profession. At the same time, hone your presentation skills, enhance your firm’s brand and earn CPD points.
What we are looking for
QLS is seeking experienced and enthusiastic presenters who can deliver informative and practical legal education to our members in a range of legal practice areas. We want knowledgeable presenters who will engage delegates and deliver content that is matched to audience needs and levels of experience.
Interactive session formats that incorporate case studies, scenarios and questions are highly encouraged as delegates appreciate content based on real examples with practical application.
What delegates do not want
We regularly receive feedback from delegates that they do not want presenters to read papers or to deliver theoretical content with no practical application. While we recognise that presenting provides an opportunity to promote your personal and/or firm brand, delegates do not want presentations with an embedded sales pitch.
Presentations typically range from 30-90 minutes in duration, and may involve co-presenters or panellists. All sessions must allow adequate time for questions, preferably to be taken during the session. Powerpoint slides are encouraged, as they provide a useful guide for delegates and presenters in terms of key content points.
Provision of a paper, Powerpoint presentation or other materials is essential and must be provided to QLS in advance of your session or as a handout on the day.
QLS can provide audience response devices which allow delegates to ‘vote’ or respond to questions or activities in the session. Please advise QLS if you would like to use these facilities or if you have any other special or technical requirements.
Once you have verbally accepted an invitation to present, you will be emailed a confirmation and presenter agreement to complete and return. Offers to present are not transferable to another person and any decisions about replacements are at the sole discretion of QLS.
All presenters are asked to submit a short bio (150 words) and a photograph for publication in marketing and event materials.
In most cases, QLS presenters are not paid for their presentations. QLS will not reimburse travel, accommodation or any other expenses associated with the delivery of a presentation unless specifically agreed up front. By submitting this expression of interest, you acknowledge that you will be offering your time on a volunteer basis.
Expression of interest
If the above sounds like you, QLS would be delighted to receive your expression of interest via our online form. If you have any questions, comments or require additional information please contact QLSLPD@qls.com.au.