Mandatory CPD bundle


This seminar will satisfy your mandatory CPD obligations to complete at least one CPD unit in each of the following fields:

  • ethics and professional responsibility
  • practice management and business skills
  • professional skills, and
  • substantive law

This seminar complies with the mandatory areas of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, Professional Skills and Substantive Law.

Course ID CN170207_MAN1
Type Face-to-face
Duration Half-day
  • NSW
Start Dates 8 February 2017
$432.00 (Member Price)

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Wednesday 8 February 2017
9.00am to 1.15pm (AEDST)


The College of Law City
Level 16, 111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney CBD

Level Foundational/Intermediate/Advanced
CPD 4 CPD units

9.00am - 10.00am
Ethics: Head in the Cloud: The Ethics & Risks of Working Online

Speaker: Neil Watt, Principal, Neil Watt Consulting

Solicitor and legal ethicist Neil Watt will lead a discussion on the ethics and security issues that arise from working online and living 24/7 in our cyberworld. From email to social media to mobile devices, encryption and cloud computing, Neil points out the easy mistakes and important safeguards of being a security savvy professional in the virtual age.

10.00am - 11.00am
Professional Skills: Improving Workplace Psychological Health and Safety

Speaker: Marie Jepson, Executive Director, Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation

This session will inform you about psychological well-being in the legal profession and raise awareness of the importance of asking "are you OK?".

11.00am - 11.15am  Morning tea

11.15am - 12.15pm
Substantive Law: Developments in Discrimination and Employment Law and the Implications for Rule 42

Speaker: Penny Thew, Barrister, 8th Floor Wentworth Chambers

This session will cover:

  • Legislative and judicial developments in discrimination and employment law and the implications of those developments for Rule 42 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules 2015.
  • bullying under the Fair Work Act and bullying under Rule 42 - do you need to comply with two different standards?
  • how to manage your legal practice so that you comply with these legal developments.

12.15pm - 1.15pm
Practice Management and Business Skills: Effective daily management - How to have more control over your time

Speaker: Susan Marie Hill, Director, SMH Inspire

The best laid plans of mice and men … If you’re finding that, despite your best intentions, most of your days have turned pear shaped by about 11am then this workshop will be ideal for you. With coach and Accredited Specialist Susan Marie Hill you’ll be learning simple, yet effective, strategies so that instead of tearing up your to do list in despair, you’ll be ready, willing and able to take back control of your day.

Principal, Neil Watt Consulting 

Neil Watt is known as “That Ethics Guy” for his column of that name Neil is recognised as one of Australia’s best known and most entertaining legal ethicists and trainers. Founder of the Qld Law Society Centre for Lawyers’ Ethics and its website “Australian Lawyers’ Ethics” (www.ethics.qls.com.au) Neil served as its Senior Ethics Lawyer until opening his own consultancy, Neil Watt Consulting in 2011. 

Director and Co-founder, Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation

Marie Jepson has been an assistant principal and teacher for the past 25 years, working with troubled students and specialising in learning difficulties, challenging behaviours and special needs.
She has a particular interest in autism, and has focused extensively on supporting the wellbeing of staff, students and parents from disadvantaged families in South Western Sydney.
In 2008, after the death of her son Tristan, a young lawyer and comedian, she and her husband George established the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation.
The Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation is a volunteer, charitable organisation.  The Foundation’s objective is to decrease work-related psychological ill-health in the legal community and to promote workplace psychological health and safety.
Marie is the director and co-founder of the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation. 

Barrister, 8th Floor, Wentworth Chambers

Penny is a New South Wales barrister, whose practice includes employment, industrial, discrimination and commercial law. Penny acts for corporate, government and individual clients across a range of industries in federal and state courts and tribunals and gives seminars and publishes papers on matters relating to employment and discrimination law. Before being called to the Bar in 2005, Penny worked for six years as a solicitor as well as with the International Labour Office in Geneva. 

Director, SMH Inspire 

After 30 years as a lawyer and accredited specialist, Susan Marie realised that much of the pressure of legal practice often related more to managing unreasonable expectations, stress and deadlines than the work itself.
She believes that there’s not much point in heading into your office each day if you’re feeling miserable about it.
So Susan Marie got her qualifications in Coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programing and Extended DISC behavioural profiling so that she could set about structuring sensible solutions that would resonate with solicitors to give them back control of their professional and personal lives.
With a focus on practical outcomes, you’re always guaranteed to leave Susan Marie’s seminars with new strategies that you can use as soon as you’re back at your desk. Which means you’ll be able to give yourself more opportunities for rediscovering your sense of satisfaction with being a solicitor.

Non-member $480.00
Member $432.00
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