CPD

Notarial Practice

Overview

The Notarial Practice course is structured to ensure candidates gain all the knowledge and skills required of a public notary.

Candidates will also be required to sit for a two-hour take-home examination. NB: A pass mark in this exam is a prerequisite for application to the LPAB.

Note: Before enrolling for this course you should make yourself aware of the provisions of s11 of the Public Notaries Act 1997, in respect of practitioners employed by a corporation.

Course ID CN170230_NOT1
Type Face-to-face
Duration Multi-day
Location
  • NSW
Start Dates 9 February 2017
Cost
A$2,160.00
$1944.00 (Member Price)

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Code CN170230_NOT1
Dates Thursday 9 February 2017: 9.00am to 5.30pm
Friday 10 February 2017: 9.00am to 3.45pm
Saturday 11 February 2017: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Venue

The College of Law City
St James Centre, Level 16
111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney CBD
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Level Foundational
CPD Points 1 unit per hour of attendance

The Notarial Practice course is structured to ensure candidates gain all the knowledge and skills required of a public notary.

Candidates will also be required to sit for a two-hour take-home examination. NB: A pass mark in this exam is a prerequisite for application to the LPAB.

Note: Before enrolling for this course you should make yourself aware of the provisions of s11 of the Public Notaries Act 1997, in respect of practitioners employed by a corporation.

How to apply for appointment after successful completion of the course and examination:

The Legal Profession Admission Board approves applications for appointment as Public Notaries at its March and September meetings. For details on applying for appointment as a Notary under the Act, please contact the LPAB directly.

A breakdown of topics covered over the duration of this course are as follows:

Day One

  • Welcome
  • The history and office of notary
  • Functions of a notary
  • The Notarial Act
  • Legalisation and The Hague Apostille Convention
  • Notarial certificates and when they are required
  • Notary protocol
  • Panel session and practical questions

Day Two

  • Civil law notary
  • Foreign language documents
  • Forgery
  • Identification of individuals and assessing capacity
  • Educational documents
  • DFAT
  • Corporations
  • Powers of attorney
  • Panel session and practical questions

Day Three

  • Vexatious and meaningless documents
  • Professional conduct, ethics and fees
  • Notary negligence and liability
  • Notes on drafting
  • Precedents and practical matters
  • Bills of exchange, ships protests and other shipping work
  • Society of Notaries/The College of Law/LPAB
  • Panel session and practical questions

JUSTIN BETAR, Betar Lawyers

Justin Betar is a Solicitor with over two decades of experience, helping people with significant real estate decisions, having acted on over 5000 residential transactions and over 8000 commercial property transactions, translating to over $2billion in asset movements.

As a Notary Public, Justin assists clients with international transaction ranging from, authentication of identity documents, signing loan agreements for property transactions world-wide and other commercial dealings. Justin is relied upon as an expert in this field even presenting to other Notaries and is the Secretary of the Society of Notaries of New South Wales Inc.

As the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Ghana, Justin represents the Government of Ghana and its citizens on the Australian platform and assists clients gain entry and access to resources in Ghana.

Having a passion for problem solving and assisting clients through their different stages in life, Justin's expertise for problem solving extends into Property Law, Family Law, Insurance Law, Estate & Elder Law and Litigation.

Appearing in all Courts in NSW and QLD, the High Court of Australia and the New Zealand High Court for clients, Justin is equally in his element drafting complex contractual documentation, at the negotiating table, and in the court room – deserving of a reputation as a "fixer" of legal problems and heads the litigation team at the firm.

Justin is qualified to appear in the following:

  • All NSW Courts (Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal)
  • Family Court/ Federal Magistrates Court
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
  • All QLD Courts (Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal)
  • High Court of New Zealand.

Justin is a member of:

  • Law Society of NSW
  • Law Society of Queensland
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • City of Sydney Law Society
  • Fellow of The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries
  • Society of Notaries of New South Wales Inc. (Honorary Secretary & Treasurer)
  • International Union of Notaries

 Also, Justin is on the board of Thredbo Farm Ski Lodge Limited in the position of Director and Company Secretary. 

 Representing his fellow Notaries, Justin is the Honorary Secretary & Treasurer of The Society of Notaries of New South Wales Inc.

 Justin is an avid triathlon and marathon runner and cycler.

 As a qualified Notary Public he provides services to individuals, small family businesses, business listed on the ASX, all major and boutique banks, and the Shipping industry, specially passenger cruise lines.

Justin received a Commission as the Honorary Consul from the President of the Republic of Ghana in 2013 and is the head of the Consulate-General of the Republic of Ghana in Sydney, with jurisdiction over Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands and all Australian territories.

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$1944.00

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